On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Rick Van Doel and Brian Larmon attended the 16th annual GA Bio Innovation Summit in Atlanta, GA. The Summit provided a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to scientific research, product development, financing, business development and public policy. The event was kicked-off by Keynote speaker Greg Simon of the Biden Cancer Initiative who spoke about the need to double the efforts towards disease research, funding, staffing etc. As a cancer survivor himself, the insight Greg provided was especially personal.
On Wednesday – Thursday, October 24-26 Kimberly Lee and Rick Van Doel attended 2017 SCBio Annual Conference in Charleston, SC. SCBio – South Carolina Bio – is a non-profit organization that charges themselves with “Building the Business of Life Sciences in South Carolina” (www.scbio.org), which was the theme of this year’s event. Attendees consisted of a mixture between academia, research, state representatives, manufacturing executives, and service providers for the life sciences industry.
Highlights from the SC Bio event included a Gubernatorial Address from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster who spoke to the vision for growth of the life science industry in South Carolina along with sessions including University Presidents from the Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina, and Clemson University. Additional panelist shared their professional stories of company startups and revealed their lessons learned. The event fostered an environment of power networking by providing roundtable discussions with company executives that included a one-on-one. Additional networking events took place around the city at local restaurants allowing attendees to meet in a more personalized setting while enjoying some of the South’s most delectable cuisine.
Both of these events provided an outreach opportunity for Performance Validation, to share on PV’s life science expertise and capabilities to the Georgia and South Carolina Life Science Companies.
Performance Validation’s (PV) core business is providing commissioning, qualification and validation services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. PV has a group of team members located in Columbia, South Carolina and the Augusta, Georgia area with experience in commissioning and qualifying of facilities, utilities, and equipment for the pharmaceutical industry.
For examples of project that PV has completed please see our project summary webpage. For examples of the types of services we offer within each of our skill disciplines please see the services page (Commissioning, Qualification, Validation, Building Commissioning, Environmental Mapping, Computer Systems Validation, and Medical Device-QSR Support. For questions on our service offerings or to request a quote please contact PV at 855-PERFVAL or use our contact us webpage.