Kalamazoo MI (2013) Recently, John Underwood and Kevin Marcial attended the 2013 MichBio Expo and Conference in Kalamazoo as exhibitors. This years theme was “Bio-Growth Through Bio-Innovation,” and featured prominent keynote/plenary speakers and panelists who focused on the latest in technology and business practice innovation and company growth across the spectrum of sectors.
As with prior MichBio events, the attendees span a large swath of the biotech landscape in Michigan, including emerging researchers seeking venture capital, students, community representatives, contract research organizations, and major players in the pharma and biotech industries in Michigan. The event was moderately attended with approximately 200-300 registrants for the two day event.
Highlights of this event included the plenary luncheon with guest speaker Mike Carusi, General Partner, Advanced Technology Partners, Bio-Industry Town Hall with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Keynote address by Stelios Papadopoulos, PhD, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Exelixis, Inc. In addition, there were multiple panel discussions spanning 5 separate categories.