Industry panel to discuss biotechnology

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Industry panel to discuss biotechnology

Industry leaders will discuss biotechnology during a 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 presentation in the Beadle Center auditorium. The event is part of Bioscience Week activities organized by the University of Nebraska.

Biosciences Week, Oct. 20-24, recognizes the life sciences industry and successful partnerships between industry, academia and government that foster a growing bioscience ecosystem in Nebraska.

The “Experiencing Biotechnology” discussion will include representatives from Great Plains Biotechnology, LI-COR, Pioneer H-Bred, Materials and Machines Corporation of America and Nebiotec. The event will discuss biotechnology opportunities, advancements and challenges and explore the future of drug development, animal health, agriculture and devices.

The panel is hosted by Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association, NUtech Ventures and UNL’s Office of Research and Economic Development in coordination with UNL’s Department of Biochemistry.

Other Bioscience Week activities include:

Oct. 20 — Bioscience Week kickoff reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Baird Holm, 1700 Farnam St., Suite 1500, Omaha.

Oct. 21 — Seminar: Building Industry-Academia Collaborations, 10 to 11 a.m., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Durham Research Center 1, room 1004, Toru Seo, deputy general manager, Taisho Pharmaceuticals.

Oct. 21 — UNMC Technology Demo Day, 3 to 5 p.m., UNMC, Durham Research Center 1, auditorium.

Oct. 23 — UNMC Innovation Award Ceremony, 4 p.m., UNMC, Durham Research Center 1, auditorium.

Oct. 24 — Group Discussion: Emerging Biotechnology — Positioning Nebraska at the Forefront of Modern Ag, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monsanto Utilization Center, Gothenburg, Neb., with Greg Ibach, director of agriculture.

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