Wednesday AM November 5th, 2008

The three-day Texas Life Science Conference this week in Houston includes a crash course on starting a life science business. BioHouston President Jacqueline Northcutt says the conference also showcases promising technologies.

image of speaker, click here for audio "And we have over 70 companies and technologies being presented — pharmaceutical drug development companies, we've got medical device companies, we've got diagnostic companies, we've got technologies that are available for license out of the universities."

Northcutt says an oncology forum is planned for Friday, with Dr. John Mendelsohn from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center talking about trends in patient care.

image of speaker, click here for audio "We have assembled some of the leading scientists from this region who are going to be talking about the areas of innovation where we will see the greatest impact on cancer patient care in the future."

The Texas Life Science Conference boot camp is set for today, with venture capitalists and industry panels explaining how to start and grow a successful life science business.  A commercial forum is set for Thursday, featuring promising technologies from research institutions and life science companies.    The event is set for the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine on Pressler.

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Ed Mayberry

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Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...