Entrepreneurship In The Life Sciences Focus of April 22 UNH Seminar

Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations

April 1, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) will launch a seminar series in April featuring top bioscience industry leaders, many of them UNH graduates.

The first seminar takes place Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Huddleston Hall and includes lunch. It will focus on entrepreneurship and the potential for commercialization of academic research and technologies.

Presentations and discussion will center on emerging technologies in the life sciences; patents, copyrights and intellectual property; and financing startups and starting up a company.

Seminar panelists include Argeris N. (“Jerry”) Karabelas ’74, partner, Care Capital; Augustine Lawlor ’80, partner, Health Care Ventures; Francis Lunger, former chairman, president and CEO, Millipore Corporation; and Rick Schumacher ’72, founder and CEO, Pressure BioSciences, Inc.

In addition, a COLSA faculty panel will review current UNH research and developing technologies and John Aber, vice president of Research and Public Service, will lead a discussion on services provided by the UNH Office of Intellectual Property Management.

The public is invited to join the university community in attendance. RSVP by April 15 to Cathy Neri at 603-862-1452 (cathy.neri@unh.edu), or Stacia Sower at 603-862-2103 (sasower@cisunix.unh.edu).

The inaugural COLSA entrepreneurial seminar is funded by private support and is free and open to all. The second seminar, slated for fall 2005, will focus on grantsmanship and grant opportunities.