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BioArbor: Tips on Partnering from the Industry Playbook
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When: 12/3/2015
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: U-M North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road
NCRC Bldg. 10, Rooms G063-64
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109
United States
Contact: Ann Curtis

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When it comes to developing new therapies, medical devices, and health technologies, engaging industry is
often a vital part of the commercialization pathway. Academic researchers often look for co-development partnerships with companies, while start-ups seek acquisition. But what does it take to attract industry, and when is it appropriate to do so? What are the benefits and challenges of these interactions? How do you know when to run down the middle, or when to throw long?


You’re invited to join us as Fast Forward Medical Innovation and BioArbor host a panel of commercialization experts and entrepreneurial coaches discussing the “playbook” for working with industry, and you’ll learn more about the local resources you can tap into for your commercialization team.




Mike Bishop

Director, Medicinal Chemistry



Bill Brinkerhoff

Former President

Alphacore Pharma


Brad Martin

FFMI Commercialization Program Director

University of Michigan


Agenda and Parking:


In deviation from other BioArbor events, due to university regulations, the networking reception will be held after the program. The agenda will be:


Panel Presentation: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Networking: 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Free parking will be available in the surface lot and parking structure across from NCRC Buildings 10 & 18 starting at 4:30 pm.


Sponsored by:


Creating Value
by delivering business-critical resources & bottom line savings
Building Networks
by connecting Michigan's bio-industry one member at a time
Growing Talent
by creating opportunities that develop people & build organizations
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