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Past NCBiotech Events

Medical, Biomedical and Biodefense: Support for the Warfighter Conference - June 7 and 8, 2016, Raleigh and Durham, NC

DAY 1 - MEDICAL: JUNE 7, 2016

Location: North Carolina State University
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Day one, Medical Support to the Warfighter, connected businesses and academic researchers in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that purchase or require medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, information technology and services, or fund medical-related research and development.  Representatives from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, their prime vendors and major contractors – from national commands and from bases/facilities in North Carolina - highlighted current technology gaps and needs, future requirements and procurement processes to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies.  All medical-related businesses in North Carolina – large or small, prime contractors, suppliers or subs, manufacturers, researchers or service providers – benefited from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, one-on-one meetings with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.



Location: North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Hamner Conference Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

Day two, Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter, focussed on navigating biomedical and biodefenseinnovation in order to provide effective solutions to our warfighters and our nation. The morning focussed on the current state of our nation’s biodefense capabilities and involve the primary federal agencies that support and fund important biodefense innovations. It included a panel highlighted North Carolina’s role in biodefensepreparation. The afternoon showcased North Carolina’s strengths in two important areas that affect soldiers, veterans and the civilian population. The first session examined the challenges of diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The second session highlighted the challenges faced with Emerging Infectious Diseases and connect real world experiences learned from the Ebola outbreak to potential future epidemics. Day two is aimed at establishing dialogue between industry, academia and government in order to form partnerships to address the future biomedical and biodefense technology needs of the military and our nation.

For more information, click on the NC Biotech event page.

Grantsmanship Training Event - Demystifying the Department of Defense (DoD) Funding Process - April 15, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm, NC Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park, NC.

This half-day training session highlighted the complexities of the DoD funding process, as well as how to engage the DoD to find the best opportunities. We hosted a panel of academic and small business experts who successfully pursued and received funding from the DoD. These panel members gave their personal accounts working with the agency and how they managed relationships to find success. Particular emphasis was on lessons learned. Visit the conference website for AGENDA AND SPEAKER INFORMATION.

Ebola NC: Local Response - Global Impact - December 8, 2014, 8:00am - 1:00pm
A forum developed in partnership between the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the Triangle Global Health Consortium.

Ebola represents one of several viral hemorrhagic fevers that can cause severe illness in humans often leading to death. How ready is North Carolina to deal with an infection? What is North Carolina's role in helping to address this global health problem? In partnership with the Triangle Global Health Consortium, the NC Biotechnology Center hosted a forum on December 8, 2014. You can learn more by reading our news story recapping the day here.

NC Bio Defense Summit, held on August 26, 2014 at the NC Biotechnology Center.

A full day of high level federal agency speakers and interesting industry panel discussions covered everything from the more traditional biomedical topics to personal protection and monitoring to working with federal contractors. It was a day to recognize the breadth of NC innovations that have been translated into solutions for pressing military/defense and national security challenges. Whether you could join us for this event or not, you can learn more by reading our news story recapping the day here, and by visiting the Summit website to view the agenda of speakers and access the presentations they shared by clicking on the speaker name.