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When: 06/27/2015
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Diabetes Research Institute
1450 NW 10th Ave
Miami, Florida  33136
United States
Contact: BioFlorida

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Members - $30

Non-Members - $50

Students - $20


See you there!



Please joinus - Tours of the Diabetes Research Institute are available to attendees!

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Networking

Bagels& coffee served


9:00 am- 9:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Gregory A. Nelson, Partner, Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP; BioFlorida Board Member andChair, The Saturday Exchange


9:15 am - 9:45 am

Diabetes Research Institute

Juan Domínguez-Bendala, PhD, Director of Stem Cell Development for

Translational Research, Diabetes Research Institute

Working with other DRI faculty and international collaborators, Dr. Domínguez-Bendala is currently involved in several projects that focus on the use of stem cells to obtain pancreatic islets that could potentially be transplanted into patients with type 1 diabetes. He is also currently working on new methods for expansion/regeneration of pancreatic beta cells.


9:45 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am - 10:30 am

Biorep Technologies: A Translational Research Story

Felipe Echeverri,Managing Director, Biorep Technologies

10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:10 am

Tony Ash, Vice President of Communications and Business Relations, CareerSource Broward

11:10 am - 11:25 am


11:25 am - 11:45 am

Career Panel Discussion

11:45 am - 11:50 am

BioFloridaConference Program Update & Sponsorships Options

This year's state life sciences BioFlorida Annual Conference is taking place October 11-13 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida

11:50 - 12:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Wrap-Up

Gina Alexis, President, The Alexis Group Consultants & Chair, Southeast Chapter

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Additional Networking &Facility Tours

Thank you for planning to spend some of your weekend with the Southeast Chapter.





The Saturday Exchange

Medical Technology Focus: 3 Florida Organizations at the Forefront of Technology


Saturday,June 27,2015

8:15 am- 12:00 pm


Diabetes Research Institute

1450 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL 33136

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The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) leads the world in cure-focused research. The DRI is working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks.








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$25 BioFlorida Members

$45 Non-Members

$15 Students

$5 additional fee for onsite registration


About BioFlorida

BioFlorida is the voice of Florida's life sciences industry, representing nearly 5,500 establishments and
research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device/diagnostics and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 80,000 Floridians (Source: Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014). Members of the BioFlorida network range from emerging and
established life science companies, universities, research institutions, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.

About BioFlorida

BioFlorida represents nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 83,000 Floridians.


Members of the BioFlorida network include emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.


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