Midwest Biodefense Summit, March 14-15

Join us for the inaugural Midwest Biodefense Summit being hosted by the Bioscience Association of North Dakota and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation.

This unique two-day event will bring together some of the region’s most consequential bioscience and medical device developers to share their perspectives on commercializing biotechnology and building a Midwest bioscience industry. In addition, you’ll hear from Department of Defense officials who will share information about doing business with the government in the biomedical and life science space.

Experts will share updates, and you’ll benefit from access to a number of regional private and public funding resources that are strengthening the region’s capital formation.

“Many parts of the Midwest are often overlooked by the venture capital industry and access to federal funding opportunities, especially when it comes to the development of bioscience innovations. Despite that, the bioscience companies in our region are introducing remarkable bioscience innovations to the global market and are developing world class talent and technical capabilities in the lab. We’re hosting this event to showcase our impressive regional bioscience ecosystem, assets, and capabilities while providing an environment for local innovators, federal health science experts, national bioscience leaders, and bioscience funders to interact,” said Ryan Aasheim, Chief Business Development Officer, GFMEDC.

Other key themes will include:

  • Overview of regional research assets which could support advancements in military medicine research and clinical applications
  • Opportunities for onshoring biopharmaceutical production to the Upper Midwest in support of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) mission
  • Identify potential opportunities to expand Uniformed Services University (USU) and regional research/education missions
  • Connect with regional funders, investors and venture capital firms supporting the commercialization of biotechnology innovations

Midwest BioDefense Summit 
March 14 & 15, 2023
Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

For more information about the event and to register visit:  https://MidwestBiodefenseSummit.eventbrite.com

Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities are still available – please contact Ryan Aasheim raasheim@fmedc.com or Chelsie Wertman cwertman@fmedc.com for more information.

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