Science met the art of the deal at last week’s Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum/Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego.
Professors, scientists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and more meshed nicely over the two-day GlobalEngage conference. More than 400 industry, academic and investment leaders converged to hear 70 some speakers and discuss: the microbiome in health and disease, challenges and opportunities in moving research towards commercialization and potential partnerships and collaborations.
Sunny San Diego didn’t disappoint though the air had an unseasonal chill. Tasty feeds were mostly healthy—spinach chicken and cabbage wraps, lentil soup and fresh fruit– but sometimes not –mortadella, salami and roast beef hoagies. The star was the setting: Paradise Point Resort near Sea World where break areas overlooked sailboats and palm trees. A full moon lit up cocktail hour on the deck.
IPA live tweeted many of the sessions and conducted brief interviews with many speakers. Those videos and articles will appear in the next few weeks throughout the IPA media platform.
Sneak preview sample:
- Pinaki Panigrahi, of Center for Global Health & Dev, University of Nebraska Medical Center talks about synbiotics in infancy
- John Slattery, of Aces Health Inc leading us through software automation in the “Exposome”
- Frank Schuren at TNO research on innovations in the microbiome
- Morgane Maillard of Lallemand on the gut-brain axis.
- Christine Spencer of Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on recent research on the microbiome and cancer
And much more… stay tuned.
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