By Grace Choi - In July our Roundtable for Researchers introduced scientist representatives from New York Medical College, Fordham University, Purchase College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, who shared their interests in stimulating communication across their institutions. Bill Mooney and Amy Allen of the Westchester County Association hosted.
With the support of our diverse communities, the Westchester Biotech Project is building programs for 2018 by convening thought leaders from varied perspectives. These include discovery research, clinical development, institutional growth, supporting industries, and regional economic development.
Already, our model is spreading. At the Roundtable for Researchers, Dr. Philippe Salphati of Tefen Consulting in Paris shared his vision for Westchester Biotech France. “In 2017, we are working to establish a burning platform and organize inwardly,” he says. “France occupies a leading position in Europe for R&D in the life sciences and President Macron urges biotechs to become involved in the scientific community globally. French authorities are backing this up with substantial research subsidies. The president’s goal is to treat France with the same creativity and agility as you would with a start-up company.”
With that in mind, Westchester Biotech France is creating a forum for communication between the scientific and business communities to stimulate innovation and accelerate the progress of addressing unmet medical needs. When asked if he was ready to tell the world about his plans, he said “Yes! We are ready to get some places to play with us.”
Needless to say, we are all excited for what is to come. Watch for a series of webinars, and plan to meet the French delegation at Innovation in Research, October 26, at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Register for Updates
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