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Creighton Presents BioVenture 2011

The Creighton College of Business will host BioVenture 2011 from 6 .p.m to 8 p.m on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Educated Baker located in the Master Craft building at 1111 N. 13th St.

BioVenture is Creighton’s annual Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program business plan competition. Students from the areas of science, law, business and health sciences will present their plans for local bioscience inventions and the audience chooses the winner.

The price of admission is $100 ($20 for students), which attendees will be asked to present to the team whose project they feel is most likely to succeed.

The three presentations chosen for BioVenture 2011 are:

  •   Kizer Vials – Modified medical device designed to improve the efficacy of cerebral spinal fluid collection.
  •  TRIMS - Pre–clinical rodent studies outsourcing for obesity researchers.
  • Eco-Restore – Large scale bio-digester facility for electricity generation using animal waste.

Creighton’s interdisciplinary Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) began in February 2008 with a $536,000 grant funded by the National Science Foundation Partnership for Innovation Grant.

The program was created and is run by Anne York, Ph.D., associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of entrepreneurship programs at Creighton University. One of a handful of programs in the country, the program trains students from four key disciplines in the process of technology commercialization in bioscience.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.