Commercializing Academic Research: Personal Experiences and Opinions
Speaker: J. Michael Ramsey
Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of
Chemistry Chair at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Professor Ramsey is the scientific founder of Caliper Technologies, a company that commercialized microfluidic biological assay technology developed in his laboratory. The company was started in 1994, capitalized with venture funding in 1995, and became publically traded in 1999. The companies name changed to Caliper Life Sciences in 2003 and was acquired by PerkinElmer in 2011. Prof. Ramsey more recently cofounded 908 Devices Inc., where he is a director and the scientific founder. 908 Devices is commercializing miniaturized mass spectrometry technology developed in his laboratories. Dr. Ramsey will discuss his experiences from these commercialization efforts.
Please join us after the seminar for a networking reception at the Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant and Bar. The event is free of charge, but we request that you register so that we can be prepared to accommodate everyone smoothly and efficiently. Here is the registration link: http://tinyurl.com/meyt4ek
More Info: http://otd.unc.edu/carolina_innovations_seminar.php