Programs & Events

2012 Minnesota Bioscience Summit

Presented by LifeScience Alley


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Registration: 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Program: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Event Description

LifeScience Alley's 2012 Minnesota Bioscience Summit will bring together the diverse ecosystem of scientists, engineers, healthcare experts, agriculture specialists, business leaders, investors, policymakers and others who form this state's critical life science infrastructure. Our program will provide an up-to-date overview on the state's medical device, biologics & pharmaceuticals, and bioindustrial industries, highlighting game-changing technologies, companies and policy positions that support where our bioscience economy is heading.

Following the formal program, a special Science Rocks! networking reception will offer an enjoyable opportunity to meet other bright people who help make Minnesota's world-leading medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech community so great.

See what's new, diversify your network, uncover opportunities, get engaged in the conversation, and help us continue to lead the way with innovations that make our world a healthier, safer and more sustainable place - all while building a stronger and more interconnected Minnesota bioeconomy.

1:30 - 2:00 pm: Registration & Networking
2:00 - 5:00 pm: Program
5:00 - 6:30 pm: Science Rocks! Networking Reception

Click here to view a detailed agenda (PDF).

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Click here to download the Sponsor Prospectus (PDF).

Thank you to our sponsors to date:
Emerging Companies Premier Sponsor
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Closing Reception Sponsors
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Minnesota Clinical Research Alliance
Metanomics Health
Analytical Instruments
Nordson Micromedics
Data Sciences International
M&E Financial Group
Pace Analytical Services - LabOps Division


Robert Kieval, VMD, PhD, Founder, CTO, CVRx, Inc.; Dale A. Wahlstrom, CEO and President, LifeScience Alley; Frank Jaskulke, Director of Member Services, LifeScience Alley; Cheryl Matter, PhD, Senior Program Director, The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota; Stephen K. Snyder, VP Marketing, Cargill Industrial Oils & Lubricants; Shaye Mandle, VP, Government and Affiliation Relations, LifeScience Alley; Gregg Mast, VP Agriculture/Biomass Cluster, The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota; Stephen Berge, VP, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.; David Kolsrud, Founder, The Funding Farm; Ellen Anderson, Sr. Advisor to Governor on Energy & Environment, Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Joseph Shaw, CEO, The Shaw Group, LLC; William Flickinger, CEO, MedInvent, LLC

Robert Kieval, VMD, PhD is Founder and Chief Technology Officer of CVRx, Inc., a company that has developed proprietary implantable medical technology for the treatment of (more)

Dale A. Wahlstrom serves as the President and CEO for LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. LifeScience Alley is the largest state-based (more)

Frank Jaskulke serves as the Member Services Manager for LifeScience Alley where he handles the daily operations of member service, retention and development. (more)

Cheryl Matter, PhD Cheryl Matter joined The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota in November 2010. She is responsible for the organizational and company support for the (more)

Stephen K. Snyder has over 20 years of experience in functional food, biotechnology, and specialty ingredients focused on growth in both large corporate (more)

Shaye Mandle serves as the Vice President of Government & Affiliate Relations for LifeScience Alley. In this position, Mr. Mandle is responsible for leading the public policy, (more)

Gregg Mast has been with The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota since January 2008. He is responsible for convening and leading diverse stakeholder groups to develop (more)

Stephen Berge Stephen Berge is currently the Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences at Upsher-Smith Laboratories where he (more)

David Kolsrud has 16 years of proven experience in renewable energy industries. He has helped develop, organize, and fund over twenty projects. David's expertise is (more)

Ellen Anderson serves as Senior Advisor on Energy and Environment to Governor Mark Dayton, and works at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. (more)

Joseph Shaw is a senior executive with extensive ''hands on'' experience. Specializing in bringing domestic and international Life Science Technologies (more)

William Flickinger William Flickinger is the co-founder, CEO and Managing Partner of MedInvent, LLC; a privately held medical device (more)


The following topics will be addressed:

  • Biosciences


Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Minneapolis, MN 55428

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