TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

SC2: Commercializing the Next Generation of Biodefense Tools and Technology

Instructor: David Hirschberg, Professor & Scientist, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma; Founder, RAIN

This workshop will discuss the development and path to commercialization of new technologies for biodefense. RAIN’s approach to R&D provides opportunity for collaborative technological development that is absent in more traditional research in non-university or government labs. Accelerating the path to commercialization is critical to developing medical and life science technologies that improve the quality of life for citizens and military personnel. These new products and services will enhance readiness at the regional and national level. This workshop will present an innovation challenge to facilitate conversations and collaborations surrounding the next generation of biodefense technologies.

Dr. Hirschberg is the founder of RAIN Incubator and has appointments as a Senior Scientist and Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma for Center for Urban Waters, and Schools of Engineering & Technology and Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; and is a Science and Technology advisor supporting Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC, US Army RDECOM). Dr. Hirschberg has a strong record of success in providing technical direction of basic and applied research and exploratory development in support of various high-level Chemical Biological Defense (CBD) programs through the application of biological sciences, especially biotechnology products and precepts.

* Separate registration required for short courses