Rich Bendis, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer, BioHealth Innovation, Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations and former Association of University Research Parks (AURP) President, and Julie Lenzer, AVP of Innovation and Economic Development at UMD engage in a discussion of the transformed university tech transfer office at the AURP BioParks 2017 conference, held in conjunction with BIO 2017 at San Diego, California.

The session was moderated by David Winwood, Associate Executive Director and Chief Business Development Officer at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at LSU, and included an earlier panel on the transformation of medical research campuses into hubs of innovation and scientific breakthroughs.

This event is a prelude to BIO 2017 in San Diego, which generated a record breaking delegation from the state of Maryland, including numerous private sector biotechnology companies based in Maryland, Ben Wu, from Maryland Department of Commerce, Tamie Howie, from the Maryland Technology Council, and biotechnology economic development representatives from across the state.

At BIO 2017 the delegation will discuss partnering opportunities with the FDA in White Oak, state financing for biotechnology companies, and presentations from Maryland's leading biotechnology companies at the Maryland Pavilion.