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Course aims to provide insight into starting new ventures

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Course aims to provide insight into starting new ventures

This semester, our IGERT trainees are participating in the course SCEN-6000-01: “Entrepreneurship in Bioscience: A New Way of Inventing” that aims to provide insight into the skills needed to start and develop a new venture. They are learning the basic elements of a new venture feasibility study with midterm and final projects that focus on the composition and presentation of a completed business plan that highlights business strategy in science based industry. For their midterm projects, our trainees focused on the following:
-D Dashti: development of stem cell tissue engineering therapy to treat Barrett's esophagus
-K Kosakowska: creation of a cord blood bank in New Orleans to collect and supply blood-forming stem cell treatments derived from umbilical cord blood.
-N Pashos: establishment of a nonprofit company offering a long term, secure cold storage facility for important biological or pharmaceutical samples.