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Life Science TN launches survey to better understand sector needs, priorities

Life Science TN-teknoLife Science Tennessee has launched an online survey to help the organization better understand the needs of companies in the sector so that it can be as effective a champion as possible.

The “Entrepreneur and Commercialization Survey” was launched yesterday. In an email, LifeSciTN Chair Sam Lynch said that the results of the survey will be the basis of a report on the state of life science technology development and entrepreneurship in Tennessee.

“This report will serve to update earlier work we have done in this area and keep the needs of life science entrepreneurs continually in front of state and federal policy-makers in Tennessee,” Lynch wrote. “This survey is for Tennessee’s emerging life science entrepreneurs, innovative life science corporations, technology transfer offices and venture capitalists alike. ”

Lynch encouraged those that fall within the target audience to complete the survey; here’s the link. Deadline to complete is August 12, and one luck respondent will get a free iPad courtesy of Baker Donelson.

As part of its information gathering process, LifeSciTN is also holding a series of roundtables in conjunction with Baker Donelson. Those are set for:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 19 at the Walden Club in Chattanooga;
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. August 20 at Baker Donelson’s Knoxville office;
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. August 26 at the Cool Springs Life Science Center in Franklin; and
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 27 at Baker Donelson’s Memphis office.

For more information on the sessions, click here. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

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