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Life Science Tennessee is committed to fostering a favorable business climate for the new and existing life science companies in the state. LifeSciTN works closely with the State's leadership to address fundamental issues impacting business growth and development. Want to get involved? Interested in joining the Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee? Email Abby Trotter to learn more. 



2014 Venture Forum winner, Innovasan, presented this video produced by Benchfly to SEBio investors at their November Conference. The presentation received outstanding feedback and Innovasan garnered significant interest. 




Technology Transfer in Tennessee

In 2011, LifeSciTN developed a report that outlines a number of challenges related to technology transfer and commercialization in Tennessee and provides several recommendations for improvement. 

Read more here.


Start-Up Support

The Life Science Tennessee Venture Forum

2014 marks the third annual Life Science Tennessee Venture Forum. This one-of-a-kind pitch competition for emerging Tennessee life science companies is specifically designed to offer exposure, networking, investment opportunities and valuable feedback to companies across life science industry sectors. Companies from the following sectors are eligible to participate: pharmaceutical, medical device, research, bioagriculture and biologistics. 


In preparation for the 2012 LIfe Science Tennessee Annual Meeting and Venture Forum, Baker Donelson hosted a series of business planning seminars to help emerging companies get off to a good start. Below are presentations from the series.


Jim Monsor talks mentorship program from Life Science TN on Vimeo.



Workforce Development Report

A survey of LifeSciTN members revealed a significant skills gap in the current workforce. This report overviews the survey's findings and outlines solutions for developing a more robust workforce. Read the report here



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