Bioscience Bridge News
Idaho Business Review Article
May 19, 2010
Firm helps bring university research to marketplace
Some of the best research being done in the country today is taking place in the halls of academia.
Moving inventions and products out of the lab and into the marketplace requires business skills. So how do researchers at universities - the students and faculty so skilled in science and technology - bridge the gap from innovation to sales? Many universities have large, well-staffed technology transfer offices for that purpose, while some have only one or two people dedicated to the mission. Still others have no such departments at all.
A Boise company called Bioscience Bridge formed earlier this year to help universities connect the fruit of their research departments with the industries that can help render it saleable. Majority owner and managing partner Michelle Travis worked in Boise in marketing, communication, account management and event planning for Chicago-based company Stinson Brand Innovation. The firm does consulting in biotech, science, health and technology. Owner of the firm, Mark Stinson, helped found Bioscience Bridge.
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March 16, 2010