The theme of the showcase, scheduled for March 11 in the NJIT Campus Center, is "Creating Connections Enhancing the Synergies between Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology." The showcase will feature prominent keynote speakers from academia and industry, a panel discussion as well as a display of research projects by students.
The showcase will provide a forum to discuss scientific and business issues of central importance to the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
"Bringing people from all these communities together in one setting is essential," said William Hunter, PhD, chair of the biomedical engineering department at NJIT. "Building synergies among them is key to biomedical engineering and biotechnology, since both rely strongly on interdisciplinary collaborations."
More than 300 people and 25 companies are expected to attend the showcase. Students who are studying biomedical engineering, biotechnology and other health-science related careers will have a chance, during the afternoon career fair, to meet with prospective employers in those fields. The companies will discuss full-time, co-op, internship and summer employment opportunities.
In addition to NJIT, the co-hosts of the showcase include the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey, the Health Care Institute of New Jersey, the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, Rutgers University, Princeton University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology, the Public Health Research Institute and the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials.
Sponsorship support has been provided by Cushman and Wakefield, Lowenstein Sandler, Schering-Plough, the New Jersey Econo
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