ProAxsis Ltd. - The Journey from Proof of Concept to Successful Biotech Spin-Out

Martin, L. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

STEM Innovators – Meet the women in Queen’s University Belfast who founded spinout companies. This event was hosted by Queen’s Gender Initiative from Queen’s University Belfast and featured female STEM Professors who have bridged academic research and the commercial sector through the founding of spinout companies.
Professor Helen McCarthy, founder of pHion Therapeutics, Professor Su Taylor, co-founder of Senengia Ltd and Professor Lorraine Martin co-founder of ProAxsis shared their experiences of translating scientific discoveries to the marketplace in the areas of Nanomedicine, Civil Engineering and Biomarker Assay Development. Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas, Head of the Management School at Queen’s discussed the challenges faced by academics, and specifically female academics, in seeking to commercialise their research.
Professor Karen McCloskey, Director of Queen’s Gender Initiative led an interactive discussion between the audience and the presenters with the aim of inspiring women in STEM research to explore opportunities at the academia-commercial interface.
This event was attended by PhD and Masters students, Researchers, Academics, STEM companies and people with an interest in STEM and entrepreneurship.
Period14 Nov 2019
Event titleSTEM Innovators – Meet the women in Queen’s University Belfast who founded spinout companies.
Event typeOther
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom