Applications open for life science companies to present at Texas Life Science Forum

David Ruth
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david@rice.edu

Jeff Falk
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Applications open for life science companies to present at Texas Life Science Forum
Nov. 8 event will showcase leading startups and established companies

HOUSTON — (July 26, 2018) — Applications are now open for companies that would like to present at the seventh annual Texas Life Science Forum Nov. 8 at Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative.

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This premier life science event in Texas showcases the leading life science, medical device and digital health startups as well as established companies, according to organizers BioHouston and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

The event brings together life science investors, entrepreneurs, executives, service providers, mentors and academics from across the United States. The forum provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial activity in all sectors within life sciences, including therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and digital health. More than 470 life science companies have presented at past forums and have raised more than $1.3 billion in funding.

Companies interested in applying to present can submit an executive summary online at www.txlifescienceforum.org. There is no cost to apply, and all companies at any stage or in the life science sector are welcome. In addition, selected companies will have the option to participate in one-on-one investor meetings and a company showcase.

In addition to BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is supported by many regional organizations, including the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute, Johnson & Johnson JLABS, Houston Exponential and most of the major research and clinical hospitals in the Houston area. BioHouston was founded in 2002 by leading academic and research institutions to serve as a hub to support, mentor and catalyze the life science community in Houston. The Rice Alliance is Rice University’s flagship entrepreneurship organization in support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies.

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About Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is Rice University’s globally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies. Since the alliance’s inception in 1999, more than 2,200 early stage companies have participated in the 185-plus programs hosted by the Rice Alliance and raised more than $5.9 billion in funding. Learn more at www.alliance.rice.edu.

About BioHouston
BioHouston Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] corporation founded by Houston-area academic and research institutions. BioHouston leads a broad effort to establish the Houston region as a vigorous global competitor in life science and biotechnology commercialization. BioHouston’s mission is to create an environment that will stimulate technology transfer and research commercialization, thereby generating economic wealth for the Houston region and making it a global competitor in life science commercialization. BioHouston’s activities provide the greatest leverage in making the Houston region a world-class competitor in the life science industry. Learn more at http://biohouston.org.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.