The Road to BIO: Day 6
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Georgia /// Mississippi
Now in its sixth day, the Road to BIO is proving to be a journey fueled largely by speed, smarts and resolve, inhibited mostly by the external elements that are beyond our control.
Before we leave this great city of Atlanta, we've scored a most opportune interview with Emory University's Director of Technology Transfer, who we hope will share a bit about the office's research, innovation and commitment to "feeding a world class product pipeline." We'll provide an update from the road as we make our way through Alabama on the way to Mississippi.
DISTANCE SCHEDULED THIS MORNING: 147 miles
This May, Alabama’s life science leaders traveled to Europe to identify new markets for their products and to promote new investment opportunities in the state’s thriving bioscience sector. According to Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield who led the trip, at present, more than 800 organizations fuel 14,000 bioscience jobs in the state, a number that is rapidly increasing. As we travel through the Heart of Dixie, we’ll pass by the University of Alabama, where future bio breakthroughs are sure to be underway in the school’s biological sciences lab.
Bumpy Roads Ahead
We’re a little concerned about the upcoming “Bloody 20,” apparently a stretch of highway between Leeds and Pell City that is particularly tumultuous due to a number of natural and traffic-related factors.
View footage from day 4 of the Road to BIO, which found us powering through Bristol Tennessee’s Thunder Valley, indulging in some much needed comfort food, and chatting with others about their roads to success. We even found ourselves in two places at once.
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After a sponsor visit in Charleston, SC, the Road to BIO team was sure to make time to take in the rich culture and history that one of America's friendliest cities has to offer, such as Rainbow Row and the United States Custom House. And yes, those are Nigel's shoes.