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NEWARK, NJ, April 28, 2022 Edge’s Dr. Forough Ghahramani, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, will participate in panel discussion at the BioNJ’s Twelfth Annual BioPartnering Conference along with esteemed research peers. 

The May 10, 2022 virtual panel, Addressing the Patent Imbalance: Women & Patents, will include Elodie Carpentier, Ph.D., Economic Researcher, World Intellectual Property Organization, Valencia Martin-Wallace, JD, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent &Trademark Office, Judith A. Sheft, MBA, Executive Director, New Jersey Commission of Science Innovation & Technology (NJCSIT) and will be moderated by Terri Shieh-Newton, Ph.D., Patent Strategy/Member, Mintz.

Notes Dr. Ghahramani, “Data are dismal, but improving, on the numbers of patents coming from mostly female biomedical research teams — just 16.2%.” She continues, “Along with my well respected and well regarded peers on this subject matter, we will discuss and share success strategies to improve these statistics.”

Presenting companies at BioNJ’s BioPartnering Conference will range from early start-ups to later stage companies and everything in between. The conference is designed to foster productive partnerships, create fruitful opportunities, grow the ecosystem and bolster medical innovation. 

Approximately 500 life science attendees are anticipated to attend including executives, investors, institution exhibitors and business development professionals. Attendees will represent nine countries, 20 states plus the District of Columbia, 36 Company Presentations, 32 Start Up Pitch Presentations, and 12 Institutions represented.

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