HCAR Newsletter - Issue 3. Volume 1 - February 2009

A letter from the HCAR Executive Director

Life Sciences Innovators Contemplate the Silver Lining
Moving into 2009, I?ve been thinking about what the economic downturn means to life sciences companies in their early stages. While downturns are uncertain times for everyone, there is something of a silver lining for start-ups, as recently outlined in a Nov. 7 BusinessWeek article by Harvard Law fellow Vivek Wadhwa, who points out that a few benefits come out of downturns
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  Apeliotus

Apeliotus Vision Science

Spin-Off from Georgia Sets Its Sights on HCAR
In October of 2008, HCAR announced that Apeliotus (a-PEL-ee-oh-tis) Vision Science has brought the Technology Suites, which are supported by the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA), to full capacity. Apeliotus Vision Science is a developer of a diagnostic for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of adult vision loss and blindness in developed countries.
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Hot Events at HCAR

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 12 noon ? 1:30 p.m.

Tissue Proteomic Seminar with Co-sponsor Expression Pathology

At this lunch event, David Krizman, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Co-Founder of Gaithersburg, MD-based Expression Pathology, Inc., will cover protein biomarker analysis and measurement in formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue using mass spectrometry.
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Life Sciences Veteran David Carpi Joins HCAR
David B. Carpi has joined HCAR as Business Development Consultant, where he is currently responsible for attracting new tenants to the Hershey Center for Applied Research and building strategic relationships between tenants and key partners.
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College of Medicine named one of the best places to work in academia
The Scientist magazine's readers ranked Penn State College of Medicine as a Top 40 Best Places to Work in U.S. Academia, with job satisfaction and tenure listed as strengths. The sixth annual worldwide survey results, published in the November issue, also include Penn State University at University Park.
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