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Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society Annual Biotech Roundtable

Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm ET

The Mid-Atlantic region is a major biotechnology hub with Philadelphia at its center. In 2014 MAPS introduced into its meeting agenda a biotech roundtable as a stage for presenting and promoting local biotech, with the goal of raising awareness among academicians, students, and other public and private scientific interests of the potential opportunities in cutting-edge innovation that exist in our region. By popular demand, the Biotech Roundtable has become a mainstay of the annual meeting ever since.

This year’s MAPS meeting was held virtually and focused exclusively on the biotech roundtable. Panelists discussed novel approaches to combating COVID-19 and educational efforts to foster interest in biotechnology.


R. Kyle Palmer, PhD - Chief Science Officer, Opertech Bio, Inc.


Joseph Rucker, PhD - Integral Molecular
“Supporting the Development of COVID-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines”

Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD - Penn Vet Working Dog Center
“The Scent of COVID-19, How Dogs May Help in Rapid Screening”

Frank Leu, PhD - Thomas Jefferson University
“Educational Outreach: Opportunities in Biotech”

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Last Updated: November 3, 2020

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