NIH Conference Begins in Louisville Wednesday

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and small business owners from across the country will be in Louisville starting tomorrow for a conference focusing on research into health and life sciences.

The National Institutes of Health provides more than $700 million for small businesses to do research and this conference at the downtown Marriott will feature workshops for start-up companies to learn the funding process and access those funds.

University of Louisville Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Dr. Bill Pierce says the conference will give the university an opportunity to showcase its facilities.

“We are offering tours of some of our laboratories. We’ll have them go to see the Nucleus Research Park, which is coming up out of the ground at the old Haymarket. And we’re telling them this is a great place to be,” he said.

Conference speakers include U of L President James Ramsey, Gov. Steve Beshear and officials from the National Institutes of Health.

The annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer conference runs through Friday.

(Information for this story came from the Associated Press)

Rick Howlett

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