This year’s lead sponsor is Boston Scientific, a leading innovator of medical devices. Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Boston Scientific products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, women’s health, and chronic pain conditions. We continue to innovate in these areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets.
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, NC. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine; the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health; the commercialization of research discoveries through Wake Forest Innovations, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities.
Wake Forest Innovations
Wake Forest Innovations accelerates the journey from discovery to commercialization so that important scientific discoveries can become life-improving realities.
- We help transform the ideas, discoveries and inventions of our scientists and clinicians into valuable proprietary technologies and license these to industry.
- We help industry to research and develop its own discoveries by providing open access to the intellectual, clinical and research capabilities of Wake Forest.
Through open innovation with industry we improve health by transforming ideas, discoveries and inventions into valuable health care products.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
We connect the company and university researchers; the funders and the small companies; the job seekers and job providers. We provide funding when few others do. We keep an eye on emerging biotech sectors. And we make sure North Carolina leads the way.
We’re a private, non-profit with headquarters in Research Triangle Park and offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greenville and Wilmington. The General Assembly funds us to grow this industry statewide.
Cornerstone Health Care
Cornerstone Health Care is a group of more than 375 physicians and advanced practice providers representing a wide range of specialties. One of the fastest growing physician groups in the Southeast, Cornerstone is a physician-owned and led multi-disciplinary practice with more than 90 locations in communities throughout central North Carolina.
At Benefit Advocates, we help guide organizations and individuals through the maze of today’s healthcare system. From working with clients who have had a health insurance claim denied to helping retirement age workers transition to Medicare, we are advocates for our clients’ rights.
At Bourne Partners, we operate within a specific set of core boundaries: integrity, accountability, teamwork, loyalty and commitment are the driving forces behind everything we do. Unlike most investment banks, which simply represent one side of a transaction, our team is made up of experienced investors and operators with a network of resources to better guide our clients.
Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys at Law
Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm’s clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients’ needs.
TransTech Pharma, LLC (TTP) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of human therapeutics to fill unmet medical needs. Its mission is to utilize its innovative technology to rapidly translate the functional modulation of human proteins into safe and effective medicines.
nmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who trust Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Merz Pharma is an innovative and international healthcare company with its own research and development department. The company is bundling the activities of its subsidiaries Merz Pharmaceuticals, Merz Consumer Care, and Merz Dental, with products ranging from prescription drugs and OTC products for health and wellness, materials for dentists and dental technicians to hygienic products for medical disinfection and cleaning.