Emerging Innovations in the Life Sciences (and Why You Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur) will be the topic of discussion for Brandon Price for the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series.  The lecture is scheduled for Nov. 4, at 11:10 a.m. in Landes Auditorium, in the Galloway Building on the Lamar campus.  The lecture series, sponsored in part by ExxonMobil and hosted by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, features successful entrepreneurs who share their experiences with students in the College of Business and the community.

Price has more than 30 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, and co-founded Biogenin, a Mexican company that develops and licenses human and veterinary pharmaceuticals for Latin American markets.  He has been CEO of four biotechnology start-ups, and has worked for Cardinal Health and Ortho Diagnostic Systems.  In addition, Price co-founded the Institute for Cell Analysis at the University of Miami (Fla.) and the International Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Guadalajara.

He has served as board chair of the Virginia Biotechnology Association, Maryland’s counterpart, MdBIO, and was named 2001 Biotechnology Leader of the Year in Virginia.  Price sits on the board of directors of four companies and chairs the Advisory Board for the Professional Science Management Program in Bioinformatics at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Va.).  He is visiting professor at the University of Guadalajara School of Business where he teaches the course “Entrepreneurism and Business Planning.”  He holds Bachelor of Science and doctorate degrees in biophysics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is the author of more than 50 articles in the scientific and business literature.

The lecture is open to the public without charge.