Next Innovation Café to discuss drug development trends

The next Innovation Café on the Penn State Hershey campus is Wednesday, Oct. 9, with guest speaker Albert Giovenella, adjunct assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Business.

Giovenella has more than 46 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in numerous phases of drug research, market support and consulting. He recently developed a drug discovery database that he uses to teach concepts to students, network with start-up companies, and analyze minute-by-minute drug development trends.

The database includes every company that has produced a drug in the past eight to 10 years totaling more than 2,000 companies varying from therapeutic to mechanisms of action and many categories in between. The data collected reflects the positive effects that biotechnology companies have had on the drug development industry.

The program begins at 8 a.m. in the University Conference Center on the Penn State Hershey campus. Space is limited. Reserve a spot today:

The Innovation Café is an exciting focal point for expanding and sustaining the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Pennsylvania. The recurring networking forums feature high profile guest speakers discussing industry innovations, business trends and regulations, and their impact on the life science community. Each event features a start-up company introducing regional stakeholders to entrepreneurs, intellectual capital and commercialization opportunities. The Innovation Café is a platform to engage investors, entrepreneurial faculty, talented students, and industry professionals committed to building a vibrant start-up community in Central Pennsylvania. Learn more at:

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Last Updated October 03, 2013