Event Details

Safeguard Scientifics to Present at the 2015 BIO International Convention

June 15, 2015 01:15 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA


  • Gary J. Kurtzman, MD, Managing Director, Healthcare, Safeguard Scientifics

In 2015, the BIO International Convention is headed to the heart of the U.S. biopharma industry. In close proximity to New York's financial markets and Washington, D.C.'s regulatory center, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area is home to more than 1,200 companies, ranging from the biopharma industry's largest multinational companies to its fastest growing firms. The region's vast array of leading universities and research institutions fosters a collaborative environment. In the past 10 years alone, the region has drawn nearly $4 billion in venture capital funding (according to the Jones Lang LaSalle Life Sciences Cluster Report 2012).

Safeguard Scientifics' Managing Director, Healthcare—Gary J. Kurtzman, MD— will participate on a panel entitled, "Getting Your Foot in the Door: Investment and Resources Supporting Health IT in Philadelphia". Topics include: Independence Center for Health Care Innovation, How Philadelphia’s assets will help IBC realize its vision for impacting the cost and quality of health care, Digital Health trends, CEO Council Health Innovation Collaborative, Starting a company locally and working with the local health systems.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Olenzak, IBC, Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio
  • Gary Kurtzman, Safeguard Scientifics Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Healthcare
  • Matt Tanzer, Chief Outcomes Officer and Management Co-founder, RightCare Solutions