Teams Converge for 3rd Annual Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition

2.24.2012 General, News Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Students from top universities around the country will converge at Wake Forest University on Feb. 24 – 25 for the 3rd Annual Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition. Teams comprised of business, law, science and medical students will respond to a strategic challenge presented by case sponsor Johnson & Johnson.

In addition to Wake Forest University Schools of Business, 2012 Biotechnology Case Competition teams include: Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, University of California-Berkley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California- San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Michigan and University of Texas. The first place team will take home a prize of $10,000. Winners will be announced at a gala on Feb. 25.

The Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition is organized by student co-chairs Justin Kistler (MBA ’12), Travis Riedel (MBA ’11, PhD ’12), Adam Vincent (MBA ’12) and Andrew Wilber (MBA ’12). The faculty advisor is Len Preslar, Distinguished Professor of Practice and Executive Director of Health Management Programs at Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

The event is made possible by generous support from the following sponsors: Johnson & Johnson, Wake Forest Baptist Health, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Novant Health, Amgen, Banner Pharmacaps, Benefit Advocates, Cornerstone Healthcare, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Sanofi, Targacept and Transtech Pharma.