MUSC hosts statewide life science workshop

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The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is hosting a student innovation workshop on Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Maryland teen and science innovator Jack Andraka will be the keynote speaker at the first-of-its-kind statewide workshop, which is open to students from across the state.

Andraka will tell his story of how at age 14 he won the international Intel Gordon Science award and others for his pancreatic cancer diagnostic test strip technology.

“Jack Andraka is the front edge of a coming wave of young innovators,” said Wayne Roper, president of SCBIO, a statewide industry group representing the life science industry. “We have already seen many life science startups coming out of university students, so we are here to help them make a difference.”

The day will include panel discussions, workshops and a student innovation contest.

For registration information, visit SCBIO.org/events.

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