NEW YORK, June 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, continues its support of innovation in the sciences by speaking at this year’s ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (“HESI”) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. HESI’s mission is to engage scientists in academia, government, industry, research institutes and NGOs to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues. Misti Ushio, Ph.D., managing director and chief strategy officer at Harris & Harris Group, will lead a talk titled, “Investing in Innovation,” Tuesday June 9th at 5:00 pm.
Dr. Ushio will be speaking to professionals from academia, government, NGOs, and from the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science industries. The audience and discussion parallel Harris & Harris Group’s investment focus in BIOLOGY+. BIOLOGY+ describes the firm’s investment strategy in life science companies where biology intersects with innovations in technology areas such as electronics, physics, materials science, chemistry, information technology, engineering and mathematics.
“At Harris & Harris Group we continually look for the next technology trends. I am excited to share my thoughts on what the future of science looks likes today and what exciting technology is around the corner,” said Dr. Ushio. “Finding a new, innovative technology is one thing, but knowing how to shepherd that technology into commercialization is an even greater challenge. I am eager to share with the HESI audience the ecosystem that we engage with in order to make launching these technologies successful.”
The HESI Annual Meeting will be taking place June 9th-12th in Washington, DC, at the Westin Georgetown. For a full agenda with topics and speaker information please visit: http://bit.ly/1dk3WWU.
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