Laboratory Management Course

Laboratory Management Course
Laboratory Management Course

On October 26 – 28, 2009, Ryan Goldstein, President/CEO, attended a three-day laboratory management course, offered by Smart Consulting Group, LLC.

A successful lab is at the heart of any thriving pharmaceutical or biotech company. But running a successful lab in the 21st century requires a complex skill set. You have to have deep technical understanding and project management expertise. You also have to juggle the many personalities of researchers, regulators, and organizational hierarchy. You must develop a clear and focused vision, be ruthlessly efficient with your resources, and be disciplined in your execution.

Nigel Smart of Smart Consulting Group, LLC
Nigel Smart of Smart Consulting Group, LLC

The fascinating topics covered ranged from laboratory organization and communication to bio-terrorism. ChronoWake has benefited greatly from this training course, increasing laboratory efficiency and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.

This workshop was also an excellent networking opportunity, connecting ChronoWake with high-level employees of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations, potentially paving the way toward a future partnership or acquisition.

Normally priced at $900, Ryan was able to participate for free, courtesy of grants from the Delaware Valley Innovation Network and the US Department of Labor. We would like to thank these agencies for providing this opportunity at no cost to our company.

Research Associate Hired

The ChronoWake Team would like to welcome Joshua Qin. He is joining our company in the capacity of a Research Associate.

A Sacramento, CA native, Joshua is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. He has experience in both business and the life sciences as a member of the Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management. He will conduct sleep research and serve as a liaison between the science-oriented and business-educated members of the team.

Joshua’s work at ChronoWake will be subsidized entirely by the University of Pennsylvania’s Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management, as a part of the LSM Summer Internship portion of his curriculum.

We appreciate the support of the Vagelos Program in paying for Joshua’s employment, and we look forward to working with him over the summer and beyond.

PennVention Finals

The PennVention Finals will be held this Friday, April 10, 2009. Ryan Goldstein, President/CEO, will give a 12 minute presentation to the judges and audience, followed by a Q & A session. This event is free and open to the public, held in the Wu and Chen Auditorium of Levine Hall. We will be competing with nine other finalists for over $60,000 in prizes.

ChronoWake will be presenting from 3:20 PM – 3:40 PM. A reception, with food and refreshments, will be held from 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM. The Awards Ceremony will take place from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Please attend and help support ChronoWake! The team with the best ratings wins the $500 Audience Choice Award, and each audience member who submits a rating is entered in a raffle to win a Nintendo Wii! We hope to see you there.