TAMPA - USF CONNECT welcomed its newest partner, BioFlorida, to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator. The statewide bioscience association has opened a regional member office within the TBTI, providing a valuable resource for life science companies in the area. Tom McLain, President of Claro Scientific and Scientific Co-chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter said, “The new BioFlorida office is another example of the numerous benefits offered by the Tampa Bay Chapter of BioFlorida.”
"Through this strategic partnership, BioFlorida is able to address industry needs in the Tampa Bay Area and align the region with statewide efforts to advance Florida’s life sciences cluster, said Michael Van Butsel, Project Executive of DPR Construction and Business Co-chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter said, “The Tampa Bay Chapter has grown to over 60 members and it includes many of the statewide leaders in the life sciences.”
BioFlorida represents more than 3,000 companies and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields employing 61,000 Floridians. BioFlorida’s member-driven initiatives provide a strong business climate for production of quality, life-improving technologies and promote economic benefits to the state.