SEBIO Names Life Science Firms Presenting at its Investor Forum

ATLANTA – Southeast BIO

SEBIO a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the growth of the Southeast’s life sciences industry, has named the best life sciences deals in the Southeast, as determined by a Selection Committee comprised of regional and national venture capitalists. These companies, both early- and later-stage, will participate in the upcoming SEBIO Investor Forum being held on November 3-4, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.

Those companies chosen for the EARLY/Stage event are seeking their first rounds of venture capital and/or angel investment. During the Investor Forum, the companies will participate in an advisory session led by active early-stage investors. The MAIN/Stage presenting companies have generally completed at least one round of institutional financing and will each have the opportunity to make a ten minute pitch to the full conference audience.

Since 1999, companies that have participated in the SEBIO Investor Forum have raised over $2.5 billion in public and private offerings.

SEBIO has also selected four finalists for its Fourth Annual BIO/Plan Competition, a program developed to promote the creation of new, fundable life science companies based in the Southeast. Working closely with technology transfer offices and entrepreneurs throughout the region, the competition brings forward opportunities from leading Southeastern research universities and research centers. The BIO/Plan Competition received forty applications earlier this year from all across the Southeast.

SEBIO 2010 MAIN/Stage Companies
Avancen MOD Corporation (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
EGEN, Inc. (Huntsville, AL)
Intelliject, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
InVasc Therapeutics, Inc. (Tucker, GA)
RFS Pharma, LLC (Tucker, GA)
Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)