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Early Stage East announces Dr. Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D., a well-known leader in spinal cord research, will provide the luncheon keynote address at the Bio Life Tech 2005 Venture Conference on September 14 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore! Dr. Young is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding neuroscientists and is the founding director of W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Well-known as a leader in spinal cord injury research, Dr. Young has appeared on "20/20" with Barbara Walters and Christopher Reeve, "48 Hours," "Today," "Eye-to-Eye," Fox News and CNN's news magazine with Jeff Greenfield. His work has been featured in a Life magazine special edition, USA Today, and innumerable other news, talk and print presentations throughout the world. His honors include: NIH Jacob Javits Neuroscience Award (1985-1992), Wakeman Award (1991), Tall Texan of the Year Award (1997), ‘Cure’ Award (1998), Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2001), Asian American Achievement Award (2002), Douglass Medal for work with the advancement of young women in the sciences (2003), and Elizabeth M. Boggs Award for service to the disability community (2004). In August 2001, TIME Magazine named Dr. Young as ‘America’s Best’ in the field of spinal cord injury research. In 2005 he was the first researcher elected to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame.

Early Stage East is honored that Dr. Young will be providing the luncheon keynote address this year. He is an accomplished researcher who has achieved much success in his research and his career. Dr. Young’s presentation will highlight his developments in his research and in the industry with regards to stem cell research.

BIO LIFE TECH is the trendsetter in showcasing the most promising young companies in the biotechnology, nanotechnology, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries. The 2005 Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on September 13 & 14 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The BIO LIFE TECH Venture Conference is hosted in Baltimore as it proves to be a hotbed for activity in these industries. These industries are dominant in the central region of Early Stage East’s geographic footprint, which extends from New England to the Carolinas.

About Early Stage East Early Stage East (ESE)
Early Stage East (ESE) is a non profit organization founded in 1998. ESE events showcase entrepreneurs in an effort to help them effectively obtain venture capital and successfully start break-away businesses. ESE events typically have an audience of investors representing over $10 billion of institutional venture capital. Companies that have participated in Early Stage East events have gone on to raise over $600 million in institutional funding. ESE presenter alumni include such companies as Blackboard (NASDAQ:BBBB. Blackboard is a leading enterprise software company for e-Education and was a presenter at the first Early Stage East Conference in 1998.


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