Kepley BioSystems Invited to International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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NC Start-up Invited to Present at Innovation Conference in Kunshan, China

November 22, Greensboro, NC— Kepley BioSystems (KBI) is pleased to announce being invited to participate in the 2016 International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Kunshan, China. Represented by research scientist, Lee Robertson, KBI will join a contingent of 50 North Carolina companies as guests of the China Association of Science and Technology and the Jiangsu provincial government, in collaboration with Duke University. During the meeting of Chinese investors and corporations, to be held December 5-6, 2016, KBI will present OrganoBait, a patent-pending, synthetic bait for use as a disruptive alternative for the global conservation of wild baitfish in both commercial and recreational fishing.

Kunshan is known as “the wealthiest small city in China” and is home to the recently constructed 200-acre campus of Duke Kunshan University. The city is looking to attract promising tech startups by supporting local incubators and investing in overseas enterprises. Given China’s role in the global marketplace and its dominance in the worldwide fishing industry, Kepley BioSystems welcomes the opportunity to build collaborative relationships and meet with key industry representatives while attending the conference.

Described by the sponsors as a “road show,” the forum will focus in the areas of: new-generation information technology; new materials; energy and environmental protection; intelligent manufacturing; biomedicine; finance and technology; and the operation and management of high-tech parks. Featured speakers will include John Kao, author of Innovation Nation; William Fischer, former dean of the China Europe International Business School; and Dr. Jacques Giard, professor of design at Arizona State University. The conference will also host parallel sessions, business collaboration match-making opportunities, project exhibits, as well as field trips to local factories and technology parks in Kunshan and other cities in Jiangsu Province.

“China is a worldwide leader in aquaculture production and notably supplies most of America’s table food fish,” said Dr. Anthony Dellinger, president of KBI. “We expect to offer an important contribution with respect to new materials, intelligent manufacturing, and in discussions of environmental protection at this promising forum.”

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Excerpt of Kepley BioSystems literature translated for the 2016 Conference for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The OrganoBait™ feature list translation for the Kunshan conference.

About Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University with a mission to create world-class liberal arts and research university offering a range of academic programs for students from China and throughout the world. A non-profit, joint-venture institution, Duke Kunshan University was granted accreditation approval by China’s Ministry of Education in September 2013 and welcomed its inaugural class of students in August 2014.

Spearheading the future of higher education, Duke Kunshan University is influenced and informed by both Chinese and American traditions of higher education. The shared vision of Duke University and Wuhan University is that Duke Kunshan will help address the changing needs of global higher education. Its rich heritage inspires Duke Kunshan University to pursue academic excellence and integrity and to apply classroom knowledge in service to society. Duke Kunshan University delivers academic programs designed to address society’s future needs through a curriculum based in the liberal arts tradition and a commitment to problem-based learning that challenges students to apply their knowledge during the learning process.

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