USF CONNECT welcomed its newest partner, BioFlorida, to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) Tuesday, June 5. 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.”

For more than 15 years, BioFlorida has been supporting the advancement of life sciences. Together, with its membership, BioFlorida is shaping the future of Florida biosciences through networking, advocacy, promotion, workforce development and more. 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. 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.”

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