2017 SD Biotech Summit & Awards Banquet

Join us for BREAKTHOUGH! the 2017 South Dakota Biotech Summit & Awards Banquet. Learn about the amazing breakthroughs happening all around us, from human and animal health to agriculture. And collaborate on how we can continue breaking through the barriers of deploying these new technologies to heal, fuel and feed a growing world.

Our afternoon starts at 1:00 pm.

Session 1: Hear from Dr. Chirstoph Bausch who will discuss the findings of his Unified Bioscience Strategy that have far-reaching implications for all of us.

Session 2: Get the inside track from companies in South Dakota that are entering human clinical trials as their leaders share their technologies and best practices. Panelists include executives from SAB Biotherapeutics, Alumend, and Immutrix.

Session 3: Our final session will address national policies that can impact the bioscience industry in South Dakota and across the nation. Panelists include Government Relations professionals and lobbyists from POET, SAB Biotherapeutics and Cole, Duncan & Zimmer.

Reception & Dinner: We'll conclude with a reception followed by our annual Awards Banquet, where our Keynote Speaker will be Kipp Snider, Vice President, State Policy, PhRMA.

Dinner Menu will feature a house salad with sweet poppy seed dressing, beef medallions and prosciutto chicken with rice pilaf, sautéed fresh vegetable blend, and assorted cheesecakes for dessert.

Please contact if you have concerns regarding food allergies or other special dietary needs.

  • We will include plenty of breaks throughout the day for you to meet fellow industry professionals.
  • Company exhibits and a vendor fair will be set up all afternoon where you can learn about the latest technologies and equipment.
  • You'll also be impressed by work from South Dakota students presented at a poster session and have a chance to give back through a backpack program sponsored by Fisher Scientific.

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Joni Johnson, executive director

South Dakota Biotech 
2329 N. Career Avenue, Ste. 115
Sioux Falls, SD 57107