Foster Center for Student Innovation


Pioneer in Drug Discovery to Speak on Friday

Join us Friday, Oct 31 at 10 AM, Foster Center for Student Innovation

UMaine alumni, Dr. John McMichael '71 will be on hand to talk about the development of his company, Beech Tree Labs, most recent drug discovery. Learn about the science behind the product, unexpected twists and turns on the way to commercialization and the current status of clinical trials.
Dr. McMichael has long history in the pharmaceutical industry. He developed the world's first live-virus fish vaccines for use in fish populations, and is an Alzheimer's disease pioneer, having licensed 30+ patents to Elan Corp. plc, to support their Alzheimer's initiative. He now holds more than 100 patents with twice that pending worldwide.
This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members.