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Startup co-founder uses diversity in research to cut drug development time and cost

Published on: 11/15/2023 12:17 PM



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Scientists can better predict how patients fighting obesity, diabetes, and cancer will respond to drug compounds, thanks to technology developed by a woman inspired to help her hometown of New Orleans. Biomedical engineer Dr. Trivia Frazier, co-founder of startup company Obatala Sciences, hopes her work to reduce drug development time and cost inspires budding scientists and future entrepreneurs.

Hear more about Dr. Frazier's journey and learn about entrepreneur resources available to you at our upcoming Women's Entrepreneurship (WE) event, happening online or in person at the WB Collective in New Orleans this Friday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Dr. Trivia Frazier, President and CEO, Obatala Sciences
  • Khristie Dyson Landrew, Founder and CEO, Utopia Creations, LLC
  • Phala K. Mire, President and CEO, Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South)
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