iC3 Summit 2019

The 2018 iC3™ Life Science Summit saw over 300 industry, local government, and university leaders coming together at the day-long event with presentations focused on the themes of Innovation, Collaboration, Capital Formation and Commercialization. See highlights from the summit in the video here, Fourth Annual iC3 Summit.  

The 2019 iC3™ Life Science Summit promises to be even bigger as the North Texas life science community continues heat up with activities such as the announced purchase of Peloton Therapeutics by Merck , the relocation of McKesson Headquarters to North Texas, and DFW Airport’s CEIV certification and their push into becoming a cold chain logistics hub. Browse through our brochure to learn more about how to be a part of the 2019 iC3™ Life Science Summit.


Topics for 2019 iC3™ Life Science Summit include:

State of Life Sciences in Texas – Speaker Tom Kowalski of Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute will provide insights into the direction of the life sciences industry in Texas and the USA, highlighting growth areas.

From Startups to IPOs – The success of North Texas startups is causing an increase in international visibility and in the number of startups in the region as successful entrepreneurs invest in new companies.

North Texas’ new role as Life Sciences Hub – North Texas biotech and healthcare companies have a geographic and economic advantage over other regions worldwide. DFW Airport’s announcement of their initiative in launching a cold chain logistics hub brings even greater opportunities for companies. This topic is a discussion around those opportunities.

Bridging the Growth of Big Biotech – Larger biotech companies continue to partner, acquire, and purchase from, smaller companies as they seek to gain market share. This topic is a conversation on how the two can best engage in mutually beneficial objectives.

And of course the ever popular…

Dennis K. Stone Award

The Dennis K. Stone Award is presented annually by bionorthTX to an individual who has positively affected quality of life by raising awareness and funds for life science research, who has impacted innovation to bring discoveries to commercial relevance, and who has given back to their community and those in the scientific field as a supporter, mentor, leader, or educator.

At a minimum, this individual will possess the following attributes:

  • Will have served as an active champion of the region as a place to build successful life science businesses.
  • Will have contributed to the formation or growth of a North Texas-based life science business.
  • Will have generously contributed their time or money to help the North Texas life science community.
  • Will have inspired or mentored others to make their own contribution to the North Texas life science industry.

Past recipients of the Dennis Stone Award (originally known as the Double Helix Award):

2015 – Phil Ralston, CEO and Co-Founder of MacuCLEAR.

2016 – Dennis K. Stone, Chief Scientific Officer of Remeditex Ventures.

2017 – Lyda Hill, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur (Dennis K. Stone Award).

2018 – Darlene M. Boudreaux, Executive Director for TechFW from 2006 – September 2018.

In May, bionorthTX™will release a call for nominations to this prestigious awards from the general public of North Texas.  This will be announced through local media, academic institution and corporate communications, local business leadership communications, and the bionorthTX newsletters and website.  Nominations will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of bionorthTX™ for polling and final vote. Selection results will be completed and announced by late August.  The Award will be presented at the 2019 iC3™ Life Science Summit on September 27th 2019.

The Award is an original double helix design by artist MK Shannon of California.  Her work is extensive and her various awards have been presented for a host of crowning achievements.   This piece is cast in pewter and silver and gold-plated.

To learn more about this prestigious award, email your enquiries to info@bionorthtx.org.