Successful entrepreneur and investor Paul Dorman named bionorthTX™ 2019 Dennis K. Stone Award Recipient

DALLAS, TEXAS, Sep 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — bionorthTX™, the trade association representing the life sciences industry in North Texas, announced that Paul Dorman, pharma entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, is the recipient of the 2019 Dennis K. Stone Award which recognizes an individual for his/her contributions to improving quality of life.

Dorman is Chairman and CEO of DFB Pharmaceuticals, a company he cofounded in 1990 with the purchase of Dermatological Products of Texas (DPT) from Alcon Laboratories. DFB invests, develops, and operates pharmaceutical businesses that have positively impacted quality of life through the development and commercialization of life-saving drugs. With his latest venture, Nanology, LLC, Dorman and his team are looking to gain a foothold in oncology by developing a submicron drug development platform.

In 2017, recognizing the need for “exceptionally trained physicians”, Dorman founded the H. Paul Dorman Charter Scholarship Program to provide first year tuition to the entire inaugural class of MD students at the TCU / UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth.

“Dorman epitomizes the attributes we seek in recipients of the Dennis K. Stone Award through his entrepreneurship, investments, and philanthropy,” said Jorge Varela CEO of bionorthTX™. “His success and contributions over the past 30 years has contributed to the growing North Texas biotech and healthcare sectors.”

The award will be presented on Friday September 27th, 2019 at the 5th Annual iC3™ Life Science Summit in Arlington Texas (more info at

About the 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. Past recipients are Phil Ralston, Dennis K. Stone, Lyda Hill, and Darlene Boudreaux.

About bionorthTX™

bionorthTX™ believes that by fostering the life sciences industry in North Texas it will improve lives through new biotech solutions, better healthcare delivery, and through economic growth and diversity.The organization represents the collective interests of its members to bring awareness to significant regional efforts and assets in North Texas. bionorthTX™ works to build a stronger community by connecting, promoting and educating the brightest minds and best companies in order to drive business and professional growth of those who heal, feed and fuel our world.


For more information contact Jorge Varela at 871-760-8191, or email

SOURCE bionorthTX™

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