Robert Gibson named business partnership development director for Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, LINK
Robert Gibson, former global sales strategist and scientist at Novozymes, joined the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC as its associate director of business development for LINK: Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships.
Gibson brings more than 20 years of experience in science and business to the research institute and LINK. He is responsible for developing and nurturing partnerships between Virginia Tech scientists and companies seeking to introduce cutting-edge health science discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.
Gibson’s work is also expected to stimulate growth in Roanoke’s biomedical start-up ecosystem, helping researchers form spin-out companies and commercialize intellectual property.
He will report to Michael Friedlander, Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology and executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Brandy Salmon, associate vice president for innovation and partnerships at Virginia Tech and executive director for LINK.
To learn more, check out the whole article below.