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Apr 30, 2023

The Medical, Biomedical, Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium 2023 Will Connect Medical Industry Firms with Key Federal Agencies Decision Makers.

Sponsored Content provided by Fran Perez-Wilhite - Federal Development Specialist, NC Military Business Center

The Office of US Senator Thom Tillis, Office of US Senator Ted Budd, the North Carolina Military Business Center, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium (MBB) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 13-14, 2023.

The MBB Symposium will be held at multiple locations on June 13-14, 2023. 

  • On Day 1: 
    • Held at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, a half-day pre-Symposium will focus on truths and myths truths and myths of Department of Defense (DoD) funding.  Sessions will include introductions from North Carolina partners who strengthen the defense sector, company success stories working with the DoD/military/other government agencies, and an introduction to DoD funding.
    • That evening, a networking social will be held at the Pinnacle Bank Party Deck at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham.  
  • On Day 2, a full program day will be conducted at the University of North Carolina, Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  All event information, including registration can be found online at: 

Medical Support to the Warfighter, will connect businesses in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that require or purchase medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, medical information technology and medical services.  Representatives from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, their prime vendors, and major contractors – from national commands and from bases, commands, and facilities in North Carolina – will highlight current technology or resource gaps and needs, future requirements and procurement processes to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies

Speakers include: 

  • Morning Keynote Panel Remarks: Medical Modernization – Synthetic Environments, Simulations and Medical Assist Support Technology
  • Current Military Medical Requirements: Installation and Tactical Medicine
    • The Geneva Foundation; US Army Forces Command; US Army Special Operations Command; XVIII Airborne Corps; II Marine Expeditionary Force
  • Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Health Agency: Future Requirements
    • VISN6; Salisbury VAMC; Fayetteville VAMC; Asheville VAMC; Durham VAMC (invited)
  • North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP)
    • Research Triangle Institute; The Geneva Foundation; Bionica Labs; US Army Medical Research and Development Command
  • Military Medical Facilities and Operational Medical Commands: Future Requirements
    • Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune; Womack Army Medical Center; Defense Logistics Agency, Medical Supply Chain; Defense Health Agency (invited)
  • Public-Private Partnerships
    • First Flight Venture Center; Jurata Thin Film; 410 Medical; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority; AFWEX/AFVentures (invited)
  • Warfighter Future Medical Technology and Innovation
    • Research Triangle Institute; US Army Futures Command; US Army Medical Research & Development Command; Defense Innovation Unit
  • Brigadier General William R. GlaserDirector, Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Function Team, US Army Futures Command
  • William (Bill) Pike, Ph.D, Electronics Engineer, S&T Manager, Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM SC), SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC)
  • Colonel Tyler E. Harris, MD, FAAOS, Surgical Specialty Advisor, Army Medical Central Simulation Committee

The Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter track will focus on establishing dialogue between industry and academia-based technology innovators and military and government officials to address the current and future biomedical and biodefense needs of the military and our nation.

Who should attend the MBB Symposium?  All medical-related businesses in North Carolina – large or small, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers – will benefit from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, from informal networking with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.

Attendees at this joint government, industry MBB event will gain a clear competitive advantage to compete for federal contracts.  

If you want to grow your medical industry business and for more information about the MBB Symposium: 

At the NC Military Business Center, our #1 priority is to help North Carolina businesses compete and win federal contracts. We hope to connect with you at MBB.  For more information about MBB or any of our other networking events, please visit


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