Lunch event hosted by BioInnovations Gateway Executive Director, Suzanne Winters will introduces programs currently available, followed by a tour of the facility

SALT LAKE CITY – March 4, 2010 —The Women Tech Council (WTC), ( will hold its monthly Tech Talk event on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., with Suzanne Winters, P.h.D., executive director of BioInnovations Gateway (BiG), as presenter and host. The topic for the lunch presentation will be “A New Model for Life Science Business Incubation.” WTC members and non-members are invited to attend.

The event will take place at the BiG facility located at 2500 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Programs currently available at the facility that will be highlighted are:

An incubator for emerging biotech and medical device companies,
A high-tech training facility for the next generation of bio-innovators and
A contract research resource for Utah’s life science industry.

Dr. Winters spent the first half of her career in the research and development of artificial organs and medical devices such as the Jarvik 7 Total Artificial Heart and the CardioPulmonics’ IVOX, an implantable artificial lung. She served for eight years as the Utah State Science Advisor under Governor Leavitt. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a doctorate in pharmaceutics and has numerous publications and patents both in the technical and public policy arenas.

“Dr. Winters has been a leader in the industry and a mentor to other women who are aspiring to find careers in technology,” said Cydni Tetro, director of WTC. “We applaud her efforts and are honored to have her share her expertise with us.”

Tickets are available for $15 per person for members and $25 per person for non-members. Lunch is included in the fee. Membership to WTC is available at no cost through 2010. A short tour of the facility will follow the presentation. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit: