As Life Sciences Venture Advisor and OKBio Director at i2E, Meredith Wilkerson applies her training in academic and clinical research, as well as her insights for protecting and commercializing intellectual property, to provide tailored consulting services to entrepreneurs in the life sciences and biotech space.
Through i2E, Meredith also leads the State Bioscience Association of Oklahoma (OKBio). She feels strongly about the economic impact of life sciences and biotech development in Oklahoma and looks forward to the acceleration of growth in this sector with new initiatives in the ecosystem such as the Oklahoma Biotech Innovation Cluster, led by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and other coalition members.
“These two roles at i2E enable me to advise and connect bioentrepreneurs with resources throughout our growing ecosystem, positioning them to positively impact Oklahoma’s life sciences and biotech sectors,” said Meredith.
“At i2E, we have empathy because we have been there ourselves,” she continued. “Our team understands the value of protecting intellectual property, how to appropriately size a market for a new venture, and the best way to develop a clear line-of-sight on a path to commercialization in the life sciences and biotech sectors.”
The team’s collective expertise across the timeline of innovation to enterprise makes i2E the premier partner for bioentrepreneurs who want to make a positive impact on Oklahoma’s health and economy.
*Note: This spotlight is part of the i2E expertise series.