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Consulting Services

WBBA offers pro bono consultation services to all life science members as well as a one-time consultation for future members.  Our team provides invaluable guidance, feedback and coaching based on industry expertise and decades of experience.  Our consultant, Chris Porter, Ph.D., has over 35 years of experience in the medical device and biotech industry in both major corporations (3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer) and early stage medical companies.  He is a serial entrepreneur with 42 patents and he has been influential in introducing over 35 medical products.

Our consultation program can help with a broad variety of issues facing the life sciences community, including: company formation, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, reimbursement, merger and acquisition strategy, dilutive and non-dilutive funding, pitch practice, business plan review, technology transfer, product design, manufacturing, accounting/finance, and management. 

WBBA members should e-mail to set up a consultation, or read our Consulting Services fact sheet for more information. To become a member and begin taking advantage of the WBBA Consulting Services, please see details in our Member Center.

We administered a follow up survey to the companies that we have seen for consulting since 2009.  Of the respondents, 80% are still in operation, nearly 60% have hired full time equivalents (over 300) and raised money (~$200M), and almost 30% have achieved revenue. 


To date, the consulting program has supported over 230 life science startups as they sought advice on matters related to all aspects of early stage company develop. The companies and research groups seen have been diverse, spanning multiple industries, IP sources and stages.

Get Noticed by Emerging Life Science Companies - Sponsor Commercialization Consulting

We are offering service providers with expertise in these areas a unique opportunity to connect with these early stage companies we support.  This exciting, win-win program offers service providers visibility and connection with these early stage life science companies, and at the same time, provides the startups and entrepreneurs with some crucial, initial services for no cost.  Your company can be featured in the Commercialization Resource Packet as a sponsor of the Consulting program. Your company one-pager will describe your area of expertise, service offerings and the offer of at least two hours of initial pro bono services. 

We envision that more than 90 early stage life science companies will receive this packet in 2013, creating an instant connection to your unique services. For more information on this valuable opportunity, see the Commercialization Consulting Sponsorship, or contact VP of Commercialization Christiana DelloRusso

Often, these early stage entities do not have a wesbite or other online presence.  Sponsoring WBBA's Consulting Services is one of the best ways to reach out to a wide group of diverse companies within the life sciences!

Special thanks to the sponsors of our Consulting Services!



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Consulting Services fact sheet

Sponsorship information

Frommer Lawrence & Haug



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