Charlie d'Estries, principle and founder, SciBiz International, has had a variety of experiences in his much traveled scientific business career. From the time he ordered his first Erlenmeyer flask, reflux condenser and Bunsen burner (and no, I wasn't running a meth lab) in the fifth grade, he has had a natural curiosity for science and all its manifestations. The original plan was to be a famous research scientist, and he had the chance when he worked for the eminent Stephen Benkovic, the Even Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. Alas, he never did finish his PhD, but instead took a left turn towards the business of science. While still inspired by the people who devote their lifetime to solving the world's greatest scientific problems, he became a recognized expert on the business side of life science markets, technologies and especially its people.
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