The Biotechnology and Life Sciences Advising Group (BALSA) was founded in December 2010 by a group of biomedical PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows from Washington University School of Medicine (WashU) in St. Louis, MO. Its mission is to supplement academic training by providing real-world experience in the science of business and development of transferable professional skills to better prepare members for both academic
and non-academic career paths. BALSA further aims to offer a bridge between academia and industry, fostering collaborations between local universities and companies, to strengthen the young and vibrant startup community in St. Louis.
Consulting, Technology Transfer, Biotechnology and Healthcare, Career Development & Training, Market Research & Intelligence, Key Opinion Leader Survey, Acquisition Due Diligence, Technology Competitive Assement