Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Dr. John Botzolakis presently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Soma Labs, Inc. Dr. John Botzolakis received his MS in pharmaceutical sciences and his PhD in industrial-physical pharmacy from the University of Maryland. Among the oldest pharmacy programs in the United States, the University of Maryland (UM) School of Pharmacy sponsors a number of research and discovery initiatives, including the entrepreneurship program.

A core component of the UM School of Pharmacy’s strategic plan, the entrepreneurship program gives students and faculty the opportunity to use their knowledge in practical applications. Over the years, faculty members have drawn upon their scholarly work to develop new technologies, patents, and startup companies, often with the help of students. The UM School of Pharmacy collaborates with a number of statewide initiatives, including the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation.

To learn more about entrepreneurship at the UM School of Pharmacy, visit http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu.

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