Student-Run Consulting Group Aims to Bridge the Gap Between the Bench and Business | GenomeWeb

In its first year-and-a-half of existence, the BALSA Group has matched more than 100 consultants with 29 projects from 20 biotech and other startups. A student-run nonprofit, BALSA — Biotechnology and Life Science Advising — was incorporated in St. Louis, Mo., in December 2010, and is one of several such organizations that have sprung up in recent years connecting graduate students and postdocs seeking business experience with cash-strapped companies looking to commercialize a product or service.

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