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Parabon Sponsors Mid-Atlantic Innovation Showcase

Hosted by the Business Alliance of George Mason University
Friday, November 14

November 12, 2009

Parabon Computation, a veteran provider of extreme-scale grid computing solutions that enable the creation of Grid Software as a Service (GSaaS) businesses, announced today its sponsorship of the Mid-Atlantic Innovation Showcase, an event that fosters commercialization partnerships among academic researchers and industry. Hosted by the Business Alliance of George Mason University, The Academic Licensing Community of Virginia (ALCOVe) and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the event will take place on Friday, November 14 from 7:30 am-12:30 pm at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Throughout the event, Parabon will provide live demos of its Frontier Grid Platform and discuss how academic researchers use Frontier to rapidly develop and commercialize their research applications. In addition to the demonstrations, Dr. Steven Armentrout, Parabon's President and CEO, will moderate a panel about technology transfer successes. The panel will feature Robert S. Capon, Senior Vice President, Adenosine Therapeutics Group, Clinical Data, Inc.; Barry Johnson, Sr. Assoc. Dean and Assoc. Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia; Hooks Johnston, General Partner, Valhalla Partners; and William Wasilenko, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Eastern Virginia Medical School.

This one-of-a-kind event features a ballroom filled with more than 100 research exhibits, and informative presentations and panel discussions featuring over 30 faculty inventors, CXO's, venture experts, and academic leaders who will share their strategies for the successful commercialization of university/federal lab research. Among the additional speakers at the event are Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra, SRA International President and CEO Dr. Stan Sloane, and faculty experts from more than a dozen research institutions throughout the region.

"As a long-standing champion of innovation, Parabon is pleased to sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Innovation Showcase," stated Dr. Steven Armentrout, Parabon President and CEO. "Our grid computing solutions are designed to facilitate rapid commercialization and technology transfer success. This showcase event presents a unique opportunity to meet like-minded innovators and foster entrepreneurial partnerships that bring to market Grid Software as a Service (GSaaS) business solutions that would not otherwise be possible."

Participating institutions include: College of William and Mary; Eastern VA Medical School; Federal Lab Consortium; George Washington University; Hampton University; Hampton Roads Research Partnership; James Madison University; Johns Hopkins University; Johns Hopkins University APL; MTECH; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; NASA Langley Research Center; Naval Research Laboratory; Old Dominion University; UMBC; University of Maryland; University of Virginia; USDA-ARS-OTT; Virginia Commonwealth University; and Virginia Tech.

Interested parties may register by visiting the Business Alliance of George Mason University at

For more information contact, 703.689.9689 x250.