Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. (“Vigilant”), a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, announced today that BioFlorida has awarded Vigilant’s founder and CEO, Matthew H.J. Kim, the Weaver H. Gaines Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognizes an entrepreneur who has made extraordinary contributions to the growth of Florida’s life sciences industry in the leadership of a company or institution.
BioFlorida is the voice of Florida’s life sciences industry, representing nearly 5,500 establishments and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 80,000 Floridians. The Weaver H. Gaines Entrepreneur of the Year Award is named in honor of Weaver Gaines, one of the founding directors of BioFlorida.
“We are pleased to present Matthew Kim, CEO of Vigilant Biosciences with this award for his contributions to the Florida life sciences industry and his ongoing passion and commitment to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those at risk for cancer or living with the disease,” said Nancy K. Bryan, President and CEO of BioFlorida.
The Weaver H. Gaines Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented today by Weaver H. Gaines, at the BioFlorida Conference 2015, in Orlando, Fla.
“I am truly honored to be recognized by BioFlorida and to be among the outstanding individuals who have received this award,” said Matthew H.J. Kim, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. “This accolade is the result of the collaborative effort of the Vigilant Biosciences team, our investors and partners, united in a mission to find a better solution for those impacted by oral cancer. I’d also like to thank the BioFlorida board of directors and commend them for the significant contribution that they have made to the growth and success of the biotechnology industry across the state.”
About Vigilant Biosciences, Inc.
Vigilant Biosciences is a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer. Vigilant’s OncAlert Oral Cancer product line includes rapid and lab-based products that are simple, accurate and cost-effective, and empower healthcare practitioners to improve lives through earlier intervention. The OncAlert Oral Cancer product line is not yet available for sale in the U.S. For more information, visit www.vigilantbiosciences.com.