October 4, 2017 in Blog, News from Our Companies

Lucid Scientific Selected to Participate in TEDxPeachtree 2017 Interactive X Zone Sessions

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Lucid Scientific will share its transformative drug-discovery technology with 600 Future-Looking Georgians

Lucid Scientific LogoLucid Scientific, a provider of real-time tools for drug discovery, will participate in the X Zone sessions at the TEDxPeachtree 2017 conference, the largest TEDx conference of its kind in Georgia. Lucid Scientific, a startup in the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Accelerate portfolio of companies,  is one of just five Georgia-based technology innovations to be selected. These sessions are part of TEDxPeachtree’s uniquely immersive format where the audience is exposed to interactive experiences during conversation breaks, also known as X Zone sessions. These sessions take place between speaker sessions.

The TEDxPeachtree 2017 conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Rialto Center for the Arts in downtown Atlanta. Speakers and X Zone experiences have been curated around the theme: Beneath the Surface. The technology innovations portion of the X Zone is made possible through a partnership with ATDC, which is a program of Georgia Tech and is Georgia’s technology incubator.

“We are excited to be participating in this year’s TEDxPeachtree”, says Lucid Scientific founder Walker Inman. “It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase how our technology helps drug researchers bring life-saving therapies into the clinic.”

Lucid’s platform, originally developed at the Massachusetts Institute Technology, accelerates in vitro testing by providing real-time information on biological responses to potential drugs.

“With Georgia being such the hot-bed of technology innovations, we had many excellent candidates for the X Zone sessions,” said TEDxPeachtree organizer and business strategist Jacqui Chew. “The majority of the five participating in the X Zone have adjacencies to ideas that will be shared by our speakers and all are addressing important challenges in their field in unique ways that could have profound global impact.”

In its ninth year, this “brain spa” event brings together business and civic leaders, artists, scientists, technologists and story-tellers from Atlanta and beyond for one-day of inspirational talks, brilliant conversations and deep connections. From the future of energy to curing cancer, ending hunger to the surprising sources of bias and its threat to startup innovation, and the neuroscience of weight-loss to the power of laughter, TEDxPeachtree 2017 speakers will challenge, inform and inspire. More information about the conference can be found at tedxpeachtree.com.

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