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Get expert advice on how to turn your good healthcare or biotechnology idea into something great.

Are you developing a medical product and need advice on how to navigate the FDA regulatory process? Do you have a healthcare startup idea and need help developing strategy, including clinical trial or business strategy? Or maybe you are considering a career in regulatory compliance in biotech or at the FDA.

That’s where CUW’s new Regulatory Expert and Entrepreneur in Residence comes in.

Related: Concordia welcomes first Venture Capitalist in Residence

Anne Marie Finley, MS, RAC, has more than 20 years of experience working in senior management positions at Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations:

  • President, Biotech Policy Group
  • CEO and Founder, LipidGenX
  • Former VP of Government Relations & Public Policy at Celgene; VP of Regulatory Policy at GE Healthcare and Amersham Health
  • FDA (appointed by President George H.W. Bush), HHS, US House of Representatives

You can put Anne Marie’s expertise to work for you by meeting with her—virtually for now—on the second Monday of each month. Discuss strategies, ideas, and receive advice from this industry expert and give your idea the shot in the arm (pun intended) it might just need.

“Concordia, in partnership with MCW/CTSI, has made Anne Marie available to meet with interested staff and students,” said Dr. Daniel Sem, Dean and Professor of Business at CUW and CUAA. “She can help answer your questions about healthcare product development, including drugs, devices, diagnostics, etc., and especially regulatory compliance or clinical trial questions.”

Appointments are available in 20-30 minute blocks from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To schedule your appointment, visit or call Janet Mushall at 262-243-4250.

To learn more about CUW’s School of Pharmacy or the Batterman School of Business, visit To learn about CUW’s Venture Capitalist in Residence, click here.

— This story is written by Mike Zimmerman, corporate communications manager for Concordia University Wisconsin. He may be reached at or 262-243-4380.

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