Global PBS joins BioFlorida

21 11 2011

Global PBS joined the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry, BioFlorida which provides companies with the necessary resources to succeed, and a strong marketing presence both locally and internationally.

BioFlorida serves its membership by providing a network to exchange information and discuss issues related to the field. Regional and statewide industry-specific programs, educational forums, as well as a variety of networking opportunities address important and timely issues such as:
  • Biotech & Pharmaceutical
  • Business Development & Partnering
  • CEO Best Practices
  • Corporate Finance
  • Education & Workforce Development
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Licensing Issues
  • Medical Device R&D and/or Manufacturing
  • Real Estate & Development
  • Research & Commercialization
  • and more

Global PBS names Interim CFO

13 08 2011

Global PBS, Inc. names Raymond A Reher as Interim CFO. Mr. Reher is President & Founder of Innovative CFO Solutions in Sarasota, Florida and has served on the Global PBS Advisory Board since February 2011.

Mr. Reher brings over 25 years of executive financial management experience of both publicly traded as well as venture capital backed emerging growth and middle-market businesses to the Company. Mr. Reher’s background includes IPO as well as second round public market financing experience.  He also has deep experience in venture capital and private equity financing.

Scientific Paper Published

29 03 2011

Dr. Richard Mankin, researcher for the USDA and collaborating with Global PBS on proof-of-concept, published a scientific paper in October 2010 based on our PBS detection system.  The technology and prototype was also featured in an Agricultural Research Magazine article in March 2011.

Vistage – World’s Leading CEO Organization

29 03 2011

Vistage is a relatively quiet organization of over 15,000 members worldwide. Global PBS CEO, Tom A David, was invited to attend a meeting of The Tampa Bay Florida group of Vistage Florida. The meeting included an international guest speaker and peer-to-peer round-table discussions designed to focus a wealth of C-Level experience on ideas and challenges of the members.

It was a unique experience seeing a room full of experienced executives working harmoniously in support of each individually proposed idea or existing challenge from one of their members. Leveraging that level of collective talent on a specific problem or opportunity is a resource not often available.

Ms. Cindy Hesterman is one of the Tampa Bay Chairs for Vistage. If you believe this type resource can help you and your company you can contact Cindy for further information at:

Betsy Bennett, Consulting CFO, joins the Advisory Board

8 03 2011

Betsy Bennett, Founder of Bennett Consulting Services, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, joins the Global PBS Advisory Board. Betsy is the second of two consulting CFOs on the Advisory Board for Global PBS. She offers a perspective uniquely different and equally valuable in comparison to the other consulting CFO. We look forward to Betsy’s advice as we expand the PBS technology to each new industry sector.

Ray Reher, Consulting CFO, joins the Global PBS Team

10 02 2011

Ray Reher, President and owner, of Innovative CFO Solutions, Inc. in Sarasota, FL will consult to Global PBS on financial strategies for product launch products.

Ray has over 25 years of experience serving as Chief Financial Officer for emerging growth and middle-market businesses. He has a broad range of experience from helping startups launch to increasing existing company revenues 6X. He will be a key support element to the Global PBS C-Suite.

Vector-Borne Diseases Seminar

3 02 2011

The first in a series of seminars on vector-borne diseases was held on January 31, 2011 at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando, FL. BioFlorida and Industry colleagues were invited to attend the discussion on ‘Detection, Prevention & Treatment of Vector-Borne Diseases’. With zoonoses comprising about 65-75% of new disease discoveries I was interested in the response to ‘early warning’ technology as a decisively beneficial component of an overall solution for any new disease.

The program focus was planned for mosquito-bred diseases. However, as I had hoped, the broader discussion migrated to public-private collaboration on vector-borne diseases in general. I took an opportunity to suggest to the audience that there is growing support for the idea that a solution should no longer be compartmentalized into discovery, academic research, industry development, etc., but rather a complete discovery-to-consumer effort. Each supporting entity could then be identified and engaged at an appropriate time.  The entire public-private integration could be planned earlier and the steps from R&D to delivery would be more efficient; especially with regard to funding requirements as a whole rather than piece-meal and from many resources with differing timetables.

The group of about 50 participants were mostly from academia, but moving more toward public-private cooperation to deliver solutions was well received. Follow up seminars are planned in the coming months and Global PBS will continue to  be represented.