In response to a drive drug development pipeline, Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S) was born. DA4S believes that diversity fuels scientific innovation. Its primary mission is to identify and develop diverse suppliers in the clinical and scientific industry.
DA4S is a 501©3, non-profit organization that aims to foster relationships between diverse businesses (minority, women, disabled, small disadvantaged, HUBZone, woman-owned, small, veteran, service disabled veteran, and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) and government agencies, pharmaceutical firms, bio tech companies and academic medical centers. Their goal to collaborate on best practices to foster inclusion of diverse businesses in clinical trials, scientific research and development that result in medicines and therapeutics that fight diseases.
It supports owned diverse businesses in the following and/or related areas;
DA4S has an annual conference held in May, and assembles a select number of high-level life science executives, representing Fortune 500 healthcare organizations and some of the best diverse suppliers in the world. This intimate forum has proven beneficial in forging more one-on-one networking opportunities, resulting in identifying diverse suppliers qualified to bid and win projects; procurement representatives being able to integrate niche new suppliers within their supply chain; and industry knowledge exchange.
Leah Brown, JD
Alfonso J. Alanis, M.D
The DA4S and A10 believe that DIVERSITY is the Engine to Scientific Innovation!
Entrepreneurs Shaping Public Policy: Hear A10 CEO Leah Brown at Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum November 2012