Fort Lauderdale to host state’s biotech conference this month – Sun Sentinel


It’s happening here in Florida!  More than 400 scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and biotech industry experts are expected to gather in Fort Lauderdale this month for the annual BioFlorida conference.

“It is designed “to showcase the business and scientific achievements in the industry and encourage collaborations and partnerships,” said Nancy Bryan, CEO and president of the West Palm Beach-based BioFlorida.  Those in the industry have much to celebrate, as Florida’s biotech industry grew in companies and incubators by nearly 15 percent in 2017, one of the strongest results since 2008, according to BioFlorida.”

Read the full source article:  Fort Lauderdale to host state’s biotech conference this month – Sun Sentinel


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Pay Attention To The Version! – Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR)

Beware! – There are multiple versions of forms and booklets for Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) license applicants

Florida state websites are getting reorganized and redesigned. As a result, an internet search for Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) application forms and candidate information booklets can lead you to outdated versions.

At the time of writing this post, there are CDR forms and publications that have an effective date of December 2017 or January 2018.  In my small sampling of search results, I was able to locate a form as old as 2014.

If you’re not sure you’ve got the latest forms or publications, here’s what the 2018 application form says, “If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this application, please contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics, at 850.717.1800.”


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FL CDR – Q & A by the Division of Drugs, Devices, & Cosmetics

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) – Division of Drugs, Devices, & Cosmetics (DDDC) maintains a webpage full of commonly posed questions. Many of the questions are related to the Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) license:  FL DBPR DDDC Permitting FAQs


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Free Tips – FL Certified Designated Representative Exam

Updated Sept 27, 2018


Florida CDR Exam Prep for the Florida Certified Designated Representative Laws & Rules Examination


The Florida DBPR website has been redesigned.  Here’s how to get the most current version of the Florida CDR Candidate Information Booklet (CIB):

  • Go to the home page of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR):  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/
  • In the search box, enter “candidate information booklets.” Choose English. Then click “DDC – Certified Designated Representative.”

The original post follows below:

It’s a high-stakes test. Follow these free tips to get ready for the Florida CDR laws & rules examination.

  • Find out everything about the exam – Read the official candidate information booklet from start to finish.
  • Block out time to get ready – Studying & prepping take time. Make the commitment to identify and protect this time.
  • Study in spurts and take long breaks –  Let’s admit it. Getting ready for a test isn’t much fun. However, studying in small chunks, and getting needed breaks makes it more tolerable.
  • Use many resources in studying and preparing.
  • Practice, practice, & practice – Drill sample questions to discover your weaknesses.
    • Simply reading or listening to the regulations won’t get you ready.  You’ll also want to constantly assess your mastery of the rules, correct your misunderstandings, and reinforce what you should know.
  • Think ahead – Your test preparation counts for a lot, and don’t forget to learn everything you can about what to expect before you arrive at the testing center.

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