Renold Capocasale, the founder and CEO of FlowMetric, will deliver the third annual Rocco Abessinio Lecture in Management and Entrepreneurship at Neumann University on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 3 PM.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for the Multipurpose Hall in the Bruder Life Center.
FlowMetric is a leading provider of flow cytometry (identifying cells and their components) and cell-sorting services. The company serves multiple fields, including biotechnology, small and large cap pharmaceuticals, hospitals, and academic institutions. Established by Capocasale in 2010 at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology center in Doylestown, FlowMetric provides state-of-the-art flow cytometry techniques that support all stages of drug development, including pre-clinical, non-clinical, and clinical phases.
Capocasale, who worked for 13 years at Centocor (a Johnson & Johnson biologic research and development company), has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and publications. He is co-author of one U.S. Patent and has been invited to speak at international conferences.
Capocasale earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova. He is a board member of iPraxis, a not-for-profit educational institution focused on science and technology education, an adjunct professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, and a board member of Neumann University.
The first inaugural annual lecture in Management and Entrepreneurship was delivered by Rocco Abessinio himself in 2016. He and his wife Mary funded the Abessinio Lecture in Management and Entrepreneurship through their family foundation with the intention of bringing to campus each year a recognized professional with expertise in management and entrepreneurship.
Abessinio, a 1979 alumnus and longtime friend of Neumann, is CEO of Roch Capital, a privately-owned capital management firm focused on making investments in quality assets that will be he held for the long term. He is also the founder of Applied Bank and Applied Card Systems, which grew to be the 10th-largest issuer of Visa and MasterCard credit cards in the country.
In addition to funding an annual lecture, the Abessinio Family Foundation also established the Business Division Visiting Professorship in Management and Entrepreneurship in 2015. This professorship is designed to bring faculty to Neumann’s campus to teach in the proposed Entrepreneurship Minor starting in the fall of 2019.
The Abessinio Family Foundation additionally funds an annual scholarship for a Division of Business student who has exemplified excellence in management and entrepreneurial understanding and application.