It was an “Oprah moment” for two Madison area biotech leaders at a conference in suburban Kansas City earlier this month.

Jacqueline Hind and Steve Visuri had just given short presentations about their companies to an audience of business and government leaders at a conference in Overland Park, Kansas.

Hind is president of Plumb Pharmaceuticals, a biopharma with technology that stretches the length of time a medication is effective.

Visuri is CEO of Stem Pharm, whose Jello-like product is used to help cells and tissues grow for use in testing pharmaceutical products.

The two local startup execs were pleased just to be tapped to speak at the Road to GES – Heartland summit. Read the full story here.