Learn More About the Purpose and Reasoning Behind the Story of Cortex

On a clear, mild summer night in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, more than one hundred and fifty people gathered to witness the premiere of the most anticipated documentary about the history of what is today called the Cortex Innovation Community. A panel discussion followed with distinguished panelists Dr. William H. Danforth, chancellor emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis; Mr. Donn Rubin, President and CEO of BioSTL; Mr. John McDonnell, retired Chairman of the Board of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation; and Mr. Dennis Lower, President and CEO of the Cortex Innovation Community.  Nine Network producer and maker of the documentary, Patrick Murphy, served as the panel’s moderator.

The Oral History of The Story of Cortex provides more detailed information about the history, reasoning, and purpose behind the creation of what is today known locally, nationally and internationally as the innovation hub for technology and biotechnology in the Midwest.

The Story of Cortex was made possible by the generous support of Dr. William H. Danforth, Dan and Connie Burkhardt, Constance and John McPheeters, and Aries Rental Company.

Smart People. Cool Places. The Story of Cortex will make its broadcast premiere on Nine PBS on August 21 at 8 p.m. and will be online at following that airing.”

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The link is courtesy of Nine Network. Photos on this page provided by Cortex’s staff.