Gottfried International, Inc. supports the biotechnology and health care industry in the U.S., Europe, and Asia by providing clients with management consulting, project development, and executive search expertise. We have recruited senior executive teams for health care and biotechnology companies that are based in the U.S. and in international markets. Bill Gottfried recruited the senior executive team for the first biotechnology company that was established in Houston.
We were founding members of BIO Houston, founding members of BIO Texas, and founding members of the Association of Biotechnology Companies, the forerunner of BIO, the industry's national association. Gottfried International, Inc. has been a corporate sponsor of The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice University in Houston and a PARTNER with The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston advocating Baylor's outstanding medical research and patient care programs.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas and The Bill and Danielle Gottfried Foundation to support kidney disease research in The Texas Medical Center in Houston and in other medical centers in the U.S. and international areas. We are embarking on a $20 million fundraising program in 2020 to raise capital to fund kidney disease research, kidney disease prevention, and initiatives to accelerate patient care, including the acceleration of dialysis technology innovation.
We are presently conducting a worldwide search for the best and brighest Nephrologists and Kidney Care Specialists to join our Kidney Research Institute of Texas Advisory Board.