Posted by: Audrey Erbes | June 26, 2016

Is Rx Drug Transparency Step Toward U.S. Price Control?

There are some legal actions afoot that will take potential oversight of U.S. drug pricing to new levels. On June 3rd Vermont became the first state to sign into law a prescription drug transparency law. Under their legislation (S.216), insurers will be required to provide citizens with information about how much prescription drugs will cost out of pocket. ”The law also requires state health care regulators to develop a yearly list of the top fifteen drugs that have yielded the highest price increases. Manufacturers of those medications would then be required to justify the increase to the Attorney General’s Office.” This sounds like a step toward a form of price control that will shape up the pharma industry. See details at http://governor.vermont.gov/node/2784

The new law follows from Gov. Shumlin’s efforts to control health care costs in Vermont. With the help of the Green Mountain Care Board, begun by legislation the Governor pushed for and signed in 2011, the average rate of hospital budget growth has been held at historic lows for each of the last three years. This has resulted in expanding health care to 19,000 individuals and given Vermont a tie for the lowest uninsured rate in the U.S. Thirteen other states, including California, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Virginia are also working on drug price transparency bills. California and Ohio are offering ballot measures that would place new price caps on some drugs. See more at: http://www.raps.org/Regulatory-Focus/News/2016/06/03/25064/Vermont-Governor-Signs-Bill-With-Possible-10K-Fines-for-Drug-Price-Hikes/#sthash.u5Xg8qHQ.dpuf

Hightlights of Bay Area Life Science Events Starting Week of June 26

  • PBSS Workshop, Monday, June 27, 2016; Topic: “UHPLC in Biopharmaceutical Analysis: Benefits, Practices, Issues and Implementation;” Speakers: Dr. Michael W. Dong, MWD Consulting
  • PBSS, Friday MidDay, July 29, 2016; Topic: “CRISPR gene editing platform development for drug discovery and validation,” Speaker: Benjamin Haley, PhD (Genentech)
  • BVS ST Biotech Community Event, Thursday Evening, June 30, 2016
  • Joint Golden Gate ACS SCV Lecture, Thursday Evening, June 30, 2016; Topic: “Redesigning the Interface between Fresh Produce and the Environment for Sustainable Agriculture;” Speaker Dr. James Rogers, Apeel Sciences

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through Sept.  2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks June 26, 2016.

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Posted by: Audrey Erbes | June 19, 2016

2016 Top 50 Worldwide Pharma Rankings and Diversity Status

Posted by: Audrey Erbes | June 12, 2016

Bay Area Life Science Events Week of June 12, 2016

Highlights for Bay Area Life Science Events Week of June 12, 2016

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Evening, June 14, 2016; Topic: “How to stimulate and incentivize the development of needed new antibiotics;” Speaker: Ursula Theuretzbacher, Ph. D., Founder and Principal, Center for Anti-Infective Agents
  • EMBS, Wednesday Evening, June 15, 2016; Topic: “Scuba Diving at the Nanoscale: Novel Probes for Reliable Scanning Probe Microscopy in Liquids;” Speaker: Dominik Ziegler, Scuba Probe Technologies, Alameda, 94501 CA, USA

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks June 12, 2016 REV

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Posted by: Audrey Erbes | June 5, 2016

International BIO Conference Comes to Bay Area

Highlights of Bioscience Meetings Week of June 6, 2016

This week industry professionals will be flocking to San Francisco for the BIO International Conference, June 6-9 and related events with thousands in attendance from around the world. You can download a schedule at http://convention.bio.org/schedule/.

There is a large exhibit hall and Career Fair also running during the meeting. See pricing and registration at http://convention.bio.org/register/.

  • BIO International Conference, June 6 – 9, 2016; Dates: June 6 – 9, 2016; Location: Moscone Convention Center, North, South and West Halls
  • WIB, Monday Afternoon, June 6, 2016; Topic: Women in Bio Plenary Event at BIO Convention: “The Influential Paths of Great Visionary Leaders;” Speakers include: Firelli Alonso, Senior Director, Biotherapeutics and Vaccines Outsourcing, Pfizer; Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance; Renee Compton Ryan, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson; Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca, Head of MedImmune
  • BIO Career Fair, Thursday Afternoon, June 9, 2016; Event: BIO Career Fair
  • qb3, Thursday MidDay, June 9, 2016; Register now for the QB3 Spring 2016 NSF SBIR Bootcamp

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks June 5, 2016.

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Posted by: Audrey Erbes | May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day Week of Life Science Events

BioScience Meetings in Bay Area Week of May 30, 2016

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, May 31, 2016; Topic: “How to Take a Medical Device from Concept to Market Without Losing Your Shirt;” Speaker: John N. Hendrick ,President & CEO, Mynosys
  • PBSS, Tuesday Afternoon, May 31, 2016; Event Type: Workshop : ”Pharmacology animal models in drug development: fundamentals, applications and case studies related to oncology, metabolic diseases, inflammation and immunology” Speakers: Dirk Mendel (E-Scape Bio), Stephen Gould (Genentech), Rana Samadfam (Charles River Laboratories), Peter Havel (UC Davis), Leon Hall (Mousera)
  • Clinovo Bio Talks, Wednesday Evening, June 1, 2016; Topic: “Setting up Early Stage Clinical Trials”.
  • South Bay HBA, Saturday, June 4, 2016;  South Bay Coffee Chat
    Location: Shoreline Lake American Bistro – 3160 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks May29, 2016

Hoping you had a wonderful relaxing holiday weekend!

Audrey

Posted by: Audrey Erbes | May 22, 2016

This Week’s Bay Area Bioscience Meetings

Upcoming Bay Area Meetings Week of May 23, 2016

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, May 24, 2016; Topic: “Green Chemistry Global Adoption: Its challenges, advances and opportunities;” Speakers: Neelam Vaidya and Jose Castanon , CEO and Marketing Executive, ViridisChem Inc.
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, May 25, 2016; Topic: “Recent Trends in the Biopharma Financing and Licensing Market;” Speaker: Chris Ehrlich, Managing Director , Locust Walk Partners
  • HBA, Thursday Evening, May 26, 2016; Event: “HB8 Dine-Around: The State of International Women’s Health Today with Sally Stephens;” Featured speaker: Sally Stephens, Senior vice president, corporate development, Medicines360
  • WIB Webinar, Thursday Afternoon, May 26, 2016; National Webinar: “Raising Capital for Rising Companies;” Heather Smith, Managing Director, Head of Private Financing Solutions, Sagent Advisors
  • Rosenman Institute, Thursday Early Evening, May 26, 2016; Topic: “D-Series:How to Commercialize and Scale Your Product for Global Health Markets;” Speaker: Krista Donaldson, CEO of D-Rev. “Brilliance”

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks May 22, 2016. You can also download JobsThatCrossedMyDeskThrough May 22, 2016.

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Posted by: Audrey Erbes | May 15, 2016

Upcoming Bioscience Meetings in Bay Area

I haven’t been writing comments each week lately as I spend more time attending industry meetings and trying to make sense out of the crazy political arena. There is so much to be done in the community to save our community vitality as well as vibrancy for careers for professionals in life science.

I am looking for my new mission is life. I’ve been asked to try mentoring young professionals in a local biotech. I’m open to any ideas those of you you know me might have. You know I never let the moss grow under my feet!

Highlights of Bay Area Bioscience Meetings Week of May 15, 2016

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, May 17, 2016; Topic: “Early Stage Funding – Alternative Approaches for the Traditional Life Science Company;” Speaker: Austin Walker, Co-Founder & CEO
  • NCC-AWIS, Tuesday Evening, May 17, 2016; Event: Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet; Keynote Address Speaker: Susanne Lindgren, PhD, professor at Cal State University, Sacramento and was the 2015 Judith Pool Award recipient.
  • BioPharmaPM, Wednesday, May 18, 2016; Event: Leadership, & Technical Project Management: Leveraging the PMI Talent Triangle in BioPharma””
  • EMBS, Wednesday Evening, May 18, 2016; Topic: “Digital Medicines Provide Physicians With Insights into Patient Medication-taking Patterns and Physiologic Response, Enabling Efficient Therapy Optimization;” Speaker: Mark J. Zdeblick, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
  • GGPF Dinner, Wednesday Evening, May 18, 2016; Lecture: “Polymer and Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Gas Separations;” Speaker: Dr. Zachary P. Smith, Department of Chemistry,University of California, Berkeley
  • JLABS, Thursday, May 19, 2016; Event: “WORKSHOP 3 | Lessons Learned: The IPO process from battle tested Veterans;” Speakers: Linda Bain | Chief Financial Officer, Codiak BioSciences; Isaac Ciechanover | President & CEO, Atara Biotherapeutics;[moderator] Angela Rusakova | West Region Life Sciences Audit Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • QB3, Thursday Mid Day, May 19, 2016; Topic: “How to Navigate US Immigration Law for Biotech Entrepreneurs;” Speakers: Norman Plotkin and Atessa Chehrazi, partners at the immigration law firm of Jackson & Hertogs
  • Clark Seminar, Thursday Mid Day, May 19, 2016; Event: In vitro Vascularized Constructs as Models of Metastatic Cancer
  • ACRP Northern California Chapter, Thursday Evening, May 19, 2016; Topic: Spotlight on Site/Sponsor Collaborations: Soutions to 5 Key Issues; Speaker: Christine Pierre, President, Society for Clinical Research Sites
  • BioPharma Consortium, Friday Morning, May 20, 2016; BioPharma Consortium Breakfast Briefing: Must-Know Finance Concepts for Life Sciences Valuations: Good, Bad, & Most Effective; Speaker: John Selig, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Mavericks CapitaDate

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking onAudreys Picks May 15, 2016. JobsThatCrossedMyDeskThrough May 15, 2016are also available in PDF list.

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Posted by: Audrey Erbes | May 8, 2016

Bay Area Life Science Meetings Week of May 8, 2016

Highlights of Upcoming Bay Area Bioscience Events Week of May 8, 2016

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Evening, May 10, 2016; Topic: Is discovery research a luxury or a necessity in biotech? Speaker: Austin Gurney, Ph.D, CSO, Senior VP, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Oncomed
  • sfAWIS, Tuesday Evening, May 10, 2016; Topic: “The Conflict Shift: from Conflict to Cooperation;” Speaker: Susan Bernstein, MBA, PhD, Executive Coach and Leadership Training
  • RAPS, Wednesday Afternoon, May 11, 2016; Topic: “Navigating US Market Access Landscape for Optimal Regulatory and Business Strategy;” Speaker: Speaker:Jane Horvath, MHSA, market access lead, 3D Communiations
  • WIB, Wednesday Evening, May 11, 2016; Event: “Speed Networking at Molecular Devices”
  • HBA San Francisco, Thursday Morning, May 12, 2016; Event: “2016 Woman of Year Event – West”
  • EPPIC and Genentech, Friday MidDay, May 13, 2016; Event: Global Perspectives for Payer Evidence and Impact on Pricing and Access; Speakers: Brian O’Shea and Jeff Hille
  • Stanford Medicine, Saturday, May 14, 2016; Topic: “Health Matters 2016”

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks May 8, 2016. JobsThatCrossedMyDeskThrough May 8, 2016 are also available in PDF list.

Audrey

Highlights of Bay Area Bioscience Events Week of May 1, 2016

  • BioDesign at Stanford, Monday Evening, May 2, 2016; Event: “Stanford Biodesign, 15 Years of Innovation: Past, Present and Future Perspectives;” Impressive list of speakers on panel
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, May 3, 2016; Topic: “Launching telemedicine devices abroad: a case study in CV;” Speakers: Srikanth Jadcherla, Professor and Chairman of the Board, Global Technology University, Chairman of the Board, Piitech Inc. and Dr. Rich Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer, PiiTech
  • ASQ, Wednesday Evening, April 27, 2016, Event: Medical Device Cybersecurity (including Device Software Interoperability); Speaker: Dr. Geetha Rao, CEO of Springborne Life Sciences
  • BMES Industry Group: San Francisco/Bay Area, Tuesday Evening, May 3, 2016; Topic: “What Should Healthcare Innovation in Emerging Markets Be Focused On: New Product Ideas or Market Development?” Speaker: Dr. Anurag Mairal, MedTech Innovator, Academic, Entrepreneur
  • Stanford Law Program in Law, Science and Technology, Wednesday, May 4, 2016; Event: Stanford IP Law And The Biosciences Conference; Confirmed Speakers: Victoria Brewster, Fisherbroyles, Llp; Trevor Cook, Wilmerhale; John Duffy, University Of Virginia School Of Law; Rebecca Eisenberg, University Of Michigan Law School; Deborah Fishman, Kaye Scholer; Hon. Arthur Gajarsa, Formerly United States Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit; Wilmerhale; Robert Galvin, Wilmerhale; Hon. Paul Singh Grewal, United States District Court For The Northern District Of California; Hon. Faith Hochberg, Formerly, United States District Court For The District Of New Jersey;Hon. Susan Illston, United States District Court For The Northern District Of California; William “Bill” Lee, Wilmerhale; Mark Lemley, Durie Tangri Llp; Stanford Law School; Michael Lisi, Ariosa Diagnostics; Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Stanford Law School; Arti Rai, Duke University School Of Law; Hon. James Selna, United States District Court For The Central District Of California; Hon. Gregory Sleet, United States District Court For The District Of Delaware; Laura Storto, Genentech; John “Jay” Thomas, Georgetown Law
  • qb3, Thursday MidDay, May 5, 2016, QB3 Spring 2016 NSF SBIR Bootcamp
  • Bio-X, Saturday, May 7, 2016; “In vitro Vascularized Constructs as Models of Metastatic Cancer”
  • CABS, Saturday, May 7, 2017; Event: 2016 BioPacific Conference

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks May 1, 2016s.

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Posted by: Audrey Erbes | April 25, 2016

Upcoming Bioscience Events in Bay Area

Highlights of Upcoming Bay Area Life Science Events

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, April 26, 2016; Topic: “The Ever Changing Startup Environment;” Speaker: Jeffrey J Christian , CEO, Phoenix DeVentures Inc.
  • Bio-X Frontiers, Tuesday, April 26, 2016; Topic: “Integration Of Systems Biology, Tissue Engineering, And Microdevices For Drug Development;” Pre-Seminar Speaker: Ovijit Chaudhuri, Department Of Mechanical Engineering; Seminar Speaker: Linda Griffith, Mit –Integration Of Systems Biology, Tissue Engineering, And Microdevices For Drug Development
  • HBA, Tuesday Evening, April 26, 2016; Event: HBA Dine-Around: The State of International Women’s Health Today; Speaker: Sally Stephens, Senior vice president, corporate development, Medicines360
  • Qb3, Tuesday Mid Day, April 26, 2016; Topic: “Investment Themes in the New Healthcare Marketplace;” Speaker: Nina Kjellson, General Partner, VC firm Canaan Partners
  • Naturejobs Career Expo, Wednesday, April 27,2016; Event: Career Expo
  • WIB-San Francisco Bay Area, Wednesday Evening, April 27, 2016; Topic: “Making the Transition from Academia to Industry;” Panel: Moderator: Maya Benbarak (Genentech) and feature speakers Rebecca Begley (Gilead), Ellen Shen (Gilead), Linda Yu (23andMe), and Jess Porter Abate (Roche).
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, April 27, 2016; Topic: “Discovery of GDC-0853: A Highly Potent, Selective and Non-Covalent Btk Inhibitor;” Speaker: Wendy Young, Ph.D., Vice President of Discovery Chemistry, Genentech

You can download details for the above events in a complete PDF list of upcoming events through August 2016 by right clicking on Audreys Picks April 24, 2016.

Audrey

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