Posted by: Audrey Erbes | January 31, 2010

Upcoming Meetings This Week and Balance of Feb. 2010

Another week with interesting opportunities to network and learn about financing and competitors  lies ahead.  Here are my picks of the week:

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Feb. 2, 2010 – Topic: “Molecular Image – fundraising in a tough environment,” Speaker: Russ Singleton , Molecular Image, (note at TIPS this week-no registration required)
  • San Jose BioCenter, Tuesday Mid-Day, Feb. 2, 2010 – Program: “Planning for Your Drug Development Success: From the Bench to the Clinic;”  Speakers: Dr. Richard Slauter, Senior Director of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, MPI Research, Inc., Dr. Brian Rogers, VP of Toxicology, Pacific BioDevelopment, Dr. Stephen Frantz, Director of Business Development, Pacific Northwest, MPI Research, Inc., Dr. David Brewster, Sr. Safety Expert for Global NonClinical Safety and Head External Relations, US, F. Hoffman-La Roche
  • CABS, Tuesday Evening, Feb. 2, 2010 – Seminar & Round-Table: “Investor Pitch: How to Get Funding for Your Great Idea”
  • CSPA, Tuesday Evening, Feb. 2, 2010 – Topic: “Venture Capital Outlook 2010”, Panel: David Lane –  General Partner, Onset Ventures, Prashant Shah – Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partner, John Steuart – Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures, Hing Wong – Managing Director, Walden International
  • Tri-Conference, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3-4, 2010 (sign up for free hall pass and hear plenary session speakers and visit exhibit hall)
  • BioE2E Biotech Entrepreneurs Program, Wednesday Evening, Feb. 3, 2010 – Topic: “Important Early Steps in Setting up Your Business, ” Speakers: Bruce Cohen, MD, Founder, President & CEO VistaPath Genetics, Bill Starling, co-founder of Synergy Life Science Partners, Paul A. Stone, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, 5AM Ventures
  • Triple Ring Technologies, Thursday Evening, Feb. 4, 2010 – Topic: ” Fluoroscopy and Angiography for Treatment of Children with Congenital Heart Disease: Current Use and Future Needs,” Speaker: Dr. Phillip Moore, director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization   Laboratory at UCSF Children’s Hospital

Details for these meetings can be found in downloadable Word document MeetingListJan31_10 which includes February-March meetings.

It’s not too late to sign up for UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley’s course Bioscience Product Marketing (starts Thursday evening Feb. 11th)  where you can learn how to research and write a life science product marketing plan.

Hope you’ve survived the weather with little damage and hope to see you at one of these upcoming events. My insurance agent advised me that there are  over 5,000 claims in California qualifying the state as catastrophe area!  Stay dry wherever you are.



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