Posted by: Audrey Erbes | June 19, 2010

Take a Look at This Week’s Programs

It’s another big week of opportunities to attend industry meetings with several alternatives to choose from on Wednesday, the 23rd, so read carefully.  Meetings span the Bay Area so be sure to check the locations.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Bio2Device Group meeting on Tuesday morning and hope others  might consider taking my UCSC Ext. class in Santa Clara on Thursday and Friday. This course teaches applied skills for raising funds via licensing deals, alliances and collaborations and provides extensive  resources for developing a business plan, opportunity assessment or other agreed upon term project during the subsequent two-month term. Students have access to instructors during the term.

Highlights of this coming week’s meetings appear below:

  • RAPS, Monday Evening, June 21, 2010, Topic: “An Introduction to the Regulatory Profession,” Speakers: Mike Johnston, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Quark Pharmaceuticals; Craig Halverson, Senior Consultant, Regulatory Affairs, Biologics Consulting Group
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, June 22, 2010, Topic: “Reimbursement Challenges for Entrepreneurial Medical Device Companies,” Speaker: Charles Gilbride, Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development, Spinalmotion, Inc.
  • UCSF, Center for BioEntrepreneurship, Tuesday Evening, June 22, 2010, Topic: Camp Entrepreneur 2010, Session 4: “Company Building and Partnering:Partnering is Essential to Building a Successful Company,” Speaker: James Sabry M.D., PhD., Vice President, Partnering, Genentech
  • San Jose Biocenter, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Program: Meet with… Gilead
  • San Francisco Business Times, Wednesday Morning, June 23, 2010, Topic: “Bay Area Biotech Forum: Biotech at the Crossroads,” Speakers:Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor, UCSF; Dr. Harald Dinter, Vice President Global Biological Development; Rick Winningham, CEO, Theravance; Jeff Jensen, CEO, Fluxion Biosciences;John Hamer, Managing Director, Burrill & Company
  • Wilson Sonsini Medical Device Dinner and Conference, Wednesday, June 23- Thurs., June 24, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
  • UCSC Ext. (Santa Clara), June 24-25, 2010 for two-day intensive classroom work (two-month term)with gratis access to premier subscription industry newsletter and deal database archives while working on term project, Topic: “Bioscience Business Development: Building Value,” Instructors: Audrey Erbes, Ph.D., Erbes & Associates and Gil Mintz, plus Expert Guest Lecturers: Harold (Hal) Etterman, MBA, Business Strategist; Carolyn Feamster, MBA, VP, Business Strategy & Analysis; Ginger R. Dreger, M.S.,  J.D., Arnold & Porter LLP; Herwig von Morze, Ph.D., International IP Consultant; Tom Gutshall, Chairman & Co-Founder of Cepheid; Michael G. McCully, M.S., Director, Recombinant Capital.  Details in flyer which you can open in new window or go to website page.

The full list of Bay Area life science meetings through July 2010 are downloadable as pdf file (right click and open in new window). For those of you interested in other courses and certificate programs designed for life science post-grad professionals you can see all the courses and programs across functions and sectors in the summer catalogue.



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