Posted by: Audrey Erbes | November 28, 2010

Audrey’s Picks for Week of Nov. 29th

It’s time to get back to work and get some exercise to get in shape for the next big holiday period! Hope you had a great holiday and yummy holiday meal. We’re eating turkey dinner again tonight–next year I’ll buy a smaller turkey!

This coming week’s picks include:

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Nov. 30, 2010; Topic: “Doing International Business Ethically: Overcoming Conflict Between Local Law and Universal Ethics;” Speaker: Elie Asmar,CEO, Interpro Inc ( and Adjunct Faculty at University of San Francisco & UC Berkeley Extension
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, French BioBay & sfAWIS, Wednesday Evening, Dec. 1, 2010; Topic: “Joint Panel: Alternative Careers for Scientists: Bench and Beyond;” Speakers: Toby Freedman, author and Founder/President of Synapsis Search; Romain Tanière, Co-Founder of French Bio Bay and currently Program Manager, PMP® at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Dr. Florence Lorget, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.; Antoinette Douglas is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Oculus Innovative Sciences
  • Bioscience Business Development: Building Value, Thursday & Friday, Dec. 2-3, 2010; Event Topic: “Bioscience Business Development: Building Value Intensive Course;” Instructors: Audrey Erbes, Principal, Erbes & Associates and and  and Gilbert R. Mintz, Ph.D., President of GRM Associates; Speakers: Harold (Hal) Etterman, MBA, Business Strategist; Carolyn Feamster, MBA, VP, Business Strategy & Analysis;  Ginger R. Dreger, M.S.,J.D., Partner Arnold & Porter LLP; Tom Gutshall, Chairman & Co-Founder of Cepheid; Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Deloitte Recap, LLC, and Founder, Recombinant Capital; Herwig VonMorze, Ph.D., International Patent Consultant
  • Medtech Frontiers, Thursday Evening, Dec. 2, 2010; Topic: “Bionic Technology and the Seven Hurdles of a Medical Device Startup;” Speaker: Robert Horst, Ph.D., Cofounder, CTO, Tibion Corp.
  • CABS Science Workshop, Saturday Afternoon, Dec. 4, 2010; “Topic: “Drug Delivery: Alternative Routes and Dosage Forms;” 1:10 – 1:20 PM     “Overview of drug delivery technologies” -Hao Zhang, Ph.D., CABS Science Committee; 1:20 – 2:10 PM     “Recent Case Studies in Swelling Gastric Retentive Tablets -Bret Berner, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Consultant/Depomed, Inc.; 2:10 – 3:00 PM     “Microneedles, Therapeutics and the Skin;” Gary W. Cleary, Ph.D., Corium International, Inc.; 3:20 – 4:10 PM “Pulmonary Delivery: Inhaler Focus” – James Boyles, JVCB Consulting; 4:10 – 5:00 PM     “Oral Mucosal Drug Delivery” – Xiaoling Li, Ph.D., University of Pacifica

I’ll be at the Bio2Device Group program on Tuesday morning, teaching Bioscience Business Development: Building Value on Thursday and Friday  (BTW, there’s no prerequisite to take this course)  as well as the CABS Workshop on Saturday. You don’t need to register for B2DG morning meetings and there’s still time to register for the other events this week.

A list of Audrey’s Picks covers the balance of November through early February. 2011. (Right click on highlighted title and open pdf in a new window.)


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