Posted by: Audrey Erbes | April 16, 2011

Attend BayBio Annual Conference and Vote for Best Biotech Deal

I’ve listed the highlights for Audrey’s Picks of the Week below:

  • BioCentury TV Today, Sunday Morning, April 17, 2011, Topic: “Regenerative Medicine: The Urgent Call for a National Strategy;” Michael Werner, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine; Gary Gillheeney, EVP, COO and CFO at Organogenesis Inc.; Dr. Gary Van Bokkelen, Co-founder and CEO of Athersys Inc.; Dr. Richard Insel, CSO at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • FountainBlue’s Life Science Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Monday Evening, April 18, 2011, Topic: “Physician Panel: Partnering with Entrepreneurs to Better Address Patient Needs;”Facilitator Amish Parashar, Stanford University Trans-Disciplinary Program; Panelist Arthur Douville, Arthur W. Douville, Jr., M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Good Samaritan Hospital; Panelist Guy Miller, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edison Pharmaceuticals; Panelist Peter G. Milner, MD, FACC, Co-Founder and Executive VP Corporate Development Optivia Biotechnology and Co-founder CV Therapeutics, ARYx Therapeutics; Presenting Entrepreneur Subhash Kulkarni, post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Stanford University; Presenting Entrepreneur Thomas Ruby, PhD, Postdoc fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, Monack Lab
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, April 19, 2011, Topic: “Developing Drug Delivery Technologies – Lessons Learned;” Speaker: Ruben Rathnasingham, VP Development, Corium International
  • BayBio 2011 Annual Conference, April 20-21, 2011, Topic: “BayBio 2011: Powering Global Innovation
  • BioSpace Career Fair at BayBio2011, Wednesday Afternoon, April 20, 2011
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, April 20, 2011; Topic: “Ever-Changing Biotechnology and Health Care;” Speaker: Pitch Johnson, Founding Partner, Asset Management Company
  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Wednesday Evening, April 20, 2011, 7:30 pm, Topic: “Robotic Rehabilitation with the Bionic Leg;” Speaker: Robert Horst, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Tibion Corporation

Be sure to check out the details on the  BayBio Annual Conference being held on April 20-21 and the Career Fair on the 20th in conjunction with the meeting. I’ll be attending the FountainBlue Life Science Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Bio2Device Group meeting and BayBio Conference this week. I’ll be presenting on a panel at the conference on Thursday afternoon on product planning. This local conference is only held once a year and provides a great networking as well as super learning opportunity. You do not need to register for conference to participate in the Career Fair.

Although the Deloitte Recap Allicense meeting isn’t until May 3-4th, I wanted to give you a heads up this week to vote for the best deal of the year. If you’re a licensing/partnering/deal aficionado, you might want to review the background on the 2011 Deloitte Recap nominees for the Allicense Breakthrough Alliance Award, honoring creative partnerships during the previous year in biopharma, you can view the replay of a recent webinar including information on deals at:

The nominees include:

Regulus / Sanofi-Aventis’ deal for microRNA therapeutics for fibrosis and other conditions (June 2010)

ISIS / GlaxoSmithKline’s deal for RNA-targeted therapeutics (March)

Array / Novartis’ deal for MEK inhibitors in cancer (April)

Rigel / AstraZeneca’s deal focused on the Phase II Syk inhibitor fostamatinib (February)

Mesoblast / Cephalon’s deal for adult mesenchymal precursor stem cell technology for cardiovascular, cancer and CNS indications (December)

To learn more about how Deloitte Recap chose nominees, review the voting rules and cast your ballot at:

You can download the complete list of Audrey’s Picks for life science industry events for April and May by right clicking on the highlighted title Audrey’s Picks of the Week.



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