Posted by: Audrey Erbes | June 22, 2013

Attend One or More Upcoming Bay Area Life Science Events plus Jobs


I know that summer is finally here when the blackberries and apricots ripen in my backyard.  And that means it’s time to be thinking about some time relaxing and refreshing our bodies and minds and trying to fit in some R&R before the fall comes.

I’m issuing this mailing without my usual industry comments as I have been busy preparing for a vacation. I know you’ll understand that I will be taking a break from the weekly blog and list postings in the coming weeks. I’ve developed my usual list of life science events and jobs that crossed my desk with hopes the information will be useful to you while I’m gone. See the highlights for this coming week’s Bay Area life science events and programs below.

  • BioCentury This Week, See new program Webcast Starting Sunday, June 23, 2013, Available anytime starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT; Topic: “Breaking Through: FDA, Pharma Move Fast;” Speakers: Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Dr. Brian Harvey, VP for U.S. Regulatory Strategy at Pfizer
  • CACO Workshop and Webcast, Monday Afternoon, June 24, 2013; Topic: “Pro-drugs: Principles, Design, PK, and Regulatory Issues;” Speakers: Valentino Stella (Univ Kansas), Richard Mackman (Gilead), Adrian Ray (Gilead), Bernard Murray (Gilead)
  • MIT Chemical Engineering Dept., Monday Evening, June 24, 2013; Topic: “Addressing Today’s Health and Energy Challenges through Chemical Engineering; Speakers: Klavs F. Jensen, Department Head, Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering; Paula T. Hammond, David H. Koch Professor of Engineering; Gregory Stephanopoulos, W. H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, June 25, 2013; Topic: “A brief history of how one company helped pioneer a novel therapy and a new wave of innovation;” Speakers: Ben Clark, Engineering Manager, Medtronic/Ardian  Medtronic
  • Patheon and QB3, Tuesday Afternoon, June 25, 2013; Topic:  “Addressing Development Challenges from Preclinical to Proof of Concept and Readiness for Out-Licensing;” Speakers: Anil Kane, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Formulation Sciences, PDS at Patheon; Jason M. Vaughn, Ph.D., Director of Formulation and Product Development at Patheon; Khalid Shah, Ph.D., Senior Director of Formulations Development, Manufacturing and Clinical  Supplies at Exelixis; Jamie Topper, M.D., Ph.D., General Partner, Menlo Park, Frazier Healthcare
  • San Francisco Business Times Biotech Forum, Wednesday Morning, June 26, 2013; Topic: “Biotech Forum: New Life (Sciences)”
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, June 26, 2013; Topic: “Selective Targeting of Cancer Cells with a Hypoxia-Activated Prodrug: Preclinical and Clinical Studies;” Speaker: Charles Hart, Ph.D., Vice President, Biology, Threshold Pharmaceuticals
  • ASQ NCDG, Wednesday Evening, June 26, 2013; Topic: “Preparing for FDA Inspections;” Speaker: Bruce Haggar, President, MedQ Systems, Inc.; Moderator: Thomas Lypka, CEO TSL Quality Inc, RAC
  • BayBio, Thursday Evening, June 27, 2013; Event: “Baybio Life Science Pub Night;” Date and Time: June 27, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • HBA, Thursday Evening, June 27, 2013; Topic: “Investment Trends in the Healthcare Industry;” Speakers: Pat Salber, CEO of Health Tech Hatch; Alexandra Laforge, Director of Membership & Programs at Investors’ Circle; Dayton Misfeldt, Investment Partner at Bay City Capital
  • NorCal BioPharmaPM Breakfast Meeting, Friday Morning, June 28, 2013; Topic: “PM Culture—Why and How: A Case Study;” Speaker:Courtland LaVallee, Director, Project Management, Theravance

You can find all the details for these and others through the end of the year in the Audreys Picks June 22, 2013. You can also check out the latest positions that crossed my desk in Jobs That Crossed My Desk Through June 22, 2013. Just right click on highlighted title and open the pdf file. Please feel welcome to share with colleagues or friends that might find these complimentary lists of interest and value. They can also find them on my blog at my website

Next Upcoming UC Berkeley Extension Business and Marketing Courses

  • UC Berkeley Extension Course, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4, 2013; Course: “Life Science Business and Marketing: Their Integral Role for Success,” Instructor: Audrey S. Erbes, Ph.D., Principal, Erbes & Associates and blog; Guest Speakers: Joyce Chiarenza,  Regulatory Consultant; Linda Schock, Director, Commercial Compliance and Government Programs, CIS; Bev Hudson, MBA, Executive Director/SVP of Clinical Research, Oklahoma Foundation for Cardiovascular Research; Julie Tompkins, MBA, Sr. Vice President, Timely Data Resources, Inc. Dates and Time: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4, 2013; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm for classroom intensive and balance of term for working on term project; Location: Downtown University of California, Berkeley Extension, 425 Market St., 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; Fee: $795, online registration available in early August; Register at in early August.

For those of you who missed taking my Life Science Business Development course that ran this past Thursday and Friday, it will run again in the fall term on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, 2013. You can read about it at but you can’t register until early August.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events this summer.



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