Posted by: Audrey Erbes | November 15, 2015

California Remains Leader in Life Sciences

California Continues as World Leader in Life Sciences

California continues to top the lists of best state for life science industry jobs, investment, NIH awards and outstanding progress in discovering and bringing new products to market. See details in 2016 report on California Life Sciences Industry at

Highlights of Upcoming Bay Area Life Science Events

There are numerous events this coming week as organizations squeeze in a meeting prior to the Thanksgiving holiday period. Wednesday, Nov. 18th is especially crowded with evening events.

  • Morgan Lewis, Monday Midday, Nov. 16, 2015; Event: “Medicines Pricing and Reimbursement – Demonstrating Value and Sharing Risk in the EU and the US”
  • AAPS, Monday Evening, Nov. 16, 2015; Topic: “Drug Discovery & Development: Sourcing and Regulatory Perspective “
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Nov. 17, 2015; Topic: “Ultra-Low-Light CMOS Biosensor Complements Microfluidics to Achieve Portable Diagnostics; Speaker: Yuping Chung & Zhimin Ding, Founder and CEO, Anitoa Systems
  • ebAWIS Tuesday Evening, November 17, 2015; Event: How I got to Now: Leadership Learnings to Nurture Growth and Success ;” Speakers: Amita Goel, CEO, Celltheon; Anna Shadman, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D; Sheila Babnis, Global Leader, Genentech-Roche
  • MedDevice Engineers Bay Area, Tuesday Evening, Nov. 17, 2015; Event: SVEC Open House “Future of IOT: Industrialize and Automate Everything;” Speaker: Mahmood Khan, MBA, PMP, BSc
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, Nov. 18, 2015; Topic: “Localized Medicines for Localized Diseases;” Speaker: Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Theravance Biopharma
  • Palo Alto AWIS, Wednesday Evening, Nov. 18, 2015; Topic: “Bridging the Gap: Communicating Science Broadly;” Moderator: Natalie DeWitt, PhD, is a 15-year veteran of science communications; Panelists: Monya Baker is a Journalist and Editor at Nature; Crystal Botham, PhD, directs the Biosciences Grant Writing Academy; Tiago Faial, PhD, is an Associate Editor at Nature Genetics; Allison Farrell, PhD, is a Senior Editor at Nature Medicine; Kristin Sainani (née Cobb), PhD, is an associate professor at Stanford University; Nicholas Weiler, PhD, is currently a science writer at UCSF’s news office
  • ClinPulse, Wednesday Evening, Nov. 18, 2015; The Expert Event Series BY PRC Clinical; Cheryl Grandinetti, Health Science Policy Analyst / Office of Medical Policy / CDER at Food and Drug Administration; Mary Ann Battles, Head, Clinical Quality & Compliance, Early Development at Genentech; Jim Gearhart, Board of Directors at Quorum Review; Brad Pruitt; Chief Medical Officer at Parallel 6; Moderated by: Pierre Corin, Senior Global Project Manager at Genentech
  • EMBS, Wednesday Evening, Nov. 18, 2015; Topic: Reimagining the Long-term Homecare Setting with Advanced, Wearable Technology; Speaker: Mark Fauci, Founder and CEO, Gen-9, Inc
  • HBA, Wednesday Evening, Nov. 18, 2015; Workshop: “Emotional Intelligence: The New IQ – Creating Personal Success with Emotional Intelligence;” Workshop Leader: Scott Livingston, MBA, EdD, Executive coach and consultant, Livingston Consulting Group
  • HHS Pharmaceutical Forum, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015; Event with Webcast: “HHS Pharmaceutical Forum: Innovation, Access, Affordability and Better Health” It will be held in-person, which requires an invitation, but will also be webcast live. Information re day’s webcast access will be available this coming week of the conference on the conference website at

You can download details for the above events in a complete list of upcoming events and jobs by right clicking on Audreys Picks Nov. 15 2015 and JobsThatCrossedMyDeskThroughNov. 15, 2015

Note that I am not able to send my blog and lists directly to you as I did for over 10 years. You can access them by reading my weekly blog and downloading my lists at You can also access via my website at



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