SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2013) - BIOCOM, the Southern California Life Science Association representing over 550 member companies, announced today the 26 life science professionals who will speak at the 3
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Keynote sessions include Bill Rastetter, Ph.D., Partner at Venrock interviewed by Mark Wiggins, SVP Business Development at Elcelyx Therapeutics, in a fireside chat on "Reflections on the Unexpected" and John C. Reed, M.D., Ph.D., who will soon join Roche after serving for the past 11 years as Faculty Member and CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
The speakers for the Business Development Panel include Marty Birkhofer, M.D., Vice President of the Strategic Transactions Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb; Brian McVeigh, Vice President of WWBD Transactions and Investment Management at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals; Tony Rosenberg, Head of Global BD & Licensing at Novartis; and Barbara Yanni, J.D., L.L.M., C.L.P., Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer at Merck.
There will be a CEO Panel at 8:30AM on February 28
At 12:15PM on February 28
The last panel of the conference will be focusing on "Venture Financing" and will include Corey Goodman, Ph.D., Managing Partner and Co-Founder at venBIO LLC; David Kabakoff, Ph.D., Executive Partner at Sofinnova Ventures; Carole Nuechterlein, Head at Roche Venture Fund; Heather Preston, M.D., Managing Director at TPG Biotechnology; and James Topper, M.D., Ph.D., General Partner at Frazier Healthcare.
Additional presenters include: Kleanthis Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., President and CEO of Regulus Therapeutics speaking about "Going Public in a Challenging Environment"; Kurt Graves, Chairman & CEO of Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.; Lewis Geffen, Co-Chair of the VC and Emerging Companies Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo; and Michael Ross, Ph.D., Managing Partner at SV Life Sciences.
The conference will take place inside The Lodge at Torrey Pines from 7:30AM - 7:30PM on both days and will include breakfast, one-on-one partnering meetings, individual company presentations, senior executive panels, a networking lunch and end with a gala reception.
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