#BIO2014 San Diego Representation #1: Who’s Speaking?

Image courtesy Biotechnology Industry Organization
Image courtesy Biotechnology Industry Organization

San Diego Biotech companies have great representation at the 2014 Biotechnology Industry Organization convention taking place June 23-26 here. We’ll be highlighting local companies speaking, exhibiting, and otherwise participating here on the SDBN blog, and you can see all our coverage at sdbn.org/bio2014. In the table below, we list companies who are speaking in the organized sessions, and note that 76 local companies are presenting, including the Business Forum which is not listed below. Check out the table below and click on the name of the session to link to it and add it to your schedule. Support our local companies by attending, Tweeting about, and otherwise participating in their sessions. Also note that a few of the sessions have a reception at the end, so you can talk informally with the speakers as well. Stay tuned for the next post in our series on local participation at BIO, featuring companies exhibiting at BIO2014.

San Diego BIO2014 Representation
Session Description Local Representation Date Time Location
Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp & Reception Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is an intensive, two-day program that walks you through the necessary steps and gives you the skills to transform technology and invention into a viable company. Lumena Pharmaceuticals, Sofinnova Ventures, Avalon Ventures Sunday 6/22 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Room 9
Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – Day 2 (See Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp & Reception description) Psynomics, Genoa Pharmaceuticals Monday 6/23 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Room 9
Digital Health Forum & Reception San Diego has a unique edge in digital health as we possess strengths in both biotechnology and wireless. Check out this forum to learn the latest. Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Scripps Translational Science Institute, Dexcom, Janssen Tuesday 6/24 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Room 8
Surf’s Up ? Algae, Marine Biotech and Synthetic Biology are Riding a New Wave of Industrial Biotech in Southern California Hear local biofuel and green technology leaders discuss the state of the industry. Synthetic Genomics, UCSD, Genomatica, Cellana Tuesday 6/24 9:30-10:30 a.m. Room 10
Industrial Biotech – Manufacturing Fast in the Far East Exploring and learning from the success of southeast Asia in industrial biotechnology. Verdezyne Tuesday 6/24 10:45-11:45 a.m. Room 10
Thriving Again in 2014: Preparing for Success, Not Just Survival at FDA Advisory Committee Meetings Do’s and don’ts of FDA Advisory Committee Meetings from case studies and firsthand experiences. Arena Tuesday 6/24 3:00-4:00 p.m. Room 31B
Successful Industry-Disease Foundation Partnerships: A National Survey and Leadership Perspective Disease foundations are playing an increasingly important role in advancing research and helping to bring new treatments to market. Industry and foundation executives share what they view as the key opportunities and challenges for industry-foundation collaborations. Ceregene Tuesday 6/24 3:00- 4:00 p.m. Room 32AB
Big Data: Genomic Medicine and The Big Data Revolution This panel will bring together key thought leaders in personalized genomic medicine to explore how big data will change the landscape of the practice of medicine. Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Illumina, MD Revolution Wednesday 6/25 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Room 8
Blazing New Trails in Disruptive Innovation: Stem Cells, RNA and Epigenetics-Based Therapeutics Progress and challenges in three promising therapeutic areas. Isis, UCSD Wednesday 6/25 9:00- 10:00 a.m. Room 33A
Stem Cells Delivering Results Today as Models of Disease Learn how stem cells are being used effectively to model disease. CIRM, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Wednesday 6/25 10:15- 11:30 a.m. Room 9
Encounters in the Third Dimension: Improving the Clinical Predictability of Preclinical Models for Drug Discovery and Disease Modeling The potential for 3D printing for drug discovery and disease modeling is truly exciting, and this panel will evaluate the commercial readiness of the technologies. Organovo Wednesday 6/25 3:00-4:00 p.m. Room 33A
Innovative Options and Models for Clinical Operations in Small Biotechs Learn how smaller biotech companies are finding creative ways to implement clinical trials. Tragara, Tracon, PRA International Wednesday 6/25 3:00-4:00 p.m. Room 31A
Communication Pitfalls for Drug Candidates in Clinical Trials This session tackles the pitfalls of clinical trial communications and offers policies and procedures to help companies sidestep these risks. Cytori Thursday 6/26 10:30-11:30 a.m. Room 31A
Viva La Collaboration! How Mexican Policy is Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Spur Biotech Innovation and Investment Innovation thought leader and UCSD Vice Chancellor Mary Walshok joins others in a discussion about Mexico’s commitment to biotechnology and synergies with the San Diego region. UCSD Thursday 6/26 11:00-11:45 a.m. Room 5B
Navigating the Intellectual Property Minefield to Protect Personalized Medicine Innovations Worldwide A panel of top U.S. and European attorneys, a major diagnostics company and university technology transfer representatives will discuss personalized medicine intellecutal property issues and provide creative strategies for protecting personalized medicine innovations. UCSD Thursday 6/26 1:00-2:00 p.m. Room 7AB

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