BIOCOM Partnering Conf, Feb 27-28 in La Jolla

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February 27-28, 2013 | The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037 | 7:00 am – 5:00pm

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BIOCOM’s Third Annual Global Life Science Partnering Conference is an exclusive global partnering and networking forum that brings together senior executives and business development professionals from leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

The conference will include case study presentations, individual company presentations, one-on-one meetings, and numerous networking opportunities.


  • Alain Baron, President & CEO, Director, Elcelyx
  • Martin Birkhofer, Vice President of Strategic Transactions Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Miranda Biven, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Richard Brudnick, Vice President of Business Development, Biogen-Idec
  • Tom Bumol, Site Head at AME, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Dan Burgess, President & CEO,Rempex Pharmaceuticals
  • Iain Dukes, Vice President, External Research and Development, Amgen
  • Lewis Geffen, Co-Chair, VC and Emerging Companies Practice, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
  • George S. Golumbeski, Senior Vice President Business Development, Celgene Corporation
  • Corey Goodman, Partner, venBio LLC
  • Kurt Graves, Chairman & CEO, Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Richard Heyman, President and CEO, Aragon Pharmaceuticals
  • David Kabakoff, Executive Partner, Sofinnova
  • Brian McVeigh, VP, WWBD Transactions and Investment Management, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
  • Carole Nuechterlein, Head, Roche Venture Fund
  • Terence G. Porter, Vice President, Search & Evaluation, Global Business Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Bill Rastetter, Partner, Venrock
  • John C. Reed, MD, Ph.D., Professor & Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair, Former CEO, Sanford-Burnham
  • Melinda Richter, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Prescience International
  • Tony Rosenberg, Head of Global BD & Licensing, Novartis
  • Michael Ross, Managing Partner, SV Life Sciences
  • Jim Schaeffer, Executive Director of Licensing & External Research, Merck Research Labs
  • Susan Schaeffer, Editor, BioCentury, The Bernstein Report on BioBusiness
  • Jamie Topper, General Partner, Frazier Healthcare
  • Gonul Velicelebi, Founder, President & CEO, CalciMedica
  • Mark Wiggins, SVP, Business Development, Elcelyx
  • Rob Wills, Vice President, Alliance Management, Johnson & Johnson
  • Kleanthis Xanthopoulos, President and CEO, Regulus Therapeutics
  • Barbara Yanni, Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer, Merck

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
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