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Venture Summit | West – “Where Innovation Meets Capital”, March 23rd & 24th  2020,

Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley

VSW20 – Discount code, LPBI-VIP and unique event site link http://bit.ly/2PfsbM7.

Video link for most recent event http://bit.ly/2LQpONN 

UPDATED on 1/16/2020

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI ) Group is pleased to spons and invite you to join us at Venture Summit | West

Special offer:  Register Now & Save $450 off (Use discount code “LPBI-VIP”)

* Call for Top Innovators Details below

Venture Summit | West

Where Innovation Meets Capital

March 23rd & 24th  2020

Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley

  

Reminder to register for the prestigious Venture Summit | West being held on March 23rd & 24th 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This year will again feature a dedicated Lifesciences/Healthcare Track. Come meet, interact and network with more than 1,300 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, industry execs and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies.

 

Whether you’re a Lifesciences/Healthcare startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures – is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

 

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage companies.

 

Partial Initial Lineup of over 60 VCs & Angels confirmed to speak and judge includes:

Ben Abadi, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Capital | Shaun Arora, Founding Partner, MiLA Capital | Shannon Austin, Partner, Financial Venture Studio | Jennifer Azapian, Partner , Mighty Capital | Wade Bitaraf, Founder, Energy & Sustainability, Plug & Play Tech Center | Greg Bohlen, Managing Director, Union Grove Venture Partners | Peter Bruce-Clark, Partner, Social Impact Capital | Darren Cooke, Investor, Life Science Angels | Ross Darwin, Principal, Owl Ventures | Anne DeGheest, Founder, HealthTech Capital | Jun Deng, Partner, Joyance Partners | Robert Dunkle, President, ABES Venture Partners | Anna Fokina, Senior Associate, Data Collective | Norm Gitis, Managing Partner, Lymo Ventures | Sheeraz Haji, Managing Partner, Zip Dragon Ventures | Charlie Hanna, Investor, Marcy Venture Partners | Daniel Harris, Managing Director, DPH Ventures | Guy Horowitz, Partner, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners | Jens Horstmann, Founding Director, Crestlight Ventures | Najib Khouri-Haddad, General Partner, Sway Ventures | Howard Ko, Principal, Morpheus Ventures | Elaine Kunda, Founder & Managing Director, Disruption Ventures | Ricky Lai, Principal, Portag3 Ventures | Anh Le, Partner, CRCM Ventures | James Lee, Investment Associate Director, Photon Fund | Darwin Ling, Founding General Partner, Good AI Capital | Melina Mathur, Principal, Asset Management Ventures | Manan Mehta, Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures | SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital | Mark Mueller-Eberstein, Angel Investor, Alliance of Angels | Ivan Nikkhoo, Managing Partner, Navigate Ventures | Kira Noodleman, Principal, Bee Partners | Damien Petty, Principal, Morpheus Ventures | Patrick Pfeffer, Lead Investor, Juniper Networks | Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures | Mario Ruiz, Investor, Paypal Ventures | Ernst Sack, Partner, Blue Bear Capital | Praveen Sahay, Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners | Gayatri Sarkar, Managing Partner, Hype Capital VC Fund | Charles Sidman, Managing Partner, ECS Capital Partners | Ratan Singh, Principal, Fort Ross Ventures | Li Sun, Partner, Foundation Capital | Erica Van, Investor, Charles River Ventures | Kutral Veerabadran, Principal, Flow Capital | Sonali Vijayavargiya, Managing Director, Augment Ventures | Elaine Zelby, Principal & Director of Growth, SignalFire | Stephanie Zepeda, Senior Associate, Arbor Ventures | Yanan Zhao, General Partner, Magnet Ventures | Sebastian Zhou, Investor, Alpha Square Group | Simin Zhou, VP & Managing Director, UL Ventures and many more.

 

 

Special Offer:

LPBI has made special arrangement for our network to receive a special discount of $450 off. This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment. 

 

Register Today & Save Click here.   (Use promo code “ LPBI-VIP”)

 

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 100 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. 

 

 

Call for TOP INNOVATORS!

Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster

 

A select group of more than 100 Top Innovators will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, and Strategic Partners.

 

Apply to Present / Nominate a company:

For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here.

 

Seed Pitchfest:

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for the Seed stage track.

 

 We look forward to seeing you there. 

 

LPBI & youngStartup Ventures

 

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Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI ) Group is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to join us at Venture Summit | West

Special offer:  Register Now & Save $450 off

(Use discount code “LPBI-VIP”)

* Call for Top Innovators Details below

Venture Summit | West

Where Innovation Meets Capital

March 23rd & 24th  2020

Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley

  

Come meet, interact and network with more than 1,300 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, industry execs and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious Venture Summit | West being held on March 23rd & 24th 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This year will again feature a dedicated Lifesciences/Healthcare Track.

 

Whether you’re a Lifesciences/Healthcare startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures – is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

 

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage companies.

 

Lineup of over 150 VCs and Angels that spoke and judged at VSW19 includes:

Ben Abadi, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Capital | Navid Alipour, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Analytics Ventures | Logan Allin, General Partner & Founder, Fin Venture Capital | Kareem Aly, Principal, Thomvest Ventures | Magdi Amin, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network | Ash Archibald, Deal Principal, Wharton Angels | Jennifer Azapian, Partner , Mighty Capital | Carlos S. Baradello, General Partner, Alaya Capital Partners | Scott Beechuk, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners | Marcus Behrendt, Partner, BMW i Ventures | Lisha Bell, Dealflow Lead, Pipeline Angels | Ashish Bhatia, Angel Investor | Sunny Bia, Associate, CRCM Ventures | Mike Biddle, Managing Director, Evok Innovations | Alexa Binns, Associate, Maven Ventures | Wade Bitaraf, Founder, Energy & Sustainability, Plug & Play Tech Center | Tico Blumenthal, Co-chair of the Medical Device Screening Committee, Life Science Angels | Greg Bohlen, Managing Director, Union Grove Venture Partners | Will Borthwick, Senior Associate, Bold Capital Partners | Eric Breese, Investment Manager, Evonik Venture Capital | Maxx Bricklin, Founding Principal, Bold Capital Partners | Pratik Budhdev, Investment Director, Volvo Cars Tech Fund | Edouard Bulteau, Investment Manager, Total Energy Ventures | Andy Cao, Principal, Comcast Ventures | Packey Carrier, Investment Manager, American Express Ventures | Jeffrey Carter, General Partner, West Loop Ventures | Matthew Chavez, Associate, New Enterprise Associates | Joy Chen, Chief Investment Officer, TAL Education Group | Kelly Chen, Principal, Data Collective | Keting Chu, Venture Partner, LYFE Capital | Jackson Cummings, Investor, Salesforce Ventures | Michael D’Aurizio, Investment Manager, Centrica Innovations | Ned Daoro, Senior Associate, Clocktower Technology Ventures | Angelo Del Priore, Partner, HP Tech Ventures | Jun Deng, Partner, Joyance Partners | Dan Doble, Managing Director, SABIC Ventures | Rexhi Dollaku, Principal, Base10 | Yizhen Dong, Principal, 11.2 Capital | Ted Driscoll, Managing Partner, DigitalDX Ventures | Marah Dudenhoeffer, Manager, Verizon Ventures | Susannah Duke, Associate, Pelion Venture Partners | Robert Dunkle, President, ABES Venture Partners | Victor Echevarria, Principal, Jackson Square Ventures | Tom Eggleston, Managing Director , Charmides Capital | Geoffrey Eisenberg, Principal, Ecosystem Integrity Fund | Sean Engel, Principal, Top Tier Capital Partners | Michael Fanfant, Senior Associate, Runa Capital | Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Director, Blue Startups | Kristen Faulkner, Associate, Threshold Ventures | Linda Fingerle, Partner, Tappan Hill Ventures | Spencer Foust, Principal, Sozo Ventures | Ben Freeberg, Senior Associate, Alpha Venture Partners | Chris Gaertner, Principal, Omega Venture Partners | Karim Gillani, General Partner, Luge Capital | Norm Gitis, Managing Partner, Life Science Angels | Garrett Goldberg, Partner, Bee Partners | Jocelyn Goldfein, Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners | Daniel Gomez, Investment Analyst, Fusion Fund | Tyler Griffin, Managing Partner, Financial Venture Studio | Baris Guzel, Principal, BMW i Ventures | Perry Ha, Analyst, The Westly Group | Sheeraz Haji, Managing Partner, Zip Dragon Ventures | Daniel Harris, Managing Director, DPH Ventures | Laurence Hayward, Partner, Independence Equity | Annie Hazlehurst, Founder, Faridan | Alicia Castillo Holley, Investor, Sand Hill Angels | Jens Horstmann, Founding Director, Crestlight Ventures | Heyu Huang, Venture Partner, Fresco Capital | Anup Jacob, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Activate Capital Partners | Alexis Ji, Partner, Illumina Ventures | Gary Jinks, Founding Managing Director, South Valley Angels | Matt Jones, Managing Director, Solvay Ventures | Kathleen Jurman, Corporate Technology Scout, Dow Ventures | Amir Kabir, Investment Principal, Munich Re Ventures | Jimmy Kan, Senior Associate, Anzu Partners | Kester Keating, Head of US Strategic Investments, Barclays | Roger King, Founder, Bay Angels | Steve Kishi, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners | Yasemin Kliman, Co-President, Harvard Business School Angels | Daniella Kranjac, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Dynamk Capital | Nathan Krishnamurthy, Principal, Capital One Growth Ventures | Vivek Krishnamurthy, Associate, Commerce Ventures | Amit Kumar, Investor, Band of Angels | Kwasi Kyei, Associate, Sandbox Industries | Eduardo Laiter, Sr Investment Analyst, Kapor Capital | Severine Lalande, Investment Manager, Total Energy Ventures | Javaughn Lawrence, Investor, Eniac Ventures | Lindsay Lee, Managing Director, Authentic Ventures | Roberta Lee, Angel Investor, Life Science Angels | Sarah Lee, Investor, EdVentures Group | Julie Lein, Managing Partner, Urban Innovation Fund | Geraldine Le Meur, Founding Partner, The Refiners | Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director, Advance Ventures | Alex Luce, Principal, Creative Ventures | Vincent Lui, Senior Director of Corporate Ventures, SK Telecom Americas | Silvia Mah, Executive Director and Founder, Hera Angels | Ashish Mahashabde, Investor, Amex Ventures | Shripriya Mahesh, Co-Founding Partner, Spero Ventures | Tasneem Manjra, Head of Network Development, Volvo Cars Tech Fund | Jillian Manus, Managing Partner, Structure Capital | Ben Metcalfe, Principal, Ridge Ventures | Wouter Meuleman, Director of Investments, Illumina Ventures | SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital | Linda Molnar, Program Director, National Science Foundation | Sasha Ostojic, Angel investor, Playground Global | Umesh Padval, Venture Partner, Thomvest Ventures | Hirak Parikh, Venture Partner, Augment Ventures | Victor Pascucci III, Managing Partner, Lightbank | Phoebe Peronto, Investor, Salesforce Ventures | Ricardo Politi, Partner, Mindset Ventures | Salil Pradhan, Venture Partner, Draper Nexus | Gagan Rana, Executive-in-Residence, Learn Capital | Peter Redford, Investor, Band of Angels | Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures | John Ricci, Founder & Managing Partner, US Angels | Jennifer Richard, Senior Associate, Cross Culture Ventures | Andre Rocha, Investor, Glasswing Ventures | Riley Rodgers, Associate, Valia Investments | Peter Rojas, Founding Partner, Betaworks Ventures | Praveen Sahay, Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners | Natalie Sandman, Senior Associate, Shasta Ventures | Miraj Sanghvi, Principal, DigiTx | Jason Schoettler, Co-Founder & Partner, Calibrate Ventures | Wes Selke, Managing Director, Better Ventures | Jayni Shah, Principal, Accomplice | Prashant Shah, Partner, Monta Vista Capita | Ann Shin, Founding Partner, Ultrafund Capital | Charles Sidman, Managing Partner, ECS Capital Partners | Kathleen Siswanto, Investor, Propel Venture Partners | Ira Smith, Director of Venture Investments, Pandect BioVentures | Tanya Soman, Venture Partner, 500 Startups | Shirley Speakman, Partner, Cycle Capital Management | Adam Spector, Angel Investor | Kumar Sripadam, Chair, TiE Global | Jack Statza, Senior Associate, Allstate Strategic Ventures | George Straschnov, Managing Director, Bisk Ventures | Marcus Stroud, Managing Partner, TXV Partners | Mayra Tama, Principal, Initial Capital | Wei Tao, Life Science Angels, Chair Bio Genomics Committee | Craig Taylor, General Partner, Alloy Ventures | Laura Thompson, Principal, Sapphire Ventures | Vishal Verma, General Partner, Edgewood Ventures | Che Voigt, Chairman, North Bay Angels | Jordan Wahbeh, Managing Director, Bay Angels | Timothy Wang, Principal, The Westly Group | Kyoko Watanabe, Managing Director, DEFTA Partners | Patricia Wexler, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Starlight Ventures | James Wu, Senior Associate, M12 | Jonathan Wu, Board Director and Vice President, Sand Hill Angels | Margaret Wu, Investor, Georgian Partners | Veronica Wu, Managing Partner, Hone Capital | Wei Wu, Healthcare Investment Director, BOE Ventures | Matthew Wukasch, Managing Director, Charmides Capital | Wenz Xing, Associate, Bullpen Capital | Sue Xu, Managing Partner , Amino Capital | Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund | Jimmy Zhu, Vice President, Citi Ventures | Shelley Zhuang, Founder and Managing Partner, 11.2 Capital | TX Zhuo, Managing Partner, Fika Ventures and many more.

 

 

Special Offer:

LPBI has made special arrangement for our network to receive a special discount of $450 off.

This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment. 

 

Register Today & Save Click here.   (Use promo code “ LPBI-VIP”)

 

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 100 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. 

 

Call for TOP INNOVATORS!

Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster

 

A select group of more than 100 Top Innovators will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, and Strategic Partners.

 

  • Apply to Present / Nominate a company:

For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here.

 

  • Seed Pitchfest:

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for the Seed stage track.

 

 We look forward to seeing you there. 

 

LPBI & youngStartup Ventures

 

LPBI Group – Executive Summary

The Challenge

“Today, there is a digital information explosion in the fields of Life Sciences and Medicine,” said Aviva Lev-Ari, Ph.D., R.N., and founder of Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group. “To manage that challenge, we are responding to the needs of our multi-faceted audiences in order to guard against information obsolescence through transformational technologies and solutions.”

 

Our Vision:

LPBI Group generates vast scientific content via industry thought leaders through multiple platforms and makes it universally accessible.

 

About LPBI Group

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence Group (“LPBI Group”) is a leading, electronic scientific content-creation venture, offering real-time, original scientific content through advanced platform architecture methodologies since 2012. The company’s commitment is to synthesize, analyze and interpret complex, medical and scientific disease information through electronic publishing venues via the cloud to advance the knowledge and research efforts of the scientific and business community.

LPBI Group was created in 2012 by Dr. Aviva Lev-Ari, Ph.D., R.N. The Group has evolved into three, interrelated domains – an open-access online scientific journal, a series of 16 BioMed e-books and real-time press coverage of BioMed scientific and medical conferences. Through this transformative offering, the Group effectively meets and exceeds the information needs of researchers, scientists and industry pharmaceutical and biotechnology executives by offering real-time and currently available medical and scientific information on any subject as well as cutting-edge biomedical research innovation widely available to the scientific and non-research community. The method of curation includes synthesis, analysis and interpretation of complex medical and scientific areas.

Year over year, there is increased readership of highly valued content, which equates to more than 5,500 scientific articles with over 1.6 million readers in the online scientific journal.

 

Unique, Experienced Team

The Group employs a team of highly experienced individuals in Life Sciences, particularly within the key domains of BioMedicine, Biotechnology, Pharmaco-therapy, Medical and Information Technology, Health Care and the Life Sciences/Medicine connection.

All members of the LPBI Group team have a wealth of expertise and experience in Life Sciences and have been trained to master the methodology of scientific curation used in the articles. Those individuals include senior MDs, MD/PhDs, PharmDs and senior PhDs who expressed interest in medical writing and clinical interpretation of basic research, translational research and interpretation of clinical trials outcomes.

  • Medical Doctors: Dr. Larry H. Bernstein (retired), Dr. Justin Pearlman (Central Maine Medical Center)
  • Doctors of Philosophy: Dr. Justin Pearlman, Dr. Stephen Williams, Dr. Sudipta Saha, Dr. Ritu Saxena, Dr. Tilda Barliya, Dr. Irina Robu, Dr. Dror Nir, Dr. Aviva Lev-Ari
  • Professors in Academia: Prof. Marcus W. Feldman (Stanford University), Prof. Stephen J. Williams (Temple University), Prof. Sudipta Saha (Amity University Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India), Dr. Irina Robu (Windsor, Ontario, Canada), Adam Sonnenberg, PhD(c), Boston University
  • Executives in Biotechnology and Information Technology Industries: Amnon Danzig, MBA, Europe-Asia (business development consultant with specialization in Strategy, Corporate Finance and Human Capital, published author on Value Creation concepts), Rick Mandahl, MBA, Americas (business development consultant in emerging technologies with Biotech, Information Technology focus), Ritu Saxena (Astellas Pharma), Gail S. Thornton, M.A., PhD(c), (Merck & Co., USA, communications consultant, published author on health, wellness, communications strategy)

 

Scientific e-Books Source

The 16 BioMed e-books include topics focused on medical science, diagnostics and therapy. The books’ sustainability is maintained by online continuing updates made to articles in the online scientific journal. Each of the scientific e-books contain an abbreviated electronic table of contents, which consists of ‘live’ links from each article in the e-book to the article in the online scientific journal. Readers of the e-books can click on this link to receive the most, updated “State of Science” for each topic. This unique feature makes the e-books relevant and provides a timely source of knowledge and reference.

Highly qualified content consultants, who are senior MDs, MD/PhDs and Professors, are involved in the production and clinical interpretations of the curations. The topics for curation and the contents of the books are uniquely created and carefully edited. Dr. Aviva Lev-Ari as the editor-in-chief leads this multidisciplinary content compilation using her diverse areas of technical training and experience. It should be noted that all of LPBI’s material could, in principle, be translated into other languages.

 

Journal Ontology

Our intellectual property consists of three classes of Intellectual property assets as described in detail with live links in the following article:

eScientific Publishing a Case in Point: Evolution of Platform Architecture Methodologies and of Intellectual Property Development (Content Creation by Curation) Business Model

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019/02/04/escientific-publishing-a-case-in-point-evolution-of-platform-architecture-methodologies-and-of-intellectual-property-development-content-creation-by-curation-business-model/

 

Three Classes of Intellectual Property Assets

These assets include an open-access online scientific journal with curated, current biomedical research; a series of 16 BioMed e-books available via Amazon in five specialties of Medicine: Cardiovascular, Genomic Medicine (a subset of Precision Medicine), Cancer, Immunology and Precision Medicine; and real-time curation of biotech and medical conferences yielding an e-Proceedings at the end of the conference in one click operation.

For example, Genomic Medicine, as an emerging medical discipline, is making an impact in the fields of oncology, pharmacology, rare and undiagnosed diseases and infectious disease. This field involves using genomic information about an individual as part of their clinical care (e.g., for diagnostic or therapeutic decision-making) and the health outcomes and policy implications of that clinical use.

The open-access online scientific journal ontology is a relational and hierarchical knowledge base allowing for expansion of the content creation process between the journal and the series of BioMed e-books, but it is not limited to these two areas. For example, one of the research categories, entitled “Interviews with Scientific Leaders,” includes in its growth plan the option of podcasts, an audio media component that will supplement the video media component used extensively in the BioMed e-Series.

The Group’s business is scalable, and the skill set needed for curation of scientific findings for clinical interpretations, as well as in other disciplines can be augmented by appropriate training in the curation methodology to be offered to experts in many fields. In our seven years together, the Group’s writers and editors generated a remarkable synergy among experts, authors and writers, which yields outstanding collaboration in producing these curations. There are many post-doctoral individuals in the biotechnology industry as well as academia who can serve as experts, authors and writers in continuing the Group’s operations, following appropriate onboarding.

Contact us

Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

Director & Founder

https://lnkd.in/eEyn69r

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group, Boston, NJ, Salt Lake City, Berkeley, Cambridge UK, Maine, New Delhi, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, Toronto

Editor-in-Chief

http://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com

e-Mail: avivalev-ari@alum.berkeley.edu

(M) 617-775-0451

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Selection Process for Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer (CIEO) @Berkeley: Ecosystem Evangelist, Professor Richard Lyons, Berkeley’s ex-Dean of the Haas School of Business

 

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN, Berkeley PhD’83

 

for @Berkeley Alumna Ecosystem Evangelist see

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019-vista/executive-summary/

The University of California at Berkeley appointed professor Richard Lyons as the university’s first-ever chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer (CIEO).

The Selection Process

Professor Richard Lyons was selected for the CIEO position through a rigorous recruitment and selection process that attracted several hundred top-notch applications from all over the world. Throughout the process, Lyons stood out as a true visionary, a strategic leader and an ecosystem evangelist who could understand and activate the untapped potential of Berkeley’s innovation and entrepreneurship landscape.

 

“If together we can improve the transformation of Berkeley’s prodigious intellectual product, across the whole campus, into greater societal benefit, then we will have achieved a great deal,” said Lyons, in a statement.

Image Source: Courtesy of University of California, Berkeley, Doe Library Building with the  Campanile Tower in the background

Professor Richard Lyons,  Accomplishments as Berkeley’s ex-Dean of the Haas School of Business

  • He helped launch the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) dual-degree program in partnership with the College of Engineering.
  • He also initiated the Biology + Business dual degree program with Molecular & Cell Biology and
  • He revitalized the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP).
  • He helped the campus to launch the Berkeley SkyDeck startup accelerator in 2012 and served on its Governing Board, did that in collaboration with leadership in the Office of Research and College of Engineering.

 

SOURCE

https://venturebeat-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/venturebeat.com/2019/07/10/richard-lyons-will-be-uc-berkeleys-first-ever-chief-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-officer/amp/

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Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR) to be established by GSK ($67M investment in 5 years) at UC, Berkeley/UCSF to be lead by Prof. Jennifer Doudna focusing on immunology, oncology, and neuroscience disease-causing gene mutations and development of new technologies using CRISPR to accelerate new drug discovery

 

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

 

GlaxoSmithKline, UC’s Doudna Establish $67M Genomics, CRISPR Research Lab

Jun 13, 2019   |  staff reporter

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Drug company GlaxoSmithKline announced today that it will establish a laboratory for CRISPR technologies as part of a five-year collaboration with University of California researchers.

The new Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR) will investigate disease-causing gene mutations and develop new technologies using CRISPR to accelerate the discovery of new drugs, with a focus on immunology, oncology, and neuroscience. The LGR will receive up to $67 million in funding over the five-year collaboration period, including facilities for 24 full-time university employees funded by GSK, plus up to 14 full-time GSK employees, the company said. GSK’s artificial intelligence and machine learning group will also aid in building any necessary bioinformatics pipelines. The laboratory will be based near the University of California, San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus.

The LGR aims to automate existing CRISPR approaches so that this work can be done at scale. Ultimately, the lab’s goal is to deepen researchers’ understanding of genetics and discover new drug targets. They’re also aiming to create next-generation technologies for the pharmaceutical industry, GSK added.

The LGR will also serve as a resource for investigators at both UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley who can access and use its technology to answer their own research questions and to develop new tools.

The LGR was developed by Berkeley professor and CRISPR expert Jennifer Doudna, UCSF Professor Jonathan Weissman, and GSK CSO and President of R&D Hal Barron.

“Over the last seven years, CRISPR has transformed academic research, but until the LGR, we haven’t had a focused effort to catalyze the kind of research we know will lead to new innovation using this CRISPR tool,” Doudna said in a statement. “LGR is about building that space where creative science is partnered with the development of robust technology that will help develop tomorrow’s drugs. I think we’re going to be able to do science that none of us can even imagine today.”

The collaboration will be governed by a Joint Steering Committee with equitable UC and GSK representation, with additional joint sub-committees covering patents, scientific, and project management, GSK noted. Doudna and Weissman will sit on the committee along with GSK’s new head of functional genomics, Chris Miller.

“One of our key goals is to advance the field overall and make these tools as broadly available as possible,” Weissman added in the statement. “The LGR screening center will enable labs at UCSF and Berkeley, and having access to it will give our scientists opportunities to advance their research in ways that would be very hard for them to do in their own labs.”

 

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES in GenomeWeb

SOURCE

https://www.genomeweb.com/business-news/glaxosmithkline-ucs-doudna-establish-67m-genomics-crispr-research-lab#.XQKQ8tNKgcg

 

Other related articles published in this Open Access Online Scientific Journal include the following 156 articles:

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/?s=CRISPR

 

 

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Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD @StephenJWillia2

Science and technology bring tremendous value to society in years of life and quality of life, yet the public often perceives science as difficult, irrelevant or even threatening. Moreover, the inspirational and moving stories of scientists and innovators working around the world are often hidden or misrepresented in popular culture. Whose responsibility is it to communicate science and engage the public in supporting the scientific enterprise? Can everyone be a Champion of Science and what are the solutions to enlist and engage more champions of science across generations and geographies? How do we work together to enhance transparency, accessibility and relevance of science for everyone, everywhere? Can science become more inclusive and engage hearts and not only minds?

Join this exciting session as Johnson & Johnson announces the winners of the Champions of Science – BioGENEius Storytelling Challenge, and brings together other key stakeholders in a discussion about the importance of engaging the public to fall in love in science all over again.

Sponsored by: Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Seema: We need to solve the problem of the lack of trust in scientists.  Some of JNJ winners of their acheivement program went on to become Nobel Laureates.   Arthur Horwich and Hans Ullrich won the Jannsen Award for discovering compounds that could refold proteins, including protein chaperones.  Many diseases occur because of protein misfolding like neuro-degenerative diseases.
Seema:  Great science going on in Africa.  JNJ wanted to showcase the great science in Africa. they awarded four individuals with storytelling award (Emily).
Dr. Horwich: got interested in science early on.  Worked on N terminal mitochondrial signal peptides.  also then got interested in how proteins fold and unfold and refold since the 1950s.  He had changed the thinking of how proteins are processed within cells and over many years he had worked on this.
Emily Wang:  Parents and schoolteachers prodded her curiosity in biology. The impact of day to day work of scientists is arduous but the little things can lead to advances that may help people.  If passionate and have a great mentor then can get a foot in the door.  Worked at Stanford in the lab.
Dr. Mukherjee: He likes to cure diseases, physican first, scientist second, writer third but he doesn’t separate this.  In older times scientists wrote to think and true today. How we visualize the word, or use our hands, is similar.  He takes the word translational research very seriously.  Can you say in one sentence how this will help patients in three years?
There are multitude ways of love for science.
Dr. Pinela: loved asking big question and loved storytelling but asking bigger questions. Moved from Columbia and moved to US; loved the freedom and government funding situation at that time.  Need the training and mentorship so mentors are a very big aspect in innovation as it led her to entrepreneurship.  We need to use technology to disrupt and innovate.
Nsikin:  A lot of mentors nurture curiosity.  People like to see them in that story of curiosity.  That is how is bases the PBS science videos: did  a study on engagement and people wants a morality, and a science identity (an inner nerd in all of us i.e. spark the interest).  The feedback if they focus on this has been positive.

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Real Time Coverage @BIOConvention #BIO2019: June 4 Morning Sessions; Global Biotech Investment & Public-Private Partnerships

Reporter: Stephen J Williams PhD @StephenJWillia2

Each country have their own needs and most important drug cost structure. Must involve patients and providers.
BCI survey: countries output different, who improved who didnt
Is industry having collaboration with government? hardly ten percent by survey and worse vice versa
Transparancy and holistic view important for collaboration
Korea: lack of communication need input from government on pricing; wants global open innovation and enhance RD investments
Tawain: price, price but based on efficacy; pharma needs to talk with doctors hospital patients, find balance
Pitts: we need trust; staff that country offices with people who know that country. Price not defining value
Columbia:  need to attract investors

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Real Time Coverage @BIOConvention #BIO2019: What’s Next: The Landscape of Innovation in 2019 and Beyond. 3-4 PM June 3 Philadelphia PA

Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD @StephenJWillia2

 

Results from Clarivate
In 2018 most of deals were in CART area but now we are seeing more series A rounds that are on novel mechanisms as well as rare diseases.  US is still highest in venture capital series A but next is China. 10 of top ex US VC are from China, a whole lot of money.
Preclinical is very strong for US VC but China VC is focused on clinical.  First time this year we see US series A break above 100.  But ex US the series A is going down.  Although preclinical deals in US is coming back not like as good as in 2006.  But alot of > 1 billion $ deals.  Most of money into mAbs and protein therapy;  antisense is big and cell therapy is big too; small molecule not as much
ClearView Healthcare
Which innovation classes attracted VC in 2018?
  • Oncology drives a disproportionate focus could be driven by pharma focus on oncology; however there is some focus on neuro and infectious disease
  • therapeutic classes: shift to differentiated technology…. companies want technologic platforms not just drugs.  Nucleic Acid tech and antibody tech is high need platforms.  Startups can win by developing a strong platform not just a drug
There are pros and cons of developing a platform company versus a focused company.  Many VCs have a portfolio and want something to fit in so look for a focused company and may not want a platform company.  Pfizer feels that when alot of money is available (like now) platform investing is fine but when money becomes limited they will focus on those are what will be needed to fill therapy gaps.  They believe buy the therapy and only rent the platform.
Merck does feel the way Pfizer does but they have separate ventures so they can look and license platforms.  they are active in looking at companies with new modalities but they are focused on the money so they feel best kept in hands of biotech not pharma.
At Celgene they were solely focused on approvals not platforms.  Alot of money is required to get these platforms to market.  Concentration for platform companies should be the VCs not partnering or getting bought out by pharma.  it seems from panel speakers from pharma that they are waiting for science to prove itself and waiting for favorable monetary environments (easy money).  However it seems they (big pharma) are indicating that money is drying up or at least expect it too.
At Axial and with VCs they feel it is important to paint a picture or a vision at the early stage.
At Ontogeny, they focus on evaluating assets especially and most important, ThE MANAGEMENT TEAM.  There are not that many great talented drug development management teams he feels out there even though great science out there.

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Real Time Coverage of BIO 2019 International Convention, June 3-6, 2019 Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA

Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD @StephenJWillia2

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Please check daily on this OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL for updates on one of the most important BIO Conferences of the year for meeting notes, posts, as well as occasional PODCASTS.

 

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. The event features keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and celebrities.  The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition – the BIO Exhibition.

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

 

Keynote Speakers INCLUDE:

Fireside Chat with Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg, MD, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine; Chairman of the Board, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Tuesday Keynote: Siddhartha Mukherjee (Author of the bestsellers Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and  The Gene: An Intimate History)

Fireside Chat with Jeffrey Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, COWEN

Fireside Chat with Christi Shaw, Senior Vice President and President, Lilly BIO-Medicines, Eli Lilly and Company

Wednesday Keynote: Jamie Dimon (Chairman JP Morgan Chase)

Fireside Chat with Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

Fireside Chat: Understanding the Voices of Patients: Unique Perspectives on Healthcare

Fireside Chat: FDA Town Hall

 

ALSO SUPERSESSIONS including:

Super Session: What’s Next: The Landscape of Innovation in 2019 and Beyond

Super Session: Falling in Love with Science: Championing Science for Everyone, Everywhere

Super Session: Digital Health in Practice: A Conversation with Ameet Nathawani, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Medical Falling in Love with Science: Championing Science for Everyone, Everywhere

Super Session: Realizing the Promise of Gene Therapies for Patients Around the World

Super Session: Biotech’s Contribution to Innovation: Current and Future Drivers of Success

Super Session: The Art & Science of R&D Innovation and Productivity

Super Session: Dealmaker’s Intentions: 2019 Market Outlook

Super Session: The State of the Vaccine Industry: Stimulating Sustainable Growth

 

See here for full AGENDA

Link for Registration: https://convention.bio.org/register/

The BIO International Convention is literally where hundreds of deals and partnerships have been made over the years.

 

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

In addition, we produce BIOtechNOW, an online blog chronicling ‘innovations transforming our world’ and the BIO Newsletter, the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

 

Membership with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

BIO has a diverse membership that is comprised of  companies from all facets of biotechnology. Corporate R&D members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. The majority of our members are small companies – 90 percent have annual revenues of $25 million or less, reflecting the broader biotechnology industry. Learn more about how you can save with BIO Membership.

BIO also represents academic centers, state and regional biotech associations and service providers to the industry, including financial and consulting firms.

  • 66% R&D-Intensive Companies *Of those: 89% have annual revenues under $25 million,  4% have annual revenues between $25 million and $1 billion, 7% have annual revenues over $1 billion.
  • 16% Nonprofit/Academic
  • 11% Service Providers
  • 7% State/International Affiliate Organizations

Other posts on LIVE CONFERENCE COVERAGE using Social Media on this OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL and OTHER Conferences Covered please see the following link at https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/press-coverage/

 

Notable Conferences Covered THIS YEAR INCLUDE: (see full list from 2013 at this link)

  • Koch Institute 2019 Immune Engineering Symposium, January 28-29, 2019, Kresge Auditorium, MIT

https://calendar.mit.edu/event/immune_engineering_symposium_2019#.XBrIDc9Kgcg

http://kochinstituteevents.cvent.com/events/koch-institute-2019-immune-engineering-symposium/event-summary-8d2098bb601a4654991060d59e92d7fe.aspx?dvce=1

 

  • 2019 MassBio’s Annual Meeting, State of Possible Conference ​, March 27 – 28, 2019, Royal Sonesta, Cambridge

http://files.massbio.org/file/MassBio-State-Of-Possible-Conference-Agenda-Feb-22-2019.pdf

 

  • World Medical Innovation Forum, Partners Innovations, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | APRIL 8–10, 2019 | Westin, BOSTON

https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/agenda-list/

https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/

 

  • 18th Annual 2019 BioIT, Conference & Expo, April 16-18, 2019, Boston, Seaport World Trade Center, Track 5 Next-Gen Sequencing Informatics – Advances in Large-Scale Computing

http://www.giiconference.com/chi653337/

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019/04/22/18th-annual-2019-bioit-conference-expo-april-16-18-2019-boston-seaport-world-trade-center-track-5-next-gen-sequencing-informatics-advances-in-large-scale-computing/

 

  • Translating Genetics into Medicine, April 25, 2019, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019/04/25/translating-genetics-into-medicine-april-25-2019-830-am-600-pm-the-new-york-academy-of-sciences-7-world-trade-center-250-greenwich-st-fl-40-new-york/

 

  • 13th Annual US-India BioPharma & Healthcare Summit, May 9, 2019, Marriott, Cambridge

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019/04/30/13th-annual-biopharma-healthcare-summit-thursday-may-9-2019/

 

  • 2019 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Consuming Genetics: Ethical and Legal Considerations of New Technologies, May 17, 2019, Harvard Law School

http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2019-petrie-flom-center-annual-conference

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019/01/11/2019-petrie-flom-center-annual-conference-consuming-genetics-ethical-and-legal-considerations-of-new-technologies/

 

  • 2019 Koch Institute Symposium – Machine Learning and Cancer, June 14, 2019, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM  ET MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2019/03/12/2019-koch-institute-symposium-machine-learning-and-cancer-june-14-2019-800-am-500-pmet-mit-kresge-auditorium-48-massachusetts-ave-cambridge-ma/

 

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