December 3, 2020

“The event was an extremely well-organized opportunity…
Thanks to its digital nature, I could join from Switzerland, a very nice side effect from COVID-19.”
Recent Xcelerating Life Sciences Attendee

10:00am ET

Opening Remarks

Sam Thomas, Director of Life Sciences & Biotech, Philadelphia City of Commerce

10:05am ET

Keynote: Founder/Investor Story

Bruce Levine, Co-Founder, Tmunity Therapeutics

10:30am ET

The Promise of Cell and Gene Therapies: Regulatory and Reimbursement Roadblocks

Shankar Musunuri, Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-founder, Ocugen

11:00am ET

Big Pharma: What Are They Looking For? Diligencing Remotely & Aligning of Strategies

Moderator: Lisa Mendoza, Business Development, External Innovation & Alliances, Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Panelist: Joyce Chan, Director Business Development, Amgen
Panelist: Michal Preminger, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, East North America

11:45am ET

Company Spotlight – Performing while transforming: Leveraging global change to design a new future and create new standards in digital patient care

Sven Dethleps, TEVA Pharmaceuticals

12:05pm ET

Lunch & Networking

During this time, all registered attendees can log into our virtual networking platform to video chat with fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors to discuss the presentations earlier in the day.

1:15pm ET

Fundraising, Networking, Hiring, & Dealmaking in a Virtual World: Best Practices for Business During a Pandemic and in the Future

Moderator: Steven Pitt, Head of JLabs, US Northeast, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Panelist: Joan Lau, CEO, Spirovant
Panelist: Stephanie Stehman, Principal, Osage University Partners

2:15pm ET

Election 2020 & the Impact on Biotech

Moderator: Frederick (Rick) Jones, Partner, BioAdvance
Panelist: Michael Fleming, President, Delaware BIO
Panelist: Chris Molineaux, President and CEO, Life Sciences PA

2:45pm ET

IPO, Reverse Merger, SPACs

Mike Celano, CFO, Larimar

3:15pm ET

Networking

During this time, all registered attendees can log into our virtual networking platform to video chat with fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors to discuss the presentations earlier in the day.