March 18, 2020

Register by Feb. 7 for the Best Rate

2 – 3:00pm

Registration & Networking

Light refreshments

3 – 4:00pm

Successful Research & Development Models

Nancy Hong – Managing Director, Rivervest
Ciara Kennedy – CEO, Amplyx
Josh Schimmer – Senior Managing Director, Evercore
Additional invited companies include Takeda

As the biotech landscape becomes more competitive, San Diego must maintain high-caliber R&D. What are the latest approaches transforming research, discovery, and product development, and what are the available local resources?

4 – 5:00pm

What It Takes for Commercialization

Kyle Gano – Chief BD Officer, Neurocrine Biosciences
Chris Loryman – Senior Manager, UCSD Office of Innovation and Commercialization
Additional invited companies include Mirum and Evofem

A discussion on best practices, growth strategies, and the partners necessary to achieve success. Topics include pitfalls, real-world experiences, and technologies pushing life sciences and targeted therapeutics forward.

5 – 6:00pm

Building a Biotech Ecosystem in San Diego

Kim Kamdar – Partner, Domain Associates
Jay Lichter – President & CEO, COI Pharmaceuticals
Additional invited companies include Biocom

How emerging and established companies are contributing, the impact of investment models, and an examination of the current leadership, talent, and opportunities.

6 – 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Drinks & hors d’oeuvres