WuXi Global Forum 2019 and Reception – A Celebration of Global Partnerships

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Grand Hyatt San Francisco Grand Ballroom

345 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

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By Invitation Only

Now in its seventh year, the WuXi Global Forum at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference brings together thousands of leaders onsite and via live broadcasting to promote new thinking on a global stage as we strive to provide transformative models and solutions for patients. We welcome you to join the conversation!



2:55 – 3:00 WELCOME

Hui Cai, VP of PR & Communications, WuXi AppTec


Ge Li, Chairman, WuXi AppTec Group

3:10 – 4:00 REWIRING R&D

Innovation is at the core of the healthcare system. In this panel, some of our industry’s top leaders bring together diverse and fresh perspectives on new ways to enhance connectivity, productivity, and efficiency in delivering better medicines for patients.

Mathai Mammen, Global Head, Research & Development

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Mike Varney, EVP, Genentech Research and Early Development

Laurie Glimcher, President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Moncef Slaoui, Partner, Medicxi Life Sciences VC

Moderated by Edward Hu, Co-CEO, WuXi AppTec

4:00 – 4:50 LAUNCHPAD

From tough targets to disruptive technologies to new modalities, this panel of startup CEOs and investors explain their bold moves, and what will shape 2019 and beyond.

Bob Hariri, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Celularity

Sander Slootweg, Managing Partner, Forbion

John Evans, CEO, Beam Therapeutics; Venture Partner, ARCH Venture Partners

Andy Schwab, Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures

Moderated by Michael Gilman, Chairman and CEO, Arrakis Therapeutics

4:50 – 5:10 THE MIDAS TOUCH

Healthcare is ripe for transformation. What is the magic touch that will eff­ect paradigm shift? We ask one of the visionaries on the 2018 Forbes Midas List to share his thoughts.

Robert Nelsen, Managing Director and Co-Founder, ARCH Venture Partners

Moderated by Steve Yang, EVP and CBO, WuXi AppTec


How would the future of R&D and healthcare look like in a world involving real-world evidence and decision making informed by genomics, big data, and artificial intelligence?

Blake Byers, General Partner, Google Ventures

Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder, insitro

Rob Brainin, CEO, WuXi NextCODE

Ken Mulvany, Founder and Chairman, BenevolentAI

Deb Kilpatrick, CEO, Evidation Health

Moderated by Robert Urban, Retired Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation


Joseph Panetta, Cohost; President and CEO, Biocom

This invitation-only and complimentary event is brought to you by WuXi AppTec Group, BayHelix, BioCentury, Biocom, BioWorld, ChinaBio, CLSA, SVIEF, QB3 and MBC BioLabs.

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Grand Hyatt San Francisco Grand Ballroom

345 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

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