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Xconomy Forum: Innovation at Biotech's Epicenter


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PST)

Xconomy Forum: Innovation at Biotech's Epicenter

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Xconomy Forum: Innovation at Biotech's Epicenter

The San Francisco Bay Area is the birthplace of modern biotech, and it runs neck and neck with Cambridge, MA, as the world's pre-eminent life sciences hub. Much of the Bay Area's activity has taken place outside San Francisco itself, but now the city is becoming part of the fabric as the Mission Bay neighborhood transforms into the next great urban biotech core.

On December 17, we're gathering to discuss how the Bay Area, from Mission Bay to Berkeley to Silicon Valley, will provide unique biotech leadership in the 21st century. It's the home of biomedical history and hallowed institutions, and it's also teeming with anti-establishment ideas. Its entrepreneurs are turning cutting-edge science into companies to treat and cure diseases, and they're also turning to new digital technologies to remake healthcare (and perhaps prevent disease in the first place).

Join us to shake things up with an afternoon of fast-paced discussion, debate, and science in Mission Bay, the Bay Area's new biotech epicenter. 

Host Welcome:
Regis Kelly, Director, QB3

Confirmed Speakers:
Sam Hawgood, Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco
C. Randal Mills, President and CEO, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Mark Goldsmith, Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Gini Deshpande, CEO, NuMedii
Lindy Fishburne, Executive Director, Breakout Labs; SVP for Investments, Thiel Foundation
Dongliang Ge, Director of Bioinformatics, Gilead Sciences
Arvind Gupta, Investment Partner, SOSventures; Co-founder, IndieBio Accelerator
Chris Haskell, Head of U.S. Science Hub, Bayer HealthCare  
Robert C. Jones, EVP of Research & Development, Fluidigm
Ted Love, CEO, Global Blood Therapeutics
Stephanie Marrus, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, University of California, San Francisco 
Rick Morrison, CEO, Comprehend Systems
Jack Newman, Co-founder and CSO, Amyris  
David Shaywitz, CMO, DNAnexus


Registration: 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Program: 2:00 - 5:30 pm
Networking Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
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            Fenwick & West          Halloran Consulting Group

 Johnson & Johnson Innovation       





Alexandria Real Estate Equities


Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Halloran Consulting Group • Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Kilpatrick Townsend • Latham & Watkins
Rice University  
SRI International
Texas Medical Center


Avalon Ventures • ARCH Venture Partners
Polaris Partners • 
Sante Ventures  
SR One
Third Rock Ventures


Acorda Therapeutics • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Epizyme • Genocea Biosciences 
Health Advances • NPS Pharmaceuticals
Sarepta Therapeutics

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When & Where

UCSF Mission Bay at Genentech Hall
Byers Auditorium
600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PST)

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