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2020 Schedule & Agenda

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Sunday, June 7
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
After arriving on the campus, attendees will tour the Center for the Future of Surgery Next…
University of California San Diego
Monday, June 8
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS is the premier life science incubator aimed at empowering and…
Johnson & Johnson - JLABS
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
For 20 years, Takeda’s San Diego research center, has focused on discovering transformative…
Takeda
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
The tour will include presentations by: sartorius biotech who provided the bioreactors and ambr…
Abzena
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This tour will bring you to the forefront of biomanufacturing application and practice. Open…
Open Biopharma & Argonaut
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Seeking to advance your molecule to Phase I rapidly? The San Diego facility of STA Pharmaceutical,…
WuXi AppTec
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Dr. Phil Febbo was appointed as Chief Medical Officer in March 2018. In this role, he is…
The human microbiome is considered as the “new organ”, thought to be associated with multiple…
Innovative biomedical discoveries – predominantly arising from academic research – and successful…
Just as precision medicine is the future of the industry, precision dealmaking has the potential to…
Room 6A
NIH has launched SEED (Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development) to strategically…
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
From human genome editing to cell and gene therapies, innovation in the biotechnology industry is…
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Since the first FDA approved bispecific antibody Blincyto hit the market in 2015, a wave of new…
Is there a secret recipe for successful partnerships between founders and their investment partners…
Bio/pharma companies negotiate and enter into a multiplicity of contracts as a key part of company…
There is much talk about so-called product hopping, evergreening, and patent thickets – practices…
Targeted protein degradation, referred to in a recent Bloomberg articles as potentially offering …
Over the past two decades, genomic sequencing and other new technologies have generated an…
2:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Biotechnology is progressing more than ever, reaching new frontiers and providing solutions to the…
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In this session, we will highlight emerging innovation trends attracting private and public capital…
Room 6A
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The emerging field of CAR-T cells has a great potential to change the way we treat cancer. Current…
Bio/pharma transactions come in all shapes and sizes but each will have some element of IP due…
The shortcomings of animal disease models are well known. More than 90% of drugs fail in early…
Cell and gene therapy (CGT) offers new hope for patients. There are essential differences between…
In oncology, precision medicine is leading a paradigm shift away from a “one size fits all”…
Tuesday, June 9
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Precision medicine was supposed to deliver more targeted, personalized treatment to all patients —…
Access to capital is the lifeblood of biotech drug development. There are a number of avenues for…
Small businesses are constantly on the lookout for funding opportunities to meet their development…
The rise of Chinese bio and pharma companies has provided many US and European companies with the…
The Immersive Medicine of the Future (IMoF) will bridge the gap between human clinical needs and…
As the landscape of next generation medicines expands, new opportunities to partner are created…
The role of the patient has evolved dramatically over the past decade. Not only are patients…
The world is witnessing a full globalization of the economy with a growing awareness that key world…
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
While infectious disease pandemics have dominated the headlines in the last few months, another…
Room 6B
With the close out of 2019 at record levels and 2020 in full swing, the biotechnology sector has…
Room 6A
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join deal-making experts from Pharma, Biotech and Venture as they discuss the decade that lies…
Life-threatening emerging or reemerging infectious diseases create demand for access to novel,…
Innovative medicines are increasingly coming to market with new modalities authorized under new…
Biotech is increasingly embracing the fact that as an innovation industry delivering tomorrow's…
Applying digital technologies in R&D is estimated to represent a $100 billion opportunity. Much of…
Dr. Jeff Settleman is the Chief Scientific Officer for Oncology Research and Development and serves…
As the promise of innovation reveals to us a future of more targeted therapies, advanced biologics,…
When biology wants to get something done, it almost always uses a protein. Computational protein…
What you have to say in 30 seconds could mean the difference between a meeting with an investor…
Opioid misuse and addiction is a public health crisis in American affecting millions of people…
Patents are key assets of bio/pharma companies. At every step that a company takes - from the time…
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Gene therapies are transforming patients’ lives in ways that were unimaginable twenty years ago. …
Room 6A
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
While artificial intelligence (AI) is providing meaningful advances across different industries,…
BIO International Convention attendees in San Diego will have the opportunity to hear how a diverse…
The diverse panelists will lead a discussion of why and how to continue to increase inclusion and…
In 2019, global drug makers spent $217.2bn on M&A deals, a touch below 2014’s record-breaking…
‘The microbiome’ is everywhere in the press – and fast-increasing resources are devoted to it in…
There's significant regulatory dialog encouraging use of real world evidence in the drug…
Ongoing innovation is needed to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The current…
Private emerging companies around the world working on innovative therapeutics are highly dependent…
There is no shortage of innovation in the biotechnology industry, with stunning advances in…
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
What if patients were not patients anymore? For companies developing gene therapies for rare…
The liquid biopsy market is expected to grow to as much as $30 billion by 2025. Many factors are…
Although significant progress has been made since the enactment of legislation to incentivize and…
Big Pharma and investors are closely watching the white hot precision oncology space. Since 2015,…
The Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) is a nationwide network representing a non-dilutive, comprehensive…
The patentability of naturally derived molecules has never been more uncertain. Through a panel of…
Powered by private sector incentives, the Orphan Drug Act became law in 1983 and has been a…
In view of burgeoning healthcare needs, most governments aspire to reduce their healthcare expense…
In its 40-year lifetime, the HIV epidemic has shifted from a death sentence to a manageable…
While artificial intelligence (AI) is providing meaningful advances across different industries,…
Wednesday, June 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Personalized Medicine rests on the assumption that genomic profiling can aid in treatment…
While the impact of cardiovascular remains a major cause of mortally and morbidity- not only in…
Millions of people around the world are impacted by neurodegenerative diseases— the two most common…
Delivering effective treatments for patients suffering from rare diseases is a major global health…
Countries continue to grapple with pricing combination regimes in oncology, while ensuring timely…
Wearables, apps, sensors and smart tech products hold vast potential to transform the way sponsors…
Cries for economic reform to halt the collapse of the antibiotics market have never been louder. As…
Four gene therapies have been approved by FDA and we’re expecting many more in the coming years…
The latest UN estimates show men slightly outnumber women globally, but the future of biopharma is…
What if we could halt or reverse the diseases associated with aging and extend the amount of…
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting brings together more than 30,000…
After nearly 4 years in office, what are the implications for the biotechnology industry from the…
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
The number and kind of global infectious disease outbreaks have increased significantly during the…
The CNS drug field has been beset by trial failures in areas of substantial unmet medical need. In…
While most of the attention in the use of digital health for chronic care management has gone to…
Industry & regulators are investing in access to & analysis of RW data in order to generate…
The proposed panel would feature a combination of senior academic and industry thought leaders with…
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses and energy hubs of the cell. Mostly relegated to biology…
Wearables, Apps, Telehealth and many other technologies offer the possibility of bringing the…
Six of the top ten biggest selling biopharmaceuticals were acquired or in-licensed. In parallel,…
As the industry continues its shift from volume to value, stakeholders are increasingly relying on…
The life sciences industry is in a period of transformation, fueled by game-changing therapeutic…
Advances in biotechnology and data science are changing business models and creating opportunities…
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when an excess of fat lipids is stored in liver…
The use of patient input to inform the development and benefit-risk assessment of medical products…
Damage caused by opioid misuse and addiction reaches across every domain, from lost productivity…
Genomic medicine is already heralding a new era of healthcare, bringing fresh hope to patients as…
Biologics have revolutionized treatment for serious diseases and profoundly impacted millions of…
Biotechnology companies face multiple risks which, if not properly managed, can threaten their…
What is driving/sustaining the widest and longest-open IPO window, with 350 newly-public companies?…
The field of immuno-oncology has grown exponentially, leading to a host of new therapeutics being…
With digital health, we strive to improve patient outcomes by uncovering actionable insights…
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
The vast majority of clinical trials are designed with a relatively large population in mind, but…
Bioartificial organs have become viable therapies for life threatening diseases thanks to new…
How many CRL's are issued because of manufacturing challenges? This aspect of biopharmaceutical R…
Initiatives to reduce opioid prescription and use are in force, but the need for effective pain…
The U.S. FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is currently undertaking an effort to…
This panel will bring together a diverse group of experts from across the healthcare industry who…
For many patients with blood cancers and serious blood disorders, bone marrow transplant can be a…
Thursday, June 11
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) affect more than 5 million Americans and…
Commercially available CAR T products such as Yescarta and Kymriah have shown the power of cell…
The repurposing of existing drugs is an established approach to develop new treatment options for…
Value based contracting approaches, which will need to be informed by real-world evidence, become…
With thousands of cancer drugs in the pipeline, and oncology drugs dominating annual lists of top…
Since their inception, biotech incubators and accelerators have matured in the resources offered to…
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Many of the 7,000 rare diseases worldwide lack a standardized diagnostic test. Without a reliable…
In oncology, going beyond the current standard of care will require providing increasingly potent…
Bring a team of behavioral/neurobiology, neuroepigeneticists, and psychiatry clinician to discuss…
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AbClon is a public biotech company based in Seoul, South Korea and it is listed in KOSDAQ (Korean…
Ablexis, LLC and AlivaMab Discovery Services, LLC provide quality, speed and value, delivering…
Abzena provides the most complete set of solutions in integrated early discovery to mid-phase…
Aeglea is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that engineers next generation human enzymes with…
Our Mission: Improve Public Health by Reducing Addiction. Amygdala is developing ANS-6637 which…
Anima Biotech is advancing Translation Control Therapeutics, the first and only platform for the…
Aptose Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing targeted agents to treat…
Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) headquartered…
ARIZ Precision Medicine’s goal is to destroy the driver of cancer, usually a bad protein that is…
Asahi Kasei Pharma (AKP) is a Japanese pharmaceutical company dedicated to research, development…
A China-based clinical stage pharmaceutical with a focus in GU Oncology and Reproductive Health
Asimov is building a mammalian synthetic biology platform to advance next-generation therapeutics…
Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting more than 10…
Atomwise Inc. invented the first deep learning AI technology for structure-based small molecule…
AveXis, a Novartis company, is the world’s leading gene therapy company, redefining the…
Accelerating global drug development through successful partnering for patient benefit. Our…
AxeroVision, a privately held biotechnology and GSK spinout company, based in Carlsbad, CA, is…
AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM) is a world leader in the research, development and production of…
Beats Medical's vision is to empower every person with a CNS or neurological condition to enjoy a…
Benta Pharma Industries (BPI) has an international presence that covers more than 30 countries;…
We are a fully-integrated provider of crop productivity technologies designed to enable the…
BioMarker Strategies has developed two patented core diagnostics technologies to help make…
Bionetix, Inc. (“Bionetix”) is a development stage biotech focusing on the development of…
Bionoxx is a R&D biotech company focuses on the clinical development of innovative immune-oncology…
BioSapien Inc. is an early-stage biotech company developing novel biodegradable implantable…
Boehringer Ingelheim Improving the health of humans and animals is the goal of the research…
When DNA in cancer cells comes off chromosomes, “extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA),” it becomes unbound…
Cabaletta Bio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of…
CB2 Insights’ mission is to transform cannabis into mainstream healthcare through data-driven…
Cedars-Sinai is the largest private academic medical center in the western U.S. and is renowned for…
Celanese is a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company with its headquarters…
Celonic is a privately owned Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with two state…
CerSci Therapeutics is an early clinical-stage biotechnology firm accelerating the path to non…
The CMTA STAR (Strategy to Accelerate Research) Consortium was launched as a means to facilitate…
ChemioCare is a biotechnology company focused on improving the profiles of approved medicines by…
Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group (CTTQ) is one of the leading R & D focused integrated pharma…
We develop First-in-Class drugs targeting CXXC5, a negative feedback regulator of the Wnt/Beta…
Clara Biotech is the only platform that can take any biofluid and extract any species of exosome…
COHESION Medical is a patient-centred digital health company, seamlessly connecting global citizens…
Conagen is advancing the ways natural products are manufactured with molecule-per-molecule…
Founded in 1953, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research is a nonprofit research institute…
Glass is the ideal material for pharmaceutical applications. Corning combines its unparalleled…
CUBEBIO is an in-vitro diagnostic company and has developed a self-diagnostic device capable of…
CycloLab Cyclodextrin Research and Development Ltd. is a private SME with 30 years experience in…
CytomX Therapeutics is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company pioneering a…
Cytonus Therapeutics is a cell-based platform technology focused on immune-oncology and gene…
CytoReason’s machine learning approach takes human clinical data and generates novel data-driven…
Daré Bioscience is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the advancement of…
Datatrak International is a worldwide technology and services company delivering unified E-clinical…
Debiopharm aims to develop innovative therapies that target high unmet medical needs in oncology…
Deep Lens is an AI company focused on enabling faster recruitment of the best-suited patients for…
Dromex International specializes in product development for the pharmaceutical industry. We…
ERA is a not-for-profit organization based in Alberta, Canada that reinvests revenue from Alberta's…
Empatica is making waves in healthcare through wearable smartwatches that utilize machine learning…
Staccato alprazolam is an investigational drug designed to be used as a single-use, epileptic…
GE Healthcare Life Sciences is part of the $19.8 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). With…
Gero is an AI-driven drug discovery platform. Our AI platform is next-generation comparing to what…
We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical…
Glysantis is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class nanomedicines to…
A San Diego, CA based biotech company developing instruments, consumables and reagents to service…
The founding scientists of GNT Pharma have delineated mechanisms underlying nerve cell death…
Greenwich LifeSciences (GLS) is a private biopharmaceutical company located in Houston, TX that is…
Helix is a population genomics company with a mission to empower every person to improve their life…
Hemispherian AS is a biotechnology company located in Oslo. Hemispherian is advancing first-in…
Histofi, Inc. is enabling a new diagnostic accuracy, improving the reliability and decreasing the…
Histogen is a regenerative medicine company with a unique biological platform that replaces and…
Hua is a leading, clinical-stage innovative drug development company in China focused on developing…
Ildong Pharmaceutical is an established and respected name in South Korea’s pharmaceutical industry…
ImaginAb Inc. is an immuno-oncology imaging company focused on providing actionable insight into…
Immunai's mission is to transform immunology by pioneering single-cell technologies coupled with…
ImmuneOnco Biopharma, founded in June of 2015 in Zhangjiang High-Tech Park of Shanghai, China, is a…
Incysus is focused on delivering a novel cell therapy for the treatment of cancer. By using…
The Institute for Protein Innovation (IPI) is a grand experiment in innovative science. The IPI was…
InterVenn harnesses the heretofore elusive power of glycoproteomics for the discovery and…
InterveXion Therapeutics is a privately-held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing…
IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics and expertise to help…
Jianshun Biosciences Co., Ltd is a leading cell culture media supplier ,which is based in USA…
JOGO Health is a clinical stage digital therapeutics company that has developed a platform using…
KEEN EYE is a health tech company, building machine learning technology for translational and…
Kintai Therapeutics is uniquely focused on unlocking the power of the enteric signaling network and…
Kubota Vision Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. (Tokyo…
Lauren Sciences LLC is unique New York biotech, a 2018 BIO winner and 1st Place Winner Global…
Leapcure ​is dedicated to successful recruitment and enrollment in clinical studies that leads to…
LNC Therapeutics is a French biotech company specializing in the research and development of…
As a Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), we fast-track the clinical development…
Lyndra Therapeutics is making daily pills a thing of the past. Instead of trying to change the…
MAIA Biotechnology, Inc. is a cutting-edge, early stage biotech company, dedicated to developing…
Our novel drug class irreversibly inactivates humanity's top threat - highly infectious pandemic…
MedinCell is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing long acting injectables based on…
MegaPro was founded in 2015 by a nanomedicine professional team. Two proprietary technology…
Developed bi-specific small molecule prodrugs that deliver a drug payload to bone tissue. Our…
MetVital is developing a metabolic treatment that reduces free glutamate levels in the central…
Miromatrix is a biotechnology company bioengineering transplantable organs to eliminate the organ…
Muse by Interaxon, the brain sensing headband, is the world's most popular neurotechnology platform…
MIMs is a Montreal-based company that has a mission to helps Bio-Pharma and Agritech companies to…
Nanostics is a privately held company focused on the development and commercialization of novel,…
With over 100 patents across over 20 patent families, and 5 transdermal patches in active…
NIBEC is established as a spin-off venture from Seoul National University, South Korea at 2004 and…
Novartis' purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative…
Novellus is an Engineered Cellular Medicine company. We use our patented, high efficiency platforms…
Ocugen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and…
use of a contact lens/clear corneal bandage, increasing the efficacy of the medication. The company…
The company holds capability of designing small molecule compound that target inhibition of protein…
The mission of CHSI is to transform rural and Native American health through innovation and…
Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. is a Phase 3-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and…
OPTOLANE Technologies, Inc. has developed a CMOS photo-sensor-integrated Point-of-Care molecular…
Oragenics, Inc. is focused on becoming a leader in novel antibiotics against infectious disease…
Orchard Therapeutics is a global fully integrated biopharmaceutical company dedicated to…
OriCiro Genomics is a cell-free genome technology company. The company offers the next-generation…
PainQx is an A.I. powered digital medical device company that has developed a method to objectively…
We successfully create and market Proteoral®, our proprietary technology is the only universal oral…
PepVax, Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company developing a DNA-based drug delivery and…
SparkBeyond is a privately held company based in New York and Israel. It's mission is to help…
PharmAbcine is a clinical stage public company in KOSDAQ market(208340) and focusing on next…
Prevencio, Inc. is Revolutionizing Blood Tests For Cardiovascular Disease—Powered by Artificial…
Qwixel Therapeutics is an early stage Biotherapeutics company focused in Oncology. Qwixel has…
Rakuten Medical, Inc. (RMI) is a privately funded, clinical-stage biotechnology company with…
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company, primarily focused…
Retrogenix is a fast-growing biotechnology company specialising in identifying protein interactions…
Retrophin's mission to create hope by identifying, developing and delivering life-changing…
Founded in 2017, spun out of HealthTell in 2018, and now based in San Carlos, CA - RubrYc…
We offer technology solutions to monitor patient safety, automate risk management and reduce…
Ryvu Therapeutics (formerly Selvita) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel…
SAJE Pharma’s small molecule platform regulates cellular nitrosylation, which provides 53…
As a global CDMO, Samsung BioLogics provides biologics' development and manufacturing services as…
Science 37 accelerates the availability of life-changing medicines by putting patients first. …
SCM Lifescience was established with the vision of developing treatment options for difficult to…
Shifa is a privately held company dedicated to the development of drugs for the treatment of…
Signals Analytics is an advanced analytics configurable platform that extracts context from…
Sigrid Therapeutics AB (Sigrid) is a clinical-stage technology company with a vision to prevent…
Clinical stage company focused on rare diseases and 505b2 regulatory pathway. Our lead product SRT…
Stem Cell Partners was founded in 2010 out of Sacramento State University. The president of the…
Teon Therapeutics is a private biopharma company developing a novel pipeline of GPCR-targeting…
TOBio is an integrated CMC Solution Provider dedicated to large-scale GMP production of biologics…
About Trianni, Inc. Trianni, Inc. is a privately held biotech company specializing in antibody…
twoXAR is a pharmaceutical company with the vision to become the global leader in drug discovery…
TYME is an emerging biotech company that won "Best Public Company Presentation" at BioNJ 2019…
The Univfy AI Platform makes it easy for patients to navigate from their first doctor’s visit to…
Unnatural Products is focused on accessing protein targets previously thought of as "undruggable"…
The mission of Uplifting Athletes is to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the…
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering…
Vasthera was founded on February 1st, 2018 as a start-up venture company that develops innovative…
Vaxess is a preclinical company developing a pipeline of novel immunooncology therapeutics and…
VaxNewMo is an early stage biotechnological company developing next-generation conjugate vaccines…
VBL Therapeutics, is a clinical stage bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery,…
XR Pharmaceuticals offers services of early computational drug discovery, target-to-hit. We use our…
XyloCor Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel gene…
Yokogawa has over 100 years of expertise in systems engineering and automation. Through the newly…
Yungjin Pharm. Co. Ltd. is a 68 years old fully integrated pharmaceutical company and subsidiary of…