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Monday, October 8, 2012
12:30 pm
The Palace Hotel – Twin Peaks Room
2 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
  Mark Crowell, Executive Director and Associate Vice President for Innovation Partnerships and Commercialization, University of Virginia
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Tom Thornton, General Manager, Strategic Alliances, Cleveland Clinic
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Collaborations between big pharma and academic research institutions are nothing new, a detailed look shows that these tie-ups are becoming increasingly important to big pharma’s development model.  This panel takes a deep dive into the inner workings for a decade long collaboration between the Duke Translational Medicine Institute and Bristol-Squibb Company, including highlighting the current alliance structure, and the path for bringing new projects into the collaboration.
Janet E. Embretson, Attorney, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
Kevin P. Hurley, Director of Strategic Alliances and Assoc. Director of Therapeutic Development, Duke Translational Research Institute
John Hidalgo, Assoc. Director of Continuous Improvement Metrics, Global Development & Medical Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Networking Break
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm         
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 
With creative funding schemes picking up steam and nontraditional funders taking an interest in biotech, what can universities and start-ups expect in their right first-round financing structure? This panel will examine various funding sources, the factors that go into investment decisions and typical deal structures, as experienced investors explain the ins and outs of early stage financing deals.
William Tucker, Executive Director, Innovation Alliances and Services, University of California Office of the President
Ron Lennox, Partner, CHL Medical Partners
Dr. Heather M. Snyder, Senior Associate Director, Medical and Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association
Closing Remarks
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Networking Reception       
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm  
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Registration for the BIO Investor Forum is open
7:00 am
The Palace Hotel 2 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105