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Aug. 9



Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Evening, August 11, 2009

Topic: “
Picoplatin: Bench top to Bedside
w of Poniard Pharmaceuticals and the development of

Cheni Kwok, Ph.D., CLPTM, Senior VP

Poniard Pharmaceuticals

Date and Time: August 11, 2009, 6:00

9:00 pm

Event Schedule:

6:00 to 6:45 pm
Join us for a light dinner and networking

6:45 pm to 8:15
Meeting will begin with B2DG Business, followed

immediately by
Cheni Kwok’
s presentation, Discussion, & followed

by open networking.

9:00 pm

Close of networking.

TIPS Group Law Offices , 1000 Elwell Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Please r
egister at

for this evening meeting.

Cost: $6 for unemployed in transition and $11 for employed professional to cover cost of food

peaker Bio

Cheni Kwok Ph.D., CLPTM, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development joined Poniard Pharmaceuticals in
July 2006 as the Vice President of Business Development. She established corporate and business development,
strategic and commercial planni
ng, new product planning, competitive intelligence and forecasting functions at

Previously, Dr. Kwok was Director of Business Development at Celera Genomics from 2004 to 2006, where
she led the business development efforts for Celera's small mol
ecule therapeutic programs. Prior to Celera, Dr.
Kwok held Business Development positions of increasing responsibility for Exelixis Inc. from 2000 to 2004,
where she initiated multiple partnerships and served as the alliance manager for the GlaxoSmithKline

collaboration. Prior to joining Exelixis Inc., Dr. Kwok held various research management, technology
assessment and alliance management roles at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals from 1997 to 2000.

She received a bachelor's degree in biotechnology from

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine,
University of London, UK and a Ph.D. in human molecular genetics from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr.
Kwok obtained the Certified Licensing Professional (CLPTM) credential established by the Licen
Executive Society (USA and Canada).

See details for registration online

a week prior to the event


Evening Meeting Only



Golden Ga
te Polymer Forum, Thursday Evening, Aug. 13, 2009

Topic: "Technical Challenges Associated with Bioabsorbable Materials for Vascular Stents"

Speaker: Joseph Berglund
Principle R&D Engineer, Medtronic CardioVascular, Santa Rosa

Date and Time: Thurs
day, Aug. 13, 2009,
6:00 PM

social hour,

7:00 PM


8:00 PM


Location: Michael’s Restaurant at Shoreline Park, Mountain View, CA



$30 with advance registration, $35 normal registration


$15 with advance registration, $20 normal registration

After deadline:

registration not guaranteed
, so contact us

late fee applies

$40 regular/employed, $25 unemployed/student/retired



Free if you attend just the lectures at 8:00 PM (but please let us know for headcount)

Deadline for registration:

5 pm Aug. 12 (but please try to do so earlier if you can; it helps)

Because we must pay the restaurant for the ordered meal, we must

ask no
shows to pay for their reservation.

However, penalty
free cancellations are allowed up until the deadline for reservations the day before the event


we accept cash or checks, but are unable to accept payment by credit card at this

You may pay at the door.

Please register on the web page

Topic Description

Vascular stents are tiny mesh
like structures intended to prop open blood vessels and prevent abrupt reclosures
following angioplasty procedures. Worldwide
, bare metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES), designed
to reduce post
procedural restenosis, constitute a $5+ billion market.

Once an artery has healed, however, stents
are no longer thought to serve a functional role.

Consequently, bioabsorba
ble stents would be preferred to
permanent implants as they would terminate the need for anti
platelet therapy, provide opportunity for
reintervention, and return arteries to a more physiological and natural state.

While a number of groups have initiat
ed clinical trials evaluating bioabsorbable technologies, the technical
challenges to develop and commercialize a successful product remains very high.

Material properties of
bioabsorbable polymers are very different from stainless and cobalt
chromium all
oys typically used in stent

Also, the potential of complications that may result via the process of degradation poses additional risks
long after the intervention has been performed.

Material selection and processing will be paramount to
ately balance the potential benefits of absorption with the unmet needs.

This presentation highlights some technical challenges associated with bioabsorbable polymers in the context of
experiences from Medtronic’s bioabsorbable stent program.

g material properties including acute and
chronic mechanical properties, degradation time, and biocompatibility with uncompromised product
deliverability, efficacy, and safety is discussed.

It is imperative to understand the influence of material
es on stent design, the role of FDA regulatory requirements on development paths,

and the clinical need
attempting to be addressed, when designing a bioabsorbable product.

Speaker Bio

Joe Berglund first started working with polymers as an undergrad
research assistant at Johns Hopkins
University where he majored in biomedical engineering with a focus on materials science & engineering.

then moved to Atlanta, GA to continue graduate training at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

There he
ed many of the principles that dictate polymer behaviors to natural tissues as part of his research on tissue
engineered blood vessels for by
pass surgical grafts and the contributions of collagen, elastin, and other
extracellular matrix proteins on the me
chanical properties of the constructs.

Joe received his Ph.D. in 2002 and
went on to perform an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship at the Emory School of Medicine
where he studied the effects of shear stresses from normal and disturbed blo
od flow on the function of arterial
endothelial cells.

Joe worked briefly at Ethicon
J&J where he synthesized and characterized new families of elastomeric
bioabsorbable copolymers before moving to Santa Rosa to join Medtronic CardioVascular.

There he w
orks on
early pipeline projects as an R&D engineer in the Science and Technology department.

His primary projects
focus on developing and evaluating bioabsorbable technologies as vascular devices and next generation drug
eluting stent candidates.



Chicken marsala

Mushroom crepes



Restaurant's web page directions

From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard Exit toward the Bay.

Drive past the Shoreline Amphitheater and go straight ahead on Shoreline, entering into Shoreline Park.

After a mile or so inside the park, a sign for Michael's will

direct you to turn left into the parking lot for
Michael's Restaurant.


960 N Shoreline Blvd.

Restaurant phone:


Do NOT call restaurant for reservations.


MANPOWER Event for Connect Members, Friday Morning, August 14, 2009

Event: Rec
ruitment and Informational Event

Date and Time: Friday, August 14, 10 am

Location: Connect Job Seeker Center, 420 S. Pastoria Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Scientific Technician


Events Coordinator


Immediate Medical Device Assembler


Order Entry Represe


CBA, Saturday Mid
Day, Aug. 15, 2009


Annual Summer Potluck Picnic

Date and Time: Sat, Aug 15, 2009, 11 am

3:00 pm

Location: San Mateo Beresford Park, 2720 Alame
da de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA

For CBA Members:

(Available Aug 04

Aug 14)


For Non CBA Members:

Including CBA Membership Fee.

(Available Aug 04

Aug 14)


For husband/wife/friends of CBA Members:

(Available Aug 05

Aug 14)


ren under 10:

(Available Aug 05

Aug 14)


Register at


This park is bigger than the one we were at before, still has paths, grassy and picnic areas, several playgrounds,
skate pa
rk, bocce, tennis and basketball courts are nearby. So come for lunch and socializing and stay for as
long as you like!

Park website for map, directions and features:

CBA will provide meat and buns to BBQ and cold drinks.

Directions, Going South on Highway 101 or N/S on Hwy 280. Take Hwy 92. Exit Alameda de las Pulgas south.
sford Park will be on your right. Best to turn right and park on Parkside Way. Park in the small lot or on the
street by the school. Our picnic area is next to the play structure.

Directions, Going North on Highway 101. Exit Hillsdale Ave heading west.
Keep on Hillsdale until you pass El
Camino Real, the shopping mall, library and make a right on Alameda de las Pulgas. Drive past the park and U
turn on 26th Ave. Make a right on Parkside Way. Park in the small lot or on the street by the school. Our picni
area is next to the play structure.



Online Registration: Before Aug 14, Noon

On Site Registration: After Aug 14, Noon


FountainBlue's Life Science Entrepreneurs' Forum, Monday Evening, Aug. 17, 2009


Accelerating BioPharma Development



Facilitator Peter Berger II, CEO, Alitor


Panelist Ted Spack, Senior Direct
or of Business Development, SRI


Panelist Ian Irwin, Director

of Drug Discovery, Parkinson's


Panelist Michael O'Donnell, Partner, Wilson Sonsini


Panelist Nandini Tandon, Managin
g Director, Lumira Capital


Presenting Entrepreneur: Yadon Arad, Tiara Pharmaceuticals


Presenting Entrepreneur: David Zarling, CEO, Colby Pharmaceuticals

Date & Time:

Monday, August 17 from 5:30

7:30 p.m.


Bowne, 2455 Faber Pla
ce, Palo Alto


$20 members, $25 partners, $30 general

$100 for FountainBlue Forever membership, admission, and

free gift


register by noon on 8/14 by using the PayPal link at

Late and

site registration is $40 if e
mail time stamp not received by

noon one business day before the event.


Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and investors, no service

providers please

Topic Description

Life science professionals are faced with the

usual challenges in

developing, testing, manufacturing, approving and distributing biopharma

solutions from drug discovery to therapeutics to enabling platforms. These

unique challenges extend the time from inception to market, yet the

companies that succ
essfully navigate these challenges are companies to watch


bringing financial returns to companies, and products and services to


With the dramatic and rapid changes in policy and administration and outlook

toward the life science industry overa
ll, new interest has been placed on

how to identify the key players in the biopharma market, and facilitate

forward progress for people and organizations in this industry. This month's

panel will address today's unique challenges and share successes worth

Must Register through Acteva



Evening Meeting Only


Ronald A. Martell

President & COO



Poniard Pharmaceuticals

Ronald A. Martell was appointed president and chief operating officer in

May 2007. He joined the Board of Directors in June 2006. He re

served as senior vice president of Commercial Operations at ImClone

Systems Incorporated and member of ImClone Systems' management

committee. In that position, he oversaw sales, marketing, and project

and alliance management. He also guided corporat
e, strategic and

portfolio planning and management for the Company. He built ImClone

Systems' Commercial Operations and field sales force to market and

commercialize Erbitux™ for the treatment of certain patients with

colorectal and head and neck cancers w
ith partners Bristol
Myers Squibb

and Merck KGaA. Prior to joining ImClone Systems, Mr. Martell worked

for 10 years at Genentech in a variety of positions, most recently as

manager, oncology products. At Genentech, he was responsible for

marketing Hercepti
n™ for metastatic HER
2 positive breast cancer

and Rituxan™ for non
Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Information and Registration: NO SERVICE PROVIDERS PLEASE.


Additional information about our life science entrepreneurs' forum

and notes from our previo
us meetings are available at <> .



Group, Tuesday Morning, August 18
, 2009


Case study: An i
ntegrated approach to high quality robust manufacturin

Bill Wright, President, Plextrol

te and Time: Tuesday, Aug. 18
, 2009, 8:30

10:30 am

Location: Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA (across the street from Sunnyval
Public Library)

Cost: Free

Parking on street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street

See details at


BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, Aug. 19, 2009

udith Campisi


Buck Institute for Age Research


Curing Aging: A Mad Pursuit?

Date and Time:
Wednesday,Aug. 19, 2009

6:00 PM


7:00 PM




Location: The Clarion Hotel, 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae, CA

6363 |



before 11PM, Monday, Aug. 17




time students pre


time students on

Acteva fees are added to the above prices



See for details

Topic Description

Age is the largest single risk factor fo
r the vast majority of diseases and disabilities that threaten to drain the
economic resources of developed countries.

Aging is a nearly universal process that has fascinated
philosophers and scientists for many centuries.

Only recently, however, has sci
ence progressed sufficiently to
allow a rudimentary understanding of why and how we age.

With this knowledge in hand, what are the
prospects for ‘curing’ aging?

Needless, there are no definitive answers to this question.

Although the science
of aging is

still at an immature stage, there are, however, reasons for both optimism and skepticism.

Speaker Biography

Judith Campisi received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York Stony Brook and postdoctoral training
at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and

Harvard Medical School.

She was Assistant and Associate Professor in
Biochemistry at the Boston University Medical School, and joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
as Senior Scientist in 1991.

In 2002, she moved part of her laboratory to the

then newly
founded Buck Institute
for Age Research.

Campisi's work bridges the fields of cancer and aging, and includes contributions to understanding the evolution
and mechanisms of tumor suppressor genes, the cellular damage responses of senescence and

apoptosis, DNA
repair mechanisms, telomere biology, and the role of genome maintenance in postponing aging and cancer.

has published >150 research papers, review articles and book chapters on her work, and has received several
awards for her research

Her awards include a Cancer Scholar award from the American Cancer Society,
Established Investigator award from the American Heart Association, two MERIT awards from the National
Institute on Aging, a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Founda
tion, the Irving Wright Award
from the American Federation for Aging Research and Glenn Foundation Award from the Gerontological
Society of America.

Campisi serves or has served on numerous national and international scientific review
panels, public and p
rivate scientific advisory panels, and the editorial boards of several scientific journals.

UCSC Extension Bioscience Program Overview, Wednesday Evening, Aug. 19, 2

Biosciences Program Presentation: Biotechnology, Bioin
formatics and Bioscience Business
Date and
Time: August 19, 6

Location: new
Santa Clara campus of


Extension in Silicon


2505 Augustine Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 861

Enroll now

See details at

and be sure to register.

one or both



Extension's free Bioscience Program Overview sessions and discover how our
bioscience certificate programs can help you advance your current career or break into the bioscience industry.

See Aug. 26

event below.

Meet instructors and other students
and learn about program prerequisites, course content and
program requirements.


Syntex Syva Alumni Association, Thursday Evening, Aug. 20, 2009



Event: Annual Alumni an
d Guest Picnic

Date and Time: Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:00
8:00 pm

Agenda: Armadillo Willy’s BBQ served at 5:30 pm

Location: Cuesta Park, Mountain View, enter on Cuesta Avenue between Miramonte and Grant Rd.

Cost: $15.00 per person

Register by printing out for
m and mailing to SSAA prior to Aug. 13; find form at

This annual picnic provides opportunity for former Syntex and Syva employees to see each other
and network.
All former employees and their and their guests are welcome to attend the picnic even if they are not currently
members of the organization. There were over 6,000 employees in Palo Alto prior to the Roche takeover in the

SV SIG Biotech Seminar, Thursday Evening, Aug. 20, 2009

Topic: "Bio
Space as a Long Term Career Goal

and Option"

Speaker: Harry Wachob, Ph.D, Board

President and Founder of
ce Group

Date: August 20, 2009 (Thursday)

6:30 PM

8:30 PM


Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

600 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Tel: (650) 856




7:00 PM: Registration & Social Networking



Presentation, Q & A and Group Discussion

Registration Fee: Free for NATEA members

$5.00 for Non

** Pizza, Fruits & Drinks will be served**

RSVP to “John Pang Yu”

>. Walk
In is also welcomed, but
RSVP is highly appreciated to ensue adequate Pizza.


Are you planning or just thinking to change your car
eer path from EE, CS, Bioscience or other engineering
fields to Bio
space, Biomedical Device for example? If your answer is “Yes” or “May Be” now or in the near
future, please attend this seminar and learn something new from Dr. Harry Wachob.

’s Bio:

Dr. Harry Wachob is the Founder and President of the Bio2Device Group.

He is an experienced engineering
leader in materials science, biomedical device engineering and R&D. He has directed and mentored
multidisciplinary teams in solving complex te
chnical issues in order to improve the safety, reliability, and
performance of medical devices. He is currently the Managing Materials Scientist at Xoft, Inc.

Previously, he
was Director of Engineering for Aerogen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specia
lizing in novel aerosol drug

Prior to that, Harry was Managing Engineer at Exponent/Failure Analysis Associates where he guided
research and development, and product failure investigations covering a broad range of medical and industrial

He received his engineering degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.


Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

2009 FDA P
acific Region Update


Mark Roh
, Pacific region food and drug director, US Food and Drug Administration

Barbara Cassens
, San Francisco district director, US Food and Drug Administration

Date and Time:
Friday, 21 August 2009

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Registration Check
in and Networking


1:00 pm



2:45 pm

Speaker Presentations


3:15 pm

Question and Answer Period

Crown Plaza Mi
Peninsula, Foster City
, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404






For directions call +1 650 570 5700 or visit the
otel web site

Local Contact:
Michelle Ragozzino, PhD
; +1 408 861 3861

Mark Perkins
; +1 650 380 9640

Topic Description

Join your regulatory colleagues

from the San Francisco Bay area for the annual FDA Pacific Region Update.
This event is sponsored by the RAPS San Francisco Chapter to help promote knowledge advancement and
facilitate networking among local regulatory professionals.

Senior FDA officials
Mark Roh and Barbara Cassens will provide participants with updates on national and
regional compliance trends and share their insight into how to interact effectively with FDA. The question
answer portion of the program will offer you an opportunity t
o ask your most pressing questions. This session
will help keep you and your company current and better prepared for upcoming agency initiatives and activities.

A full luncheon will be provided for all meeting registrants and attendees may claim three RAC



Google 2009 FDA Pacific Region Update RAPS

to get to registration if above doesn’t work.


Group, Tuesday Morning, August 25
, 2009

Topic: “
The Science Behind Career Success

Aswan Morgan, Social Media/Com
munity Manager, UpMo

Date and Time: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, 8:30

10:30 am

TIPS Group Law Offices , 1000 Elwell Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Cost: Free

Parking on street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street

See details at

Topic Description

Management consulting is a multi
billion dollar industry.

Companies are compulsively seeking competitive
advantages to grab more market share.

Similarly, your career is yo
ur most valuable asset.

Career navigation
requires clever management and expert guidance in this turbulent economy.

This presentation will intrigue
professionals at any point in the career life
cycle; active job
seekers, passive searchers, or professiona
ls seeking
internal advancement.

Anyone looking to secure a distinct, tactical advantage in any job economy needs to take
ownership of their own professional success.


is an intelligent, personalized service that leverages the science behind career su
ccess to empower
professionals in getting the job they want when they want it and moving up in their career.

Upwardly Mobile,
Inc. was founded in the

of 2008. exited public Beta on July 27, 2009 and has been featured
in Forbes,
, The New York Times, CNBC, and many other major media outlets.

Speaker Bio

Aswan Morgan

s responsible for building and maintaining a vibrant community of empowered professionals

He captures user insights, feedback, and usage patterns and hel
ps translate the consumer voice into
bold product features that address their professional challenges, reduce the risks of career moves, and help them
secure early wins.

Aswan has a background in social marketing and web application development, and graph
design, and has been involved in several startups across the mobile search, supply chain management, UGC
community, and personalized merchandising spaces.


UCSC Extension Biosci
ence Program Overview, Wednesday Evening, Aug.
, 2009

Event: Free
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs Program Presentation



Date and Time: August 26, 6

Location: new
Santa Clara campus



Extension in Silicon


2505 Augustine Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 861

Enroll now

Cost: Free

See details at

and be sure to register.

one or both


Extension's free Bioscience Program Overview sessions and discover how our
bioscience certificate programs can help you advance your current care
er or break into the bioscience industry.

Meet instructors and other students and learn about program prerequisites, course content and program


Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Mor
, 2009

Topic: “Launch/Relaunch Your Life Sciences Industry Career”

Kara J. Halvorsen, Principal and Founder, Kara Halvorsen Consulting

Date and Time: Tuesday,
Sept. 1,

2009, 8:30

10:30 am

Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 4

W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA
(across the street from

Public Library)

Cost: Free

Parking on street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street.

Topic Description

The presentation will cover how to a conduct a “personal product launch” t
o refresh your career or refocus your
job search. Topics include:

How to differentiate what you have to “sell” in this market.

How to identify, conduct research & target the employers will “buy” what you have to “sell.”

How to develop a sales & marketin
g plan/materials to get in front of hiring managers.

How to leverage your personal KOL’s/advisory board/referral network.

How to conduct a “Solutional Interview” to identify opportunities tailored to your skills & strengths
before they are advertised.

hniques to get hired.

Job search/career transition Q & A’s.

Speaker Bio

Kara Halvorsen, Principal, Kara Halvorsen Consulting LLC has over 15 years staffing & Human Resource
experience. She has consulted at a variety of established & emerging Bay area

pharma’s including heading
HR for ARYx Therapeutics, a 70 person public pharmaceutical company for the past 4 years. Previously she
held positions as the senior HR person at Genentech for the Commercial & G & A groups and as Director of
Staffing at M
cKesson. In addition, Kara has worked as an executive search consultant and was a principal at a
staffing & assessment technology company. She is currently writing a book on the



San Jose BioCenter, Thursday Morning, Sept. 10, 2009



Patent Term Extensions and New Patent Office Rules”


Craig R. Kaufman
, Partner, Intellectual Property, Silicon Valley Office,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Date and time: Thu
rsday, September 10, 2009 | 9:30am

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Road, Building 1100, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Click here for Venue Directions»

This event is typically sold out, therefore please register early to secure your spot!

• Regular Price: $30 | $40 on

• Partners' Network: $20 | $40 on

• BioCenter Members: Free (Please RSVP to Aurélie dir

Register at

Topic Description

Patents are a key asset of any emerging company. However, they have a defined and limited term. For a
company dealing with a product that will require clinical tests and F
DA approval to sell, the delay involved in
the regulatory review process can eat up valuable patent term.

Come learn about patent term extension, whether and how you can get one, and how long they last. With a
recent court decision, the Patent office is
poised to change its rules in a number of significant ways. These
changes potentially limit the scope of protection that can be obtained, and impose specific requirements on
patent applicants. Learn about these changes, and the potential impact on your com
pany's patent strategy.

Add a Top Rated In
Depth Life Science Business and Marketing Course to your Business Visit to the Bay

Upcoming Bioscience Business and

Marketing Courses in the fall at UCSC Extension at the new location in
Santa Clara near intersection of 101 and Bowers…please help us promote these courses beyond those who have
taken them already. There’s little information about these courses developed
specifically for working
professionals in the life science industry.

These two days of intensive classroom work followed by 2 months of
work done at student’s home location allows for participants who come from outside the Bay Area on business
and add on t
wo days and take a top rated course from experts in the field at an affordable price.

October 8

The bioscience industry is like no other. Lengthy timelines and unique financial, legal, regulatory, social and

political challenges impose constraints that impact every aspect of the business. This course helps participants
gain: a practical understanding of the bioscience industry landscape, key business drivers and challenges;
insight into the critical roles tha
t business and marketing disciplines play at all stages of a bioscience company's
development; and hands
on experience implementing important bioscience business processes that are essential
to success within the industry. Presented by UCSC Extension in Si
licon Valley, Santa Clara, CA.

For more
information: See

December 3

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley presents a two
day intensive course that brings the breadth of the Bay Area’s
biobusiness development expertise to our Cupertino classroom. Whether financing start
up activities, trying to
keep pace with the current bu
rn rate, or moving a product into the marketplace, bioscience companies, both
large and small, have a critical need for business development at every stage of their evolution. Learn the key
roles that business development and licensing play in the commerci
alization of a new product and the


development of a successful bioscience company. Santa Clara, CA. For more information, see


National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 22

NREL Industry Growth Forum
November 3
5, 2009

Event: 22

NREL Industry Growth Forum

Call for Applications


is August 31, 2009

Denver, Colorado •

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is pleased to invite domestic and international companies to apply
to the upcoming 22nd NREL Industry Growth Forum in Denver, Colorado.

Join the ranks of sustaina
ble energy
companies who have gleaned funding and focused expertise from within the catalytic atmosphere of the Forum.
This unique environment is possible because NREL is the nation's primary research and development facility
for renewable energy and energ
y efficiency and has developed connections across many levels of private sector

Application to the Forum will allow you to showcase your company to an audience of the world's
leading energy investors, industry executives, and potential partners

If your company is looking for $1 million or $100 million in financing; this is the place for you!

The Forum
provides an exceptional opportunity for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their business to a
wide range of investors. Presentin
g companies are selected by a committee that includes venture capitalists,
investment banks, and energy experts from across the United States.

The best presentations are awarded with
cash prizes and commercialization services from NREL.

Since 2003, our F
orum presenters have raised more
than $2 billion in growth financing.

The Forum features three days of business presentations, networking, and educational sessions to promote the
advancement of clean energy companies.

Attendees will obtain a preview of t
he world's best entrepreneurial
companies in sustainable energy technologies, and the opportunity to meet investors and NREL technologists.

Why Participate?

If your organization requires new capital to grow, the NREL Industry Growth Forum will give you
opportunity to:

Secure financing and understand leading investors' strategies

Receive one
one mentoring from investors and the nation's premier business incubators

Refine your own strategies through detailed feedback and dialogue with the expert i
nvestor panel

Expand your network with hundreds of the world's leading clean energy investors

Compete to win the 2009 NREL

Deutsche Asset Management Best Venture Awards including cash
prizes and commercialization services from NREL

What if I am not o
ne of the 30+ finalists selected to present?

All applicants benefit from the Forum experience.

Each applicant receives:

One complimentary professional registration to attend the Forum

Exposure to over 80 venture investors during the Forum selection proce

Valuable and direct feedback from investors evaluating the business plan during the selection process

An opportunity to see how similar companies present their own growth strategies to attract financing

Submit Your Application by July 31, 2009

To dis
cover more about the Forum and to access the application process, please visit the website:

For additional information, please contact:

Robert Writz




Maura Lohrentz