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Audrey’s
Updated
Selected Meeting Picks for
August

2009


(
Aug. 9
th

Edition)


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Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Evening, August 11, 2009


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

Speaker:
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.

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

Please r
egister at
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=187252

for this evening meeting.

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


S
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
Poniard.



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
sing
Executive Society (USA and Canada).


See details for registration online

a week prior to the event

at www.bio2devicegroup.org

Evening Meeting Only


NO DAYTIME MEETING

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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

dinner,

8:00 PM

presentation

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

Cost:





Employed/postdocs:

$30 with advance registration, $35 normal registration














Unemplo
yed/retired/students:

$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

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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
.

PLEASE NOTE:

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



You may pay at the door.


Please register on the web page
,
www.GGPF.org


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
design.

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
appropri
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.

Balancin
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
properti
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.

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

There he
extend
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.


Dinner
Selections:









Salmon









Chicken marsala









Mushroom crepes


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Restaurant's web page directions















http://www.michaelsatshoreline.com/location.html


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.


Address:


2
960 N Shoreline Blvd.

Restaurant phone:


650
-
962
-
1014

Do NOT call restaurant for reservations.


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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
ntative


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CBA, Saturday Mid
-
Day, Aug. 15, 2009


Event:

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)

$0.00


For Non CBA Members:

Including CBA Membership Fee.

(Available Aug 04
-

Aug 14)

$20.00


For husband/wife/friends of CBA Members:


(Available Aug 05
-

Aug 14)

$5.00


Child
ren under 10:


(Available Aug 05
-

Aug 14)

$0.00

Register at http://www.eventbee.com/view/cbasf/event?eventid=61096




Description



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:
http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/exploreourparks


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.
Bere
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
c
area is next to the play structure.




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Online Registration: Before Aug 14, Noon


On Site Registration: After Aug 14, Noon


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


Topic:








Accelerating BioPharma Development

Panel

*




Facilitator Peter Berger II, CEO, Alitor
a

*




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

*




Panelist Ian Irwin, Director

of Drug Discovery, Parkinson's
Institute

*




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.

Location:




Bowne, 2455 Faber Pla
ce, Palo Alto

Cost:








$20 members, $25 partners, $30 general









$100 for FountainBlue Forever membership, admission, and

free gift

Registration:




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

http://www.svlifescience.com

Late and

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

noon one business day before the event.

Audience:




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

markets.


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

<
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=187252
>


http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=187252

<
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cf
m?bevaid=187252
>


Evening Meeting Only


NO DAYTIME MEETING


Ronald A. Martell

President & COO


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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
cently

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.


noting.



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

http://www.SVLifeScience.com <http://www.svlifescience.com/> .


*


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Bio2Device
Group, Tuesday Morning, August 18
, 2009


Topic:

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

Speaker:
Bill Wright, President, Plextrol

Da
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
e
Public Library)

Cost: Free

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

See details at
www.Bio2DeviceGroup.org

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BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, Aug. 19, 2009


Speaker:
J
udith Campisi
,

Professor,

Buck Institute for Age Research

Topic:

Curing Aging: A Mad Pursuit?

Date and Time:
Wednesday,Aug. 19, 2009

6:00 PM


Networking

7:00 PM


Dinner

8:00
PM
-

Presentation


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

650
-
692
-
6363 |
Map


Price:

$50

before 11PM, Monday, Aug. 17

$60

on
-
site

$30

full
-
time students pre
-
registration

$35

full
-
time students on
-
site

Acteva fees are added to the above prices


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See biosf.org 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.


She
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.


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UCSC Extension Bioscience Program Overview, Wednesday Evening, Aug. 19, 2
009

Event:
Biosciences Program Presentation: Biotechnology, Bioin
formatics and Bioscience Business
Date and
Time: August 19, 6
-
8:30pm

Location: new
Santa Clara campus of

UCSC

Extension in Silicon

Valley

2505 Augustine Drive


Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 861
-
37
00

Enroll now

See details at
http://www.ucsc
-
extension.edu/view/bioscience/home

and be sure to register.

Attend
one or both

of

UCSC

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
th

event below.

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

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

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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
http://www.syntexsyvaalumni.org/picnic09.pdf


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
mid
-
1990s.

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NATEA
-
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
Bio2Devi
ce Group




Date: August 20, 2009 (Thursday)
,

6:30 PM


8:30 PM

Place:


Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
,

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

6500

Program:


6:00


7:00 PM: Registration & Social Networking






7:00


8:15:


Presentation, Q & A and Group Discussion

Registration Fee: Free for NATEA members



$5.00 for Non
-
Members



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

RSVP to “John Pang Yu”

<
johnpyu@yahoo.com
>. Walk
-
In is also welcomed, but
RSVP is highly appreciated to ensue adequate Pizza.






Abstract:

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.






Speaker
’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
delivery.


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
applica
tions.


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


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


Event:
2009 FDA P
acific Region Update

Speakers:

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

12:00
-

1:00 pm
-

Luncheon

1:00
-

2:45 pm
-

Speaker Presentations

2:45
-

3:15 pm
-

Question and Answer Period


Location:
Crown Plaza Mi
d
-
Peninsula, Foster City
, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404

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Price:
List

Price:$100.00
;
Member

Price:$80.00


For directions call +1 650 570 5700 or visit the
h
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
-
and
-
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
recertification
credits.

Register

at
http://www.raps.org/personifyebusiness/Bookstore/ProductDetail/tabid/55/Default.aspx?ProductId=5908

Google 2009 FDA Pacific Region Update RAPS

to get to registration if above doesn’t work.

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Bio2Device
Group, Tuesday Morning, August 25
, 2009


Topic: “
The Science Behind Career Success


Speaker:
Aswan Morgan, Social Media/Com
munity Manager, UpMo

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


10:30 am

Location:
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
www.Bio2DeviceGroup.org


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.

UpMo

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
Spring

of 2008.


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


Speaker Bio


Aswan Morgan

i
s responsible for building and maintaining a vibrant community of empowered professionals
on
UpMo
.


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
ic
design, and has been involved in several startups across the mobile search, supply chain management, UGC
community, and personalized merchandising spaces.


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UCSC Extension Biosci
ence Program Overview, Wednesday Evening, Aug.
26
, 2009

Event: Free
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs Program Presentation

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Date and Time: August 26, 6
-
8:30pm

Location: new
Santa Clara campus

of

UCSC

Extension in Silicon

Valley

2505 Augustine Drive


Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 861
-
3700

Enroll now

Cost: Free

See details at
http://www.ucsc
-
extension.edu/view/bioscience/home

and be sure to register.

Attend
one or both

of UCSC

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
requirements.

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Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Mor
ning,
Sept.1
, 2009


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

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

Date and Time: Tuesday,
Sept. 1,

2009, 8:30


10:30 am

Location:
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 4
56

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

Sunnyvale
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.



Tec
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

bio
-
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
lecture

content.

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

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Topic:”
Patent Term Extensions and New Patent Office Rules”

Speaker

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


Date and time: Thu
rsday, September 10, 2009 | 9:30am
-
11:00am

Location:
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Road, Building 1100, Menlo Park, CA 94025
-
1015

Click here for Venue Directions»



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

• Regular Price: $30 | $40 on
-
site

• Partners' Network: $20 | $40 on
-
site

• BioCenter Members: Free (Please RSVP to Aurélie dir
ectly)

Register at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=186785

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.

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




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
-
9:
BIOSCIENCE BUSINESS AND MARKETING ESSENTIALS

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
www.ucsc
-
extension.edu/biobusiness
.

December 3
-
4,
BIOSCIENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING V
ALUE

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
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development of a successful bioscience company. Santa Clara, CA. For more information, see
www.ucsc
-
extension.edu/biobizd
ev

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 22
nd

NREL Industry Growth Forum
,
November 3
-
5, 2009


Event: 22
nd

NREL Industry Growth Forum

Call for Applications

deadline

is August 31, 2009

Location:
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
financing.


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
the
opportunity to:



Secure financing and understand leading investors' strategies



Receive one
-
on
-
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
ss



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:
http://cleanenergyforum.com





For additional information, please contact:

Robert Writz

303
-
275
-
4152

Robert.Writz@nrel.gov

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Maura Lohrentz

303
-
275
-
4471

Maura.Lohrentz@nrel.gov


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