business of biotech conference snapshot

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The Business of Biotech Conference brings together
biomedical companies, startups, service providers,
entrepreneurs, and investors for networking and
partnership discussions. The
inaugural
conference was
held in 2006, marking the 25
th

anniversary of Moffitt. Each
year since 2006, Moffitt has hosted this conference, which
has shown steady growth in attendance from about 200 to
over 330 at the 2012 conference.

Overview

Vision

Accomplishments

The vision of the conference is to foster a
burgeoning
biotech cluster in Tampa Bay by
connecting capital, talent, and science.


Drew strong attendance each year, and the conference has been successful based
upon conference survey results


Featured
high profile keynote speakers from the investor and biotech community


Created an Investor Forum whereby Moffitt faculty startups pitch their
businesses
to
investors


Organized multiple private networking events to promote
interactions among
Moffitt
leadership, elected officials, investors, and entrepreneurs

Keynote:
Risa

Stack, Ph.D., Partner,
Kleiner

Perkins
Caufield


Break Out
Session Titles


Early
-
Stage Biomedical Company


The Future of Biotech in Tampa Bay


Issues Facing Medical Device Companies

February
6
,
2012


Turning Vision into Reality

January 31, 2011


Share the Science, Secure the Success

Keynote: Robert
Tepper
, MD, Partner, Third Rock


Break Out Session Titles


Advantages of Life Science Capital Investments


Due Diligence When Forming a Start
-
up Company


Latest Trends in Biotechnology Licensing


Bringing a Medical Device to Market in an Uncertain Environment

Previous Conferences

February 1, 2010


Vision + Drive = Innovation

Keynote: Gary Nolan, Ph. D., Faculty member in the Department of Microbiology



and Immunology at Sanford University


Break Out
Session Titles


Roles of the Co
-
Founders


Raising Capital in a Sluggish Economy


Technology Licensing: Viewpoints from Academia and Industry


Exploring the Medical Device Industry in Tampa Bay

January
29
,
2009


Success Stories from Bench to Bedside

Keynote:
David Hale, Chairman & CEO of Hale
BioPharma

Ventures


Break Out
Session Titles


New Opportunities for Technology Licensing at Moffitt


New Technologies in Commercial Development at Moffitt


Government Funding for Biotech Startups


Raising Capital from Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

September 25, 2007

Keynote:
Rusty Williams, MD, Ph.D., Founder of Prime Therapeutics


Break Out
Session Titles


Life Sciences 101


The Mystery of

Clinical Trials Unraveled


Inside the Licensing Process

September
7
,
2006

Keynote:
Steven Gillis, Ph.D., ARCH Venture Partners


Break Out
Session Titles


10
Secrets of Biotech Success


Personalized Medicine

Previous Conferences (cont.)