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Monday, June 13 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Biotech Partnerships and Joint Ventures

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This event will focus on how a small biotech company can avoid the high cost of development and risk by entering into a partnership or joint venture with a larger player in the industry. Come and learn about how you can approach various players from targeting strategy and deal terms.  

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Greg Mckee

President & Chief Executive Officer, Speaker
Greg McKee brings nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare, investment management and investment banking industries to CONNECT. He was co–Founder of Global Bio Link, a global Specialty Pharma company focused on the commercialization of novel and niche compounds in markets outside the United States. Prior to Global Bio Link, he was Chairman and CEO of Akela Pharma Inc. and its predecessor company, Nventa Biopharmaceuticals... Read More →

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Jay Lichter

Managing Director, Speaker
Jay B. Lichter, Ph.D. is an experienced biotechnology and pharmaceutical business executive with 25 years of experience in management, scientific research, and business development.  Throughout his career, Dr. Lichter has applied his exceptional combination of business acumen and deep technical knowledge to creating commercially successful biotech companies and identifying the commercial potential of scientific discoveries at their... Read More →
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Damien Mcdevitt

GSK, Speaker
Dr. Damien McDevitt is Vice President and head of business development for GSK R&D Extended Therapy Areas and for Worldwide business development (WWBD) Asia. Damien is also head of the new GSK R&D West Coast Satellite based in San Diego. He is a member of the GSK Business Development Executive Committee and Technology Investment Board and the Southern California BIOCOM board. Damien has held a number of positions of increasing... Read More →
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Elizabeth Schwarzbach

VP, Chief of Staff, Speaker
Elizabeth Schwarzbach is the VP, Chief of Staff at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. In this role, she works with the CEO to shape and deliver the Institute’s mission and performance against annual objectives. Liz currently oversees Board of Trustee activities along with the External Relations and Business Development teams.  Liz has an extensive background in drug discovery and development most recently as... Read More →

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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.

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