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Monday, June 13 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Starting a Biotech Company - JUST DO IT!!

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Join us for an honest conversation from a few of San Diego's top BioTech startup founders. They're excited to share some raw stories from the front lines. The good, bad and ugly. You won't want to miss it.

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Julio de Unamuno

CEO, LabFellows
Julio de Unamuno is a local entrepreneur building digital technologies helping refresh and revitalize the BioTech startup ecosystem. | | After experiencing all the inefficiencies in science firsthand doing anti-cancer research at University of San Diego, Julio started his post-academic career helping scientists leverage computer software to fail experiments faster, saving time and money for only the most promising work at the bench... Read More →

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Curt Becker

Co-Founder & CEO, Molecular Assemblies
Dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly accomplished scientist with exceptional career in business start-up, product development, sales, marketing, customer service and cross-functional leadership roles. Creative, intuitive, and bottom-line oriented in devising corporate, marketing, sales and support strategies and implementing successful programs that launch new companies and products, enhance sales of existing lines, gain marketplace dominance... Read More →
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Thomas Hitchcock

Founder & CEO, Xycrobe Therapeutics, Inc.
Thomas holds a doctorate in molecular genetics from Clemson University where he did his research on DNA damage and repair. He has completed postdoctoral training at both Duke University in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Yale University in the Program in Vascular Biology and Therapeutics where he was involved in ground-breaking research and development of in vitro engineered human cardiovascular and pulmonary tissues. He has also... Read More →
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Paul Laikind

President and CEO, ViaCyte
I have been starting and managing biotechnology companies for 27 years. I co-founded Gensia Pharmaceuticals in 1986. Gensia built a pipeline of small molecule, biopharmaceutical products for the treatment of cardiovascular, neurological and inflammatory disease. I served as Vice President of Corporate/Business Development, and as a member of the board of directors. Gensia went public in 1991 and grew rapidly. I was part of the team that later... Read More →
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Tim Mullen

Founder & CEO, Qusp Labs
I'm interested in the application of signal processing techniques, computer science and information theory, and statistical machine learning to computational neuroscience problems, particularly studying cortical network dynamics and constructing brain-machine interfaces (BMI/BCI). I'm also interested in ubiquitous/pervasive computing and human-computer interaction and the intersection of these fields and cognitive neuroscience.
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Zachary Zimmerman

CEO and Co-Founder, Forge Therapeutics, Inc.
Zachary Zimmerman, Ph.D. has 15 years of biotechnology start-up experience holding various business and scientific positions at Forge Therapeutics, Arcturus Therapeutics, Regulus Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and 454 Life Sciences. He brings both practical and strategic senior management experience, and is a proven and capable leader who builds and motivates teams to achieve great results. | | Dr. Zimmerman has successfully driven... 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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