Biotech & Entrepreneurship Archives 2018

Biotech & Entrepreneurship Archives contain Chicago Biotech & Entrepreneurship news, announcements and events that have been chronologically posted on the CBC homepage throughout the year.

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June 12, 2018
SmartHealth Activator & Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
▸ Fireside Chat: Perspectives on Big Pharma Acquisitions and Partnering

Featuring Catherine Sazdanoff, Chief Business Officer, Strate Oncology, Inc.

May 1 – June 3, 2018
UChicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
▸ UChicago Innovation Fest

May 24, 2018
▸ Idea->Patent->Product

May 17, 2018
Women in Bio Chicago
▸ Formula for Success: Blending Project Mgmt & SME for Successful Regulatory Compliance

Life Science businesses face an increasingly complex landscape of regulatory compliance requirements— and it’s only going to get more complicated. In this deep-dive presentation, a subject matter expert (SME) and project managers share insights on …

May 15, 2018
SmartHealth Activator & Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
▸ BioPathways: Healthcare Innovation at the Blues

Featuring John Banta, Executive Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners, LP.

April 26, 2018
Keystone Symposium
▸ Drug Discovery: Current Trends in Medicinal Chemistry

VIRTUAL EVENT. Must be registered to participate.
Walter H. Moos, PhD, UCSF & ShangPharma Innovation
Gina Xiaojing Wang, PhD, Genentech, Inc.
Dmitry O. Koltun, PhD, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Chudi Ndubaku, PhD, Aduro Biotech, Inc.
Eric B. Harstad, PhD, DABT, Theravance Biopharma

April 17, 2018
▸ Life beyond bench: Non-profit organizations and you!

Featuring: Barbara Goodman (Cures Within Reach), Alexandra Prokuda (Chicago Council on Science & Technology) and Dima Elissa (Amer. Medical Women’s Assocc.)

March 22, 2018
Women in Bio (WiB) – Chicago Chapter
▸ Diversity & Inclusion in Health and Life Sciences: Where are we today?

Research supporting the business case for diversity in the workplace continues to grow. Yet, it is widely accepted that diversity is lacking in the health and life science sectors. Indeed, recent studies highlight that the gender gap in boardrooms and C-suites is among the highest in the health and life sciences as compared to other industries. Join our panel of executive women to explore why these gaps exist and what we and our organizations can do to make a change.

March 20, 2018
SmartHealth Activator & Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
▸ BioPathways: Fast-tracking Drug Repurposing for New Treatments of Life-threatening Diseases

Featuring Dr. Bruce Bloom, CEO, Cures Within Reach

February 21, 2018
Women in Bio (WIB) – Chicago Chapter
▸ A Discussion of the Legal,
Regulatory, and Business Concerns for Biosimilars in 2018

Women in Bio (WIB) Chicago is hosting A Discussion of the Legal, Regulatory, and Business Concerns for Biosimilars in 2018. Last year was a big one in the world of biosimilars: from doubling the number of approved biosimilar products to obtaining clarity on the legal landscape. Our distinguished panel will discuss the myriad legal, regulatory, scientific, pricing, and access issues that biosimilar applicants will be facing this year–issues which will determine whether the public will see another banner year for the availability of life- and cost-saving drug therapies. The panel will include Rekha Hanu, Executive Director, Chief IP Counsel, Akorn Pharmaceuticals and Chistine Simmon, Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategic Alliances, Association for Medicines.

February 20, 2018
SmartHealth Activator & Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
▸ BioPathways: 2018 Outlook for Healthcare VC Funding in the Midwest

Featuring Nicole Walker, MBA, Partner, Venture Capital – Healthcare Baird Capital

January 30 and 31, 2018
▸ SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: MATTER, Chicago, IL

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences, understanding what reviewers look for, and step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal. The workshop will cover all agencies, including Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, with detailed emphasis on NIH. Who should attend: Anyone planning on submitting an SBIR/STTR proposal in the next 12 months; Individuals interested in learning enough about the program to determine if they are interested in pursuing future submissions; Individuals supporting SBIR/STTR applicants and companies including financial managers, business managers, other administrative personnel; and Individuals from academic institutions interested in working with SBIR/STTR applicants as subcontractors and supporting personnel. Why you should attend: National averages for NIH SBIR proposal funding are around 20% for Phase I and 40% for Phase II; and BBC clients are funded at a rate two to three higher than the national average across agencies. Cost is $250 per participant / $200 each additional from the same company if registered by September 27; late registration is $300. For questions, contact