WHENJune 09, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
WHEREHilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
INFOSan Diego BioPharma Conference, the flagship event of SABPA, has been featuring some of the most respectful figures in the fields, from potential Nobel laureates and breakthrough innovators to multi-billion-dollar dealmakers. Many exciting stories from San Diego biopharma industry in the past year hit the global headlines and have ignited the passion that further fuels innovations. Come and meet some of the visionary leaders and network with your peers. This year’s topics include the pioneering exploration of gene therapies and proteome wide drug discovery, transformative academia research and its translation into life-saving therapeutics, the making of a multi-billion dollar deal, the challenges of navigating the drug R&D paths to ultimate success, and strategies to succeed in the ever-changing global market. This is one of the biggest San Diego biotech events that you don't want to miss.
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17th San Diego BioPharma Conference


Program Highlights

  • Ignyta’s unlikely journey in precision medicine: From Dx start-up to global personalized healthcare company
  • A 2018 Breakthrough Prize Winner’s insights on gene silencing therapy
  • An industry veteran’s insights on the trends, gaps and opportunities for delivering innovation to therapeutic application
  • Neurocrine’s extraordinary story of growth, failure, reinvention and ultimate success
  • J&J’s stories on unlocking the biological mysteries of many diseases of the brain
  • Fresh update on the new initiatives of Chinese FDA and its future outlooks

8:00 am         Registration & Breakfast

8:45 am         Welcome and Opening Remarks    

  Stephanie Shi, PhD, President, SABPA; Director, Strategic Alliances, Pfizer

Yi Liu, PhD, Chair, BioPharma Committee, SABPA; CSO, Kura Oncology

Morning Session: Current Trends in Biopharmaceutical Sciences                

  Session Chair: Yi Liu, PhD, Chair, BioPharma Committee, SABPA; CSO, Kura Oncology


9:00 am   2018 San Diego Bio-Pharma Achievement Award

Jonathan E. Lim, MD, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder, Ignyta

  Presentation: Ignyta’s unlikely journey in precision medicine: from Dx start-up to global personalized     healthcare company

10:00 am       Tom Daniel, MD Chairman, Vividion Therapeutics; Venture Partner, ARCH Venture

  Presentation: Delivering Innovation to Therapeutic Application:  Trends, Gaps & Opportunities

10:30 am  Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 am  Dimitri E. Grigoriadis, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Neurocrine

  Presentation: A Biopharmacuetical Story of Growth, Failure, Reinvention and Ultimate Success

11:30 am  Hui Cai, PhD, MBA, VP of Corporate Alliances and Head of Communications , WuXi AppTec

  Presentation: A Dream. A Platform. A Transformation

12:00 pm  Lunch & Networking 

Afternoon Session: Academia Drug Discovery and Cross-border Opportunities

Session Co-Chairs: Wendy Wang, Co-Chair, BioPharma Committee, SABPA; Sr. Manager, Quality Assurance, Genoptix Med. Lab  Shuangwei Li, PhD, DABT Co-Chair, BioPharma Committee, SABPA; Toxicologist, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company

1:30 pm   Don Cleveland, PhD, Ludwig Cancer Research at UCSD

  Presentation: Gene silencing therapy for human neurodegenerative disease

2:00 pm  David Bredt, MD, PhD, Global Head of Discovery, Neuroscience, Janssen R&D and

Johnson and Johnson San Diego R&D Site Leader

  Presentation: Glutamate Receptors in Neuropharmacology

2:30 pm   Peng Chen, PhD, JD Partner, Rimon PC

  Presentation: Paradigm shift for antibody patent.           

2:45 pm           Exhibition and Networking

3:15 pm  Xinhua Lin, PhD, Executive Dean, School of Life Sciences; Director, State Key laboratory of Genetic

Engineering and Director of Institute of Genetics, Fudan University

  Presentation: Mechanisms of intestinal development and homeostasis  

3:45 pm   Bob Ramos, MS, JD, Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

  Presentation: Managing 3rd Party IP and Freedom-To-Operate in Drug Development

4:00 pm  Alex Xu, MD, PhD, Chief Scientist, China FDA/CDE

Presentation: Update on the recent initiatives from China CFDA and its future outlook

4:30 pm   Closing Remarks

  Peter Huang, PhD, EVP, SABPA

4:40 pm  Cocktail Hour sponsored by Viva Biotech


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Pacific Bio-Partnering

Paralleled with Bio-Pharma Conference and Pacific Forum

Co-Organizers: SABPA, ChinaBio

SABPA Bio-Partnering  is a great platform to explore opportunities in licensing, investment, fund raising, procurement and other collaboration deals. It is designed for you to pre-arrange 1-on-1 face-to-face meetings with potential partners/investors by using the online tool Partnering360*. Participants can upload their profiles to the platform and send invitations to other participants. Once the invitations are accepted, 30-minute private meetings will be arranged automatically. Participants have access to pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings in designated meeting areas during the conference, as well as access to Partnering360 database all year round. Bio-Partnering will be hosted at the same time and same venue as San Diego Bio-Pharma Conference (06/09/2018). 

Who will attend?

  • Entrepreneurs and executives from local biotech and pharmaceutical companies
  • Chinese pharmaceutical companies looking for collaboration opportunities
  • Investors from local firms or transpacific firms
  • Biotech or pharmaceutical service providers

Current and Previous Participating Organizations

How to participate?

  • Register for the SABPA Bio-Partnering event and San Diego Bio-Pharma Conference at Whova: https://whova.com/portal/registration/thsab_201806/ ($100, complimentary admission to Bio-Pharma Conference included)
  • Receive a private Partnering360* account registration link sent by sent by Whova after you register
  • Access Partnering360 to enter your information, company profile and schedule meetings. Step-by-step instructions: https://archive.sabpa.org/1on1instruction2017/
  • Check your Partnering360 account regularly for responses to your meeting scheduling
  • Please act early to allow enough time to pre-arrange meetings (>2 weeks prior to the event date)

Need Help? For more information, please emailbio1on1@sabpa.org

Partnering360 is a 3rd party (EBD Group) online software used to schedule meetings for SABPA Bio-Partnering.

* Partnering360 is a 3rd party (EBD Group) online software used to schedule meetings for SABPA Bio-Partnering.

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