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Effective Collaboration: A Study in Four Acts

February 26, 2010
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Indianapolis, Indiana: Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Map)
Parking is available at the Denison Parking Garage located on Meridian Street, just south of Barnes & Thornburg. The cost is around $14 to park and you pay in the lobby before leaving with debit, credit or cash. Parking is also available at the Circle Centre Mall just a couple of blocks from Barnes & Thornburg at a lower rate.
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Promising new therapies, diagnostic techniques, and drug delivery technologies are within reach—but the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries face unprecedented economic and regulatory challenges to bring these products to market.  Through real-world partnerships, role-playing scenarios, and interactive audience participation, this one-of-a-kind program will examine both the typical and unanticipated hurdles along the pathway from discovery to commercialization.  We will look at efforts that were highly successful, and some that were not, in such areas as:

  1. Early-stage financing, driving commercialization through partnerships
  2. Acquiring technology outside a firm’s core competency
  3. Managing resources through third party strategic sourcing
  4. Collaborating on a global stage

Anyone who has experienced, or may experience, the myriad of technical, legal, economic, or cultural issues that arise in business collaborations will find these vignettes excellent interactive learning opportunities.

7:30 am – 8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 amWelcome
 Deb Hallberg, Marketing, Business Development, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
8:45 am – 9:00 amIntroduction to Effective Partnering- A Play in Three Acts
 Todd Vare, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
9:00 am - 9:50 amAct 1: Eureka! I've Discovered the Cure for Cancer!
 Moderator: Dr. Marie Kerbeshian, Vice President for Intellectual Property Commercialization, IU Research and Technology Corporation Ensemble of Actors
 Q&A - Audience Comments
 Voices of Experience
 Wade Lange, President & CEO Immuneworks
 Dr. Rebecca Lyon, Technology Transfer Consultant, IU Research and Technology Corporation
9:50 am - 10:40 amAct II: The First Crisis: Help! Cash is Running Low!
 Moderator: Marcus Chandler, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP Ensemble of Actors
 Q&A - Audience Comments
 Voices of Experience
 Joe Huffine, CEO, Kingsley Rose LLC
 Raul Zavaleta, Principal, Volatus Advisors LLC
10:40 am – 11:00 amBreak
11:10 am – 12:00 pmAct III: Strategic Sourcing: Where Do We Turn for Help?
 Moderator: David Johnson, President & CEO, BioCrossroads Ensemble of Actors
 Voices of Experience
 Jonathon Koch, Vice President and General Manager, Greenfield Laboratories, Covance
 Dr. Adrianne Takacs, Senior Advisor, Outsourcing, Lilly Research Laboratories Operations, Eli Lilly and Company
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmLunch and Networking
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmIntroduction of Keynote Speaker
 Todd Vare, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
 Healthcare Reform: The Catalyst for New Thinking
 Bart Peterson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Eli Lilly and Company
1:15 pm – 1:30 pmNetworking
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmGlobal Partnering Panel
 Moderator: Roberto Garcia, Clinical Associate Professor, IU Kelley School of Business
 Panel Members
 Steve, Akard, Director, International Development, Indiana Ecomonic Development Corporation
 Don Kraft, Senior Vice President, HR, Covance
 Dr. Andrew Dahlem,Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company
 Marcus Chandler, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmWrap-up
 George Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business