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Public-Private Partnerships: Transferring Discoveries Out of Universities

May 10, 2013

Indianapolis - JW Marriott
10 South West Street (Directions | Parking)

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Intellectual property developed in the state’s major universities has the potential to be a key contributor to the continued strength of the life sciences industry in Indiana.  However, there can be legal, financial and cultural barriers making the commercial translation of ideas to useable products hard to realize.  Entrepreneurs, investors, life sciences industry business development people and university tech transfer officers will share some of their “war stories” and discuss the opportunities and the pitfalls that challenge life science innovations coming to fruition. 

IBJ Power Breakfast Schedule
7:30 amRegistration
8:00 amWelcome
8:10 amBreakfast
8:40 amIntroduction of Panel
8:45-9:45 am

Kristin Eilenberg
CEO, Lodestone Logic & CEO, Infuse Accelerator

Philip Low, Ph.D.
Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Endocyte & Founder and Chief Science Officer, On Target Laboratories, LLC

R. Matthew Neff
President & CEO, CHV Capital, Inc.

Brian Stemme
Project Director, BioCrossroads

Brian S. Williams
Global Healthcare Strategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited

Raul Zavaleta
CEO Indigo BioSystems, Inc.

9:45 amBreakfast Concludes

Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Schedule
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10:05 amWelcome
10:15-11:45 am

Panel - New Approaches to Working with Industry from the Midwest CTSI Consortium
Moderator: Dr. Anantha Shekhar, MD
Dean of Translational Research, IU School of Medicine

Panel Members:
Dr. James E. Heubi, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Curran, MD
Vice President, Therapeutic Area Lead, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Dr. Dale Edgar, PhD
Lilly Distinguished Research Fellow, Science and Technology Partnerships, LRL, Eli Lilly and Company

Dr. Marc K. Drezner, MD
Executive Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:45 am-12:15 pmLunch & Networking
12:15-1:15 pmLuncheon Keynote
Introduction: Eric Williams
Associate, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Sue Ellspermann
Lieutenant Governor, State of Indiana
1:20-2:50 pm

Afternoon Panel - Challenges and Best Practices for Tech Transfers
Moderator: Brian Lawrence, Chief Technology Officer, Hill-Rom

Panel Members:
Guy Cook
Founder, Bacterin International and One World Group Ltd.

Lawrence Bruder
President and CEO, Noxilizer, Inc.

Roger Sun
Director of Baxter Ventures, Baxter International Inc.

Eric Thieme
General Counsel & Compliance Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange

2:50-3:00 pmClosing Remarks
George Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business