BayBio Startups & Beyond

Area Coordinators: Todd Meyerrose, Glen Bolton, Allan May

BayBio Startups & Beyond:

Session: Start-Ups in Bioprocessing

Session: Start-ups in Diagnostics, Devices, New Therapeutic Modalities and Personalized Medicine

Session: Commercializing Your Invention: Pitfalls and Tactics                    


Session: Start-Ups in Bioprocessing

Session chairs:

Name: Tom Ransohoff

Affiliation: BioProcess Technology Consultants

Email: transohoff@bptc.com

 

Name: Austin Boesch

Affiliation: Zepteon, Incorporated

Email: austin.boesch@zepteon.com

 

Session description:

Innovations in upstream and downstream bioprocessing have evolved over the years from cell free extracts and new materials for chromatography and membrane based separations, with a focus on selectivity, to novel formats to enable higher throughputs and improve capital efficiency. In order to implement more intensive processes and to ensure product quality objectives are met, the need for specialized modeling software and improved process analytical technologies is increasing. Finally, the move to smaller batch sizes and more specialized drug delivery systems has opened up opportunities in the formulation, fill and finish segment. This session invites entrepreneurs to give technical details of their company's core technologies as well as share their value proposition and rationale for their business model. Investors with insights intowhat they look for in bioprocess companies are also invited. In addition, companies submitting papers can note if they would be interested in participating in a “Shark Tank” type contest.
 

 

Session: Start-ups in Diagnostics, Devices, New Therapeutic Modalities and Personalized Medicine

Session chairs:

Name: Steve Flaim

Affiliation: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes, NIH

Email: flaimsf@nhibi.nih.gov

 

Name: Lucy Lu

Affiliation: Life Science Angels

Email: hylo58@yahoo.com

 

Session description:

The pace of discovery of novel medically and commercially relevant technologies in the setting of University laboratories and research-performing institutions is steadily increasing. The desire to capitalize on these discoveries by transitioning them into commercially relevant products that can benefit patients and improve healthcare is gaining momentum. Many such novel technologies are licensed into start-up and early stage companies formed specifically to execute the development and commercialization steps.  This session invites papers from start-up and early stage companies seeking to develop and commercialize novel medical and healthcare technologies. Technology sectors will include, but are not limited to, diagnostics, medical devices, biologics and therapeutics. Technologies supporting the promise of personized medicine are encouraged. In addition, companies submitting papers can note if they would be interested in participating in a “Shark Tank” type contest.

 

Session: Commercializing Your Invention: Pitfalls and Tactics

Session chairs:

Name: Vinod Mahendroo

Affiliation: Life Science Angels

Email: vmahendroo@gmail.com

 

Name: Stuart Gallant

Affiliation: Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Email: sgallant@outlook.com

 

Session description:

With a range of funding sources and virtual services, commercialization of a new discovery has never been easier.  And, yet the array of options can be bewildering.  This panel discussion will focus on practical hard-won experience obtain by the various types of biotechnology startups.  The themes addressed will be:

Panel Discussion 1 80 Minutes:
Business Models
Funding Sources:  Angels, VCs, and Others

Panel Discussion 2 80 minutes: Licensing, Intellectual Property, Regulation, and Reimbursement
Sales Channels, Strategies for Sales Ramp Up

The panel discussions will start with 5-10 minutes of opening remarks where the panelists will describe their backgrounds and provide the insights and advice they would want if they were a founder working on getting an enterprise started. Subsequently, questions from the audience and other panelists will drive a lively discussion.