French American BIO BiZ Symposium (FABZ)



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French American BIO BIZ  Symposium (FABZ)

New ways to improve IP portfolio for US-based firms:
Internationalization of the French competitiveness clusters


LA JOLLA – April 3rd 2008


Preliminary Program:

- 8:30 AM - Guest registration

- 9:00 - 9:05 AM- Welcome Address

- 9:05 - 9:45 AM - "Introduction to the IP specificities of the French Competitiveness clusters"

Michael White Ph.D., Sr Licensing Executive, Salk Institute
Thomas E. Jurgensen Ph.D., CEO, Catalyst Law Group
Bernard Mandrand Ph.D., CSO, LyonBioPôle
- 9:45 - 10:20 AM- Testimonials about pending French American programs by San Diego-based firms

Magda Marquet Ph.D., co-President & co-CEO, Althea Technologies
Andrew de Guttadauro, VP Corporate Development, Vical
Drew Hannaman, VP R&D, Ichor Medical Systems 

- 10:20 - 10:45 AM Coffee Break

- 10:45 -12:30 : Testimonials by French firms about fulfilled programs

Jean-Baptiste Marchand Ph.D., Head of Immunology, Imaxio
Sonia Escaich, Ph.D., CEO, Mutabilis
Maud Bouvier, Scientific and Business Development, ERYtech Pharma
Nicolas Mouz, Ph.D., CSO, Protein'eXpert

- 12:30 - 1:00 PM Concluding Remarks :  Bernard Mandrand, CSO of LyonBioPôle, will present "how to take part in a French cluster's program"

- 1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch & Networking

- 2:00 - 5:00 PM One On One B2B session (please contact us for details) 


⇒Registration for the FABZ is open.
Come & meet leading companies from France and the San Diego area.

The seminar is free of charge.


For more information:

- Stéphane RICHARD, PhD, The Salk Institute
Founder of French BIO Beach
Network of French/Francophile SD biotech community
cell: +1 (858) 342.6807 - richard < at >

- George-Igor CHAGVARDIEFF, Biotech Attaché
Embassy of France / Economic Department
88 Kearny Street, suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94108
Ph: +1 (415) 568.4571 - georgesigor.chagvardieff < at >

- Alexandre THERMET, VP Life Sciences
Invest In France Agency
88 Kearny Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94108
Ph: +1 (415) 568-4596 - athermet < at >

Name Sales End Price
French BIO Beach Member Ended Free
SD BIO Community Ended Free
Frrench BIO Community Ended Free

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