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  Life Sciences Breakfast: Personalized Medicine
Date:   Thursday, December 6
Time:   7:30 - 9:30 AM

Location:   Swissnex, 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Sponsor:   The French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco

Event details:  

Increased investments to provide treatments for unmet medical needs continue to fuel the creation of new biotechnology companies in the United States and abroad.  These startup companies' common objective is to make their drugs or services commercially available by following a rigorous and well-defined FDA approval process.

Prior to meeting important clinical development milestones, however, startups will need to tackle several key questions early on to ensure that they can one day reach their full potential. 

This panel brings together seasoned industry veterans and dynamic entrepreneurs to share their insights on necessary ingredients for a successful biotech startup.  The presence of two talented entrepreneurs - one from France and one from the US - will allow for a rare comparative perspective of the strength and weaknesses of both country's incubator models



  • Steven KIRSHER,  CEO of CARTAGEN Molecular ( Seattle, WA).

  • Philippe BERTON,  CEO of VAXON Biotech (Evry , France).

  • Charlotte ROGERS,  Life Science Consultant,  Business Development & Marketing Services (San Francisco, CA).

  • Douglas CRAWFORD, Ph.D,  Associate Executive Director QB3 incubator  (San Francisco, CA).

  • Didier G. PEREZManaging Partner of Inovation Venture  LLC. Moderator.


Fee:   $20 French-American Chamber of Commerce members, $25 non members, $30 at the door
Additional information and/or registration:   Online registration available.

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