CLSA Hosts Lilly Partnering Day
On July 21 and 22, CLSA hosted a successful Partnering Day with Eli Lilly and over thirty CLSA member companies in California. CLSA’s Partnering Day program provides global pharmaceutical and medical device technology buyers and high quality emerging life science companies the opportunity to participate in targeted one-on-one meetings, providing access to novel technologies for co-development.
The event started on July 21st with a Networking Cocktail Reception that was open to the C-level suite of California-based bioscience companies. Following the reception, we held a private dinner with Lilly staff and various Venture Capitalists from the Bay Area. Representatives from Frazier Management, Sofinnova Ventures, Vivo Capital, Arch, Versant Ventures, Canaan, Mission Bay Capital, Pappas Ventures, and Life Science Angels were all present.
On July 22nd, Johnston Erwin, Global Brand Development Leader of Eli Lilly and Ed Torres, Co-founder & Managing Director of Lilly Ventures gave a morning plenary describing Lilly’s partnering strategy. Following the plenary address, we held a panel discussion with 5 key members of Eli Lilly’s Research & Development Team moderated by CLSA’s CEO Sara Radcliffe.
At the conclusion of the morning events, we hosted a small roundtable luncheon with Principal Investigators from Bay Area universities in the target areas of Device, Neuroscience, and Diabetes. Representatives from Stanford, UCSF, UC Berkeley, and The Gladstone Institutes participated in this luncheon.
We closed the event with a series of private one-on-one meetings with pre-approved California-based companies and Lilly team members that revolved around 7 different therapeutic areas; Oncology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Discovery Research, and Drug Delivery/Devices.
If you are interested in sponsoring a CLSA Partnering Day, please contact our membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an emerging company interested in a one on one Partnering Day meeting, view upcoming Partnering Days here.