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Collaborate2Innovate: CLSA Partnering Day with Merck


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From our first conversation, you will know what kind of company we are. While there are a number of ways to enter a partnership, they all start with a meaningful discussion about shared interests and how we can Collaborate2Innovate.

We invite you to visit Merck’s San Francisco Mission Bay location to meet with business and scientific leaders from Merck Research Laboratories (MRL), apply to participate in targeted partnering meetings and attend a plenary session to learn more about our evolving research interests and expanded Bay Area research facilities. The day will conclude with a networking reception.

Merck participants will include the San Francisco-based Business Development team and the following MRL leadership:

  • Daria Hazuda
    Vice President, Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
  • John Hunter
    Vice President, Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Mathai Mammen
    Senior Vice President of Biology-Discovery, Immunology & Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease
  • Ben Thorner
    Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development & Licensing

Areas of Focus for Partnering Meetings:
Infectious Diseases & Vaccines
Respiratory & Immunology
Biology and chemistry technologies
Disruptive areas outside of current disease areas

Learn more about Merck’s Business Development & Licensing here:


Collaborate2Innovate: CLSA Partnering Day With Merck


March 17, 2017

8:00am – 2:00pm
One-on-One Meetings*
Location: Meeting Rooms 1-6

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Registration & Networking
Location: Floor 2 Meeting Space

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Merck Plenary Session
Location: Floor 2 Meeting Space

4:00pm – 6:30pm
Networking Reception
Location: Floor 2 Meeting Space


Merck’s Innovation Hub
499 Illinois St, San Francisco, CA 94158


*Application is required for one-on-one meetings. Only companies reviewed and approved will be scheduled for a one-on-one partnering meeting.

Applications are now closed. 

The Merck Plenary Session followed by a Networking Reception is open to the general public. If you are interested in attending, please register below. Attendance to the Plenary Session does not guarantee a private one-on-one meeting with the Merck Team. For a private meeting, please submit the application above. 

Due to high demand, the Plenary/Reception is  restricted to employees of bioscience companies only.

  • Early registration is highly advised as space is limited and there will be no on-site registration
  • Pre-registered attendees will receive an immediate receipt/confirmation after submission
  • Please print this receipt/confirmation and bring it with you to receive your conference credentials
  • Photo ID (driver’s license or passport) will be required at check-in

Please mail your event-related questions to: or you can contact us via phone: 650-871-3257.

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