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Optimizing Drug Development in a Resource Constrained Environment

BayBio Drug Development Series

Optimizing Drug Development in a Resource Constrained Environment

Sponsored By
Aragen BiosciencePPD

Life science companies are challenged by the need to streamline their research and development operations in a resource constrained environment. A well informed decision making process is critical to establishing an affordable and trustworthy infrastructure to enable your organization to efficiently nominate and move forward drug candidates.

The BayBio Drug Development Series, a new half-day educational program, will feature case studies from Northern California life science companies, interactive panel discussions focused on best practices, and provide opportunities to network with industry peers.

A small focused exhibit area will offer significant savings of time and effort by providing direct access to dozens of companies specialized in providing the scientific external resources required to support a virtual and semi virtual companies from conception through commercialization.

Meeting Agenda

8:30AM Registration Open
9:00AM – 9:15AM Keynote: Drug Development Success Story


Steven R. Deitcher, M.D.
President & CEO
Talon Therapeutics

9:15AM – 10:30AM Session 1: Optimizing Drug Development in a Resource Constrained Environment

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This dynamic panel will review exceptional drug development success stories in 2012. Chief Medical Officers will share their stories from clinical development challenges, regulatory hurdles, outsourcing strategies and lessons learned to illustrate how they succeeded with often limited resources. This panel will also share clinical design outsourcing models and best practice strategies to help optimize your drug development programs.


Anne-Marie Duliege, M.D., M.S.
Chief Medical Officer and
Head of Research & Clinical Development

Affymax, Inc.

Panel Speakers:

Lori Lehman, Ph.D.
Vice President
Project and Portfolio Management

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Barbara Klencke, M.D.
Senior Vice President
Clinical Development
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Gisela Schwab, M.D.
Executive Vice President and
Chief Medical Officer
Exelixis, Inc.

Steven R. Deitcher, M.D.
President & CEO
Talon Therapeutics

Lynn Seely, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Medivation, Inc.

10:30AM – 11:15AM Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area
11:15AM – 12:15PM Session 2: Managing Complex Outsourcing Collaborations with Partners and CROs
Relationships will CROs have emerged as a critical factor for the continued and succesful growth of the life science industry. Managing these complex relationships continues to be a challenge for many companies. This session will focus on how strategic partnerships can deliver value beyond traditional transactional models and review key success factors including metrics, governance and transaction vs. collaboration.


Henry Levy
Managing Director
Accenture Life Sciences
Research and Development

Panel Speakers:

Oren Beske, PhD
Vice President, Laboratory Services
Aragen Bioscience, Inc.

Lori Kunkel, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Pharmacyclics, Inc.

Kitty Yale
Senior Director, Clinical Operations
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

12:15PM – 12:30PM Closing Remarks
12:30PM – 1:30PM Networking Lunch

Confirmed Exhibitors:

Accelrys, Inc.
Aragen Bioscience, Inc.
Bend Research Inc.
BioStorage Technologies
Boehringer Ingelheim
Cureline, Inc.
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
GVK Biosciences Ltd.
Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.
Pharsight – A Certara‚Ñ¢ Company
PRA International
ProteoSource LLC
Ricerca Biosciences LLC
Schulman Associates IRB
SRI International
ThermoFisher Scientific
Thomson Reuters

Optimizing Drug Development
in a Resource Constrained Environment


March 27, 2013
9:00AM – 1:30PM


Gilead Sciences, Inc.
320 Lakeside Dr.
Foster City, CA 94404-1147
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This event is open to qualified life science
companies only.
FREE Members, $50.00 Non-Members
Who should attend:
Executives focused on biopharmaceutical R&D, key scientific (i.e. biology, toxicology, pharmacology), medical and clinical operations staff.

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  • Pre-registered attendees will receive a receipt/confirmation within 24 hours of registration.
  • Please print your 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.
  • All sales are final – BayBio offers no refunds.

Please contact Amanda Detzel at or
650-871-3257 for further event information and registration.
Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Misha Tsirulnikov at or 650-871-3255.

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