LATEST NEWS

Nov 6th

Meet the Venture Capital Panel

Venture capital continues to play a critical role in financing innovation in the life sciences. This panel will focus on current trends, including the unprecedented amount of capital currently flowing into the industry and the state of the public markets

Nov 5th

Meet the AgBio Panel

Southeast BIO is pleased to announce a featured panel entitled “Innovation and Investing: Trends in AgBio.”

Oct 18th

Regenerative Medicine Panel Announced

The Southeast BIO Investor and Partnering Forum in partnership with the University of Florida’s Commercialization Program are pleased to bring you a Biotech/Pharma Breakfast on November 15, 2017 focusing on Regenerative Medicine.

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ned David, Ph.D., President, UNITY Biotechnology

Ned David is a scientist and entrepreneur. In 2011, David co-founded UNITY Biotechnology, a company dedicated to lengthening human healthspan by selectively clearing senescent cells from the body. Before UNITY, he co-founded four biotechnology companies that together raised over $1.5 billion in financing and today employ over 400 scientists, engineers, and business people. UNITY, his latest company, recently closed a series B with investment from ARCH Venture Partners, Venrock, and Jeff Bezos – among others. 

Ned is a co-founder of Syrrx (acquired by Takeda), Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (KYTH, acquired by Allergan), and Sapphire Energy.

Ned was named one of the Top 100 innovators in the world under 35 by MIT Technology Review. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University.

We look forward to Ned’s Keynote Address, “Dispatches from the Frontiers of Biotechnology” on Wednesday, November 15.

    The 19th ANNUAL SOUTHEST BIO INVESTOR & PARTNERING FORUM

    The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

    ABOUT CONFERENCE

    The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

    Celebrating its 19th year, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country. We expect another strong event in 2017, with new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s life science industry.

    More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs, and service providers will attend the event this year. This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.

    To date, the more than 220 later stage and 180 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding. These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies.

    300

    PARTICIPANTS

    18

    YEARS

    12

    SPEAKERS

    2+

    BILLIONS RAISED

    PRESENTING COMPANIES

    Southeast BIO’s (SEBIO) past presenting companies have raised more than $2.5 billion collectively in private and public funding since the inaugural conference in 1999. Companies who have previously presented at SEBIO include:

    • ADial Pharmaceuticals, LLC

    • G1 Therapeutics

    • KIYATEC

    APPLY TO PRESENT

    The most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast

    TENTATIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA

    day 1 agenda

    tuesday, november 14, 2017 - OPENING DAY

    9:00AM

    SEBIO Connect

    9:00AM - 6:00PM

    2:00PM

    Early Stage Mentoring

    2:00PM - 5:00PM

    6:30PM

    Kick-Off Reception

    6:30PM - 8:00PM

    day 2 agenda

    wednesday, november 15, 2017

    6:30am

    5K Run

    6:30am - 7:30am

    8:00am

    Biotech/Pharma Breakfast

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Regenerative Medicine Panel

    • Dr. Anthony Atala, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    • Dr. David Ayares, CEO, Revivicor
    • Dr. Robert Guldberg, Executive Director, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Tech
    • Dr. Brent Bellows, Partner, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies, Moderator
    8:00am

    Medical Device Breakfast

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Navigating the Changing Regulatory Environment for Devices: What Will Investors Fund?

    • Dr. Beverly Lorell, Regulatory Consultant, King & Spalding
    • Bill Murray, President & CEO, Medical Device Innovation Consortium
    • Dr. William Walker, Director of Engineering Entrepreneurial Ventures, Duke University and Co-Founder, HemoSonics and PocketSonics
    • Ms. Cynthia Clark, President, ibiliti, Moderator
    8:00am

    SEBIO Connect

    8:00am - 6:00pm

    (see event app for appointment times and locations)

    9:00AM

    Corporate Partnering

    9:00AM - 12:00PM

    • 9:00am – Introduction to Eli Lilly & External Innovation Overview
    • 9:30am – Eli Lilly Specific Areas of Interest & Partnering Opportunities
      • David E. Moller, Neuroscience, Immunology, Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Complications, Devices, Delivery and Connected Care, Chorus
      • Sharon E. Semones, Drug Discovery
      • Bruce E. Taillon, Animal Health
      • Dr. Tingting Zhang-Kharas, Oncology
    • 10:30am – Breakout Areas Lead by Eli Lilly Representatives
      • Oncology – Tingting Zhang-Kharas, Stephen J. Curtis
      • Neurosciences/Immunology – Kathryn L. McCabe
      • Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Complications/Alternative Funding Programs – David E. Moller
      • Discovery Chemistry/Technologies/Academic Relationships – Sharon E. Semones, Dr. Linda Rorick-Kehn
      • ELANCO – Bruce E. Taillon
    12:00PM

    Luncheon Keynote & Awards

    12:00PM - 1:30PM

    Nathaniel (Ned) David, Ph.D., President, UNITY Biotechnology
    Dispatches from the Frontiers of Biotechnology

    1:30PM

    Main Stage Panel One

    1:30PM - 2:15PM

    Innovation and Investing: Trends in AgBio

    • Derek Norman, Head of Corporate Venture Capital, Syngenta
    • Dr. Kelly Smith, Director of Microbials Development, AgBiome
    • Dr. Ken Woody, President, Innova Memphis
    • John Dombrosky, CEO, AgTech Accelerator Corp., Moderator
    1:30PM

    Main Stage Company Presentations

    1:30PM - 2:15PM

    • 2:15pm – Contego Medical
    • 2:25pm – Bantam Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    • 2:35pm – TearSolutions
    2:45PM

    Networking Break

    2:45PM - 3:15PM

    3:15PM

    Main Stage Panel Two

    3:15PM - 4:00PM

    Healthcare IT Panel

    • H. Morgan Crafts, Scientific & Technology Programs, Life Sciences, Northrop Grumman
    • Dr. Ricardo Henao, Assistant Professor, Duke University
    • Mike Salvino, Operating Partner, Carrick Capital Partners, LLC, Moderator
    4:00PM

    Main Stage Company Presentations

    4:00PM - 4:30PM

    • 4:00 – Locus Biosciences
    • 4:10 – BlinkBio, Inc.
    • 4:20 – Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    4:30PM

    Early Stage Shootout

    4:30PM - 6:00PM

    6:00PM

    Gala Reception

    6:00PM - 7:30PM

    day 3 agenda

    thursday, november 16, 2017

    8:30AM

    Closing Breakfast & Panel

    8:30AM - 9:45AM

    Angel Networks in the Southeast

    • Dr. Stephen MacDonald, Managing Director,Bio/Med Investor Network
    • John Glushik, Managing Director, Duke Angel Network
    9:45AM

    Closing Keynote Panel

    9:45AM - 11:00AM

    Venture Capital Panel

    • Peter Kolchinsky, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner, RA Capital Management, LLC
    • Josh Resnick, Partner, SV Health Investors
    • Clay Thorp, General Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners, Moderator
    1:00PM

    Golfing

    1:00PM - 5:00PM

    PRESENT AT SEBIO 2017

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    SPONSORSHIP

    For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the Southeast BIO Investor Forum:

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    REGISTRATION

    Regular Registration is closed, but you can still register on-site!  Looking forward to a great conference – hope to see you there.

    A limited number of student registrations are available. To request a student registration, please email tbarrett@destinationsouth.com.

    • SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum
      14-16 NOVEMBER 2017
      PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA
    • Conference Accommodations

      Pinehurst Resort
      Pinehurst, NC

    • Questions?

      info@sebio.org

    • SEBIO

      P.O. Box 97182
      Raleigh, NC 27624

    • SEBIO Website

      http://www.sebio.org/