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Upcoming events - Bay Area

Sep 15, 2011 - BayBio Life Science Series Venture Spotlight | Planning for Exit
A panel of seasoned VC investors and life science executives who have recently navigated a successful exit will discuss the current state of the life science M&A and IPO markets and the tradeoffs between the two, when and how companies and investors should evaluate exit opportunities, key deal terms that are heavily negotiated in exit transactions and the venture capitalists' role in the exit process.

Oct 4-5, 2011: California Industrial Biotechnology Conference 2011
The California Industrial Biotech Conference brings together leaders from all segments of the sector working to commercialize biofuels and bio-based chemicals, developing partnerships for new products, and increasing the use of feedstocks and other renewable inputs. In 2011, participants include venture and corporate investors, biotechnology companies, and thought leaders and innovators.

Oct 27, 2011: Life Sciences Series | Therapeutic Focus: Bridging the Valley of Death
Large pharmaceutical companies often tap biotech for novel technologies to replenish the product pipeline. Enter the financial crisis of 2009. Restless investors, dormant equity markets, and limited exit opportunities amplified the risk life science innovation faces in the lab. A panel of key industry stakeholders will discuss challenges facing the industry and offer their outlook on the future. They will engage in a thoughtful dialogue with the audience to generate practical and actionable ideas for navigating the Valley of Death.