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Hubert Birner

Keynote Chat: Navigating VC Investment, Focus, & Trends

TVM Capital Life Science

Mar 24
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09:00 - 10:00 60 mins
Registration and Networking Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 15 mins
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Opening Remarks

Wendy Nelson, CEO, LeadingBiotech

10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
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Shifting the Paradigm; Encouraging a Culture of Entrepreneurship in Europe’s Biotech Industry
  • Annalisa Jenkins - CEO, PlaqueTec Ltd
  • Joseph Donald deBethizy - Chairman, Saniona
  • Nathalie Rowell - Owner & Founder, Virdis Group

What kind of people are needed to make a successful, sustainable biotech? What changes are needed to encourage, recruit and retain a robust life science community throughout Europe?

11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Public Markets: What are the Implications of Listing in Europe vs the US
  • Adam Kostyál - SVP - Head of Listings EMEA, Nasdaq

Look at the difference between going public in Europe vs the US for European-based biotech companies, current trends, and the implications for listing

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
Networking Break
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Fireside Chat: A Recent IPO Story in Europe
12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
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Avoiding the Pitfalls in Pharma Partnerships & Deal Making
  • Miriam Frieden - Vice President R&D Innovation Sourcing, Novo Nordisk

What are the elements of a successful partnership, and what lessons can be learned to avoid often overlooked mis-steps?

13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
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Investor/Founder Origin Story
  • Jasper Bos - Senior Vice President, Head of the Healthcare Fund, M Ventures
  • Francois Conquet - Founder & CEO, Prexton Therapeutics

Gain candid insight via a remarkable story of Merck spin-off Prexton Therapeutics, including a fascinating exit with the 2018 sale of the company to Lundbeck.

14:45 - 15:00 15 mins
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Spotlight: Making an Exit
  • Jonas Hansson - Senior Advisor, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

In April 2018, Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced an acquisition of a biopharmaceutical company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Sit in for a special “exit story” told by former Founder & CEO of Wilson Pharma

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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Creating Long Term Value in European Life Sciences
  • Soren Moller - Managing Partner, Novo Seeds

How are stakeholders acting towards creating long term value in the life science community in Europe? How must biotech builders think about their path forward, from compelling science to commercial strategy? 

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Therapeutic Market Focus: Cell & Gene Therapy

How will potential barriers affect innovation in therapeutic development and scientific breakthrough?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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The Future of European Biotech in a Global Setting
  • Thomas Lonngren - Former Executive Director, EMA
  • Kevin Lee - CEO, Bicycle Therapeutics
  • John Haurum - Fmr. CEO, F-Star

What are the key success factors to compete in a global market? Take a closer look at Europe in the context of the “big picture”  

17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
Closing Remarks