Plenary Session

09:30-09:50 Amy W. Schulman, Managing Partner, LS Polaris Innovation Fund and Polaris Partners: “Building Early Stage Companies within the Biotech Ecosystem: Challenges and Opportunities”

09:50-10:10 Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority: “Bio-convergence – the Future of Israeli Healthtech”

10:10-11:00 Corporate Panel: Innovative Biotech/Large Companies/Capital: What’s the Right Formula to Bring Products to Patients?
Moderator: Francois Maisonrouge, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners
Fiona de Hemptinne, Venture Partner, UCB Ventures
Miriam Frieden, PhD, MBA, VP of Search and Evaluation, Novo Nordisk
Laurent Choppe, DVM, Managing Partner, Cukierman & Co. Life Sciences
Zafrira Avnur, PhD, CSO & Partner, VP Quark Venture Inc.
Tina Xu, Vice President of Information Technology and Head of Business Innovation, AstraZeneca China

11:00-11:40 Todd Brinton, MD, Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology and Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences: “Investing in Innovation”