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
Panelists:
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”