The Future of Life Sciences Comes to Pennsylvania

October 13-14, 2014 | Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia

Welcome to the Future of Life Sciences

An Event Reflecting the Rapidly-Evolving Landscape in Healthcare

What Is It?

pabioLife Sciences Future is a two day event designed by Pennsylvania Bio to reflect the rapidly-evolving landscape in healthcare – and the more expansive and diverse membership of the Association.

The first day of the conference, Symposium:Partnerships in Science, will be attended by professionals from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device and diagnostics, and investment organizations as they explore best practices for bringing technologies out of the universities to form new companies.

On the second day, Life Sciences Future will feature a deeply relevant program that speaks to every member of our diverse audience. Features include partnering, funding meet-ups, company presentations, networking opportunities, and global perspectives from keynote speakers to deliver strategic concepts and practical ideas to prepare you for the new world of life sciences success.

Conference Features

October 13, 2014 Speakers

Jon Soderstrom, Ph.D., Managing Director of the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR), Yale University

Michael Sofia, Ph.D., President, Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder, OnCore Biopharma

October 14, 2014 Patient Spotlight Speakers

Margaret Hamburg M.D., Commissioner, FDA

Christian Bermudez, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Physicians UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation, UPMC, Surgical Director, ECMO Program, UPMC

Peter DeComo, Chairman & CEO, ALung

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Jon Sacker, 33, too sick for doctors at UPMC to attempt his second double lung transplant, opts for his only chance of survival – an experimental machine, not yet approved by the FDA, called the Hemolung. The dialysis-like device for lungs was developed by ALung Technologies that doctors credit prolonging Sacker’s life.

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Visit the Short Takes stages throughout the day to hear from experts on an array of topics, from funding to personal liability and everything in between.  However, these aren’t your typical, in-depth presentations. Short Takes speakers get a 20 minute slot to tell their stories, employing a light, anecdotal technique to impart practical wisdom that you can use to improve your business practices or just to stay informed!

Our region is host to a rich ecosystem of new research and emerging companies representing the future of life sciences.  As such, we’ve made plenty of room in our schedule for Scientific Presentations and Company Presentations at Life Sciences Future. If you are part of a research institution or a new and emerging company, we invite you to register today to present on October 13-14 to the anticipated 1,000 attendees.  You never know, you may find your next business partner.  You’ll have to present to find out!

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