BCNJ & PA Biotechnology Association Present Workshops for Biotech 2001 In Atlantic City

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Biotechnology Council of N.J., Inc. from ,Pa Biotechnology Association

    TRENTON, N.J., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Three important workshops are
 slated for Biotech 2001: Opportunities in the Nation's Pharmaceutical Center,
 which will take place on April 23-24, 2001 at the Atlantic City Convention
 Center and the Atlantic City Sheraton.  The workshops are Introduction to
 Biotechnology, Fundamental Business Strategies, and Law and Biotechnology.
 They are designed to allow small groups to consider a topic in depth through
 informative presentations by recognized experts in each field.
     The Introduction to Biotechnology workshop will focus on selected
 applications and issues in biotechnology, including cloning, gene therapy,
 transgenesis, plant genetics, mapping the human genome, drug and vaccine
 development, plant biotechnology and proteomics.  It is designed for the non-
 specialist who seeks a better understanding of the scientific foundation of
 biotechnology.
     Designed for biotechnology and biomedical executives and service
 providers, the Fundamental Business Strategies workshop will focus on
 companies in initial start-up, early and middle stage development.  Presenters
 will analyze and discuss the critical issues underlying the creation and
 management of life science companies and review financial, personnel, and
 development concerns.
     The Law and Biotechnology workshop will examine issues in the law that
 executives need to understand to successfully manage transactions in the
 biotechnology arena.  The speakers will discuss recent deals and current legal
 issues facing the biotechnology industry.
     This year's Symposium also includes focus panels such as Gene Therapy and
 the Future of Medicine; The Genomics Revolution; Finding an International
 Pharmaceutical Partner; Capital Formation Outlook; Women's Health and Overview
 of the Industry.  Other topics include innovation in clinical trials;
 financial disclosure; hiring and retaining critical scientists and executives;
 deal making; and a round-up of what's in the pipeline in research institutions
 in our respective states.
     Sponsors to date include Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Ben Franklin Technology
 Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Biotechnology Industry Organization,
 Centocor, Inc., Cephalon, Inc., Dechert, Delsys Pharmaceutical Corporation,
 Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Government of Canada, Imperial Bank, Medarex,
 Inc., NEOSE Technologies, Inc., New Jersey Economic Development Authority,
 Ortho Biotech, Inc., PECO Energy Company, Pennsylvania Department of Community
 and Economic Development, Pharmacia, Inc, Pittsburgh Technology Council,
 Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, PSE&G, QED Technologies, Inc., University of
 Pittsburgh, and Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories.
     For more information about the program or to register, contact Symposium
 Headquarters at 800-231-0022.  Program details can also be found at
 www.newjerseybiotech.org and www.pabiotech.org.
     The Biotechnology Council of New Jersey and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology
 Association represent the biotechnology communities in their respective
 states.  Through their education and advocacy efforts, both associations work
 to advance biotechnology in the region.
 
 

SOURCE Biotechnology Council of N.J., Inc.; Pa Biotechnology Association
    TRENTON, N.J., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Three important workshops are
 slated for Biotech 2001: Opportunities in the Nation's Pharmaceutical Center,
 which will take place on April 23-24, 2001 at the Atlantic City Convention
 Center and the Atlantic City Sheraton.  The workshops are Introduction to
 Biotechnology, Fundamental Business Strategies, and Law and Biotechnology.
 They are designed to allow small groups to consider a topic in depth through
 informative presentations by recognized experts in each field.
     The Introduction to Biotechnology workshop will focus on selected
 applications and issues in biotechnology, including cloning, gene therapy,
 transgenesis, plant genetics, mapping the human genome, drug and vaccine
 development, plant biotechnology and proteomics.  It is designed for the non-
 specialist who seeks a better understanding of the scientific foundation of
 biotechnology.
     Designed for biotechnology and biomedical executives and service
 providers, the Fundamental Business Strategies workshop will focus on
 companies in initial start-up, early and middle stage development.  Presenters
 will analyze and discuss the critical issues underlying the creation and
 management of life science companies and review financial, personnel, and
 development concerns.
     The Law and Biotechnology workshop will examine issues in the law that
 executives need to understand to successfully manage transactions in the
 biotechnology arena.  The speakers will discuss recent deals and current legal
 issues facing the biotechnology industry.
     This year's Symposium also includes focus panels such as Gene Therapy and
 the Future of Medicine; The Genomics Revolution; Finding an International
 Pharmaceutical Partner; Capital Formation Outlook; Women's Health and Overview
 of the Industry.  Other topics include innovation in clinical trials;
 financial disclosure; hiring and retaining critical scientists and executives;
 deal making; and a round-up of what's in the pipeline in research institutions
 in our respective states.
     Sponsors to date include Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Ben Franklin Technology
 Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Biotechnology Industry Organization,
 Centocor, Inc., Cephalon, Inc., Dechert, Delsys Pharmaceutical Corporation,
 Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Government of Canada, Imperial Bank, Medarex,
 Inc., NEOSE Technologies, Inc., New Jersey Economic Development Authority,
 Ortho Biotech, Inc., PECO Energy Company, Pennsylvania Department of Community
 and Economic Development, Pharmacia, Inc, Pittsburgh Technology Council,
 Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, PSE&G, QED Technologies, Inc., University of
 Pittsburgh, and Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories.
     For more information about the program or to register, contact Symposium
 Headquarters at 800-231-0022.  Program details can also be found at
 www.newjerseybiotech.org and www.pabiotech.org.
     The Biotechnology Council of New Jersey and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology
 Association represent the biotechnology communities in their respective
 states.  Through their education and advocacy efforts, both associations work
 to advance biotechnology in the region.
 
 SOURCE  Biotechnology Council of N.J., Inc.; Pa Biotechnology Association