Symposium on U.S.A.-China Life Science Industry
June 22, 2010
Symposium: 9:00 am - 5:00
Reception and Banquet: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Woolsey Hall, Presidents Room
9:00-9:15 Welcome to Connecticut and Overview of Connecticut
Bioscience – Joan McDonald
Joan McDonald is Commissioner of the Department
of Economic and Community Development for the State of Connecticut.
Bioscience Collaboration –
Paul Pescatello, J.D., Ph.D.
Paul Pescatello is President/CEO of Connecticut
United for Research Excellence (CURE). CURE is a statewide,
member-supported coalition of more than 100 educational and research
institutions, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and other supporting
businesses. Its mission is to build networks and critical mass for the industry
within the state, to keep Connecticut
competitive in bioscience, and to tell the Connecticut BioScience story.
University Technology Transfer – Jon Soderstrom, Ph.D.
Dr. Soderstrom is currently the Managing Director of the Office of
Cooperative Research at Yale University.
The Office manages the intellectual assets created at Yale to achieve
the maximum benefit for the public and provide a financial return to support
the University’s research efforts.
9:50-10:30 China Overview – Nancy Yao Maasbach, MBA
Nancy Yao Maasbach is the first
Chinese-American to serve as Executive Director of the Yale-China Association.
Highlights of her career include several years with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong
and New York,
where she served as Vice President (Investment Banking and Executive Office)
and as Director of Policy Research (Global Markets Institute) and time as the
Director of Asia at the Center for Financial Research and Analysis. Nancy was an Associate Producer at CNN during the Handover
Coverage of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Nancy continues her ongoing research on
U.S.-China relations, especially the role Chinese-Americans play in building
ties. She received an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
10:45-11:30 Overview of Chinese Biotech Industry: now
and next 5 years –
Mr. Hongjian Ma is Deputy Director of the China National
Biotechnology Development (CNCBD). CNCBD is an organization under the Ministry
of Science and Technology, and is the sole national center to coordinate and
implement the national science & technology program in Biotechnology. CNCBD
is responsible for most of the national government support to the innovation in
the biotech industry, through fundings such as 863 (since 1987) and National
Innovation Grant—Drug Innovation, and through establishment of local biotech
11:30-12:15 Government and University Relationship to Biotech Industry
Introduction by Yuguo Zheng, Head of Biologics
Division, China National Center
for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD)
China Medical City, Dalian Biotech
Park,Yantai Biotech Park, Wuhan Biotech Park, New SummitBio
12:15-1:35 Lunch break
Biological Products, past, current and future –
Dr. Xiaoming Yang is chief executive offider of
the China Biologics Group, the largest vaccine company in China. Each of
the seven subsidiaries is itself one of the largest vaccine companies in China:
Wuhan, Shanghai, Changchun, Beijing, Lanzhou, Chengdu Institute of Biologics,
and a public company Tiantan.
2:30-3:45 United States-China Collaboration
W. Roy Hua, Ph.D., Partner, Columbus Growth
Yiyou Chen, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer,
CrownBio, Headquartered in California, CrownBio has wholly owned research
facilities in Beijing and Taicang, China and in Indianapolis.
D. Terence Jones J.D., Partner, Wiggin and Dana
Dr. Sam Liao, Director, Asia Business
3:30-5:00 Cutting-edge Biotech Developments in the United States and
Paul Pescatello, Moderator
Dr. Wei Han, Executive Deputy Director, Stem
Cell Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Dr. Haifan Lin Ph.D., Professor of Cell
Biology, Yale School of Medicine, Director of Yale Stem Cell Center
Harry H. Penner, Jr., Chairman of New Haven
Pharmaceuticals and former Chair of Rhei Pharmaceuticals
Michael Schmertzler, Kolltan Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Lin Wang, CEO, BioTrand and Executive Board
Director, BioSino Bio-technology and Science
5:30 - 8:30 pm Reception and
Banquet (Tickets additional.)