Life Science Nation Newsletter  | February 1,  2018  |  Issue 251

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Life Science Investor Mandates (Jan. 25 - Jan. 31 )
Invests Up to $30M in Derisked Life Science Investment Opportunities
Seeks Various Technologies with Focus in Antivirals, Oncology, CNS, and Diabetes
Searching Globally for Early-Stage Precision Medicine Diagnostics and Mobile Health
Invests in Smart Devices and Digital Health Technologies
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By Lucy Parkinson, Director of Research, LSN

With RESI returning to MaRS in Toronto on April 10th, LSN has prepared a full day agenda of panel and workshop content. In addition to RESI's high quality one-on-one partnering, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear directly from investors on a variety of topics in early stage fundraising.

For this RESI event in Toronto, we are introducing panels on Tech Transfer and on Government Research Funding, both of which are key topics in the local ecosystem. RESI on MaRS will also see the return of perennial RESI sessions such as Early Stage Therapeutics, Medical Device Investors, Diagnostics and Digital Health. Additionally, RESI will include panels on increasingly popular topic areas - Family Offices, Genomics, and Big Data & Algorithms in Healthcare. Finally, RESI's Track 4 presents 4 workshops and panels focused on Asia-North America Partnerships, with deep dives on Cross-Border In-Licensing, the Asia Investors Landscape, and more...

By Claire Jeong, Research Analyst, LSN

In last week's newsletter, you may have read about LSN's review of 2017 licensing deals and how licensing deals are happening even earlier. Despite the high risk, pharmaceutical companies all across the globe are aggressively seeking partnership opportunities in hopes of identifying breakthrough therapies. 

During RESI San Francisco - our first conference of the year - we invited 5 panelists from the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to share their insights on early-stage partnerships. How do they assess value? How can companies differentiate themselves, especially those who are in an overcrowded space? 

Moderated by Chris Haskell, VP, Head of West Coast Innovation Center, Bayer HealthCare, the Big Pharma panelists were:
  • Kevin Lynch, Vice President, Search & Evaluation, AbbVie
  • Chris Sheldon, Head, Oncology Search & Evaluation, AstraZeneca
  • Lesley Stolz, Head, JLABS California, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Chris DeRespino, Director, Transactions, Amgen
By Jessica Yang, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Life Science Nation (LSN) has created a fully integrated global matching platform that allows for buyers and sellers in the early stage life science arena to find and connect with each other based on a company's stage of development and product. An integral part of LSN's matching platform is the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series that that currently is held six times a year in life science technology hubs throughout North America and Europe. RESI is a one-of-a-kind partnering event, in that the event has a 1:1 ratio of scientist/entrepreneurs to investors/strategic partners. Hundreds of investors and strategics regularly attend the RESI conference to source technology deals.

LSN has been approached over the last two years regarding bringing the RESI conference to China. The LSN Research team has done significant outreach to help establish a strong ecosystem of China-based investors who speak on our RESI panels and use RESI as a vehicle to source and vet diverse technology assets across the silos of drugs, devices and diagnostics and digital health...

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