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TEXAS LIFE SCIENCE FORUM

November 8, 2018


The Premier Life Science Conference in Texas

2018 AGENDA

Thursday, November 8, 2018

         Location: Main Auditorium
Time Agenda
8:30am Welcome

Ann Tanabe, BioHouston
Brad Burke, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

8:40am

Opening Keynote:  Baird Capital Places Bet on Texas Startup Ecosystem

Michael Liang, Ph.D., Baird Venture Partners

9:10am

Morning Keynote: Capital Markets Outlook

Bill Kadel, Solebury Capital

9:40am

Under the Microscope: A Closer Look at JLABS @ TMC

Tom Luby, Ph.D., JLABS @ TMC

9:50am

Public Company Spotlight:  Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

Jeffrey Wade, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

10:00am

Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)

10:30am

Company Presentations: Clinical Stage Companies

Beta Cat Pharmaceuticals; Nanospectra Biosciences; Esperance Pharmaceuticals; Agilvax ; Evaheart; Saranas ; Forbius; Simergent; Immatics US

11:10am

Houston, We Have an Innovation District

Erik Halvorsen, Ph.D., TMCx
Tom Luby, Ph.D., JLABS @ TMC
Gina Luna, Houston Exponential
Gabriella Rowe, Station Houston
Larry Shaffer, Insperity

11:35am

Now Trending: Corporate VCs, How They’re Different and What Benefits They Can Offer Start-ups

Scott Brun, M.D., AbbVie
Oliver Keown, GE Ventures
Roberto Roitz, Humana Ventures

12:00pm

Networking Lunch (Exhibit Hall)

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS | Location: Auditorium
Time Session
1:00pm

TMCx Company Spotlight
 
(Moderator: Gwen Ballentine, Ph.D., TMC Innovation)

AesculaTech; Amina Health ; AuriGen Medical ; Intelligent Implants; Odin Technologies; VerteCore

1:15pm Company Presentations:  Medical Devices

NERv Technology; Noninvasix; Entvantage Diagnostics; Life Warmer; Noleus Technologies; SafKan - Ear Care; OcciGuide; 206 Ortho; BioAesthetics; Adroit Surgical; Siva Therapeutics; D&P Bioinnovations; Zennea Forward Science; VenoStent; PolyVascular; CorInnova; Sana Health; Vax-Immune; Concure Oncology; Airway Medical Innovations

2:45pm

Company Presentations:  Other Medical Technologies

Volumetric; Harmonic Bionics; BioCapital Holdings

3:00pm

Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)

3:30pm

Company Presentations:  Therapeutics and Pharmaceuticals

Spitfire Pharma; Affigen; Gold Flex Life Sciences; Netnoids Rx Laboratories; Novelus Biotechnology; DiaStem; Cord Blood Plus; Theratome Bio; Stream Biomedical; Twister Biotech; Aviara Pharmaceuticals; Aperta Biosciences; K94 Discoveries; rHDL Technologies; Salarius Pharmaceuticals

4:35pm

Company Presentations:  Digital Health

Inpro Medical; BioLum Sciences; Pegwin; Patients We Share; BrainCheck; BreviTest Technologies; HealthTech Solutions (HTS)

5:00pm

Awards Presentations

10 Most Promising Life Science Companies
Presented by Susan Davenport, Greater Houston Partnership

Michael E. DeBakey Award
Presented by Ann Tanabe, BioHouston

5:15pm

Company Showcase and Cocktail Reception (Exhibit Hall)

FUNDING SYMPOSIUM | Location: Room 280
Time Session
10:30am

Here’s The Deal: What All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel/Seed Financing

Adil Adi, Adi Family Office
Stephanie Campbell, Houston Angel Network
Samantha Lewis, GOOSE Society of Texas
Michael Love, TMCx Venture Fund
Rob Tucci, Texas Halo Fund

11:00am

Grants or Payroll Tax Credit? Non-Dilutive Funding for Life Science Startups

Jacob Setterbo, Ph.D., HIREtech

11:30am

VC Funding: How to Attract and Work with the Right VC Investors

Guillermo Borda, HX Venture Fund (moderator)
Greg Brown, M.D., Back Bay HealthCare Capital
Casey Cunningham, M.D., Santé Ventures
Tim Marx, Baird Capital
Mike Perry, M.D., BioScience Managers
Atul Varadhachary, Ph.D., Fannin Innovation Studio

12:00pm

Networking Lunch (Exhibit Hall)

EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Time

Track 1: Room 280
Moderator: Meg Boulware, Boulware & Valoir
Track 2: Room 1003
Moderator: Ann Tanabe, BioHouston
1:00pm

Life Science Start-up Resources & Programs Provided by The Region’s Institutions

Paul Cherukuri, Ph.D., Rice University IBB
Michael Dilling, Ph.D., Baylor Licensing Group
Andrew Dennis, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bruce Butler, Ph.D., UTHealth Science Center Houston
Tong Sun, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Navigating the Roadmap to IND

Varsin Archer, SwRI
Jeffrey Larson, Ph.D., DABT, Salarius Pharmaceuticals
Joe McDonough, SwRI

1:30pm

Clinical Trial Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid

Jaye Thompson, Ph.D., Proxima Clinical Research
David Novotny, Proxima Clinical Research
David McWilliams, BioHouston
Nicholas Wharton, Medical Metrics Inc.

Top 5 Things an Entrepreneur Should Think About When Setting Up Their Accounting System

Danielle Supkis Cheek, PKF Texas

2:00pm

The Novel Tech Challenge: How Universities Can Harness Alumni, Faculty, and Industry to Accelerate Student Innovation and Technology Commercialization

Shafin Khan, Tulane University
Gregory Stein, Tulane University

Cybersecurity in the Boardroom: No Longer Just an IT Problem

Mike Liccardo, ShareVault
Brian Toglia, Galiot Insurance

2:30pm

Potholes Dodged and Lessons Learned: The Journey from Lab Bench to Clinic

David Arthur, Salarius Pharmaceuticals
Gretchen Miller Bowker, Pearl Pathways
John Lockwood, RAC, CQA, CSQE, Pearl Pathways

Best Practices for Anticipating IP Due Diligence

Carlyn Burton, Osha Liang LLP

3:00pm

Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)

 

Room 106
3:30pm

Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences: Separating Reality from Hype

Angela Wilkins, Ph.D., Mercury Data Science


Testimonials

Comments from Attendees at the 2017 Texas Life Science Forum

"TXLSF is the premier event for connecting companies, ideas, investors, and scientists!"

"This is a cannot miss event. All of the major players in Texas are there and are accessible on a personal basis."

"Plenary and company presenter sessions excellent - logistics good, timing excellent. Educational sessions I attended were very useful and interesting - and on appropriate topics."