Monday, December 6, 2010

Audio: Convergence Forum West

Last Friday, we held the second Convergence Forum West event at the Hotel Vitale on the San Francisco waterfront. We were joined by an impressive bunch of participants and speakers from the worlds of biotech, medical devices, venture capital, pharma, and e-healthcare.

Just wanted to share some audio from a few of the sessions, all in MP3 format so you can download them and listen on your device of choice. Just click the title of each session to listen.

- Funding & Advancing Truly Innovative Medicines: Surmounting the Challenges

Paul Hastings, CEO, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
David Perry, CEO, Anacor Pharmaceuticals
Bryan Roberts PhD, Partner, Venrock


John Mendlein PhD, Executive Chairman, Fate Therapeutics and aTyr

- What Does It Mean for Drug Developers and the Health Care System When Patients Start Networking Online?

James Heywood, Co-Founder, PatientsLikeMe

Steven Dickman, CEO, CBT Advisors

Speaker: Nathaniel David, Venture Partner, Arch Venture Partners; Co-Founder, Sapphire Energy, Kilimanjaro Energy, Achaogen, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals

David Ewing Duncan, Director, Center for Life Science Policy, UC/Berkeley; Author, "Experimental Man"

- Fireside Chat: The Implications of Next-Wave Innovation in Sequencing and Computation

Iya Khalil PhD, Co-Founder, Gene Network Sciences
Eric Schadt PhD, CSO, Pacific Biosciences


David Ewing Duncan, Director, Center for Life Science Policy, UC/Berkeley; Author, "Experimental Man"

- Opportunities and Challenges in Diagnostics: Implications for Health and Healthcare Innovations

Bhairavi Parikh PhD, CEO, Cellscape Corporation
Una Ryan PhD, CEO, Diagnostics for All
Sal Salamone PhD, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Saladax Biomedical, Inc.
Mickey Urdea PhD
, CEO and Chairman, Tethys Bioscience, Inc.


Stacy Feld, Director, Physic Ventures

Here's Luke Timmerman's Xconomy write-up of the day's first panel. And here are the Twitter messages related to Convergence Forum West.

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