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 PharmaceuticalsDavid Perry, CEO, Anacor Pharmaceuticals
Bryan Roberts PhD, Partner, Venrock
John Mendlein PhD, Executive Chairman, Fate Therapeutics and aTyr
James Heywood, Co-Founder, PatientsLikeMe
Steven Dickman, CEO, CBT AdvisorsSpeaker: Nathaniel David, Venture Partner, Arch Venture Partners; Co-Founder, Sapphire Energy, Kilimanjaro Energy, Achaogen, Kythera BiopharmaceuticalsInterviewer:
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.