SOURCE: Dow Jones

August 30, 2006 08:01 ET

Director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Dr. Steven Galson, to Participate at 'Health Care Innovations 2006,' Dow Jones VentureWire's Second Annual Health Care

Conference, to Be Held Sept. 12-13 at Sofitel San Francisco Bay

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2006 -- Dow Jones VentureWire announced today that its second annual 'Health Care Innovations: Finding and Funding the Cures of Tomorrow' conference, to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 12-13, 2006, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay hotel in Redwood City, Calif. (http://healthcare.dowjones.com), will include a 'Keynote Interview' -- 'What is the FDA thinking?' -- with Steven Galson, M.D., Director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).

Dr. Galson will be interviewed by David Hamilton, a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Co.

"As gatekeeper to the largest health care market in the world, the FDA can certainly make or break a company," said Natalie Paulucci, managing director of events for Dow Jones Financial Information Services. "We are very pleased to report that one of the most influential persons within the FDA, Steven Galson, Director of the CDER, will be participating in our 'Health Care Innovations' conference next month. In an interview with Wall Street Journal reporter David Hamilton, Dr. Galson will answer many of the questions venture capitalists and executives continually ask themselves about drug safety tests, timelines for approvals, biogenerics, and the reorganization of the CDER itself."

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Through its Financial Information Services group, Dow Jones produces focused, sector-specific online databases, newsletters and industry events for the private equity, venture capital and diversified markets. Newsletters published include Private Equity Analyst, VentureWire Professional and Daily Bankruptcy Review. In addition, Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ) (http://www.dowjones.com/) publishes the global Wall Street Journal with its international and online editions; Barron's; the Far Eastern Economic Review; Dow Jones Newswires and Indexes; MarketWatch; and Ottaway newspapers. Dow Jones co-owns Factiva with Reuters and SmartMoney with Hearst. Dow Jones also provides news content to CNBC and U.S. radio stations.

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