January 04, 2011 10:53 ET

Pharma, Biotech Licensing Strategies, Opportunities Covered at iiBIG's March 2011 San Diego Summit

PORT WASHINGTON, NY--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - iiBIG presents the Pharma & Biotech Licensing & Partnering conference, scheduled for March 3-4, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown in San Diego, CA.

It has been said that the U.S. healthcare industry is poised for a robust year of deal-making in 2011 as a wide variety of players from scientific toolmakers to hospital companies look for new growth. Although the volume of U.S. deals dropped in 2010, the busiest sector was biotechnology, closely followed by pharmaceuticals.

Designed to provide insight and guidance to pharmaceutical and biotechnology licensing, business development, and deal-making executives from across the world, this event will cover issues that will help large and small pharmaceutical companies to structure the best deals, carefully monitor risks and, perhaps, find their next partner. The program is for pharmaceutical and biotechnology executives involved in licensing, business development, and strategic alliances and partnerships.

Our executive speaking faculty includes those from large pharmaceutical companies such as
Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, and Pfizer; those from niche biotech companies as Altea Therapeutics, Exelixis, Halozyme Therapeutics, Macrogenics, and Sun Pharmaceuticals; and those
from international partners Janssen Pharmaceutica, Prosensa Therapeutics, and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited.

Conference agenda will cover:

  • Exploring alliances with nontraditional partners
  • Gaining a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives
  • Examining the careful choices made when building a biotech company in today's capital environment
  • Developing innovative strategies for market, patient, and payer-friendly drug delivery products

Those who register by Monday, January 31, 2011 can save $200 on conference rates. For complete conference information:

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