Upcoming Biotech Conferences & Events 2010

It took some time, but we’ve put together a list of what we assume are the most relevant events and conferences for the Biotech Entrepreneur. We say relevant for the entrepreneur because we have left out conferences on clinical / drug development, medical conferences, etc… and if you think we missed anything let us know.

BIO-Europe Spring
March 8-10, 2010
Barcelona, Spain

Business for Scientisits
April 12-16, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

BIO Legislative Day Fly-In 2010
April 13 – 14, 2010
Washington D.C., USA

BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Spring Conference and Committee Meeting
April 19-21, 2010
New Orleans, LA, USA

INTERPHEX 2010
April 20-22, 2010
New York, NY, USA

BIO-LES Business Development Basics Course
May 1-3, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

Partnering for Global Health Forum
May 3, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

BIO Executive Presentation Workshop
May 3, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

BIO International Convention
May 3-6, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

2010 BIO Human Resources Conference
May 5-7, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

11th Annual BioEquity Europe
May 19-20, 2010
Zurich, Switzerland

Euro MedTech
June 1, 2010
Leipzig, Germany

ChinaBio Partnering Forum
June 23-24, 2010
Souzhou, China

The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
June 27-30, 2010
Washington, DC

BioParama America
September 15-17, 2010
Boston, MA, USA

BIO India International Partnering Conference
September 21-22, 2010
Hyderabad, India

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 28-30, 2010
Sioux Falls, SD, USA

9th Annual BIO Investor Forum
October 6-7, 2010
San Francisco, CA, USA

AdvaMed 2010
October 18-20, 2010
Washington D.C., USA

BIO-Europe International Partnering Conference
November 15-17, 2010
Munich, Germany

´╗┐If you know of any other and worthwhile conferences or talks for the startup Biotech entrepreneur, let us know, and we will add to this list. Additionally, in terms of pure biotech-medical-pharma research. Head over to BioSpace – a really deeply designed database for the Life sciences community.

Podcast: Starting a Biotech Company

How do you start a Biotech Company? Good question, for the most part it’s like anything else, you have a good idea, you write a business plan using a well defined guide, and then proceed to get things off the ground.

But we’ll let someone explain it better than we could, this podcast comes from Absolute Science and Welltopia.com where Mignon Fogarty interviews her husband Patrick Fogarty a post-doc at Stanford who in the 90’s started his own Biotech Firm with next to no knowledge of business. However you’ll notice a lot of the same trends we’ve been discussing here, engaging executive summary, a hook for the VC, scalability, market size and identification, thus further pinning the belief that a majority of entrepreneurial concepts are transferable between industries.

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VIDEO Series: The Invisible Revolution – Biotechnology

Biotech is dead, long live biotech.

The Wall Street Journal claimed in 2009 that it was a dire time for the biotech industry. New firms had little cash, and the outlook was grim indeed, then come January 2010 and we see a report indicating that the industry raised a record breaking $55.8 bn, yes billion, despite unfriendly capital markets. Why, we’ll cover that later on today but for now, we’d like to introduce you to the Invisible Revolution of Biotechnology.

It’s no big surprise that what you tend to see on a daily basis in the realm of startup blogs, sites and otherwise material focuses on the mobile / the web / and new tech, this is simply due to the fact that these types of products are the most readily accessible by the consumer and therefore have the most mass media appeal.

Notwithstanding this invisible technological revolution is taking place at the same time as the ordinary tech one we see, hear about feel and touch on a daily basis; yet we deal with the invisible as well, where it affects us in ways unseen, it makes our lives better, makes us live longer, and helps not only us, but the environment.

This is Biotechnology. It’s unlike most anything else, not only because it’s “under the hood” of the media spotlight, nor because it can be anything from a geno-engineered microbe to a new form of high ethanol producing crops. It’s in its business model. You see, the web startup, or the software company can get a product to the shelf fairly quickly, with the web, if you have a good idea and some chips time to market can be as little as a few months if that, with biotech however, product development can take years, and oftentimes it will be a decade or more before the firm sees its first customer.

The biotech startup model is a complexly woven web which more than deserves its own analysis, and at the same time, and from the point of view of startup aficionados as ourselves it’s something breathtakingly beautiful.

So in the event you’re familiar with the industry, have a watch and enjoy, and if not, then welcome to the world which is Biotechnology. And a big thanks to the people at Europa Bio for putting this video together.

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