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SABPA Newsletter, September 2019

September 1, 2019


SABPA Newsletter, September 2019

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15th SABPA Pacific Forum & 9th SABPA Bio-Partnering

Discovery and Entrepreneurship Series (10)

The 6th SABPA-UCSD Career Development Forum

Upcoming Events

15th Annual SABPA Pacific Forum & 9th SABPA Bio-Partnering

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SABPA Events

15th Annual SABPA Pacific Forum & 9th SABPA Bio-Partnering

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Where: Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA

Registration: Click Here to register.

The annual SABPA Pacific Forum has become an important platform to showcase the
latest developments in biotech/pharmaceutical industry across the Pacific. Come and
meet industry leaders and hear about the increasing integration of drug discovery and
development around the globe and opening-up of the Chinese pharmaceutical market.
Register now and visit for details.

Program Highlights:

  • Developing first-in-class molecules in Beijing: Xiaodong's next adventure after BeiGene
  • Building an innovative oncology pipeline at Zai Lab through business development
  • Pfizer's partnering strategy in Asia
  • From A-Z in building a biotech company: told by Guoliang Yu
  • Fosun Pharma's ambition for R&D
  • Impact of expanded CFIUS on biotech deals
  • Panel Discussion: commercialization and globalization strategy

DISCOVERY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES (10) - What Investors Seek in Medical Device Companies and Their Business Opportunities in China

When: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Where: Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618

Lecture Title: "What Investors Seek in Medical Device Companies and Their Business Opportunities in China"

Registration is free but required (max 70 registrants).
Parking is free.

Lecture Summary: Yan will explore the decisive factors in medical device companies seeking investment though case analysis. The key points Yan will cover are product positioning, team, technology and product development, marketing strategy, and equity structure.

Speaker: Henry Yan

Henry Yan is the CEO of Luminor International. He comes from an engineering, law, and investment background. Working as a lawyer for over twenty years, Yan is also the founder of a large law firm in China. As the general partner of several funds, in the past decade, Yan's funds have invested tens of companies, among which over ten companies have gone IPO in China, Hong Kong, U.S. and Singapore. Luminor is an investment and accelerator platform, providing companies investment in China and the U.S, and professional services (including but not limited to IP protection, legal, technological support, human resources). Luminor's portfolio is currently consisted of over 50 companies.

Henry Yan obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Heavy Machinery. Then, Yan earned his Master's degree in International Economic Law from Fudan University. Yan is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at W.P. Carey School of Business - Arizona State University.

6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:30 pm Seminar

The 6th Annual SABPA-UCSD Career Development Forum
Title: Inside The Hiring Managers' Mind

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Where: Sanford Consortium, Roth Auditorium, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Description: While many postdocs are interested in career opportunities in industry, it remains very challenging to navigate the application process and understand what it takes to obtain an industry position. In the 6th Annual Joint Career Development Forum, co-organized by SABPA and UCSD Postdoc Association, we have invited scientists and senior managers from a variety of local industries including life sciences, pharma, and consulting. The interactive panel will share with the audience their perspective of the industry hiring process and the qualifications, experience and many other attributes of successful candidates.

5:30 - 6:15 PM Registration & Networking Dinner
6:15 - 6:30 PM Welcome by SABPA ECD and UCSD PDA
6:30 - 8:00 PM Panel Discussion
8:30 - 8:30 PM Networking

Registration Link: Coming Soon

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Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA) is an 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in early 2002 by professionals and scholars from the Chinese community in San Diego. In 2005, we expanded to Orange County and Los Angeles. We invite all scholars, professionals and entrepreneurs of any origin who are working in, engaged in, or interested in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in Southern California to join us as a member of SABPA.

Our Mission

  • Provide a forum to facilitate professional contact and communication among local Chinese American professionals in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical industries;
  • Foster professional growth, career improvement and personal development of our members;
  • Provide opportunities to educate local communities about the values of biomedical research and the benefits of biotech and pharmaceutical innovations;
  • Stimulate and facilitate the development of relationships between the U.S. and China in biotech and pharmaceutical communities.
  • To fulfill our mission, we will sponsor professional seminars, meetings, and symposia; share employment opportunity information in local biotech and pharmaceutical industry; sponsor social events; and disseminate information about local biotech and pharmaceutical companies.


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