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08:30am - 9:00am                     Registration / Continental Breakfast (Foyer)


09:00am - 9:05am                     Opening Remarks (Auditorium)

Ben Yibin Wei, Ph.D. MBA

Director, BD APAC, PerkinElmer

Chairman, Organizing Committee


09:05am - 9:15am                     Introduction of Chinese-American BioMedical Association (CABA)

Kevin Fang, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Sunovion

President, Chinese-American BioMedical Association (CABA)


09:15am - 3:30pm                     Private 1-on-1 Sessions between Investors and Startup Companies (Berkshire Room)


09:15am - 10:35am        Session I: Entrepreneurship in Today’s Biotech Industry (Auditorium)

                                                Moderator, Lan Cao, Ph.D.  CRISPR Therapeutics


09:15am - 9:35am          Rules of the Road – Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

David Lucchino, MBA, Co-founder, President and CEO, Frequency Therapeutics, Incoming Chairman, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council


09:35am - 9:55am          Jacobio, a Novel Accelerator Model for Biotech Start-ups

Yinxiang Wang, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman, Beijing Jacobio Pharmaceuticals


09:55am - 10:15am        Building a Biotech Company in China — Personal Experience

                                    Yuelei Shen, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Beijing Biocytogen Co. Ltd.


10:15am - 10:35am        Building a Medical Device Start-up Company in China

                                    Yu Li, MBA., Co-founder, Bowing Medical


10:35am - 10:50am                   Coffee Break (Foyer)


10:50am - 11:50am                   Session II: Investors’ Perspective on Biotech Investment and M&A (Auditorium)

Moderator: Youxin Zhang, Ph.D. Navigant


10:50am - 11:10am           Crossing Barriers in Cross-border Investment

Yining Zhao, Ph.D., Venture Partner, Lilly Asia Ventures


11:10am - 11:30am        Everest Medicines: Building a Partner of Choice in China

Sean Wuxiong Cao, Ph.D., Managing Director, C-Bridge Capital

President and Interim CEO at Everest Medicines


11:30am - 11:50am        Recent Acquisition Deals for Cancer Immunotherapy Companies

Han Ying, Ph.D., CSO, Sanpower Group; Global Strategic Consultant, Dendreon


12:00pm - 1:00pm                     Lunch Break (Dining Room) and Exhibitor Show (Foyer)


1:00pm - 2:20pm                      Session III: Emerging Technologies in the Biomedical Industry

Introduction of Moderator, Bo Ying, Ph.D. PNA Innovations

Moderator: Jun Wang, Ph.D. VP of Discovery Biology, Shanghai Medicilon Inc.


1:00pm - 1:20pm           From Start-up to IPO

Jun Wang, Ph.D., VP of Discovery Biology, Shanghai Medicilon Inc.


1:20pm - 1:20pm           How a Protein Company Becomes a Great Partner

Mike Yiding Chen, CEO, Acrobiosystems


1:40pm - 2:00pm           Early Investment Opportunities for Biomedical Care in China

Feng Li, Founding Partner, FreeS Fund


2:00pm - 2:20pm           From Seed to Exit in 15 Months: the Delinia Story

Lijun Wu, Ph.D., Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Atlas Venture


2:20pm - 3:30pm                      Session IV: Panel Discussion

All-things-Considered for Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Investment: Technology, Funding, and Legal Issues

Moderator: Jian Shao, MBA, Senior Director, BD & Investment, Simcere of America, Inc.


Jiawen Han, Head of BD, New England, Qilu Pharmaceutical

Chong Xu, Ph.D., Senior Associate, F-Prime Capital

Jing Li, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Wuxi Biologics

Weimin Tang, Ph.D., Executive Director, Hengrui Therapeutics Inc.

Chen Chen, Ph.D. J.D., Cooley LLP

Geoffrey Spolyar, J.D., Cooley LLP


3:30pm - 3:50pm                      Coffee Break (Foyer)


3:50pm - 4:50pm                      Startup Pitch Competition


4:50pm - 5:30pm                      CABA High School Student Research Award & Startup Pitch Award

Susan Qu, Ph.D. MBA, Sanofi Genzyme

Cindy Yang, MBA, Biogen


5:30pm - 5:35pm                      Closing Remark (Auditorium)

6:00pm - 7:30pm                      Cocktail Reception (Berkshire Room, Ticket sold separately)


Chinese-American BioMedical Association

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