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LifeSciences BC Workshop: Commercial Readiness Masterclass with Gowling WLG

October 17, 2019

We would like to invite you to join us for the “LifeSciences BC Workshop: Accelerate Your Business: A Commercial Readiness Masterclass with Gowling WLG

At this workshop, Gowling WLG professionals and clients will provide key information, tips and real-world examples of how your company can achieve commercial readiness, with topics that include:

  • Achieving Commercial Readiness and Avoiding Pitfalls
  • So you want to be a Business Development Officer
  • IP Risk Management

Event Schedule

9:30am-10:00am – Breakfast & Registration

10:00am-12:00pm – Presentations and Q&A

12:00pm-1:00pm – Networking Lunch


Presentations topics/descriptions:

Achieving Commercial Readiness and Avoiding Pitfalls

This interactive discussion will cover some of the steps necessary to achieve commercial readiness including: share structuring and control thereof, tax law issues, option agreements, voting trust arrangements, shareholders agreements and securities law. Industry and Gowling WLG professionals will lead the discussion. (We will update the description with the speakers shortly)

So you Want to be a Business Development Officer

We will look at the world of business development in the life sciences industry and the connection to intellectual property (IP). David Poon, PhD, Vice President, Business Development and Alliance Management at Zymeworks Inc., Patrick Rebstein, PhD,  Senior Manager, Intellectual Property at Provincial Health Services Authority and Padma Kodukula, PhD, MBA, Vice President of Business Development at Precision NanoSystems Inc., will discuss their unique roles within their organizations, and business development in the science-and IP-based industry of the life sciences.  The panel will be moderated by Paul Armitage, partner at Gowling WLG.

 IP Risk Management

With growth comes inherent uncertainty and unpredictability in the management of IP. Jay Cadieux, Vice President, Product Development & Operations at Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Brian Kingwell, partner at Gowling WLG will examine some of these risks and provide a general framework and tools for assessing and managing uncertainty and unpredictability.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver


LSBC Member: Free

LSBC Non-Member: $25


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For more information, please contact:

Ryan Butt, Senior Manager, Events & Outreach

Telephone: 604 669-9909 ext. 104

Email: rbutt@lifesciencesbc.ca


October 17, 2019
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