Human Biotech Animal Health EU | Kisaco Research
Maximising the potential of R&D and Innovation within veterinary health and human biotechnology
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18-19 June, 2018
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Why Attend

Join the first ever conference series connecting human biotechs with the animal health industry.

Following the event's hugely successful launch in Boston, USA, Human Biotech & Animal Health Business Partnering Summit is now coming to Europe.

Traditionally, innovation in veterinary health has come from parent human pharmaceutical R&D pipelines. Within an increasingly independent and mature animal health industry, new routes to innovation are being established. There are a multitude of exceptional technologies in the human health field that could be used in animal health, but currently there is limited contact between the two areas – this summit aims to connect the two industries.

Benefits of the Animal Health industry to Biotechs:

1st
conference series of its kind
100+
Attendees
15+
1-to-1 Meetings per person

Testimonials

"This was an excellent event. As a newbie to animal health this was an eye opener. Some great connections and introductions. I would highly recommend your conference. The right balance of networking and information. Thank you!"

Sean Ekins, CEO, COLLABORATIONS PHARMA

 

"This conference provided relevant information and has led to a potential collaboration. I thought the conference was well focused. It was time well spent. I learned a lot and had productive networking sessions. The concept of the confluence of Human Biomedical development and Animal health is integral to our business plan. Kalos looks to leverage its proof of concept work as well as safety and tox to create parallel product lines."

George Colberg, CEO, Kalos Therapeutics, Inc.

 

"A well organized conference that established a strong link between biotechnology innovation and potential veterinary uses.”

Michael G. Palfreyman, Director, R&D Advisory Board, PAFOS PHARMA LLC

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

HUMAN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Scientific Officers, Chief Business Officers and corporate leadership from human biotechs working on technologies in fields including but not limited to:

 

ANIMAL HEALTH

-  Directors of External Innovation & Business Development from leading Animal Health Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Companies
-  Market Intelligence and Consultancy Providers

 

INVESTMENT & SERVICE PROVIDERS

-  Private Equity & Venture Capital Investors
-  Investment Bankers & M&A advisors
-  Legal Advisory

A sample of attendees from Boston 2018

Sample attendees from Human Biotech & Animal Health Boston 2018

Benefits of Attending

 

  1. Explore opportunities for generating non-dilutive income, validating and de-risking human research, and maximizing IP assets in our myth-busting case studies of human biotech and animal health partnerships.
  2. Forge relationships with animal health executives in pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, and discuss research collaborations, deal-licensing and other business development opportunities.
  3. Discuss unmet medical needs in veterinary health, and learn how the regulatory road works, how the industry operates and which technologies are of interest to animal pharmaceutical and nutrition companies.
  4. Identify commercial potential in your translational technologies with investors and advisory firms specializing in the veterinary health industry.

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Highlights from the Series

Human Biotech & Animal Health, Boston 2018

The Speakers

 

Chris Primiano

EVP, Chief Business Officer & General Counsel
Karyopharm

Chris is responsible for leading Karyopharm’s operations, business development and legal departments and has been with the Company since March 2014.

Chris Primiano

EVP, Chief Business Officer & General Counsel
Karyopharm

Chris is responsible for leading Karyopharm’s operations, business development and legal departments and has been with the Company since March 2014.

Prior to joining Karyopharm, Chris worked at multiple international law firms and led internal legal and business development departments. He was a Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, a full-service multinational law firm, and he served as Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of GlassHouse Technologies, Inc., an information technology consulting company, where he led global legal operations and managed asset and subsidiary acquisition and sale activity. Chris began his career at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP, a global law firm focused on venture capital and the emerging technology marketplace.

Chris received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy and English from Georgetown University, a Master of Business Administration from the Boston College Carroll School of Management and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.

 

Rüdiger Raue

Associate Director, External Innovation
Zoetis

Rüdiger Raue studied veterinary medicine at the Free University of Berlin (Germany), where he also obtained his Dr. med. vet. (PhD equivalent) in 2000. He spent five years as a post-doctoral fellow in Leipzig (Germany) working on molecular characterisation and engineering of avian viruses. During this time he qualified as a Veterinarian Specialist for Virology and earned certified qualifications in molecular biology and genetic engineering in animals.

Rüdiger Raue

Associate Director, External Innovation
Zoetis

Rüdiger Raue studied veterinary medicine at the Free University of Berlin (Germany), where he also obtained his Dr. med. vet. (PhD equivalent) in 2000. He spent five years as a post-doctoral fellow in Leipzig (Germany) working on molecular characterisation and engineering of avian viruses. During this time he qualified as a Veterinarian Specialist for Virology and earned certified qualifications in molecular biology and genetic engineering in animals. In 2005, he started his industrial career at Pfizer Animal Health in Sandwich (United Kingdom) as a member of the Analytical Sciences group in which he held various positions with increasing responsibilities. When the European R&D operations for Animal Health moved to Belgium in 2011, he became the head of the EU Analytical Sciences team. Rüdiger joined the External Innovation organisation within Zoetis R&D in March 2016. He is responsible for external collaborations and research alliances in Europe.

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries.  With our singular focus on animal health, we strive to make our products, services, and people the most valued by our veterinarian and livestock producer customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.zoetis.com.

 

Remko van Leeuwen

CEO
MADAM Therapeutics

Remko van Leeuwen has a medical background in the field of infectious diseases - and more than 25 years of drug development and clinical trial experience under his belt, both in the industry as well as in the academic arena. He knows both worlds inside out, have a large network, and therefore able to build bridges between them.

 

Remko van Leeuwen

CEO
MADAM Therapeutics

Remko van Leeuwen has a medical background in the field of infectious diseases - and more than 25 years of drug development and clinical trial experience under his belt, both in the industry as well as in the academic arena. He knows both worlds inside out, have a large network, and therefore able to build bridges between them.

 

Remko founded Madam Therapeutics in 2011, as he wanted to do something to about the significant deficit in the development of novel antimicrobial compounds over the two decades. In the 7 years since it’s foundation, the company has matured into a near clinical stage biotech company that has developed a new generation of compounds that manage to knock out persister cells residing in bacterial biofilms. As highlighted in a recent editorial comment on the website of Science1, this represents the first published demonstration of the killing of such persister cells, which is anticipated to have great potential to treat patients with complicated infections.

 

In these 7 years, Remko has met many other entrepreneurs that are as motivated as he is to bring new antimicrobials to the market. At the same time, he also encountered a lot of sepsis and reluctance to make serious investments from professional investors and established companies in this field.  He will share his experiences from the roller-coaster road to get his companies financed, and will share his ideas on how to improve ties between medical professionals and veterinarian to preserve the health and well-being of all species.

1. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/powerful-new-weapon-against-drug-resistant-bacteria-was-inspired-human-body

 

 

Klaus Hellmann

Managing Director
Klifovet

Klaus Hellmann

Managing Director
Klifovet
 

Liana Steeghs

CEO
Immuno Valley

Liana Steeghs is CEO at Immuno Valley. She has an entrepreneurial spirit, is an excellent matchmaker and has a proven track record in acquisition of funding and establishing R&D partnerships in the field of infectious diseases. Before Immuno Valley, she worked for 15 years as a scientist in knowledge and applied technology institutes in the Netherlands and the UK. From her personal drive to contribute to the health of humans and animals, she specialized in bacterial vaccinology and immune mechanisms aiming at prevention of infectious diseases.

Liana Steeghs

CEO
Immuno Valley

Liana Steeghs is CEO at Immuno Valley. She has an entrepreneurial spirit, is an excellent matchmaker and has a proven track record in acquisition of funding and establishing R&D partnerships in the field of infectious diseases. Before Immuno Valley, she worked for 15 years as a scientist in knowledge and applied technology institutes in the Netherlands and the UK. From her personal drive to contribute to the health of humans and animals, she specialized in bacterial vaccinology and immune mechanisms aiming at prevention of infectious diseases. Liana was trained in Biotechnology, followed by a PhD in Molecular Microbiology at Utrecht University. In addition, she holds a degree in Program management and completed the RSM Diploma programme in Business management and Leadership.

 

Michael Graz

CEO
Q5 Healthcare

Michael has 25 years of commercial, research and teaching experience in the life sciences, biotechnology and food processing sectors. Over this period of time he has held senior management, advisory and technical consultancy roles. He has managed turnaround situations in corporate environments, established startups and developed services in corporate and SME organisations and with clients who have included governmental and intergovernmental bodies. This has taken him to live on 4 continents and to work across 5.

Michael Graz

CEO
Q5 Healthcare

Michael has 25 years of commercial, research and teaching experience in the life sciences, biotechnology and food processing sectors. Over this period of time he has held senior management, advisory and technical consultancy roles. He has managed turnaround situations in corporate environments, established startups and developed services in corporate and SME organisations and with clients who have included governmental and intergovernmental bodies. This has taken him to live on 4 continents and to work across 5. With 2 PhDs, numerous papers and international conference presentations, joint inventorship on 6 patents, Michael has a deep understanding of bacterial functioning and antimicrobial resistance in infectious diseases.

 

For the past 10 years he has been active in the diagnostics and biotech sectors in South Wales and in his last role achieved Orphan Designation from the FDA for an anti-virulence factor against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in CF patients.  He is the Managing Director of Cardiff-based Q5 Healthcare, a life sciences company with a focus on developing rapid, point of care diagnostics to improve quality of life for patients with life changing bacterial infections.

 

Alessandro Della Chà

CEO
Cosmo Pharmaceuticals

Italian (born 1963), has been a Board Member of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals S.A. since 2006 and
is the CEO as of 27 March 2014.
Until 27 March 2014, he was senior partner at Studio Legale Edoardo Ricci e Associati, Milan,
where he specialized in company law, mergers and acquisitions. He joined the firm in 1988.
From 1987 to 1988 he was assistant of the central director for corporate matters at Fininvest
Group. From 1994 to 1998 he was director of II.PP.A.B. Milan (formerly ECA), a charitable
institution owning hospitals and specialized in elderly care.

Alessandro Della Chà

CEO
Cosmo Pharmaceuticals

Italian (born 1963), has been a Board Member of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals S.A. since 2006 and
is the CEO as of 27 March 2014.
Until 27 March 2014, he was senior partner at Studio Legale Edoardo Ricci e Associati, Milan,
where he specialized in company law, mergers and acquisitions. He joined the firm in 1988.
From 1987 to 1988 he was assistant of the central director for corporate matters at Fininvest
Group. From 1994 to 1998 he was director of II.PP.A.B. Milan (formerly ECA), a charitable
institution owning hospitals and specialized in elderly care.
Alessandro Della Chà has a degree in law from the University of Milan, Italy, and an LL.M. in
European Union commercial law from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is a
lecturer in conferences and seminars held by universities and institutions on commercial and
company law issues.

 

Chris Hand

Chairman
Abingdon Health

Dr Chris Hand has 30 years’ experience in the medical diagnostics industry in the development and commercialisation of in vitro diagnostic products. Chris co-founded the medical diagnostics company Cozart Bioscience Ltd and was Chief Executive of Cozart plc, following IPO on AIM in 2004, until October 2007 when the company was sold to Concateno plc for £65 million. Chris was a non-executive director of Concateno plc until its sale to US listed Alere Inc for £147m in August 2009 and stayed with the company as consultant until June 2010.

Chris Hand

Chairman
Abingdon Health

Dr Chris Hand has 30 years’ experience in the medical diagnostics industry in the development and commercialisation of in vitro diagnostic products. Chris co-founded the medical diagnostics company Cozart Bioscience Ltd and was Chief Executive of Cozart plc, following IPO on AIM in 2004, until October 2007 when the company was sold to Concateno plc for £65 million. Chris was a non-executive director of Concateno plc until its sale to US listed Alere Inc for £147m in August 2009 and stayed with the company as consultant until June 2010. Prior to founding Cozart, Chris was Director of Research for the European base of DPC (now part of Siemens Healthcare Solutions) developing a wide range of immunodiagnostic kits in a variety of formats.

Chris was a non-executive director of Advanced Computer Software plc, the AIM-listed leading software and IT services provider until the sale to Vista Private Equity for £750m in March 2015.

He has a BSc in Applied Biochemistry from Brunel University and a DPhil from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oxford.

 

Mark Heffernan

CEO
Stonehaven Incubate

Mark Heffernan

CEO
Stonehaven Incubate

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