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Gold Sponsor

Avesthagen
Discoverer, 9th Floor, International Tech Park, Whitefield Road
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 066
INDIA
91-80-28411665
www.avesthagen.com

COMPANY STATEMENT:

AVESTHAGEN LIMITED is India’s leading integrated systems biology platform company that focuses on achieving convergence of food, pharma and population genetics leading to predictive preventive and personalized healthcare. It employs 600+ people worldwide and is headquartered in Bangalore. Avesthagen Limited has established world class, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in Bangalore. It began business operations in 2001. Since its inception Avesthagen has grown into one of India's leading healthcare technology groups in India, and its activities include, in addition to its agri-biotechnologies product pipeline, development of clinically validated botanical bioActives derived from Indian medicinal plants, as well as the development of a pipeline of bio-similar drugs. Avesthagen Limited has four strategic business units: bioPharmaceuticals, bioNutrition, bioAgriculture and Science & Innovation. Its partners include multiple top 10 global companies in each of its fields of research.  Avesthagen Limited collaborates at every stage in the value chain with appropriate partners, both public and private, for access to and exchange of technology and overall commercial expertise.


Gold Sponsor

Fenwick & West LLP

555 California Street
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 875.2300
www.fenwick.com

COMPANY STATEMENT:

Fenwick & West LLP, a full service law firm with over 275 attorneys in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Boise, has a leading technology and life sciences practice with a national reputation and international reach. Fenwick's Life Sciences Industry Group consists of attorneys, patent agents, and in-house scientists many of which hold Ph.D.'s and Masters degrees. The group advises in a variety of life sciences disciplines, including direct experience in neuroscience, organic chemistry, potential drug target and method of treatment inventions, protein and nucleic acid-based inventions, small molecule chemistry, medical devices, drug delivery systems and molecular biology assays, tools and techniques.


Gold Sponsor

Monogram Biosciences
345 Oyster Point Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080-1913
(650) 635-1100
www.MonogramBio.com

COMPANY STATEMENT:

Monogram Biosciences is a leader in discovering, developing and marketing innovative products to guide and improve treatment of serious infectious diseases and cancer.

The Company's molecular diagnostics and testing services enable:

- Healthcare providers to optimize treatment regimens for their patients to lead to better outcomes and reduced costs by matching the underlying molecular elements of an individual patient’s disease to the drug best able to affect those elements

- Pharmaceutical companies to develop new and improved antiviral therapeutics and vaccines as well as targeted cancer therapeutics more efficiently by providing enhanced patient selection and monitoring capabilities throughout the development process

Monogram has developed HIV assays to help make the complexities of antiretroviral therapy easier to manage, including the only clinically validated co-receptor tropism assay to select patients for treatment with a new class of CCR5-antagonist therapies. The company’s oncology products provide direct, quantitative measurements of complex protein-protein interactions to help guide treatment with targeted cancer therapies such as Herceptin and improve development of next-generation targeted oncology drugs.


Silver Sponsor

Deloitte
1633 Broadway
New York, New York 10019-6754
(212) 489 1600
www.deloitte.com

COMPANY STATEMENT:

“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT), a Swiss Verein. Each member firm provides services in a particular geographic area and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates. DTT helps coordinate the activities of the member firms but does not itself provide services to clients. DTT and the member firms are separate and distinct legal entities, which cannot obligate the other entities. DTT and each DTT member firm are only liable for their own acts or omissions, and not those of each other. Each of the member firms operates under the names “Deloitte,” “Deloitte & Touche,” “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu,” or other related names. Each DTT member firm is structured differently in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice, and other factors, and may secure the provision of professional services in their territories through subsidiaries, affiliates and/or other entities.


Silver Sponsor

Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Two Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415)576-0200
www.townsend.com

COMPANY STATEMENT:

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States specializing in the protection of intellectual property rights. Townsend’s Biotechnology & Chemistry Practice Group is comprised of a diverse group of scientists and lawyers with expertise spanning a broad range of disciplines. Many of the attorneys in the group have Ph.D.’s, other advanced technical degrees and academic or industrial research experience in addition to their legal education. Attorneys in our Biotechnology & Chemistry Group specialize in helping biotechnology companies and institutions develop their patent portfolios quickly and strategically, to achieve the strongest possible market positions for their technologies. As small start-ups evolve into larger, successful ventures, we provide ongoing assistance in patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, license negotiation, due diligence, litigation and any other intellectual property needs. Thus, from the inception of a company through its successful acquisition by or evolution into a larger entity, we will help you protect and manage all aspects of your intellectual property.


Bronze Sponsor

BayBio
395 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 117
South San Francisco, CA
(650) 871-7101
www.baybio.org/

COMPANY STATEMENT:

BayBio is Northern California’s life sciences association, supporting the life sciences community through advocacy, networking and outreach programs.

BayBio is the voice of the world’s oldest, largest and most productive life sciences cluster. It serves Northern California’s 1,300+ life sciences companies. Our members include organizations engaged in or supportive of research, development, and commercialization of medical and biotechnologies, diagnostics, and research tools for human, agricultural and industrial applications.

Northern California is seen as a model for other clusters, having grown from one revolutionary technology into an important pillar in Northern California’s economy. Built by the founders of biotechnology, BayBio was established in 1990 by a consortium of universities, public officials, educators and life sciences executives to foster a regional climate that nourishes the industry’s life cycle.


Bronze Sponsor

Navigencis
One Lagoon Drive, Suite 450
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
(650) 585-7700
www.navigenics.com

COMPANY STATEMENT:

Navigenics is a personalized genetic health services company based in Redwood Shores, California. The vision of the company is to improve health outcomes in individuals and across the population by educating, empowering and motivating people to take action to prevent the onset of disease, achieve earlier diagnosis, predict disease course, appropriately manage the disease, or otherwise lessen its impact.

The company currently offers consumers and physicians Navigenics Health Compass - a comprehensive service that gives individuals the tools and support they need to understand their DNA and use that knowledge to plan for a healthier future. Using microarray technology, Navigenics performs a genome-wide scan for approximately one million DNA markers in order to offer individuals personalized risk assessment for a variety of health conditions. This information is compiled into an in-depth, personalized report that provides insight into specific genetic risk markers, basics about the health condition, possible next steps in healthcare, how to work with healthcare providers, and much more. Navigenics Health Compass includes ongoing updates for one year with new condition results and health information as the science advances over time. The company has on-staff certified genetic counselors available to help individuals and their physicians understand their results, delve deeper into personal and family medical history, and discuss how to integrate this information into their lives.

The Navigenics Health Compass is available directly to consumers as well as through leading healthcare providers. More information on the company’s service can be found at www.navigenics.com.


Bronze Sponsor

New York City Bioscience Initiative
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 312.3806
www.nycbiotech.org

COMPANY STATEMENT:

With $1.3 billion in NIH funding (ranked #2 overall), over 130 venture capital firms investing in life sciences, the world’s largest concentration of academic medical centers, and a metro region that is #1 in bioscience employment, it is no wonder that New York City has everything bioscience companies need to thrive. From dynamic real estate solutions -- such as the East River Science Park and Brooklyn Army Terminal -- to valuable incentives, the Bioscience Initiative team at New York City Economic Development Corporation (www.nycedc.com) is dedicated to building New York City into the next leading center of commercial bioscience.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is also a partner in the New York City Bioscience Initiative (www.nycbiotech.org ). As a private public partnership, the Bioscience Initiative is responsible for promoting the bioscience industry cluster in NYC and making the City a viable location for the growth of bioscience companies.