Sorry- Novel Funding Discussion CANCELLED!!!!! Alternative Discussion By Harry Wachob & Audrey Erbes-Harry Wachob & Audrey Erbes-10/25/2011 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Sorry- Novel Funding Discussion CANCELLED!!!!! Alternative Discussion By Harry Wachob & Audrey Erbes
Event Date: 
10/25/2011 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Harry Wachob & Audrey Erbes
Event Speaker Title: 
Board President and Vice President
Event Speaker Company: 
Event Speaker Bio: 

Speaker Bios
Harry Wachob, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of the Bio2Device Group. He is an experienced engineering leader in materials science, biomedical device engineering and R&D. He has directed and mentored multidisciplinary teams in solving complex technical issues in order to improve the safety, reliability, and performance of medical devices. He is currently the Managing Materials Scientist at Xoft, Inc. Previously, he was Director of Engineering for Aerogen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel aerosol drug delivery. Prior to that, Harry was Managing Engineer at Exponent/Failure Analysis Associates where he guided research and
development, and product failure investigations covering a broad range of medical and industrial applications. He received his engineering degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.

Audrey Erbes, PhD, is a global life-science business development and marketing consultant, industry educator, blogger at, professional organization leader, and public speaker. Audrey originated several bioscience business development and marketing courses at the UCB and UCSC Extensions, specifically, for working industry professionals. She has 25 years of corporate managerial experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including Executive Vice President and Cofounder of Kowa Research Institute, a licensing and investment subsidiary of Kowa Company Ltd., Japan. Previously, she held both U.S. and global management responsibilities at Syntex Corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, CA in market research, product management, strategic marketing, and business development, with a special emphasis on Europe and Asia/Pacific/Canada, serving as Regional Marketing Director out of the Hong Kong office. She holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Florida and BA in government from Valparaiso University.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Oct. 25, 2011

Sorry- Novel Funding Discussion Cancelled!!!!!
Topic: Discussion of information provided
Discussion leaders: Harry Wachob, Ph.D. and Audrey Erbes, Ph.D., Board President and VP, Bio2Device Group
Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA (across the street from Sunnyvale Public Library)
Cost: Free
Park in Street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street.

We apologize for the last minute change, however, David Vitrant will be unable to give the novel funding presentation.

Harry Wachob will present some current information from the Silicon Valley in Transition: Community Technology Forum held on Sept. 29, 2011.

Audrey Erbes will present some information for discussion on the impact on level of life science professional jobs in the U.S. Topics include: possible major repatriation of overseas profits at low tax rate; high level of new investments overseas, especially, in BRIC countries; major decrease in early stage company funding by VCs; and increased investments in academic labs.