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3-9-05  The Biotechnology Roundtable presents the 2005 Global Leadership Award to Gordon Binder, Managing Director at Coastview Capital and former Chairman and CEO of Amgen. For pictures of this event please click here.


3-9-05 The Biotechnology Roundtable 2005 Annual Dinner Event was held at the World Trade Club of San Francisco from 6-9pm on Wednesday, March 9th.The program entitled “Biotech 2005 – Perspectives on Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Strategy” had the following panelists: Gordon Binder, Managing Director, Coastview Capital (former Chairman and CEO of Amgen), Gail Maderis, President and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics (former President of Genzyme Molecular Oncology), Bernice Welles, M.D., Venture Partner at MPM Capital (former VP of Product Development at Genentech), Nandini Tandon, Ph.D., Venture Partner at MDS Capital, David Flores, Founder and President, BioCentury, with panel moderator, Matthew Le Merle, Partner at The Monitor Group.

2-24-05 The Biotechnology Roundtable was pleased to co-host with The International Biomedical Society "Future of Stem Cell Research: Therapeutic Potentials, Challenges to Commercialization and Public Policy" with panelists: Jane S. Lebkowski, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Regenerative Medicine, Geron Corporation, Tim Brazelton, Ph.D., Researcher, Stanford University School of Medicine, Maureen Corcoran, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, Nandini Tandon, Ph.D., Venture Partner, MDS Capital, Arash Michael Davallou, Life Sciences Business Development Officer, Government of Canada.

12-15-04 The Biotechnology Roundtable, BayBio (, Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California (, and the National Venture Capital Association ( co-hosted a holiday reception for the bioscience community. This event took place at The World Trade Club of San Francisco.

12-2-04 The Biotechnology Roundtable was pleased to co-host The Symposium on Biotechnology along with the International Association for Biological and Medical Research at The Forsyth Institute (140 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115) from 1 to 6:30 PM on December 2nd.

11-10-04 & 11-11-04 The Biotechnology Roundtable was proud to co-host the 12th Annual IBF Biotech Investing Conference entitled “Decoding the 2005 Biotech Industry for Private Equity, Institutional and Corporate Investors”. President of The Biotechnology Roundtable, Arash Michael Davallou, was  invited to speak at the conference.

10-12-04  The Biotechnology Roundtable partnered with The Bay Area Bioscience Center to bring life science entrepreneurs and venture investors together at a networking forum. The event entitled "Life Sciences Entrepreneur & Investor Roundtables" will be hosted at the Stanford Faculty Club located at 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 from 6 to 9:30 pm.


9-16-04  The Biotechnology Roundtable hosted life science networking event in Berkeley, California, in conjunction with BioBrew-a partner networking organization. This event took place from 6-9pm at the Pyramid Alehouse located at 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Restaurant telephone: (510) 528-9880. The event is sponsored by Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP, International Trade Canada, Prime Trials Inc. and Axelson Biopharma Research Inc.


8-4-04  The London Business School Alumni Association has invited our members to participate in a presentation entitled "Challenges for Leaders - What Global Business Capabilities Do You Need to Succeed?" by Dr. Laura Tyson, Dean of LBS. In 2002, Dr. Tyson became London Business School's first female Dean. Previously, Professor Tyson was Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and prior to that, she was Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of California. Professor Tyson served in the Clinton Administration from January 1993 to December 1996.  Between February 1995 and December 1996 she served as the President's National Economic Adviser and was one of the highest ranking women in the Clinton White House. This event will take place on Wednesday, August 4th, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco located at 222 Mason Street, SF, CA 94102. To RSVP for this event please click here.


7-27-04  The Churchill Club and The Biotechnology Roundtable cordially invite you to a panel discussion entitled "Hot Sectors in Biotechnology" with panelists James Sabry, Co-founder, President & CEO of Cytokinetics, Sam Saks, CEO of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Gajus Worthington, CEO of Fluidigm Corporation. The panel will be moderated by Sam Colella, Managing Director at Versant Ventures. This event will take place from 6 to 9 pm at the Hyatt Rickeys Palo Alto located at 4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306. Biotechnology Roundtable members can sign up for this event at the Churchill Club member rate of $40. While signing up online please use the discount code "gBRT2". To register for this event please click here.


6-5-04  The Indus Entrepreneurs Association of Silicon Valley ( has invited our members to participate in its upcoming event entitled "Indian Biotechnology: The Road Ahead" with the following panel speakers: Ms. Gail Maderis, President and CEO of FivePrime Therapeutics, Mr. Hari Bhartia, Chairman and Managing Director of Jubilant Organosys, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon India, Dr. M.K. Bhan, Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India and Mr. Bruce Jenett, Head of the Life Sciences Practice at Heller Ehrman. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Nandini Tandon, Venture Partner at MDS Capital. This event will take place on Saturday, June 5th from 5:45 to 8 pm at the Gaylord Indian Restaurant at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco (900 North Point Street). Dinner will be provided. Attendance is complimentary. Members interested in this event should RSVP with Dr. Tandon at:


3-25-04  The Biotechnology Roundtable will be hosting a joint-alumni reunion in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 6:30 - 9pm at the Cambridge Brewing Company located at One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139. Restaurant Telephone: (617) 494-1994. For more information regarding this event,  contact our club's co-founder and Director of Massachusetts Events, Mr. Steven Wardell at:


3-11-04  The Biotechnology Roundtable hosted "Building and Growing a Successful Biotech Company" with Dr. Luke Evnin, Partner at MPM Capital, the world’s largest venture capital firm in the life sciences industry with over $2 billion under management, and Mr. Paul Hastings, CEO of QLT, former President of Genzyme Therapeutics Worldwide and President of Chiron BioPharmaceuticals as guest speakers. This event was held at the McCormick and Kuleto’s Restaurant in Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.  The event was co-sponsored by The Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California, The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Manatt Phelps & Phillips and Endpoint Research. To view the pictures from this event please click here. To view Dr. Evnin's slide presentation please click here.


3-5-04  The Caltech Biotechnology Club invited our members in Southern California to attend its symposium at Caltech, entitled "Amgen in Focus" with speaker Dr. Roger Perlmutter, Vice President of Research at Amgen. This event took place at the Beckman Institute Auditorium at the Caltech campus at 4pm. Please RSVP to  if you are interested in attending.


3-1-04  The Biotechnology Roundtable announces a partnership with UC Berkeley's Executive Education Department and promotes Berkeley's new program in BioEntrepreneurship.


10-1-03  The Biotechnology Roundtable announces a partnership with the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley, an educational and networking forum for professionals in Silicon Valley, and the Bay Area Bioscience Center, an association of biotechnology companies in Northern California.


9-23-03  The Biotechnology Industry Organization has invited our club's members to join the numerous planning committees for BIO 2004 which will be held in June in San Francisco. Interested members should contact Mr. Tom Heebink at BIO at:


5-5-03 The Biotechnology Roundtable announces a partnership with the International BioMedical Society, an educational and networking association for life science professionals.


4-7-03  The Biotechnology Roundtable announces partnerships with two outstanding educational and networking forums: the NanoBiotechnology Forum in Northern California and the BioBrew Life Science Network in Southern California.


3-4-03 The Board of Directors of The Girvan Institute of Technology at NASA ( has extended a special invitation to club members to attend its upcoming Nanotechnology Showcase event on 4-11-03. At this event NASA will showcase some of its leading technologies and applications in the emerging nanobiotech field. The event will be held at the NASA Ames Moffet Training Center (North of San Jose). For more information regarding this event and future NASA events please contact Nina Ahluwalia:


1-17-03  The Biotechnology Roundtable announces networking and dinner speaking event to be held on April 17th, 2003 with Dr. Edward Penhoet, Partner at Alta Partners and Co-Founder, Director and former CEO / Chairman of Chiron Corporation. Dr. Penhoet is internationally recognized as one of the leading figures in the biotechnology field. Among numerous board positions, he has served on the board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the California Healthcare Institute. He is additionally a faculty member at the Molecular and Cell Biology Department of the University of California at Berkeley, and until recently, he was the Dean of Berkeley's School of Public Health. This event will take place at the McCormick Restaurant at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, California from 5:30 to 9 pm. Click here for pictures of the event.


11-14-02  The Biotechnology Roundtable successfully launches its first event in Massachusetts. Over 80 business alumni from Harvard, Stanford and Wharton gathered at the Elephant Walk Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts to listen to Professor Juan Enriquez-Cabot, Director of the Life Science Project at Harvard Business School and Ms. Gail Maderis, President of Genzyme Molecular Oncology sharing their perspectives about the industry. The event was sponsored by Fish and Richardson.

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11-14-02  The Biotechnology Roundtable announces the addition of two new officers. Andrew Lowenstein ('90 Stanford) and Theodore Ebel ('97 Wharton). Andrew and Theodore will serve to support the organization's activities in the Boston and California areas and will lead the club's activities within the Stanford and Wharton alumni communities. Both of them bring many years of biotechnology industry experience to the group.


5-17-02  The Biotechnology Roundtable successfully launches its alumni networking event in Mountain View, California. Senior executives from local biotechnology companies gather at the Tied House Restaurant for dinner and a discussion regarding the future of the roundtable.


12-18-01  The Biotechnology Roundtable is formed by a group of Harvard Business School alumni active in the industry to promote post-graduation education and networking within the HBS community and the communities of other leading business schools.


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