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California Bioscience Business Roundtable Aug. 26th

State and National Leaders to Convene in Menlo Park for Forum

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of national and California-based partners will host the California Bioscience Business Roundtable (BBR) featuring local and national bioscience leaders and state officials to discuss California's bioscience industry. The event will also feature Sam Youngman, the White House Correspondent for The Hill newspaper, who will give a reporter's front row perspective on the unfolding health reform debate in Washington, D.C.

Bioscience represents a significant source of economic development in California. In 2007, nearly 271,000 people were directly employed by the industry (California Biomedical Industry 2009 Report, California Health Institute).

The event will be hosted locally by Bay Bio, Bay Area Council Economic Institute, BIOCOM, California Healthcare Institute, California Manufacturers & Technology Association, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau, Stanford School of Medicine Career Center, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, and nationally by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to keynote addresses the event will include two panels -- one focusing on state issues, the other on federal issues. The BBR has hosted over 45 programs in nearly 30 states. For more information on the event please visit:

WHAT: California Bioscience Business Roundtable

WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

1:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.

WHERE: Quadrus Conference Center

2400 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, California 94025

WHO: Featured Speakers Include:

Dick Castner

Regional Director, Congressional & Public Affairs Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Geoff Eich

Director of Regulatory Affairs & CMC, Amgen

Matt Gardner

President, BayBio

California Assemblyman Jerry Hill

Chairman, Select Committee on Biotechnology

California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher

Vice-Chair, Select Committee on Biotechnology

Doug Kelly, M.D.

Founding Member and General Partner, Alloy Ventures

Kathryn Lowell

Deputy Secretary, Health Systems and Life Sciences, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency

Sean Randolph

President & CEO, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Lori Reilly

Vice-President, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Jack Stewart

President, California Manufacturers & Technology Association

Sam Youngman

The Hill, White House Correspondent

SOURCE California Bioscience Business Roundtable
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