OXFORD, England, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
OBN, the not-for-profit business network which provides comprehensive support for bioscience businesses in the 'Golden Triangle' biocluster and beyond, is pleased to announce that it has established two new high level Advisory Panels. The two Boards draw on leading experts from across the industry and have been created in order to maintain OBN's leadership position in program development at BioTrinity, Europe's 3rd Largest Annual Partnering and Investment Conference.
The Business Development and Licensing (BD&L) Advisory Panel contains participants from big pharma through to small biotech BD&L executives, including Amgen, Astellas Pharma Europe, Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biologics, Kymab, Polytherics, Prosidion, Shire and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Europe.
Dr Jon Rees, CEO of OBN, said: "Only by listening to key industry executives embedded in the deal-making and licensing environment can we respond to the needs and interests of the members in our network and continue to deliver cutting edge content to the participants at our networking events and conferences."
The Investor Advisory Panel draws on BioTrinity's long-standing role of bringing a wide range of international investors together with R&D companies. It includes participants from the UK, Europe and the US and from traditional venture capital and the corporate venturing worlds. Members include 3i plc, Abbott Biotech Ventures, Apposite Capital LLP, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund GmbH, Credit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE), Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Index Ventures, MedImmune Ventures, Merck Serono Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, SR One (GSK), and Takeda Ventures.
Already the panel participants have given their first round of feedback and suggestions for next year's BioTrinity panels and this will be developed to release the preliminary BioTrinity 2013 program in Decemb
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