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MOBIO Summit and Annual BIO Dinner Agenda

Monday, September 24, 2012 - Tuesday, September 25, 2012



September 24: Conference & BIO Dinner | September 25: Conference & Exhibitor Take-down


Sunday, September 23rd

8:00-10:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up


Monday, September 24th

7:00 a.m. Conference Registration Opens

7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Conference Officially Convenes

Welcome Remarks:

Kelly Gillespie, Executive Director, Missouri Biotechnology Association

9:15 a.m. Opening Address

Daniel P. Getman, Chairman, MOBIO Board of Directors

9:30 a.m. Missouri Technology Corporation’s IDEA Funds



Andrew Smolik, Senior Associate, Missouri Technology Corporation

10:00 a.m. Introduction to MOBIO's New Database / Website

Quinn Brady, Product Specialist, Affiniscape

10:50 a.m. *Move to Lunch Room*

11:00 a.m. Keynote Address


 Keynote Speaker:

    The Honarable Governor Jay Nixon


11:30 a.m. Luncheon 

    Sponsored by HOK







1:00 p.m. *Exhibitor Networking*  

1:30 p.m.  BioResearch Central – Kansas City Initiative for CROs


Wayne Carter, President, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
Thomas Krol, PharmD, CLP, Director of Communications, Kansas Bioscience Authority

Tom Peddicord, Account Manager – Healthcare, Global Prairie  

2:15 p.m. Start Up Success


William Bates, CEO, Kogent Surgical, LLC / CFO, Katalyst Surgical LLC
Gregg Scheller, CEO Katalyst Surgical, LLC / Chairman, Kogent Surigical LLC

2:45 p.m. BIO Benchmarking Class of 2012 Legislative Reports

Kelly Gillespie, Executive Director, Missouri Biotechnology Association

Mark Bell, Vice President - Site Operations, Gallus BioPharmaceuticals 



3:45 p.m. *Exhibitor Networking Break*

4:00 p.m. BioSTL

4:30 p.m. MOBIO Membership Benefits

VWR              Office Depot             AHM Financial

FedEx           Business Wire

6:00 p.m. Networking Reception


Co-Sponsored by Treanor Architects






7:30 p.m. BIO Dinner

Keynote Speaker:

Derek Rapp, Chair of Research, JDRF International / Mergers, Acquisitions & New Platforms Lead, Monsanto




Co-Sponsored by St. Louis Community College








Tuesday, September 25th

8:00 a.m. Full Breakfast Buffet 

8:30 a.m. EPSCoR Missouri Overview / Panel Discussion   


Robert Duncan, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Missouri


Anna Waldron, PhD, EPSCoR Project Co-Director 

Joe Polacco, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, EPSCoR Project Director

Jeremy Buhler, Associate Professor, Washington University 

Mikhail Berezin, Assistant Professor, Washington University 

Christine Elsik, Associate Professor, University of Missouri 

 9:30 a.m. Funding for Missouri Technology Corporation

Mike Nichols, Vice President - Office of Research and Economic Development, University of Missouri System

Joe Bannister, Chairman, MTC 

10:00 a.m. MO STEP=UP Program




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