Biotech & Japan

Japan-America Society jassw at
Mon Sep 23 14:36:33 EST 2002

I thought those interested in biotech might be interested in the
following program.


The Japan-America Society and Ernst & Young present

A Practical Panel Discussion to Doing Bio-Business with Japan
October 1, 2002 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with a networking reception to


Location: The Harbor Club (Norton Building, 801 Second Avenue,
Time: Round table: 3:30-5:30 p.m. - Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 for Japan-America Society members; $15 for non-members


Dennis George
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs
Dendreon Corporation
Kevin Kelly,
Attorney, Shareholder
Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP
Mike Martino
Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cliff Stocks
Vice-President, Business Development
ICOS Corporation
Ken Tracy
Partner, Global Health Sciences
Ernst & Young LLP


The time for biotech venture firms to look to Japan is now! So join
the Japan-America Society and the experienced panel of professionals
we've assembled during this discussion designed to bring to light the
PRACTICAL pros and cons of doing biotech business with the world's
second largest economy. Through our moderator, Ken Tracy, the audience
will direct this information exchange with a panel of pros experienced
in getting the deal done in Japan.

* Find out why, according to the Japan Bioindustry Association, the
quality of research in Japan is high while the number of
biotech-related ventures in Japan in 2001 was low, only roughly 150,
versus the 1,500 present in the US at that time.

* Find out how American ventures are growing through various vehicles
such as joint ventures and licensing agreements with Japanese

* Find out why Japanese investors are looking for successful
partnerships such as those formed between ICOS Corporation and
Suntory, Ltd., Dendreon Corporatin and Kirin, Japan Tobacco and Corixa

* Meet other biotech professionals in the Seattle area who either are
-- or want to be -- in the know regarding biotech in Japan during the
networking reception directly following this roundtable exchange.



JAS-Members register on-line by September 26:
Non-Members register on-line by September 26:

Call the JAS at 206-374-0180 by September 26.
Cancellations after September 26th will be billed in full.

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