Big Pharma Firms Head Upstream For New Pipeline Assets – Learn Their Strategies at RESI

21 Dec

By Lucy Parkinson, Director of Research, LSN

Major pharma firms are increasingly looking to startups to supply new assets for their pipelines, and LSN’s research has found that many are interested in inking deals at the earliest stages of drug development. Going into 2017, we found that a plurality of pharma deals announced in the previous year concerned preclinical assets.

Due to RESI’s focus on early stage life science companies, the vent has become known as a venue for top pharma firms to uncover new therapeutic opportunities. At RESI San Francisco, the panel on Big Pharma will provide an opportunity to hear straight from five experienced scouts on what they’re looking for, how they make deals and what makes a pharma partnership work.

Moderated by Chris Haskell, VP, Head of West Coast Innovation Center, Bayer Healthcare, the panelists are:

  • Kevin Lynch, Vice President, Search & Evaluation, AbbVie
  • Chris Sheldon, Head, Oncology Search & Evaluation, AstraZeneca
  • Lesley Stolz, Head, JLABS California, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Chris DeRespino, Director Transactions, Amgen

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