Life Science Nation Considers RESI China

1 Feb

By Jessica Yang, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Life Science Nation (LSN) has created a fully integrated global matching platform that allows for buyers and sellers in the early stage life science arena to find and connect with each other based on a company’s stage of development and product. An integral part of LSN’s matching platform is the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series that that currently is held six times a year in life science technology hubs throughout North America and Europe. RESI is a one-of-a-kind partnering event, in that the event has a 1:1 ratio of scientist/entrepreneurs to investors/strategic partners. Hundreds of investors and strategics regularly attend the RESI conference to source technology deals.

LSN has been approached over the last two years regarding bringing the RESI conference to China. The LSN Research team has done significant outreach to help establish a strong ecosystem of China-based investors who speak on our RESI panels and use RESI as a vehicle to source and vet diverse technology assets across the silos of drugs, devices and diagnostics and digital health.

You Can Help LSN Decide on RESI China

LSN currently has concerns about bringing RESI to China, and indeed to Asia. At a typical RESI event, half of the attendees are scientist-entrepreneurs who have left a major pharma/healthcare firm or a university to create their own startup company, with initial funding sourced from government grants, friends and family, or angels. These scientist-entrepreneurs then attend RESI conferences to find additional funding. The issue for LSN and RESI is to understand if China has a sufficient number of scientist-entrepreneurs in China who are starting companies independently of government, pharma or academia? Also, if the Chinese model of life science company development is different, how can RESI adapt our conference to the Chinese model and make it work? If you’re interested in seeing RESI come to China, please take this survey below to help us better understand how we can successfully bring RESI to China. We are looking for sponsors and partners to support us in this initiative.

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