Looking for a China-Based Investor or Partner? Learn from the Experts at RESI’s China Cross-Border Panel

15 Aug

By Jessica Yang, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

New regulations and laws have been put in place by both the US and China that are likely to have a significant impact on the cross-border investments and strategies between both sides. Many Chinese investors and pharmaceutical corporations are still actively seeking investments and licensing opportunities globally, however, it is still challenging for many entrepreneurs to understand how they can work with a partner from China.  It is important for these entrepreneurs to understand the current landscape and look for strategies to enter the market.

In the upcoming RESI Boston Conference on September 11th, we invite 5 domain experts who currently invest or partner with early-stage life science innovators internationally to share their insights on China Cross Border Partnerships. Navigating the bilateral ecosystem, panelists will touch upon how the current market in China may be different from the US or other global markets. Panelists will also discuss the best ways that companies can approach investors like them and how companies can better prepare themselves if they’re interested in working in China. The panelists are:

Larry Cai, Executive Director, Business Development, Fosun Pharma

Larry Cai is Executive Director of Business Development at Fosun Pharma USA, based in Boston MA.  He has more than 20 years of experience in business development and research and development in life science industry.  Larry is responsible in search and evaluation of innovative assets, ranging from early stage technology platform to late clinical stage therapeutics.  Prior to Fosun, he was head of business development and public affairs at Qilu Pharmaceuticals, helped establish Qilu Boston Innovation Center (QBIC).  Larry completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the US, after transferring from Peking University. He was involved in the volunteer based New England Sino-American pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA-NE), serving as its president from 2017-2018.

Grace Fu Palma, CEO, China Med Device

Seasoned bilingual and bicultural MedTech executive, specializes in NMPA (CFDA) regulatory, CRO and commercialization services. 20+ years of experience driving global business strategy, commercialization, partnerships, and China operations for both large multinationals and startup companies. Regulator speaker at key national and local MedTech meetings, RAPS, CABA, NEHEN etc. Writer for multiple journals, FDA News, RAPS Forum, MedTech News. Grew up in Beijing, China and received a Joint BA from Peking University, China, and an MBA from Yale University, USA. Founder of China Med Device, LLC with offices in Beijing and Boston providing turnkey solutions for western medical device/IVD companies to enter China with regulation/CRO/commercialization services.

Don Lin, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Guoqian Venture Capital Investment

Dr. Lin has more than 30 years of experience in biotech industry and in innovation. Before co-founding US Innovation Center, he co-founded Guoqian VC; serviced as Vice President of Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, Co., Ltd., the largest medical company in China; and Chief Technical Officer of Cardiac Science, Inc , which he helped to build from his garage to NASDAQ national market. He helped many startups to become public companies and/or be acquired. He led the development of many award winning products. Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. and Master degree from the University of Michigan and Bachelor degree from Beijing Normal University.

Kim Nearing, Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences, Cedrus Investments

Kimberly Nearing has over 20 years of international life sciences experience, including in ­nancial services, operations (Amgen, Merck, IBM Healthcare) and consulting. As the Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences at the Cedrus Group, a Hong Kong-based global boutique investment ­rm, Kim is focused on driving international business and investment between the U.S., Europe, Greater China, and broader Asia regions. She is also an Independent Director of a biotech company in Silicon Valley, Board of Directors/Executive Committee Member of a Foundation in Washington D.C., and Regional Leader for BayHelix (exclusive professional Chinese healthcare organization). * Master of Science with Honors from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Michigan.

Meng Yen, Attorney, MT Law LLC

Meng Yan’s practice includes intellectual property law, corporate law and trust and estate planning and related matters. Mr. Yan advises both U.S. and international clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including trademark and patent preparation, filing and prosecution, technology transfer and licensing, copyright registration and dispute resolution in relation to IP. Mr. Yan also advises client on corporate matters from company set-up to legal issues in the course of business operation and growth in various industries. In addition, Mr. Yan works closely with the firm’s estate planning group to set up trust agreement, will and other related documents for domestic and international clients.

Before joining MT Law, Mr. Yan had practiced law in both Chinese and U.S. prestigious law firms for nearly six years, and gained rich experience on intellectual property law, including patent, trademark prosecution and litigation, anti-counterfeiting, copyright consultation, and other IP related matters.

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