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2011 Annual RBC Biotech Conference

“2011: A Biospace Odyssey”
Exploration of Natural Products through Public/Private Partnerships

Friday October 28, 2011

Keynote Address:

Roy Vagelos, M.D., Retired Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., “Merck Experience in Drug Discovery”

Speakers:

Craig Hopp, Ph.D., Program Officer at NCCAM-National Institutes of Health, “Natural Products, Nutraceuticals and NCCAM: A First Hand Account of an Evolving Industry”

Ilya Raskin, Ph.D., Founder and Partner, Nutrasorb, “Developing Novel Botanical Products for Metabolic Syndrome”

Dennis Stevenson, Ph.D., Vice President, New York Botanical Garden, "Expeditions in Phytoprospecting: From the Field to Genomics"

Michael Goetz, Ph.D., Director, Natural Products Discovery Institute, IHVR, Perspectives on Natural Product Research and the NPDI”


The Regional Biotech Council (RBC) announces its theme for the 2011 Annual Biotech Conference,“2011: A Biospace Odyssey” Exploration of Natural Products through Public/Private Partnerships.

The 2011 conference was attended by more than 100 of the region's leading scientists, entrepreneurs, and professional service personnel in the Biotechnology industry. This is a must attend-event for Biotechnology industry professionals in Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, and surrounding communities!

The 11th Annual Regional Biotech Conference was hosted by Regional Biotech Council (RBC), which is a program of the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research. The RBC mission is to provide a stimulating networking environment for emerging biotech businesses in the region. The RBC serves the Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia and Bucks Counties.

(Left to right): Dr. Craig Hopp, Program Officer at NCCAM-National Institutes of Health, Dr. Ilya Raskin, Founder and Partner, Nutrasorb; Dr. Dennis Stevenson, Vice President, New York Botanical Garden; Dr. Roy Vagelos, Retired Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co.; Dr. Michael Goetz, Director, Natural Products Discovery Institute, IHVR; Dr. William Kinney, Director, IHVR; Dr. Timothy Block, President, PA Biotechnology Center, Hepatitis B Foundation and IHVR

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