Past EventNMBio Knowledge Fair & Expo

New Mexico’s Bioscience Industry — A Blueprint for Success

The Knowledge Fair will showcase the talent, energy, research and business smarts of the state’s pioneering entrepreneurs in the bioscience, biomedical and health care communities. Hear and meet leaders from our leading research institutions, economic development agencies, the national labs and venture groups committed to the advancement of the biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, drug discovery, diagnostic and agriculture industries throughout the state.

NMBio and its partners will offer attendees unparalleled education and networking opportunities in an intimate and informal educational settings. James Greenwood, CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing bioscience companies, and Robert W. Rubin, President & CEO of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, are our esteemed keynote speakers.

In between the two keynote addresses, attendees will be able to attend a wide range of simultaneous informative briefings and have he opportunity to meet one on one with speakers and with service providers that will showcasing their products and services. The unique learning environment will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception. The combination of tasty food, beer and wine will provide everyone with the chance to put their cell phones on mute and enjoy 90 minutes of networking before heading home.

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Schedule:
7:30 am – Check in 
8 am to 4 pm — Program
4 pm to 5:30 pm Cocktail Reception

Speakers, Topics and and Schedule

 

8am The Business of Biomedical Research*
Robert Rubin,CEO and President Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute & the leaders of LRRI’s family of businesses:
            Jake McDonald, PhD Mako Labs (LRRI)
            Jeff Lewine, PhD Mind Research Network (LRRI)
            Michael McGuire, MD Lovelace Scientific Resource (LSR)
            Darlene Harbour Lovelace Scientific Resource (LSR) 
   
9am NM’s Bio Roadmap to Success
Dr. Richard Larson, Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Research, UNM’s Health Science Center
 
An Insider’s Guide To Navigating The FDA IND Process and Initiating Human Trials
Sara McKenzie, a Principal with PharmaDirections
 
Economic Development, Investment, Grants, Promotion, and Recruitment (Panel)
Gary Oppedahl, CoABQ Economic Development Director
Terry Brunner, Chief Program Officer, Grow New Mexico
Gary Tonjes, Albuquerque Economic Development
   
10 am How to develop and protect your IP portfolio (best practices panel)
Janeen Vilven-Doggett, Partner, Peacock Myers, P.C.
R. Terry Dunlay, Founder, IntelliCyt
Jovan R. Heusser, Director of Commercialization, STC-UNM
Theresa “Terry” Lombard, Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University
 
“Why Imagion Biosystems Launched its IPO in Australia”
Robert “Bob” Proulx, President and CEO, Imagion Biosystems
 
Success Stories from the Community of the NM Consortium
Steven J. Buelow, Ph.D., CEO, New Mexico Consortium+
 
The State’s Economic Development Tool Box: Incentives, Job Training, and Finance
Therese Varela, Division Director, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Santa Fe
Juan Torres, Finance Director, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Santa Fe
Julia Wise, Science, & Technology Manager
   
11 am New Collar Jobs in Biotech
Sarah Boisvert, Founder and CEO of Fab Lab Hub
 
New Mexico Tech (NMT) Biotech Projects (Panel)
Thomas Kieft, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Moderator
Snezna Rogelj and Danielle Turner: A Topical Solution for Antibiotic-resistant Infections
Michaealann Tartis: “Targeted Drug Delivery with Ultrasound: A Step Toward the Magic Bullet”
David Grow:“Objective Evaluation of Motor Skills for Orthopedic Surgery”
                      
Knowledge and Data: NM’s Health Landscape
Rick Van Ness, Project Management Director, TriCore Reference Laboratories
 
Overcoming Obstacles to Recruiting And Retaining Bioscience Executives
Michelle Miller, Founder and CEO, High Desert Discovery (HD3)                              
John Lahoff, Senior Director of Operations, Southwest Labs                                        
Terel Anyaibe, Account Manager, Aerotek 
The State’s Economic Development Tool Box: Incentives, Job Training, and Finance
Therese Varela, Division Director, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Santa Fe  
Juan Torres, Finance Director, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Santa Fe  
Julia Wise, Science, & Technology Manager  
Mark Roper, Team Lead Community, Business, and Rural Development Team, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Albuquerque
   
Noon Lunch Keynote Speaker
Microbiome Testing to Revolutionize Health Care
Momo Vuyisich, CSO, Viome, Inc
   
1 pm Keynote & Fireside Chat
Innovation Is the Key to Saving Lives & Cutting Health Care Costs *
James Greenwood, CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
   
2 pm Value-Based Partnerships: Innovative Models to Address Healthcare Costs, Value, And Access 
                      Kathleen (Kiki) Traylor, MD, State Government Affairs Director, Amgen 
 
New Mexico at the Forefront of Cannabis Biotechnology
Siv Watkins & Jeff Holland, Founders of 11BIOMICS
 
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Life Sciences Investing
Dr. Richard Gill, Board Director and Investor Member, Launchpad Venture Group            
 
Highlighting Arrowhead’s Successful Biotech & Tech Start-ups
Wayne Savage, Executive Director, Arrowhead Center (NMSU)  

  Plant Disease Fighting Technologies 
Goutam Gupta, NMC Affiliate Researcher, LANL Staff Scientist, Innate Immunity, LLC     
   
3 pm Microneedles for Next Generation Wearable Medical Devices
Dr. Ronen Polsky, Sandia National Labs        
 
Successful Santa Fe Bioscience Start-Ups
Marie Longserre, CEO and President, Santa Fe Business Incubator
Steven Miller, CTO, Eco-Pesticides
Alex Koglin, Co-founder & President, NTxBio 
Dr. Spencer Farr, Vista Therapeutics
 
Innovate ABQ: The Keys to Successfully Developing an Innovation District in Albuquerque (Panel)
Jackie Kerby-Moore, Executive Director, Sandia Science & Technology Park
Lisa Kuuttila, STC-UNM Moderator
 
Reduce Medical Waste Disposal Costs Through Cleaner Technology
Kevin Yearout, Principal and Co-Founder, Monarch Waste Technologies     
 
A Breakthrough Field Device For Biohackers, Farmers, Medical Professionals, and Researchers (Demo)
Alex Gorsuch, CEO and Inventor, AEGorsuch Designs
Mark Roper, Team Lead Community, Business, and Rural Development Team, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Albuquerque
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