CABA 2015 Biomedical Investment & Entrepreneurship Symposium

Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: MIT Tang Center, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

The annual CABA Investment Symposium is an influential event attracting prominent entrepreneurs, investors, biotech and pharma executives, academic and industry scientists, as well as professionals from the legal, finance, and healthcare fields. Past symposiums were extremely well attended. We expect the number of attendees for this year's event to be around 300.


Confirmed speakers:

David-Alexandre "DA" Gros, M.D., MBA, SVP and Chief Business Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Milena Adamian, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and Managing Partner, Azimuth Ventures (and LSAN)

Xiaojun Liu, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Northlake International LLC

Norman Eng, MBA, Economic Development Specialist/Public Information Officer, US Small Business Administration

Lixin Xu, MBA, Vice President, R&D, Improve Medical Managing Director, ImproveX Chairman, GIMDx, Inc.

Ellen Zhang, MBA, Founder, Partner, CEO, GuanHao Life & Health Incubator Co., Ltd.

Chen Chen, Ph.D., J.D., Associate, Cooley LLP

Phil Zhang, Ph.D., J.D., Co-Founder and Chairman Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC


Confirmed Bio Innovation Contest Judges:

Qi Li, M.D., MBA, InterSystems, Head Judge

Milena Adamain, M.D., Ph.D., Azimuth Ventures

Howard Li, Ph.D., MBA, Novartis

Adam Sharkawy, Ph.D., Consortium LLC

Confirmed Start-up teams for Bio Innovation Contest:

Perfetch: Track and visualize changes to body size to encourage healthy life style

CamMED: Develop bandage-like patch pump for subcutaneous delivery of one or more medications

Platelet Light: Develop a light system for platelet regeneration

Sunus Health: Develop a potable and drip rate monitoring system - Intellimonitor

LaunchPad Medical: Develop a bone adhesive, Tetranite (TM), which can be gradually replaced by bone 



CABA members: FREE; Non-members: $30. On-site membership registration to CABA is available. ($30 annual membership fee due for professional, and $15 for student)

*MIT students are free to attend.


Lunch and coffee will be provided.

(Please do the online registration to reserve your lunch ticket. We need a head-counts to order the lunch! Thanks for your collaboration!) 


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Question? Please contact conference chair Mr. Jian Shao (MBA):

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