Austin’s Biotech Boom: Five Revolutionary Startups
Monday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Austin’s biotech sector is booming, and with the Dell Medical School slated to open in 2016, it will only continue to grow. Five of Austin’s hottest biotech startups will share their groundbreaking technologies and insight into the local community. Prior to SXSW, local biotech startups will compete through a series of pitch elimination rounds for the opportunity to present their company and product at this SXSW Interactive Festival. We are pleased to announce that the winning startups that will be presenting at SXSW are TeVido BioDevices, Celling Biosciences, AptamiR, Spot On Sciences, and ENTVantage Diagnostics.
With startups ranging from those just getting off the ground, to those who have successfully raised at least an initial round of funding, to those already in clinical trials, we will see the best that the Austin biotech community has to offer.
Pres & General Counsel
John has over 30 years’ experience in the life science sector. He holds a BS and MS in Microbiology; and a PhD in Virology & Epidemiology from Baylor College of Medicine. He was a post-doctoral fel...Show the rest
John has over 30 years’ experience in the life science sector. He holds a BS and MS in Microbiology; and a PhD in Virology & Epidemiology from Baylor College of Medicine. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, then a Research Virologist at the Center for Molecular Biology in Medicine, a joint Stanford Medical School- Palo Alto VA research center. John also has a law degree and has worked as a patent and corporate attorney for over 17 years with life science companies. He was General Counsel at Advanced Tissue Sciences in La Jolla for several years, then worked at Applied Biosystems, which became Life Technologies, for over ten years. John moved to Austin in 2006 when Applied Biosystems acquired Ambion. John is currently the President of BioAustin, the life science industry organization for central Texas. BioAustin is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to help the central Texas life science sector grow and prosper. About 75 local life science companies are currently members of BioAustin. John has given numerous scientific and professional talks and presentations, over the years at local, regional, national and international meetings. He has over 25 scientific publications and several legal publications.Hide the rest
Norton Rose Fulbright
Tamsen Barrett joined the Austin office in 2007. As a senior associate, she focuses her practice on intellectual property matters which include domestic and foreign patent prosecution, enforcement,...Show the rest
Tamsen Barrett joined the Austin office in 2007. As a senior associate, she focuses her practice on intellectual property matters which include domestic and foreign patent prosecution, enforcement, and strategic development of patent portfolios. Tamsen's experience emphasizes biotechnology related matters, and her experience includes the areas of genetic engineering, gene therapy, molecular biotechnology assays, drug screening and targeting, biotechnology, renewable energy, clean energy technologies, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical development and medical devices. In addition to significant experience prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, she has significant experience with the preparation of enforceability, validity, patentability, and freedom-to-operate opinions and provides due diligence review of intellectual property to companies and investors.Hide the rest