2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Stem Cells: From Controversy to Commercialization

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST

Stem cells have a role in the future of personalized medicine, from using patient cells to test chemotherapy drugs to gene engineering for HIV therapies. However, misconceptions regarding stem cells can turn incredible progress into a focus on controversial technology. Biotech industry veteran Raymond McCauley will demystify stem cells and discuss with intellectual property attorney Tamsen Barrett how U.S. laws are driving international medical tourism and what’s needed to make this technology accessible to consumers. The conversation will cover barriers to entry faced in this field, including finding investors and regulatory burdens imposed by government agencies that are slow to adapt.

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Raymond Mccauley at SXSW

Raymond Mccauley

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Chairman

Singularity University

Tamsen Barrett at SXSW

Tamsen Barrett

Sr Assoc

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,...

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