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Here’s The Agenda for Seattle Biotech Seizes The Momentum, May 6

Xconomy Seattle — 

A quick reminder that on May 6 I’ll be hosting our annual Seattle biotech forum, Seattle Biotech Seizes the Momentum, a half-day of discussion, debate, and interviews with the local community’s top biotech and life science leaders.
We’ve just posted the agenda. Check it out here.

The afternoon features one-on-one talks with Gary Gilliland, the new president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Lee Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology.

We’ve got panel discussions on how to build local biotechs for the long haul, and on the crucial role of Seattle’s nonprofit research core, plus cancer immunotherapy updates from Juno Therapeutics, Adaptive Biotechnologies. Last but not least, we’ll feature the battle for the soul of Seattle: a top VC from biotech (Bob Nelsen) and tech (Matt McIlwain) square off about the local tensions between the two industries (and remind us how the two sides also need each other).

We’re gathering the afternoon of May 6 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Please join us.