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BioNJ’s 9th Annual BioPartnering Conference

May 8 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Co-Sponsored By 

Innovation on the Rise:
New Partnering Paradigms & Pathways

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ 08873
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Program
4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks & Reception

Developed with J.P. Morgan and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, BioNJ’s Ninth Annual Biopartnering Conference, taking place Thursday, May 8, 2019, will bring together over 400 regional biopharmaceutical executives, investors, academic collaborators and business development professionals from the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic states for a day of networking, 1-1 partnering meetings, company presentations, exhibits and plenary sessions.


7:30 a.m.–8:40 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:40 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Keynote: An Industry Update and Trends Overview
Robbie Huffines, Global Chairman, Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
9:30 a.m.–10:20 a.m. Panel: Diverse New Pathways to Strategic Partnering
Chip Baird, Chief Financial Officer, Bluebird Bio
Matthew Roden, Ph.D., Head, Strategic Corporate Development & Global Business Development Assessment, Bristol-Meyers Squibb
Debi Watson, Head, Oncology Business Development Group, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development
Moderator: John Whittaker, Executive Director, Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Company Presentations & Partnering Meetings
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Networking/Company Presentations Q&A/Partnering Meetings/Exhibits
12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:20 p.m.–1:50 p.m. Fireside Chat with William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., Global Head, Johnson & Johnson External Innovation
Interviewed by: Debbie Hart, President & CEO, BioNJ
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Company Presentations & Partnering Meetings
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Institution / Start-up Track: Investor Panel Discussion and Pitch Presentations
Sonia Gulati, Ph.D., Kairos Ventures
Edward Rosen
, Glendevon Life Sciences
Donald Very, Ph.D., Velocity Fund Management
Michael Wiley, Vice President, Foundation Venture Capital Group
Moderator: Michal Preminger, Ph.D., MBA, Head, Johnson & Johnson, Innovation, East North America
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m Networking/Company Presentations Q&A/Partnering Meetings/Exhibits
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Fireside Chat: Partnering Imperatives and Navigating to Commercialization
Brian Flood, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
Patrik Ringblom, Global Commercial Strategy Leader, Janssen
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Registration is $350 for BioNJ Members and $395 for Future Members. Contact Samantha Bamberger at 609-890-3185 or BioPartnering@BioNJ.org with questions.

Room Block
A room block has been confirmed for the night of May 7th at the Fairfield Inn and Suites (315 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ). Rate is $165 under BioPartnering.

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Click Here for Driving Directions to The Palace at Somerset Park

By Train
New Brunswick train station is about a 15 minute drive. Metropark in Iselin is about 25 minute drive.

Thank You to Our Supporting Partners 




Thank You to Our Sponsors



Click here for Sponsorship opportunities, or contact Kim Minton at 609-890-3185 or KMinton@BioNJ.org.


May 8
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Palace at Somerset Park
Somerset, NJ United States + Google Map