BioNJ Announces Company Presenters for BioPartnering Conference

TRENTON, N.J.April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BioNJ’s Eleventh Annual BioPartnering Conference scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19, will bring together life sciences professionals from the Northeast and beyond for 1-1 partnering meetings, Company Presentations, Start-up Pitches and plenary sessions. Visit for the full agenda.

“We’re thrilled to once again present BioNJ’s BioPartnering Conference in concert with J.P. Morgan and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Both of these organizations are dedicated to strengthening the ecosystem and supporting the life sciences industry in bringing new therapies and medicines to Patients,” said Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ.

“This year’s two-day virtual program is designed to once again foster productive partnerships, create fruitful opportunities, grow the ecosystem and bolster medical innovation,” added Hart. “Last year’s Conference gathered attendees from 11 countries and 24 states as well as the District of Columbia and featured more than 80 company and pitch presentations — including a record number of 21 women leaders who presented on behalf of their companies.”

Live plenary sessions will feature these industry experts: Sally Allain, M.Sc., MBA, Head, JLABS Washington, DC, Johnson & Johnson Innovation; Kelley Dealhoy, Global Head BD&L Cardiovascular, Renal, & Metabolism (CRM) & Head of BD&L US Pharma, Novartis; Sandra Elliott, VP, Life Sciences & Innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health; Allison Fritts, Senior Director, Licensing Transactions – Immunology, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Kulleni Gebreyes, M.D., MBA, Principal, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Leader, Deloitte Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry, Deloitte LLP; Janusz Kostanski, Ph.D., Vice President, Oncology Business Development, Bristol Myers Squibb; Rohit Mehrotra, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan; Christopher Mortko, Ph.D., MBA, Associate Vice President, Business Development & Licensing, Merck Research LaboratoriesReynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D., Vice Chancellor, Translational Medicine and Science Director, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Deb Pfennig, VP, Diagnostics and Enabling Technology, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Michael Poisel, MSSE, MBA, Executive Director, PCI Ventures, University of Pennsylvania; Matthew Sheroff, Director, Transactions Oncology, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & JohnsonVincent Smeraglia, JD, Executive Director, Office of Research & Economic Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Melissa Smith, MPP, Managing Director, Head of Specialized Industries & Head of Commercial Bank Inclusive Leadership Forum, J.P. Morgan; Craig Tendler, M.D., VP, Late-Stage Development and Global Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson; Monika A. Vnuk, M.D., Vice President of Worldwide Business Development, Pfizer; Ofra Weinberger, Ph.D., Director of Licensing, Columbia Tech Ventures; Associate VP, Tech Transfer & Intellectual Property, Columbia University, Columbia Tech Ventures.

Company Presentations will be given by these emerging life sciences organizations:

Aisa Pharma

Geistlich Pharmaceuticals

Sanguine BioSciences


Hillstream BioPharma

SFA Therapeutics

Angel Medical Systems

Intrommune Therapeutics

Sidereal Therapeutics

AVEO Oncology

KBP Biosciences


AxoProtego Therapeutics



Biosortia Microbiomics

METAFORA Biosystems

Synaps Dx


NewIV Medical

Tactical Therapeutics

Ciscovery Bio


Third Pole Therapeutics



Vomaris Innovations

Enalare Therapeutics

OncoSec Medical

Vyant Bio




FAST BioMedical

Rafael Pharmaceuticals


Additionally, pitch presentations will be given by these start-up companies:


Face2Face Health


Acurasset Therapeutics

Haima Therapeutics


Addinex Technologies


RecurX Bio

Affineti Biologics



AGelity Biomechanics

Mira Therapeutics




TheWell Bioscience

Atux Iskay Group

MSL Pharma



Neuralert Technologies

Visual Intelligence


New York Medical College

Wellesley Pharmaceuticals

Cryptyx Biosciences

Nvigorea AB

Delphine Diagnostics


With the importance of academic and industry collaboration in driving medical innovation forward, attendees will hear from and have the opportunity to meet with Columbia Technology Ventures, Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNew York UniversityPrinceton UniversityRowan UniversityRutgers, The State University of New JerseyStevens Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute.

It’s about growing the ecosystem and partnering to bolster medical innovation. Registration is $295 for BioNJ Members and $425 for Future Members. Please contact Samantha Bamberger at with any questions. For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kim Minton at 609-890-3185 or

Randi Bromberg
Vice President, Communications and Marketing
O) 609-890-3185
C) 609-955-1067

Company and Pitch Presentations during the 2021 BioNJ BioPartnering Virtual Conference will not contain any general solicitation for offer and sale of securities and any prospective presenters or attendees should consult with and rely upon their own personal legal counsel, accountant or other advisors as to the legal, tax and economic implications of any potential investment or partnering opportunities presented. BioNJ accepts no responsibility for any information provided during the event.