BioNJ 20th Annual Meeting, Awards Program & Networking Event



BioNJ 20th Annual Dinner Meeting,
Awards Program and Networking Event

Celebrating the Past…Inspiring the Future

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hilton East Brunswick


Our sincere thanks to New Jersey’s dynamic biotechnology community for helping to make the 2013 BioNJ 20th Annual Dinner Meeting, Awards Program and Networking Event a night to remember.

BioNJ 2013 Annual Meeting MPI Research Photo Gallery


Watch Our Video: 20 Years of BioNJ Events in 4 Minutes and 41 Seconds

BioNJ invites you to enjoy an exciting video capturing the spirit and camaraderie of past BioNJ events culminating with the 2012 Annual Meeting. CLICK HERE to view.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Will Address Our 20th Annual Meeting

One of the key factors in the industry’s continuing growth has been the support of our Governors and State Legislators over the past 20 years. Ardent supporters of our community in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno are committed to making New Jersey one of the most biotech friendly states in the nation and we are honored that Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno can be with us this year to share this Administration’s vision.

Announcing the 2013 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award Recipient for Vision, Innovation and Leadership

Francois Nader, M.D.
President and CEO
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BioNJ announced on January 7 that the 2013 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership recipient will be Francois Nader, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:  NPSP).  Named for Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., Founder and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation of Summit, N.J., the award recognizes outstanding research and business leaders who have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of the biosciences industry in New Jersey and throughout the world.

Francois Nader, M.D. has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of NPS Pharmaceuticals since 2008. During his tenure, Dr. Nader has transformed NPS into a leading biotechnology company focused on treatments for patients with rare disorders in gastroenterology and endocrinology.

NPS’ lead product, Gattex for Short Bowel Syndrome, was approved in the United States and Europe in 2012.

Click Here to read the Press Release.

Celebrate with Us

BioNJ’s 20th Annual Meeting will also feature a special Fireside Chat Biotech in New Jersey…The Next 20 Years bringing together globally recognized experts from the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, finance and academia.



Robert L. Barchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Rutgers University




Honorable James C. Greenwood
President & CEO




Robert J. Hugin
Chairman & CEO
Celgene Corporation




















Mary C. Tanner
Senior Managing Director
Burrill & Company and
Burrill Securities




Jesse I. Treu, Ph.D.
Domain Associates, LLC




Jonathan Rockoff
Staff Writer
The Wall Street Journal


















5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dinner Program & Networking

10:00 – 10:30 p.m. Dessert Reception


Hilton East Brunswick
3 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Enter to Win an iPod Shuffle by Tweeting #BioNJ20thADM

Individuals registered for BioNJ’s 2013 Annual Meeting are invited to start tweeting using the hashtag #BioNJ20thADM and be entered into a raffle to win a specially engraved iPod Shuffle at the 2013 BioNJ Annual Dinner Meeting, Awards Program and Networking Event.

Tell New Jersey’s thriving community about yourself, your company and your plans for the evening. The more times you tweet using the hashtag, the more times your name will be entered into the raffle. Register and Good Luck!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Growing in prominence each year, BioNJ’s 20th Annual Meeting will bring together the leaders of New Jersey’s thriving biotechnology industry.

Become a Supporting Sponsor and ensure that your message is heard.

A Unique Variety of Effective Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available.

Please CLICK HERE to review.

For additional information, you may also contact Kathleen Otto at BioNJ Headquarters at 609-890-3185 or via email at

BioNJ Thanks our Sponsors

Exclusive Marquee & Commemorative Tote Sponsor

Founders Sponsor

Dinner Sponsors


Sustainability Sponsor

Photobook Sponsor

RR Donnelly

Online Photo Gallery Sponsor

MPI Research

Patient Advocacy Sponsor

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Cocktail Sponsors

EisnerAmper LLP
The Medicines Company
We Work for Health NJ

Table Sponsors

Berkley Life Sciences, LLC
Chromocell Corporation
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Ernst & Young LLP
Helsinn Therapeutics, Inc.
INSMED Incorporated
Joule Clinical and Scientific Staffing Solutions
Laureate Biopharma
Makovsky + Co.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Novasep, Inc.
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc
PricwaterhouseCoopers LLP
SorinRand LLP
ThromboGenics, Inc.
VWR International LLC

Dessert & Networking Reception Sponsor

Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
PTC Therapeutics

Virtual Display Exhibitors

Celgene Corporation
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Cornerstone Search Group, LLC
Dechert LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Greenberg Traurig LLP
ImClone Systems, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Makovsky + Co.
Marke Communications
Merck & Co., Inc.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
NJCC Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development
Randstad Professionals
Roka Bioscience, Inc.
United Parcel Service

Biotech Appreciation Sponsors

Elusys Therapeutics, Inc.
Immunomedics, Inc.
Soligenix, Inc.

Media Sponsors