INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 27, 2010 — Some of the nation’s leading life sciences executives, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and researchers are headlining the Oct. 27, 2010 Indiana Life Sciences Summit. BioCrossroads and Credit Suisse, the international private equity and investment banking firm that manages both the Indiana Future Fund and the INext Fund, announced today an outstanding line up of speakers for the signature conference this fall, including leaders from Biomet, WellPoint, Medco, 5AM Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, BioEnterprise, and Marcadia.
The Summit will discuss the changing face of the life sciences industries at a time of healthcare reform and economic uncertainty. Panel topics are:
- Healthcare Reform: Help or hindrance to innovation?:
Rich Jones, VP and GM, Medco Health Solutions, Indiana Operations;
Dr. Sam Nussbaum, Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint;
Jon Serbousek, President, Biomet Orthopedics
- Finding funding in a capital constrained economy:
Dr. John Diekman, Founder and Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures;
Dr. Richard DiMarchi, Founder of Marcadia Biotech;
Ron Dollens, Former CEO of Guidant Corporation and current Chairman of FlowCo;
Dr. Jonathan Silverstein, General Partner, OrbiMed Advisors;
- What works where? Life Sciences Regional Initiatives:
Dan Getman, President of Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Inc.
David Johnson, President and CEO of BioCrossroads;
Baiju Shah, President of BioEnterprise (Cleveland);
Ken Tindall, SVP of Science and Business Development, North Carolina Biotech Center
The Summit will be at the Westin Hotel, downtown Indianapolis, and the annual life sciences reception will be hosted by Eli Lilly and Company and Cook Medical the preceding evening, on Oct. 26.
For more information or to register, visit www.biocrossroads.com
BioCrossroads (www.biocrossroads.com) is Indiana’s initiative to grow, advance and invest in the life sciences, a public-private collaboration that supports the region’s existing research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development. BioCrossroads provides money and support to life sciences businesses, launches new life sciences enterprises (Indiana Health Information Exchange, Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities, BioCrossroadsLINX, and Datalys Center), expands collaboration and partnerships among Indiana’s life science institutions, promotes science education and markets Indiana’s life sciences industry.