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EPPIC was founded on March 4, 1998, by a group of Silicon Valley life science professionals who shared both a passion for their industry and a common heritage from the Indian subcontinent. EPPIC's mission is to promote networking, entrepreneurship and mentoring for life science professionals, create US-India life science synergy, and be a resource for industry and academia.

EPPIC is an entirely volunteer-driven non-profit organization run by individuals passionate about making a difference. EPPIC has a number of illustrious scientists and industry leaders as active members who are in synch with the latest ideas, trends, needs and drive the organization's mission. It is noteworthy that in the past 15 years EPPIC has organized over 50 quarterly networking events and seven annual conferences for the benefit of the life science community, not to mention the numerous start ups and longstanding mentoring relationships that have blossomed out of EPPIC meetings. EPPIC events have attracted sponsorships from well-regarded industry leaders and corporate houses. Industry leaders have endorsed EPPIC events for rich and meaningful science and engineering content and the valuable networking opportunities that EPPIC events create. EPPIC membership is open to all professionals interested in all sectors and functions in the life science industry.

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EPPICon 2016


3D - Convergence of Drug Discovery, Diagnostics and Digital Health


When: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza, San Francisco Airport - Burlingame


It all begins with accurate diagnostics. Discovery of accurate biomarkers triggers the development of new therapeutic drugs as well as companion patient side diagnostic tools. In addition, advances and miniaturization in digital health technology are now leading the democratization of diagnostics by placing these critical tools in the form of wearables and cloud-connected home devices in the hands of end users. With an increasing emphasis on personalized medicine and targeted therapies, diagnostics and biomarkers are playing an important role in drug discovery and development.


EPPICon 2016 will present brilliant speakers and invigorating panel discussions to spark the entire day of programming on hot topics related to the development of drugs, diagnostics and digital health. In keeping with the tradition of EPPICon, the organizing committee has invited thought leaders that are shaping the future of the life science industry through technological innovation. There will be time to jostle around ideas, meet individuals about investment opportunities and form new alliances.


Don't miss this one rich in content conference and an exquisite opportunity to help build many synergies!


Join us for an exciting EPPICon 2016!


Who Should Attend:
Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Researchers, Investors and Professionals (including Service Providers) from Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Digital Health, IT, Innovative Technology and Academia

Early Bird Registration OPEN!!

Log on to register now: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ppjrk

Early Bird Registration: $125 (ends Mar 14)
Advance Registration: $150 (Mar 15 - 25)
On-site Registration: $175 (Mar 26)
Early Bird Student Registration: $50 (ends February 29, limited seats)**
EPPIC Charter Members* / Sponsors* / Event Speakers*
*Renew or Register: Conference is complimentary
**Student promo code "STCON16". Valid student ID to be presented at Conference
Registration includes food and beverage

Conference Agenda
Registration / Breakfast and Networking
Welcome Address: Chitra Sharma, President, EPPIC Global
Opening / Plenary Keynote: James Sabry - Genentech
Panel 1: Drug Development
» Paul Hastings - Oncomed
» Carlos Garcia - Gilead
» Anil Singhal - AbbVie
Panel 2: Digital Health
» Jack Lloyd, Inventor (Nellcor & Humphrey Instruments)
» Gregg Jackson, ProPharma Group
» Ben Dubin, Asset Management Ventures
Lunch (Speed Network open)
Conference Remarks: Anjali Pandey, Co Chair, EPPICon 2016
Panel 3: Diagnostics
» Catherine Mohr, Intuitive Surgical
» Mohan Iyer, Second Genome
» Ramesh Hariharan, BioTheranostics
» Ravi Srinivasan, OncoNano & Corium
Panel 4: Speed Pitch (see below for details)
Speed Pitch: Entrepreneurs in Life sciences pitch their ideas to seasoned investors - a unique opportunity for symbiosis of ideas and investments
» Ajit Singh, Artiman Ventures
» Ben Dubin, Asset Management Ventures
» Faz Bashi, Angel Capital Association
» Alex Nie, Sheppard Mullin
» Adam de la Zerde, Click Diagnostics

Speed Pitch

What is the Need for Speed Session:
This is a fabulous opportunity for start-ups get on stage and make a five-minute pitch to a distinguished panel of top-notch VC's and biotech executives. Multiple entrepreneurs of early stage companies in the life-sciences can talk about their idea, technology, market, etc., get quick feedback from the VC panel and get exposure to various potential collaborators / partners.

Selected presentations will get highlighted on the EPPIC website and other promotional material.

Why present at the Need for Speed Session:
This conference attracts more than 200 professionals in the life science industry. The conference attendees are experienced life-sciences professionals in the R&D, Service and management careers. Our members are distributed across therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and informatics and are the ideal audience for early stage companies.

What's in it for Entrepreneurs:
» Get VC's interested in your idea.
» Attract advisors, mentors
» Attract business, technical partners
» Get constructive feedback and potential reinforcement of technology.

What do you need to do in five minutes.
Prepare an elevator pitch. You have just five minutes so please focus on the most important aspects of your company or technology.
» Mission statement
» Product opportunity and market potential
» State of the company, management team, development timelines and key milestones
» Key differentiating factors from existing products and how they meet market need
» What is the entrepreneur looking for - specifically clearly articulate funding goals, use of proceeds and potential milestones achieved with this funding

What, When, Where
Please email a presentation to ramani@shasta-bioventures.com by March 8, 2016, to be considered for selection. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by March 22, 2016.
Closing Keynote: Sara Radcliffe, California Life Sciences Association
Closing Remarks: Amita Goel, Co-Chair, EPPICon 2016
Evening Reception and Networking
Register Now: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ppjrk

CASSS Event - April 21, 2016


When: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4:30PM - 7:00PM


Speaker: Brian Kelley, Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group


Topic: Perspectives on Continuous BioProcessing (more: http://www.casss.org/?BADG010)


Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City


CASSS Event - June 9, 2016


When: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00AM - 3:30PM


Speaker: Howard Anderson, CDER, FDA and Michelle Frazier, AbbVie, Inc.


Topic: Building a "Quality" Dossier from Phase 1 and Beyond (more: http://www.casss.org/?BADG010)


Venue: South San Francisco Conference Center, South San Francisco

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Previous Annual Events »
2014: EPPIC Annual Conference 2014, Saturday, March 29, 2014 - Interdisciplinary Innovations in Life Sciences  [more...]
2013: EPPIC Annual Conference 2013, Sunday, January 6, 2013 - New Frontiers in Health Care Sciences  [more...]
2012: EPPIC Annual Conference 2012, Sunday, January 8, 2012 - Leveraging Emerging Markets and Technologies in Life Sciences [more...]
2011: EPPIC Annual Conference 2011, Sunday, January 9, 2011 - Partnering Paradigms for Life Sciences  [more...]
2010: EPPIC Annual Conference 2010, Sunday, January 10, 2010 - Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Life Sciences  [more...]
2009: EPPIC Annual Conference 2009, Sunday, January 11, 2009 - A Passage to Innovation in the Life Sciences  [more...]
2008: EPPIC's Biennial Symposium, January 12, 2008 - Life Sciences Business in India- The Next Steps [more...]

Interactive Symposium focussed on:
Innovative R & D and Follow-on Biologics

The event was a grand success and attracted participants from different continents.

EPPIC Symposium - 2005, Information and Photographs [more...]
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