IABMR Annual symposium: (www.iabmr.org)


December 3, 2004 (Friday), 1:00 PM-5:30 PM


Location : The Forsyth Institute,  140 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115


Title: ¡°Academic Oriented Bio-Tech Ventures¡±


1.      Opening remarks:

Dominick P. DePaola, DDS, PhD

President and CEO, The Forsyth Institute


2.      Case Study of Academia Launched Bio-Venture: Coopting the Neonatal Fc Receptor for Drug Delivery and Beyond, Richard Blumberg, MD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham & Women¡¯s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Scientific Founder of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                  


3.      The View from the Other Side: Making the Switch from Biotech to Academics

Vicki Rosen, PhD Department Head, Tissue Growth and Repair, The Forsyth Institute

Professor, Oral and Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Former Distinguished Scientist at Genetics Institute/Wyeth Research


4.   From the Laboratory to the Marketplace: Recognizing the Critical Pathway of Drug Development

Frederick A. Curro, DMD, PhD

Chief of Pharmacotherapeutic Research and Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, NYU College of Dentistry


5.   Development and Protection of Intellectual Properties by Researchers in Academia Richard L. Pharo, ScD

Vice President, The Forsyth Institute


6. Building Commercial Value with Corporate Partners: A guide to Knowledge Supply Chain Management System Hideki Mitani,

                        Founder and Managing Director of Roberts Mitani, LLC


7.  Eric Aguiar, MD, General Partner, HealthCare Ventures, LLC


8.     Get a Foot in the Door and  Founding ActoKine Therapeutics for Biodefense

     Grace H.W. Wong, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, ActoKine

Founder and President of Student Vision, Former Post-doc and scientist at Genentech

Former Head of Apoptosis Research at Millennium, Pharmaceuticals, Section Head of Molecular

Genetics at AstraZeneca and Head of Cytokine and Reproductive Genomics at Serono (87 publications and 27 patents)


9.      Closing remarks

Phil Stasheko, DMD, Ph.D.

Senior Member of the Staff, Senior Vice-President of Research and Development, The Forsyth Institute


10.   Social hour/Poster competition 


Co-sponsors:    The Forsyth Institute

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine



Toshi Kawai, DDS, PhD

Associate Member of the Staff, Department of Immunology, The Forsyth Institute

President of IABMR.

(office) 617-892-8317             (E-mail) tkawai@forsyth.org



Yi-Ping Li, PhD

Associated Member of the Staff, Department of Cytokine Biology, The Forsyth Institute

Advisory committee of IABMR (President of IABMR 2002)

(Office) 617-892-8260            (E-mail) YPLi@forsyth.org