Bio LaunchPad Symposium Agenda

Petit Biotech Building
315 Ferst Drive N.W.
Suddath Seminar Room 1128, Atrium
Atlanta, GA 30332

In-person registration is now closed - Participate via Zoom HERE!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation – How to Move Your Biotechnology into Clinical Trials
Mochly-Rosen, founder of Stanford's SPARK program, will share how to move drug research to the patient in a clinical trial. 
Daria Mochly-Rosen, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine
11:45 a.m.

Biotech Roundtable Panel
Personal perspectives from veteran biotech founders/entrepreneurs, all Georgia Tech alumni.

12:45 p.m.  Lunch  
1:30 p.m. FDA Regulatory Session – What Researchers Need to Know in Biotech
How your regulatory approach impacts your progress and how to align it with your medical device, diagnostic, or new drug.
Shauna Swanson, Ph.D., Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Premier Regulatory Consulting
2:30 p.m. Clinical Trial Design
A successful drug development program needs a clinical trial to initially validate safety. Design of the trial influences pre-clinical study designs. Zajicek will cover what can go wrong when a clinical trial is poorly designed and how to design studies with a well-thought-out clinical trial as your guide.
Anne Zajicek, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health
3:30 p.m. First-time Entrepreneurs Panel
Meet new entrepreneurs and hear how they began their journeys.
4:30 p.m. Adjourn  
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. Networking breakfast  
9:30 a.m.

IP Discussion Panel

Panel will discuss how to know if you need a patent strategy before filing a provisional and how a platform technology patent strategy is different from non-platform technologies.

10:30 a.m.

VC Perspective Panel

Introduction by Josiah Rudge, Ph.D student Georgia Institute of Technology

12:00 p.m. Adjourn