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California Biomanufacturing Center & CLS: Gene Acres

May 30 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 8:50am Welcome Remarks & Call to Order, Opening Remarks: Mike Guerra, President & CEO, California Life Sciences

8:50am – 9:20am OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “State of Real Estate”9:20am – 10:40am SESSION 1: State of Incubators
What are the “nice to have” and “must have” ingredients to an incubator strategy that supports biotech entrepreneurs and communities alike in regions where the biotech landscape is still young and growing?

10:45am – 12:00pm SESSION 2: Operational Excellence & Management
As the C suite focuses on reducing burn rate and cash conservation, operations budgets are frequently targets. There is often a struggle between FM and the C suite in communicating effectively to identify short- and long-term methods to meet financial strategies while delivering consistent, compliant, and quality services.

12:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: “The Genentech Biomanufacturing Diaspora”

1:30pm – 2:45pm SESSION 3: Speed to Market – Biomanufacturing for Cell and Gene Therapies
As hundreds of innovative therapies move through the development pipeline the
overall economy remains a challenge, presenting a difficult thread-th e-needle
scenario for companies needing to plan for commercial launch while also needing
new tools in the build-buy-partner decision to successfully deliver those therapies.
New business models in manufacturing continue to emerge to help companies
navigate uncertainty.

2:50pm – 4:10pm SESSION 4: Energy and Sustainability in Life Sciences
Greening of the lab will not be enough to deliver net zero results in life sciences. This panel will take a comprehensive look at state of the art tools, practices, and building materials to take biotech to new heights of sustainability.

4:10pm – 4:30pm Closing Comments

4:30pm – 6:30pm Networking Reception






May 30
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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