Business Development in Life Science: What It Is and How It’s Done-Audrey Erbes-01/06/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Business Development in Life Science: What It Is and How It’s Done
Event Date: 
01/06/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Audrey Erbes
Event Speaker Title: 
Event Speaker Company: 
Erbes and Associates and
Event Speaker Bio: 

Audrey Erbes, Ph.D., has been a global life-science business development and marketing consultant, industry educator, organization leader and public speaker who originated several bioscience business development and marketing courses at the UCB and UCSC Extensions. She had been a BD consultant to emerging biotech companies since leaving corporate life in 2001. She is widely known in the Bay Area for her free weekly industry blog publications including her take on industry developments, upcoming industry events and jobs that have crossed her desk on She has 25 years of corporate management experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including Executive Vice President and Cofounder of Kowa Research Institute, a biopharmaceutical licensing and investment subsidiary of Kowa Company Ltd., Japan. Earlier in her career, she held both U.S. and international man¬agement positions at Syntex Corp. in market research, product management, strategic marketing, and business development, with a special emphasis on Europe and Asia/Pacific/Canada. She spent 5 years working out of the Hong Kong office of Syntex at Regional Asia Pacific Director level.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Business development and its associated functions carried out by BD professionals are pivotal to the success of companies in the life science industry. Speaker will discuss what business development is, the identity of players who implement the function and the day-to-day activities needed to successfully achieve the goals of BD. She will share her experiences on the front line working with both large and small companies both in the U.S. and internationally. This will be a good overview to better understand the activities at upcoming JP Morgan and Medtech conferences in San Francisco and ask questions you might have about this function.