Natural Products as New Cancer Drugs-Saira Bates-04/21/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Natural Products as New Cancer Drugs
Event Date: 
04/21/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Saira Bates
Event Speaker Title: 
Co-founder & CEO
Event Speaker Company: 
Escend Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Event Speaker Bio: 

Ms. Bates has over 20 years of life sciences experience. She started my career at Fox Chase Cancer Center utilizing NMR to study metabolites in normal and malignant tissues. She subsequently moved to the pharmaceutical industry where she gained experience in pharmaceutical drug development, drug delivery and formulation strategies for cancer therapeutics. Her business development experience has been in the CRO industry serving in senior sales and marketing roles. Saira has provided preclinical support for several oncology projects, two of which are now FDA approved drugs. Saira has a BS in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and MBA from Pepperdine University.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Natural products have played an important role as sources of new cancer drugs over the last
few decades. The talk will discuss natural products in the context of drug discovery and
development process with an introduction to Escend Pharmaceuticals lead program in chronic
myeloid leukemia.