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ChinaBio® Executive Workshop

Building a Global Biotech Business in China
Hosted by: Morrison & Foerster
Date: November 4, 2009 (Wednesday) 
Location: MOFO BJ Office
Time: 08:30 --- 12:00


You are invited to attend the “Building a Global Biotech Business in China” Executive Workshop as the guest of our hosts and sponsors: Morrison & Foerster, ChinaBio®Accelerator, and ChinaBio® Today. 

This workshop addresses three critical topics for executives and investors building global biotech and life science companies in the current challenging financial climate:
  • Structuring A Global Life Science Company

How to structure your company to make it attractive to U.S. and China investors and provide rule-of-law and shareholder rights

  • Building A Global Patent Portfolio

How to secure China, U.S. and international patents that provide freedom to operate while blocking your competition

  • Attracting Investment Capital  

How to position your company to attract investment from many of the private and government funding sources available in China as well as the U.S.


Who Should Attend

Join other key executives and managers of biotechnology and life science companies interested in learning how to leverage China to raise investment funds, develop new drugs or medical devices, and generate global intellectual property rights. Learn “how to do it” from our speakers who are all senior executives who have successfully put their principles into practice in the real world. Also meet other executives and managers from companies facing the same issues as you.

Raising Funding?  We are seeking companies to present to over 50 VCs at the BioBay Investor Forum in Tianjin, December 2-3 (www.CBIF2009-TJ.com). Prior presenting companies have raised over $100M US. Please contact Tom Wu at twu@ChinaBioLLC.com or +86 21 5137 0751 to arrange a meeting with ChinaBio representatives on November 4 after the ChinaBio Executive Workshop.


Registration, Refreshments
Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster
Welcome Remarks
Paul D. McKenzie, JD – Morrison & Foerster
Structuring a Global Biomedical Co.
Charles C. Comey, JD – Morrison & Foerster
Networking Break, Refreshments
Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster
Building a Global Patent Portfolio
Harris Gao, JD – Morrison & Foerster
Attracting Investment Capital
Wayne Li, PhD – Morningside
Networking, Refreshments
Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster

Speaker Biographies

Charles C. Comey, JD – Managing Partner, Morrison & Foerster (MOFO)

Charles Comey is Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Shanghai office and co-chair of the China Private Equity Group. He advises clients on a wide variety of private equity, mergers and acquisitions as well as other corporate finance, joint venture, life sciences, and technology matters. Mr. Comey earned his B.A. from Yale University, M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to practicing in Shanghai, Mr. Comey worked in Tokyo and Silicon Valley. He speaks and reads Mandarin.

Harris Gao, JD – Associate, Morrison & Foerster (MOFO)  

Harris Gao is an associate in the Shanghai office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, and handles the firm’s patent practice in China. His practice focuses on patent prosecution and patent litigation, and experienced with a variety of technologies, including computer, Cleantech, medical devices, chemical and pharmaceutical technologies. Mr. Gao received his BS in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University, his MS in Physics from Catholic University of America, and his JD from Columbia University. Mr. Gao is admitted to practice in New York, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Wayne Li, PhD – General Project Manager, Morningside  

Dr. Wayne Li has over 18 years of experiences in pharmaceutical and biotech research and development. He joined Morningside as an Investment Manager in 2007, which focuses heavily on biopharmaceutical and health care investments at early and middle stages. Dr. Li got his Master of Science Degree from Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and PhD from Brigham Young University.


Workshop Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible:

  • Morrison & Foerster Morrison & Foerster’s Life Sciences Practice is comprised of more than 160 attorneys dedicated to serving life sciences companies, research institutions, and the venture capital funds and investments banks that finance them. Morrison & Foerster, a global law firm offering with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, as well as Tokyo, Europe and the United States, is uniquely positioned to assist life sciences entities around the world. www.mofo.com
  • Beijing Pharma & Biotech Center (BPBC) – BPBC is a Beijing municipal governmental agency dedicated to stimulating innovation, promoting industrial development and providing consultation services to the Beijing pharma and biotech industry. www.newlife.org.cn
  • ChinaBio® TodayChinaBio® Today is an email and web newsletter focused on the rapidly evolving life science industry in China. From our offices in Shanghai and California, we provide daily news, commentary and analysis on public and private China biotech companies and industry events. Free email subscriptions are available at www.ChinaBioToday.com. 

About ChinaBio® Accelerator

ChinaBio® Accelerator was created to accelerate the globalization of China's biotechnology industry by:  
  • Providing early stage funding to China life science companies;
  • Increasing China entrepreneurs’ success rate by mentoring and providing strategic support;
  • Developing business partnership and sales development opportunities with the West; and
  • Expanding professional networks through introductions to investors, partners, customers and media.
ChinaBio is identifying promising biotech and medical device investment opportunities in China and providing the capital, connections and leadership to help entrepreneurs realize their vision. www.ChinaBioLLC.com.


This ChinaBio® Executive Workshop – Beijing will be held at:

Morrison & Foerster
22nd Floor, China Central Place Tower 3
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 86-10-5909-3399
Take Airport Highway to Beijing. Change to East Fourth Ring Road. Exit in Hua Mao Qiao. As you come down the overpass take your first right and proceed 300 yards.
Estimated taxi fare: 85.00 CNY (one way)
We are very sorry to inform you that owing to some technical issues, we have decided to cancel the Workshop on Nov. 4. We apologize for any inconvenience cause.

If you need any further information, please contact us.



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