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OBIO Annual General Meeting 2018
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00
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OBIO Annual General Meeting 2018

OBIO is proud to announce that Nik Nanos will join us as the keynote speaker for our 2018 Annual General Meeting. Mr. Nanos is the Chairman of Nanos Research, the Chair of Carleton University Board of Governors, and is the pollster for CTV News, the Globe & Mail and Bloomberg News in Canada.

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Talking to Doctors & Patients: Using Primary Market Research Data to Seal the Deal with Investors
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00
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Talking to Doctors & Patients: Using Primary Market Research Data to Seal the Deal with Investors

Hear from health science industry leaders on how they used primary market research data to understand their customer, develop their products and land investors.

Featuring Dr. Claude Piché (Co-Creator and CEO, Locemia), Martin Lafontaine (Chief Commerical Officer, Locemia) and Dr. Mike Cooke (CoFounder, Amacathera).

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Sep
18
8:30 AM08:30
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"No Project Was Ever Completed On Time and Within Budget." - Cheops Law

On September 18th, OBIO lead a workshop with two financial experts who can help keep this from happening to you.

John Jordan (CFO, RNA Diagnostics) and Jim Cooke (CFO, Stoneybridge Partners) will be leading the workshop, addressing topics such as:

  • How to build in headroom for slippage and unexpected costs

  • What level of budget should you present to your board and to investors  

  • Facing the reality of comparing actual to budget

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Jun
25
9:30 AM09:30
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How Do VCs Value Health Science Companies? From Valuation to Deal Structure

On June 25th, join OBIO for a unique opportunity to hear from experienced investors and analysts about how VCs think about valuation and how valuation is translated into deal structure.

Find out more about:

  • ROI needed for investors

  • Valuation methods commonly used

  • Criteria for selecting comparable companies

  • Characteristics of equity and debenture instruments

  • Consequences of dilution and follow-on investment

  • Calculating exit payouts

  • Red flags and how to prepare to discuss valuation with investors

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30
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Engaging with the FDA: An Insider's Perspective

Get behind-the-scenes on the recent changes at the FDA and learn more about how regulatory process changes affect your company:

  • Understand FDA’s vision and approach to driving innovation under Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and how recent changes in the agency will affect premarket submissions and inspections.

  • Learn how and when you should be engaging with the FDA.

  • Find out what the FDA is looking for in 510(k), DeNovo, and PMA submissions & recent approvals of devices with AI and machine learning features.

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00
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Strategic Marketing and Influencing Your Customer

Join OBIO on Tuesday, June 12th to hear from industry experts on the importance of strategic marketing for health science companies, featuring our keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Jahns, the Senior VP, Commercial and Business Development at Trillium Therapeutics Inc. where he is responsible for providing commercial input clinical and regulatory strategy, as well as carrying out business development activities. Dr. Jahns will discuss why it’s critical for early stage health science companies to develop a strategic plan, the impact of those plans on successful commercialization and lessons learned from his experience in the health science industry.

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Apr
9
8:00 AM08:00
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Pfizer Global Workshop and Partnering Day

OBIO will be hosting Pfizer Global at ONRamp (100 College Street, Suite 158) for a workshop and partnering day. Representatives from Pfizer Global will be present to discuss Pfizer’s partnering philosophy, as well as the interests of individual research units. They will also discuss Pfizer’s unique approach to drug discovery. Following the workshop and Q&A session, there is also the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Pfizer representative to discuss potential partnering opportunities. If interested, please register by March 14th, and request a one-on-one as part of the registration process.

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Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00
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OBIO 2017 APM

On November 27th, OBIO held its 9th Annual Public Meeting at offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. It was an exciting event with a formidable Keynote, a packed room of industry leaders, and an excellent venue for networking! 

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Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00
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Strategic Marketing

Strategic Marketing

Presented by Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is a subsidiary division of the multinational specialty pharmaceutical company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, located in Quebec, Canada.  B+L operates within the health care and optics space, with a major focus on marketing, sales and distribution of vision care products.

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Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00
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Health Economics: Powering Product Strategy for Global Healthcare Systems

OBIO’s ½ day workshop on health economics, in partnership with and hosted by St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto, will include the following topics:

  • The role of payors in healthcare technology adoption in major jurisdictions
  • Understanding, designing and executing trials to show product value
  • Pricing and market access strategies driven by Health Economics

 

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Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals "Best Practices for Approaching Strategic Partners” & One-on-One Meetings!

OBIO® invites you to a unique opportunity to hear Andrew Hutchinson of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical company, provide his valuable insights on best practices for approaching strategic partners in the pharmaceutical industry. Andrew is an External Research & Scouting Lead and is focused on the search, identification and evaluation of business development opportunities for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

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Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30
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How Market Research Can Help You Raise Money, Improve Your Product & Get Customers

Bruce Clarke of B2 Consulting Group will educate participants on:

 

  • Leveraging Market Research
  • Case Examples: Validating Value Proposition/Business + Concept/Product
  • How to Get Data When You Don’t Have Much Money
  • What You Need/Can Do at Each Stage (Ideation, Product Development / Pre-Clinical, Product Launch, Commercial)
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