OC Life – OC Lifescience Innovators Forum

August 28, 2019 • 4:00 PM

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OC Lifescience Innovators Forum (OC Life)

Learn new skills and grow your entrepreneurial network!

Are you looking to start a business in the Life Science & MedTech industries? Do you have the necessary business skills toolbox to make it work? Would growing your entrepreneurial network help you to succeed?

If so, we’re the event for you.

We are a monthly event established to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Learn new skills from industry professionals at unique skills sessions
  • Hear leading industry opinions during a panel discussion
  • Gain new perspective on the future of the industry from our keynote speaker
  • Network with like minded individuals

We are proud to announce Kendall Morrison, PhD as our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Morrison is a noted expert in antibody development and biotechnology, most recently serving as Senior Director, Protein Technologies at Agensys, Inc. (an affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc. Japan) where he led a team of 28 scientists (working in Biology and Medicinal Chemistry) in the discovery and development of novel antibody-based therapies.

He has over 30 years of experience developing breakthrough technologies for the treatment, diagnosis and study of immunological and oncological conditions. He has led teams that developed target validation and discovery reagents; pre-clinical and clinical drugs, including Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) and ADC payloads, with five significant ADCs currently in clinical trials. He also played a significant role in the development of Certolizumab pegol (trade name Cimzia), which is currently approved for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Dr. Morrison is listed as an inventor in 56 issued patents in the United States, with 79 patent filings and 185 total patent citations. He is a member of the British Society of Immunology and has published influential papers in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Cancer Research, the American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Clinical Pathology and more.

He holds a combined B.S. with honors in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of West Scotland, UK; and a Ph.D. in Pathology and Molecular Biology from the Medical School at the University of Southampton, UK.


4:00 pm Doors Open

4:30 pm Program Begins

4:45 pm Startup Pitch

5:00 pm Industry Expert Fireside Chat

5:30 pm Keynote Address

6:00 pm Networking

Food & drinks provided

***Proudly sponsored by University Lab Partners, the FIRST wet-lab incubator in Orange County****


Recap of our last month’s MedTech Monthly

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4:00 pm – Doors Open

4:30 pm – Program Begins

4:45 pm – Startup Pitch

5:00 pm – Industry Expert Fireside Chat

5:30 pm – Keynote Address

6:00 pm – Networking