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OC LIFe (Lifesciences Innovators Forum) ft. Chinmay Kanuga

OC LIFe aims to connect industry with entrepreneurs and strengthen the life sciences community.

Strategic Partnership Perspectives from AbbVie

Strategic partnerships can be key to the success of your life science startup. How does AbbVie, one of the biggest names in aesthetics, ophthalmology and oncology, approach strategic partnerships? Chinmay Kanuga, Head of Search and Evaluation at Allergan Aesthetics, will answer your questions at this month's OC LIFe.

Create Connections that Could Last a Lifetime

The Orange County Lifesciences Innovators Forum (OC LIFe) is a monthly marquee event series focused on creating a collaborative environment that fosters connections between innovators in the life sciences and medtech industry.


Water Grill South Coast Plaza

3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Dinner included for all attendees

Event Schedule

5:00-5:45 - Networking

5:45-6:30 - Dinner

6:30-7:30 - Keynote Presentation


$45 In-person (Non-ULP Member)

$75 At the door

$0 In-Person (ULP Member) ULP Members can find their promo code on the Community Portal.


Event Speaker


Chinmay Kanuga

Head of Search and Evaluation
Allergan Aesthetics

Chinmay Kanuga heads the search and evaluation function at Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company. Chinmay joined AbbVie in 2020 as part of the Allergan acquisition. Chinmay had joined Allergan R&D organization in 2016 as a Director of Scientific Assessments. Prior to Allergan, Chinmay has been in various roles at Baxter and Edwards Lifesciences. Chinmay attended the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and received his Master’s degree in Plastics Engineering. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He is also a certified project management professional (PMP). He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife and two kids.

Event Sponsors

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Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including three offices in California. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. Snell & Wilmer’s life science and medical technology lawyers currently represent a diverse client base from the bioscience, pharmaceutical (both prescription and OTC), medical device and healthcare industries, ranging from large publicly traded organizations to early and mid-stage start-up companies. Clients include manufacturers, distributors, inventors, researchers, venture capitalists, angel investors, engineers, product designers and vendors, in their intellectual property, transactional, litigation and various other legal matters.

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NexCore Group is a national healthcare real estate investment and development company that focuses on acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare facilities including medical office buildings, wellness facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, single and multi-specialty physician buildings, life sciences facilities, seniors housing communities and transitional rehabilitation centers. NexCore has completed $4.7 billion in healthcare real estate transactions throughout 29 states, developed and acquired over 14.3 million square feet of healthcare properties across the country and currently manages over $2.9 billion of healthcare facilities spanning 7.3 million square feet. The company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top Healthcare Real Estate Developers in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare and HREI.


HATCHspaces ®, LLC is a Los Angeles-based real estate development platform focused on simplifying the process of scientific innovation by creating purpose-built life sciences facilities for companies emerging from academic and incubator networks. With properties in various regional submarkets, HATCHspaces’® mission is to deliver the life science community state-of-the-art lab facilities at varying scales, allowing regions to retain early-stage bioscience and biotechnology start-ups emerging from research environments.

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Our tagline, HR that Makes a Difference™, defines what we do. It emphasizes that human resources is a key driver of growth and contributes to a business’s bottom line. This is what sets Insperity apart.

Insperity has a long history of improving the success equation of small and midsize businesses across the country – because when businesses succeed, communities prosper.

And in today’s changing business environment, it’s our privilege to take care of an organization’s most valuable asset: its people.

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The Largest and Most Experienced Advocate

For over 25 years, Biocom California has helped move the life science industry forward with transformative resources that enable companies to make meaningful connections. Biocom California harnesses the collective power and experience of the most innovative and productive life science clusters in the world, with powerful advocacy and transformative programs to help companies in their quest to improve the human condition.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Water Grill South Coast Plaza
3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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