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  • 01

    9:00 am-11:00 am

    To apply for Office Hours contact: Carol Ochoa

    Sponsored by:

    Ali Alemozafar
    Dr. Ali R. Alemozafar is a senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, and IP due diligence in a wide range of technical fields, including diagnostics, therapeutics, genomics, and materials.

    Ali received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Stanford University, where he investigated the reactivity and atomic-scale changes accompanying reactions on various catalysts. During his postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he investigated the dynamics of TiOx nanoparticles and the use of gold as an oxidation catalyst. Prior to attending law school, Ali worked on data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise data integration.

    Ali frequently lectures at the UC Berkeley School of Law and UC Hastings College of the Law on various intellectual property topics, including patent strategy and IP due diligence.

    Michael Hostetler
    Dr. Mike Hostetler is a partner in the SOMA and San Diego offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provides strategic intellectual property counseling to more than 100 growth enterprises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology industries. He works with both venture-backed and public companies. His expertise includes patent strategy, patent prosecution, and patent diligence (both buy and sell side) for venture financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has provided patent counseling in support of pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology products in all stages of development, from proof of concept to regulatory approval to product launch. He leads a talented team of patent associates and patent agents that can meet virtually any technical and strategic need.

    Mike currently serves as a member of the firm’s Policy and Nominating Committees.

    Elton Satusky
    Elton Satusky is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He specializes in public and private corporate finance and corporate law and governance. Elton also has considerable expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.

  • 08

    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, JLABS and MBC BioLabs will be hosting a celebration in our 1st floor conference room!  Please come by for cookies and drinks provided by JLABS.

  • 20

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Amit Raj Dua

    Amit is GE Life Sciences Global Market Strategy Leader in the Bioprocess space and hopes to learn about challenges facing start-ups as they scale, this could be anything from gaps in technology to cost to the political climate! Please contact Linda Eng to schedule an office hour.

    Amit Dua is the Global Marketing Strategy Leader for GE Healthcare Life Sciences Bioprocess business. Amit’s primary focus is to align Bioprocess market insights with technology trends to drive value added initiatives for the biopharmaceutical industry. Amit has been in the Life Sciences industry for 11 years and has held multiple commercial roles in sales, marketing and product management. He also participates in several industry groups such as BioProcess Systems Alliance (BPSA) and International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and serves on the Advisory Board for Biopharma Asia and BPI East/West. Amit holds a BS in Bioengineering from Stonybrook University and MBA from Columbia Business School.

  • 21

    11:00 am-1:00 pm

    MabSelect PrismA
    Pierre Tremblay, PhD


    Pierre will introduce the next generation in Protein A chromatography, MabSelect PrismA. This resin demonstrates improved binding capacity in addition to enhanced alkaline stability. In conjunction to an improved high flow agarose base matrix, it provides the attributes for future mAb processing.

    Pierre Tremblay has been with GE Healthcare for 15 years but started in protein purification as a graduate student. He supported and then lead the BioProcess courses in the GE portfolio, delivering custom courses at industry and academic sites.

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