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Sougato Das

Sougato Das is the Director of Partnering Products & Services at BIO. He leads the 25-person team that made partnering possible at BIO 2014, and is responsible for the evolution of partnering at BIO. Previously he was the product manager of CI, clinical intelligence and regulatory products at Thomson Reuters. Prior to that he was a consultant at Parexel, Siemens Medical, IMS Health, Sanofi, Glaxosmithkline, Merck and J&J. He also served as a speaker, instructor and editor at the Drug Information Association. Sougato holds a Masters in Information Science and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Partnering is open for BIO 2016!

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BIO is buzzing again but this time it’s not about a contest, it’s about the opening of BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™! It’s official. Partnering opened yesterday (April 7). Last year over 29,000 meetings were held over three days during the BIO Convention. This year there are more rooms and more days for more meetings. Partnering begins at 1:00 Monday, June 6 allowing another half day to make connections and secure investments. Meetings will continue until 4:30PM Read More >

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Business Partnering opens for the BIO World Congress #BIOWC16

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BIO has officially opened One-on-One Partnering™, BIO’s proprietary software system, today for the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The 2016 World Congress has become the preeminent conference for connecting venture capital with promising industrial biotech companies. BIO One-on-One Partnering™ makes it easy to identify potential partners online, request meetings, and schedule meetings during your time at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. On Wednesday, March 09, 2016, BIO held and recorded a BIO Partnering: Steps for Read More >

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“What You Don’t Know About Partnering at the BIO World Congress, Part 2″

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The upcoming 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the preeminent conference for connecting venture capital with promising industrial biotech companies. “I’ve been coming since 2007,” said Michael Krel of Sofinnova Partners in a recent conversation, “and I’ve been quite happy with partnering at World Congress, and it is very efficient.” By “partnering”, Michael is talking about the BIO One-on-One Partnering system used to setup 30-minute, private, face-to-face meetings at the conference. The system has Read More >

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BIO’s Next Generation Partnering System to Open April 2015

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You’ve found your lead investor. Now it’s time to get to the next stage, and the best place to do so is the 2015 BIO International Convention. You have a meeting with Pfizer at 9:00 a.m. followed by a meeting with AstraZeneca/MedImmune at 9:30 a.m. Then a 30 minute break. Then you have four meetings back to back with Sofinnova, Takeda Ventures, Gates Foundation and Merck. After a quick lunch it’s back to partnering: make Read More >

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SPARKs Fly When Stanford Profs Talk BD with Industry Leads

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5:30 PM, October 8th, 2014. Li Ka Shing Learning & Knowledge Center, Stanford University. Stanford’s SPARK Seminar Series provides a forum where BD leads can meet with aspiring academics to foster better collaboration and tech transfer. That said, much of the forum’s discussion has applicability outside of academia as well. Today Kanad Das (no relation), Associate Director of Partnering and Alliance Management at SPARK, has assembled a dream team of industry business development frontrunners to Read More >

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