Events & Presentations
Stem Cells USA Regenerative Medicine Congress
Speaker: Dr. Gil Van Bokkelen, Chairman and CEO
Location: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel
Gil Van Bokkelen, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Athersys will make his presentation entitled "Big Pharma and Regenerative Medicine Partnerships" on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:30 AM Eastern Time (ET). Dr. Van Bokkelen will address strategies for partnering with major pharmaceutical and other companies, including Athersys' partnership with Pfizer, Inc. to develop its patented and proprietary adult stem cell product MultiStem® for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Van Bokkelen will also chair a panel entitled, "Autologous vs. Allogeneic Business Models" on Monday afternoon. The panel will discuss specific areas where allogeneic and autologous based therapies could be clinically and commercially relevant, and key challenges associated with the development of promising new therapies. The panel will include Dr. Devyn Smith, Senior Director, Strategic Management Group, Pfizer, Inc., Josh Hamermesh, Senior Vice President Business Development, Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc., Kenneth Aldrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Stem Cell Corporation, and Mark Stejbach, Chief Commercial Officer, Tengion, Inc.