4th Annual Philippine Biotechnology Venture Summit

March 30th, 2008
The Premiere and Pioneering Conference on Biotechnology Enterprise and Investment
Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Don Eugenio Lopez Sr.
Medical Complex, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig 8am – 6pm, 16 to 18 April 2008


Day 1: Managing Technology and Innovation
Great for aspiring entrepreneurs, R&D or IT staff, and other non-financial managers of major corporations!

The Innovation Scorecard
Karen Hipol – Senior Consultant, Hybridigm Consulting
How to know if your technology is ready for commercialization (and if it’s worth patenting)

Finance for Technology Managers
Romeo Mascardo MBA, CPA – CEO, SDI Consulting and Faculty, UP Technology Management Center
Master practical ways to find out how much money you need to start-up, how to distribute shares, and how to value your technology.

Term Sheet Terminology
Johanna Klein, MBA, MSc – Investment Officer, Private Sector Capital Markets and Financial Sectors Division, Asian Development Bank
Learn all about term sheets and how to negotiate a win-win partnership with venture capitalists.

PLUS: a case study with Dan Pagulayan (ICCP Venture Partners)

Day 2: Cashing in on the Health and Wellness Revolution

A must-attend for entrepreneurs interested in fully utilizing their agricultural land & aquaculture facilities, doctors looking into safe and effective medical innovations, technology incubator managers, and anyone interested in the current opportunities in Wellness!

Philippine Competitiveness in Biotechnology
Maoi Arroyo, MPhil cantab – CEO, Hybridigm Consulting
An overview of the Philippine biotechnology industry, cash rich plants and seaweeds, and how you can make money in this up and coming industry.

From Herbs to Drugs – How tech transfer facilitates patient health
Eliseo Banaynal, MD – Medical Director, Pascual Laboratories
Learn how simple plants become safe and effective drugs and which plants you can supply to potential pharmaceutical companies.

Capitalizing on Wellness – an overview of the Philippine natural product and herbal industry
Rainier Villanueva, MD – CEO, Rainiers Research & Development Institute and President, Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines
A bird’s eye view of the wellness industry in the Philippines, and whether you can (and should) get into it!

PLUS: Dr. William Dar of ICRISAT (India) speaks about managing biofuel and biotech SMEs

Day 3: Hot Biotech Products and Investments

A must-attend for investors and corporate officers interested in the latest in the current opportunities in drugs, medical devices, innovations in food and cosmetics, and biofuels!

Biofutures: Stem Cell Research and Treatment in the Philippines
Samuel Bernal, MD, JD, LLB, MBA – Head of Regenerative Medicine, TMC and Professor, UCLA
Cancer patients from the US and Asia are coming to the Philippines for stem cell therapy – the new technology for Medical Tourism!

Bioinformatics: Combining IT and Biotech
How this unique field helps discover new drugs and provides potential outsourcing opportunities!

Hot investment opportunities!
Every worthy biotech investment opportunity from Yacon Tea to Malaria Bioinformatics, Carabao Milk Mozzarella to Biofuels, Cosmetics to Cancer Treatments!

PLUS: Cocktails with investors!


Learn with the best at the 2008 Summit and meet over 100 executives and scientists. All prices are inclusive of 12% VAT.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Full Package
Industry 5,000 5,000 7,000 15,000
Academic / Government 2,500 2,500 3,000 7,000
Undergraduate Student 1,400 1,400 1,400 3,400

Register on or before March 28 and save as much as 25% off these prices!
Bulk discounts are also available upon request. For more information, please call 8138412.

Organized by Hybridigm Consulting
In cooperation with the Ateneo School of Medicine & Public Health and GO NEGOSYO!

With our affiliates:
Ayala Foundation Technology Business Incubator
Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines
Junior Chamber International – Princess Urduja
Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology