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PIUG 2011 Biotechnology Meeting

New Biologics: Proteins & Beyond

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (members-only) | Accommodations | Travel Info | Workshops

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

611 Gateway Blvd. Building 83
South San Francisco, CA 94080


Branching out to the West Coast for its fifth annual meeting, the PIUG Biotechnology Meeting focuses on methodologies and resources for patent information professionals who specialize in biotechnology search and analysis. This year’s theme is New Biologics: Proteins & Beyond.

Biotechnology in 2011 has come a long way since its origin.  The distinction between biologics and small-molecule compounds is beginning to blur as we now see hybrid molecules and completely new modalities: antibody drug conjugates, peptidomimetics, antibody fragments, RNAi, etc.  When we consider freedom-to-operate on biotech targets we now need to consider patent expiry, supplementary protection certificates, and other related patents.

Preliminary Details
  • Meeting capacity: 100 registrants (pre-registration is strongly suggested)

  • Registration ends February 9, 2011.

  • Registration fees (USD):




    members (through Jan. 25, 2011)








    all registrants, Jan. 26 through Feb. 8, 2011

      100.00   on-site registration (Feb. 9)
      30.00   Reduced rate for students, retirees, and unemployed attendees
  • All attendees must provide a valid government-issued photo ID, in order to enter the Genentech campus. This includes:
  • US State Drivers License
  • US State ID card
  • US Armed Forces or other US Government Identification
  • Passport

Tour the Genentech Cell Culture and Purification Pilot Plants

Meeting registrants are invited to attend a tour of the Genentech Cell Culture and Purification Pilot Plants. The tour will be held February 8, 2011, 4:00-4:30pm at Building 6.

  • If you are staying at the conference hotel (Courtyard by Marriot Oyster Point Waterfront), a shuttle will depart at 3:30pm for the tour. The shuttle will return you to the hotel after the tour.
  • If you are not staying at the hotel you will need to find transportation to the tour (map of Genentech). Upon your arrival, please sign in with the B5 receptionist (Main Campus).

Please respond to Ruben Diaz (650.225.6122) by Friday, February 4, if you wish to attend. Tour attendance is limited to the first fifty (50) who respond.

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

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For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christine Geluk (Christine_Geluk @

2011 Program Committee

Monica Weiss-Nolen, Chair Sanofi Pasteur
Ruben Diaz Genentech
Alice Goshorn Bristol-Myers Squibb
Diana Louden ZymoGenetics
Qin Meng Amgen Inc
Elyse Turner Merck & Co. Inc

2011 Planning Committee

Evaluation: Sian Griffiths Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Registration: Ken Koubek Koubek Information Consulting Svcs
  Moninder Tank Sagacious Research
  Kim Spytek Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Fundraising: Christine Geluk Eisai Corporation of North America
  Helen Oen Eisai Corporation of North America
Planning/Travel: Doreen Alberts, Chair Theravance Inc.
Web Pages: Rick Williams Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  Tom Wolff Wolff Information Consulting LLC
Meeting Book: Alison Taylor Abbott Laboratories
  Dianne Webb BizInt Solutions, Inc.

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