2016-01-17 Labii At Wuxi Global Forum


In general, San Francisco was rocked by the JP Morgan events last week. Hundreds of thousands of researchers, scientists, investors and entrepreneurs flocked to SF, including the Labii team. We had the honor of going to some awesome events this week. Last Tuesday at the WuXi Global Forum in San Francisco, the Labiiteam and about 1400 other enthusiastic researchers went 4 floors underground and watched an awesome panel discussion with Richard Klausner (SVP and CMO of Illumina), Greg Verdine (President and CSO of Warp Drive, and Venture Partner of Third Rock Ventures), Anne Wojcicki (CEO and Co-Founder of 23andMe), and Krishna Yeshwant (General Partner of Google Ventures), moderated by Hannes Smarason (COO of WuXi NextCODE).

After the WuXi Global Forum, the Labii team headed to the StartX info session to learn more about the Startx program and socialize with other entrepreneurs (unfortunately they had moved the ping-pong table for the event). Check out our application video (we had so much fun filming and editing it).

Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to attend the CABS Investor Forum in San Francisco. This was my first investor event of this magnitude and was taken aback by the attendee's kindness and industry experience. There I watched a panel discussion featuring Nisa Leung (Managing Partner of Qiming Venture), Masood Tayebi (Investor of Bridgewest Business Group), Mike Liu (Head Global BD of Hengrui Pharma), Wei Zheng (Co-founder of Suzhou Connect), and Janet Xiao (Partner of Morrison & Foerster), moderated by Greg Scott (Founder of ChinaBio® Group). Greg Scott also moderated Session III of the WuXi Global Forum, but unfortunately we had to leave prior to his panel; I’m glad I got to speak him during the CABS event, on the 33rd floor of the 425 Market Street skyscraper.

After the panel, general social hour took place, and I was able to ask some Life Science industry leaders about optimized research. They all agreed that companies are spending more time and effort refining their research processes to accelerate the rate of discovery, yay research methodology!

Each year, UCSF hosts UCSF Informed Health to discuss changes in the medical industry and what the future may hold for health technology. We decided to spread the word about our ELN and vision at this event and received some incredible feedback. We spent 9 hours engaging with industry experts and potential customers and it was awesome! Here’s a picture of our booth:

Many came to UCSF Informed Health for the actual discussions and panels, with heavy-hitters such as Farzad Mostashari (MD, ScM Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, CEO of Aledade), Joshua Newman (MD, MSHS Chief Medical Officer and GM Healthcare and Life Sciences, Salesforce), Joshua McFarland (Sr. Director, Product, Twitter and CEO, TellApart), Bob Rogers (PhD Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions, Intel Corporation and Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Apixio), Matt Engle (Architect, Platform Solutions and Data & Analytics Business Group, Cisco), Jim McDonnell (GM, Services Integration Technology, Cisco), Aaron Neinstein (MD, Medical Director of Informatics at UCSF Medical Center), Eugene Mazo (CEO, DGLogik), Arien Malec (VP, Data Platform and Acquisition Tools at RelayHealth and Formerly, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HHS/ONC)), Lisa Suennen (Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting LLC), Lonny Reisman (MD, Founder & CEO at HealthReveal), Sanjay Shah (MBA, Director of Strategic Innovation at Dignity), moderator Claudia Williams (Senior Advisor, Health Innovation and Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Kate Rankin (PhD, Professor and Neurology Researcher at UCSF), David Shaywitz (MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer at DNAnexus), Elizabeth Baca (MD, MPA, Senior Health Advisor and Governor's Office of Planning and Research, State of California), moderator Tom Nesbitt (MD, MPH, Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Technologies & Alliances, Director, Center for Health & Technology, Medical Director, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), University of California), David Lindeman (PhD, Director of Health, CITRIS, University of California, Director, Center for Technology and Aging (CTA)), John Hixson (MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCSF and Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Informatics, SFVAMC), Steve Steinhubl (MD, Digital Medicine Director/Scripps Translational Science Institute), moderator Don Jones (JD, MBA, Chairman, Cardiff Ocean Group and Chief Digital Officer, Scripps Translational Science Institute), Kerrie Holley (VP & CTO, Software Platforms Group, Cisco), Scott Hammond (MD, Executive Director, Translational Medicine Research Laboratories, UC Santa Barbara), Alvin Rajkomar (MD, Principal Data Scientist, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation) and so many more! Check here for the full list.

Lastly, I have begun writing some of the reference documentation for Labii’s many features. Currently, documentation for Labii Tables and Locks are uploaded.

This Tuesday, we are going to the StartX applicant mixer; we can’t wait to meet some of the StartX alumni and entrepreneurs applying to this StartX cycle.

As always, if you ever have any questions about us, our products, or just want to chat, feel free to call or email anytime. We are looking for a new CRM product to use and would love your input; please send me an email if you recommendations for or against a particular CRM.

Sincerely, Corbin Chase

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