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January 7-9, 2019 | Hilton San Francisco Union Square | Golden Gate 2

2019 CSSi LifeSciences Partnering Forum


Join Us During the Biggest Health Care Investing Conference of the Year!

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Brings People and Ideas Together for the Advancement of Life Sciences


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The leading marketplace for scientific research.

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About the Host

CSSi LifeSciences provides fully integrated regulatory and clinical services to support the entire product lifecycle, from discovery to commercialization, for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. With global expertise, CSSi LifeSciences has been a key partner in the development of more than 500 drugs, biologics, medical devices, and in-vitro diagnostics. The company is headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with additional offices in San Francisco, CA and Hyderabad, India.

Why Participate?

The annual CSSi LifeSciences Partnering Forum is an exclusive partnering and networking event that brings together and connects startup and mature biopharmaceutical and medical device companies looking for capital, resources or opportunities to license or acquire technologies and companies.

The three-day event provides companies with access to a central meeting location with free access to WiFi, refreshments, concierge services, and an inviting atmosphere to relax between meetings.

Highlights from 2018:

• Over 600 senior executives, representing over 400 biopharmaceutical and medical devices companies attended.

• Companies had the opportunity to meet, network and partner with over 100 global strategic investors, 40 family offices, and 15 licensing groups from Big Pharma, including Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, Glaxo, Kite, Gilead, BMS, GSK, BioMarin, Astra Zeneca, GE Healthcare, CavoGene Biosciences, and Bayer.

• The NIH SBIR/STTR Executive Director and NIA SBIR/STTR Director participated in the three-day event and met with over 60 companies to discuss non-dilutive funding opportunities and application strategies.

• Over 6 major academic technology transfer offices represented a portfolio of novel assets for licensing.

What to Expect?

CSSi LifeSciences Meeting

One-on-One Meetings

Private and semi-private meetings focused on opportunities for funding and strategic licensing.

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Premier opportunities with industry executives and investors focused exclusively on life sciences.
The event provides a provides a unique opportunity to identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships and business partnerships that can help accelerate your businesses and drive value.

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Schedule of Events

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Time Monday, January 7 Tuesday, January 8 Wednesday, January 9
8 AM — 5 PM Golden Gate 2 Golden Gate 2 Golden Gate 2


The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is strategically located in the heart of San Francisco – and serves as the central meeting location for Biotech Showcase 2019. Meet with hundreds of investors in search of innovative life sciences and biotech companies, at no additional cost.

A Look Back at 2018

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Attendee Testimonials

"Thank you for your team's unbounded kindness and generosity and irresistible enthusiasm, which made the 2018 Partnering Forum, Biotech Showcase and JPM an unforgettable and very enjoyable experience."

"Thanks for another great week in San Francisco! I had a lot of great discussions and contacts. The room was run well and smoothly. I appreciate all your hospitality and look forward to next year's event!"

"There are a number of exciting companies with very intriguing technologies that make the event very valuable to attend."

"Outstanding! Thank you for giving us this opportunity. We truly appreciate it!"

"Spectacular setting and very productive meetings!"