May, 2006                    Newsletter    Volume 13       Issue 4


§         Dr. Henry Pan has been elected as Chair of the BioPharm Board in March 2006.  Dr. Pan has a distinguished career in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry.  He is currently an EVP at Neurocrine.  Prior to Neurocrine, he was a Managing Director at Vennworks NY, CEO of Vennworks RTP, Chancellor of the Enterprise Factory Institute.  He was also President/CEO of Pharmacologics; Presdent/CEO of MDS Pharmaceutical Services (MDS Harris/Panlabs/CTL, among others). Dr. Pan also served as the Executive VP, Drug Development at DuPont Merck and Vice President of Clinical R&D at Bristol-Myers Squibb.  He has been involved in over 40 NDAs and has over 100 publications. He has also served on the board of more than 15 companies.  In addition to his MD degree, he has degrees in Genetics (BSc), Toxicology (MS), Pharmacology (PhD), and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), American College of Clinical Pharmacology (FCP), American Heart Association, American Society of Angiology (FASA), Institute of Biological and Clinical Investigation (FIBCI), Academy of Medicine of NJ, and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM).



Upcoming events:

§         Saturday, May 13, 2006, 8am to noon:

Mont Jade Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop

Venue:  Room 109AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Parking & Directions: Click here


$20 for the general public, $15 for co-sponsor members, and $10 for students with valid ID and free to current Monte Jade Mid-Atlantic members. Late registration or registration at the event is $25.


For registration and detailed information about the meeting, please visit the web site:

From Idea to Start up

Science abounds with good ideas and smart people, but how do you take those assets and craft them into reality? Starting your own company is exciting but just figuring out how and where to start can be a major hurdle.

Monte Jade Mid-Atlantic (MJMA), a non-profit organization promoting science, technology, entrepreneurship and investment, is proud to be the host of the Monte Jade Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop – an interactive series of three panel discussions open to the general biotechnology community with key lessons and tips from biotechnology entrepreneurs and experienced professionals who live and breathe startups everyday. Ask your questions to our panelists and network with these resources and other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Session One: “The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Company”

Session Two: “Must-Haves to Get your Company Funded”  

Session Three: "Lessons from the Front Lines”


·        Wednesday, July 19, 2006 to Sunday, July 23, 2006. 

Pharmaceutical Symposium.


Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco


5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California 94111, USA


Text Box:  
       Dr. Nancy Chang, Chairman, Tanox, Inc. Houston, Texas;
       Dr. Allen Chao, CEO, Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Corona, California;
       Dr. Shing Chang, VP, Abbott Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois;
       Dr. Henry Pan, Executive VP, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., San Diego, California;
       Dr. Kenneth Fong, Chairman, Kenson Ventures, Palo Alto, California
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Dr. Chang and Dr. Chao will receive the Life-time Pioneer Achievement Award and Life-time Achievement in Biopharma Award, respectively.   They will make presentations and remarks about their accomplishments in their respective fields, which are development of new biopharmaceuticals and specialty drugs.


Dr. Shing Chang and Dr. Pan are seasoned Executives in the pharmaceutical industry. They will share their experiences in the development of successful products and career.


Dr. Kenneth Fong will lead a panel discussion on THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL   BIOTECH COMPANY, with successful entrepreneurs such as Dr. Jaw-Kang Chang (Phoenix

Pharmaceuticals), Dr. Guo-Liang Yu (Eptiomics), Dr. Xinfan Huang (Genepharm) and 

Dr. Jason Li (Panomics).


Dr. Chi-Ming Lee of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Dr. Edward Chu of Yale University will  co-chair a workshop on THE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, with leading experts such as 

Dr. Orest Hurko (Wyeth Research), Dr. Lars Farde (Karolinska Institute), Dr. Alan Wu (UCSF),

and Dr. Shwu-Huey Liu (Phytoceutica).


Bioprocessing, IP and Business, etc


This Symposium is organized by the Society of the Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA), the Biopharmaceutical Division of SCBA, and the SAPA-West.  To register, please go to the website:  You can make registration on line & the fee is $45.



The SCBA Bio/Pharm Operating council 2005-2006:

President:  Chi-Ming Lee, AstraZeneca, 302-885-0669,

Conf. Planning: Yen-Huei Lin, Wyeth Lab, 845-602-3879,

Membership:  Wen-lang Yang, A. Einstein Coll Med718-430-3772,

Website: Lai-shun Chen, Bristol-Myers Squibb 609-252-4598

Quarterly: Lu-hai Wang, Mt. Sinai Med Ctr212-241-3795,

Fundraising:    Tong Kong, Rutgers Coll Pharm 732-445-7335,

Newsletter: Jay Liu, AstraZeneca, 302-886-2667,

Finance: Paul Hsia, China Health Gp, 630-865-3388,

Treasury: Jason Chen, J. Chen & Asso. LLC, 732-846-6567,