PBRI’S IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA • Northern California is a world leader in the bioscience Industry • Over 500 PBRI’s • 35% Human Therapeutics and Diagnostics • 20% Medical Devices • 25% Lab instrumentation/Supplies • Accounts for over 52,000 jobs Source -Bay Area Bioscience Center
EPPIC GLOBAL NETWORK EPPIC - Enterprising Pharmaceutical Professionals From The Indian Sub-Continent
EPPIC PURPOSE • A forum for networking and developing entrepreneurial opportunities for professionals from the Indian sub-continent in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Related Industries (PBRI). • A forum for establishing ties with PBRI’s and educational institutions in the Indian sub-continent, and creating opportunities for mutual benefit. • A resource for students aspiring careers in PBRI’s in the U.S.
EPPIC AUDIENCE PROFILE IN THE BAY AREA • Currently > 250 individuals on the distribution list from over 65 companies • Represents a diversity of experiences • Technical Expertise in emerging and established technologies • Entrepreneurs and Executives in both small and large companies • A young, energetic group keen on developing new ventures and opportunities
EPPIC - SUMMARY • Started March 1998. Founders: Narmada Shenoy, Nurjehan Jivani, Seema Handu, Shabbir Anik • 4 meetings to date with attendance ranging from 80 - 90 persons • Registered as a non-profit organization September 98 • Over 50 members and 7 Charter members • Enthusiastic support for the organization from attendees
AP - EPPIC COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES • ENTREPRENEURIAL • Research units/subsidiaries that complement research efforts in the U.S. and speed up the product development cycle • Contract laboratories supplying specialized services to PBRI’s in the U.S. • Converting research findings to business ventures by access to entrepreneurs and Venture Capital in the Bay Area
AP - EPPIC COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES • EDUCATIONAL • Scientific Information Exchange • Lecture Series / Conferences • Grants to Research Institutions • Student Internships and Scholarships
AP - EPPIC COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES • BIOTECH PARK EPPIC as the Liaison Organization in the U.S. for AP’s Biotech Park and Knowledge Park Project needs.
EPPIC - GOAL 2000 • >1000 Members with at least 3 US chapters and 1 Indian chapter in Hyderabad • Foundation with an annual Grant Budget of >$500,000