Sponsors

Strategic Sponsors

Genentech

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Commercial Partnering forms strategic partnerships with entrepreneurial companies working within healthcare technology. From these partnerships we create opportunities to experiment with emergent approaches to Genentech business challenges.

At Genentech, we use human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, we are among the world’s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Doing now what patients need next. We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

To learn more go to: www.gene.com.

Infor

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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-site, or both.

To learn more, visit www.infor.com/.

Merck

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Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) is evolving corporate healthcare venture capital globally by utilizing their healthcare ecosystem strategy. This investment strategy connects innovative companies with complementary technologies to develop integrated healthcare solutions.

Merck GHI has $500M under management and provides growth capital to emerging healthcare technology companies worldwide while leveraging the vast R&D-based, global resources of Merck.

With a vision that data will be the currency in healthcare, GHI invests broadly in digital health. GHI invests in platform companies with proven technologies or business models where Merck’s expertise and perspectives can accelerate revenue growth and enhance value creation. Since late 2010, Merck GHI has made over 20 investments in Digital Health companies.

To learn more, please visit us at www.merck.com.

Industry Sponsors

Pfizer

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At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

To learn more, please visit us at www.pfizer.com.

Additional Sponsors

Empire State Development

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I Love NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand.

For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit www.nyworks.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov.

Huges Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row in 2012 on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite” — the firm’s eighth year on the list. The firm was founded in 1888 by the renowned jurist and statesman Charles Evans Hughes. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, Paris and Tokyo, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice and transactional expertise to clients around the world.

To learn more visit www.hugheshubbard.com.

New York State Department of Health

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The mission of the Department of Health (DOH) is to protect, improve, and promote the health, productivity, and well-being of all New Yorkers. The goal is for New Yorkers to be the healthiest people in the world — living in communities that promote health, protected from health threats, and having access to quality, evidence-based, cost-effective health services.

To learn more visit www.health.ny.gov.

Troutman Sanders

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Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and 16 offices located throughout North America and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Corporate, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. Firm clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry.  See troutmansanders.com for more information.