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PIUG 2008 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (members only) | Accommodations | Dining | Travel | Workshops

Thursday, February 14, 2008
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Genzyme Corporation
500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
+1 (617) 252-7500


We are very pleased to announce the second annual PIUG 2008 Boston Biotechnology meeting will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 hosted by Genzyme, Cambridge, MA. Due to space considerations this meeting is limited to 100 attendees. The focus of this one-day meeting will be sequence searching, particularly the following areas:

  • The legal motivations for conducting sequence searching (freedom to operate, patentability, validity)
  • Sequence database content (update, special coverage, collection policy)
  • Sequence searching in patent offices
  • Comprehensive sequence searching (tips and tricks)
  • Interpreting, presenting and reporting sequence search results
  • Top ten sequence searching related questions asked (from clients or searchers)
  • Combining small molecule and sequence searching (e.g. drug candidates with potential protein and gene targets)
  • Biotech info searching resources (evaluations/tools, fee-based or free)
  • Searching target, antibodies, biotech devices, biotech formulations
Preliminary Details
  • Meeting capacity: 100 registrants (pre-registration is strongly suggested; walk-ins are welcome)
  • Registration ends: February 14, 2008
  • Registration fee: $50 USD (members) and $90 USD (non-members)

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor Bronze

Fiz Karlsruhe
Genome Quest
  SequenceBase Corporation
  Thomson Scientific

Planning Committee

Program: Robert Austin FIZ Karlsruhe
  Qin Meng Amgen Inc
  Suzanne Robins Patent Information Services Inc.
  Elyse Turner Merck &Co. Inc
  Donald Walter Thomson Scientific
Evaluation: Sian Griffiths Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Registration: Ken Koubek Rohm & Haas Company
  Kim Spytek Nerac, Inc
Fundraising: Christine Geluk Eisai Research Institute of Boston, Inc
Site Selection: Amy Dasch Genzyme Corp
Planning/Travel: Qin Meng Amgen Inc
Web Pages: Rick Williams Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  Tom Wolff Wolff Information Consulting LLC
Meeting Book: Alison Taylor Threshold Information Inc.

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