♦ Events ♦

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop, Charlottesville, 9/16-18/2014
Join Stephen Chen for a special three day NIH SBIR/STTR workshop delivered in three half-day sessions, with each session delivered twice each day to accommodate busy schedules. You pick which times you attend! Especially ideal for university PosDocs, graduate students, and entrepreneurial researchers. Open to small tech firms as well! Sept. 16 NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Planning; Sept. 17 NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep; Sept. 18 NIH SBIR/STTR Budgeting & Commercialization Plans. Special Lunch [...]
ASQ509 Biomed/Biotech SIG – Anthropogenic Global Warming, 8/20/14
Please join us for our 8/20/14 evening SIG event (this coming Wednesday) at Rockville, MD.  The topic for this SIG event is “Anthropogenic Global Warming – A Hoax or Inconvenient Truth?” which will be presented by James Whang, PhD, PE, Co-Founder & Former Chairman/President, AEPLOG, Inc.; Founder, Chairman & President, AEPCO, Inc. (sold in 2007); and Founder & Chairman, 3e Technologies International (3eTI; sold in 2006).    “In this presentation, the speaker [...]
NOVA Wee Dram, Falls Church, 7/30/2014
NOVA Wee Dram, Falls Church, 7/30/2014
On behalf of Marty Fletcher, Managing Partner of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, and Philip Niedermair, Managing Director of Strategic Alliances, please join us for a Wee Dram (Scottish for a small drink) this month! Bring your best guests and clients to enjoy a happy hour bar, complimentary appetizers and great company! NOVA Wee Dram - With Special Partner Monte Jade DC Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Time: 6 pm Location: Fairview Park [...]
ASQ509 SIG – Effectively Applying Sequencing Technology for Translational Cancer Research, Rockville, 6/26/2014
The topic for this SIG event is “Effectively Applying Sequencing Technology for Translational Cancer Research,” which will be presented by Dr. Wenming Xiao, Staff Scientist, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, US NIH. “Rapid evolving of sequencing technology not only increases the throughputs, simplifies sample processing, and lowers assay cost, but also makes variety of applications readily available for research community.  The advance of this technology enables us to perform large [...]
ASQ509 SIG – Patent Overview and Patent Cooperation Treaty, Rockville, 6/12/14
The topic for this SIG event is “Patent Overview and Patent Cooperation Treaty,” which will be presented by Dr. Lynn Bristol, Primary Patent Examiner, US Patent and Trademark Office. This presentation will cover the basics of US patent law, pre-AIA and AIA coverage for novelty (35 USC 102), the US patent examination process, business considerations in filing patents in US, PCT practice, business considerations in filing patents overseas, strategies for overseas filing, [...]
Local Contracting Opportunities, Gaithersburg, MD – June 11, 2014
Join us for a fantastic opportunity to explore a new source of business opportunities. The APA Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this event, a discussion about doing business with the University of Maryland Medical System(UMMS), as part of its mission to help Asian American and Pacific Islanders increase its business presence in all sectors of our area. UMMS is a system of hospitals and medical facilities that does about $2 [...]
ASQ509 Biomed/Biotech SIG – Herbal Medicines and Plant-Derived Drugs, 5/22/14
Herbal Medicines and Plant-Derived Drugs – A Pharmacognosist’s Perspective   Presented By: Jinhui Dou, PhDExpert PharmacologistBotanical Review Team, Office of Pharmaceutical Sciences (OPS)Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), US FDA Outline of presentation What is pharmacognosy? Introduction to Chinese herbal medicines Purified drugs from medicinal plants "Plants that Heal” Artemisinin Paclitaxel Botanical drug guidance and new drug approvals Examples of plant-derived, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Examples of approved prescription botanical new drugs [...]
Business Social Happy Hour at Morini Osteria Romagnola, 5/21/2014, Washington, DC
It is time to network with current and future entrepreneurs; students, researchers, scientists, scholars and business people. Our members include C-level executives, managers, and directors leading, operating, and developing some of the most successful science and technology firms in the Greater Washington area. Whether you are starting your own company, seeking a new job or opportunity, or looking for business partners you are welcome. In particular, Streamlink Software will be there as [...]
ASQ509 Biomed/Biotech SIG – A Dream within A Dream, 5/15/14
Mr. Samuel T. Mok will tell us the story of how his American dream shifted after arrival in the US, and provide from his perspective some introduction of Sino-America relationship issues and its future.  As the former CFO of Department of Labor (DOL), Mr. Mok will also offer biotech professionals some career advance tips.  You will come away with some insights, some inspiration, and some juicy stories! Pizza and Drinks will be [...]
Inside the Parature $100M Exit Story with Founder Duke Chung, 4/28/2014, Arlington
Inside the Parature $100M Exit Story with Founder Duke Chung, 4/28/2014, Arlington
Parature, created out of a dorm room at Cornell University in 2000 becomes a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions with more than 70 million end users worldwide. Duke Chung, the founder of Parature will share his experiences from launching, growing and selling Parature to Microsoft for $100 million in January 2014.  
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