October 28
8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT


A new class of startups is scouting for deals - on both sides of the Pacific

It used to be that executing a global strategy meant finding a partner for the European market. Now, China has completely changed the way the world works. Startups have been in-licensing for years in a growing set of diseases. And now they are outlicensing to the US and Europe. What happens as more sophisticated R&D organizations go after novel drug targets? Lets find out.

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Petter Veiby

Petter Veiby

Head of Alliance Management, Search & Evaluation for Business Development, Zai Lab

With more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Petter Veiby is currently the Head of Alliance Management and Search & Evaluation at Zai Lab. Prior to joining Zai, he was Head of Alliances and New Ventures for Oncology and Immunology at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In this role, he led several external innovation initiatives including strategic academic alliances as well as biotech and pharma collaborations. Prior to this role he was the global head of Biotherapeutics for oncology and earlier in his career with Takeda and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, he held various leading drug discovery roles and was a senior member of Takeda’s oncology drug discovery unit. During this time, he led numerous programs through discovery and into the clinic. Petter was educated at the University of Oslo in Norway before moving to the US for post-doctoral training and joined his first Biotech in 1992.

Christian Hogg

Christian Hogg

CEO and Executive Director of HUTCHMED, HUTCHMED

Mr. Hogg has been the CEO and Executive Director of HUTCHMED since 2006. He is also a member of the Technical Committee of HUTCHMED. He joined the business in 2000, as its first employee, and has since led the creation and management of its strategy, business and listings. This includes the establishment of the Oncology/Immunology operations, which now comprise 11 drug candidates that are in clinical studies globally and a scientific team of over 740 people. Mr. Hogg oversaw the acquisition and integration of assets forming the Other Ventures, which manufacture, market, and distribute prescription drugs and consumer health products, covering an extensive hospital network across China.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hogg spent ten years with P&G in the U.S., China, and Brussels.

Mr. Hogg received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Angus Grant

Angus Grant

Chief Business Executive, BeiGene

Angus Grant, Ph.D., joined BeiGene in June 2020 as Chief Business Executive, bringing in more than 25 years of experience across multiple key functions in the biotech industry, including business development, alliance management, research and development, and regulatory affairs . In this role, Dr. Grant oversees corporate strategy, business development, and alliance management, and helps drive external innovation and investment in other companies to guide BeiGene’s global growth strategy. Prior to joining us, Dr. Grant was the CEO of the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), a specialist venture capital fund focused on therapeutics for age-related dementias and neurodegenerative disease. Before that, Dr. Grant spent 12 years at Celgene (now a Bristol Myers Squibb company) serving various executive roles, including Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Earlier in his career, Dr. Grant worked in business development and regulatory roles at Novartis, Merck KGaA, Rhone Poulanc-Rohrer, SmithKline Beecham, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Toronto Innovation and Acceleration Partners. Dr. Grant received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute.

Kyle Blankenship

Kyle Blankenship

Managing Editor, Endpoints News

A native of Austin, Kyle previously worked as an associate editor at another leading biopharma publication and has held editor roles at two daily newspapers in Texas. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, Kyle holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in Denton. At Endpoints, Kyle leads the company’s manufacturing coverage as well as running point on virtual events, editing and content strategy. An avid cook and history nerd, you can find Kyle hovering over the stove—spatula in one hand and a World War II tome in the other.