Animal Health USA 2019 | Kisaco Research
Driving Investor Engagement in Animal Health
Co-located with
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
10-11 April, 2019
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Why Attend

The animal health industry is changing. Since the Zoetis spin-out from Pfizer we’ve seen further companies such as Elanco follow suit with successful IPO’s.

Investors are beginning to take notice, however questions still remain regarding the opportunities in the industry:
   -  What does animal health really offer investors when compared to human health?
   -  In what ways can human biotech’s leverage the space to maximize their own technology?

Our investor conference in Boston will answer these questions and bring together domain experts and market leading companies to present the current trends and dynamics of the animal health industry and to outline where capital investment can make an impact.

 

Who attends Animal Health Investment USA

150+
Attendees
30+
Investors
50+
Start-ups
25+
Private Meetings per person

Animal Health has distinct advantages over human healthcare:

  1. The research and development process for animal health products is typically shorter and less expensive than for human therapeutics, as animal trials typically can be performed in the target species at an earlier stage, and shorter lifespans result in faster safety assessment and trial completion.
  2. A substantial portion of animal health R&D is focused on product life-cycle management as opposed to novel drugs, which also leads to less risky pipelines.
  3. Animal health medicines and vaccines face lower pressure from generic competition when compared to human healthcare peers.
  4. Animal health is primarily a cash business and does not face the same insurance/third party payer and drug pricing risks that can be an overhang on human therapeutics.

Animal health is leveraging clear and present opportunities:

 

Speakers & Investor Retreat Participants

 

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco
 

Charles Hoare

Head of European Healthcare M&A
Stifel

Charles is a healthcare focused investment banker with approximately 20 years’ experience with specialty pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe. Previously Charles was Managing Director for the international healthcare team at BofA Merrill Lynch and currently leads Commerzbank’s global healthcare team. During this time he has advised multiple companies on public and private capital raises, debt financing, mergers, acquisitions and out-licensing transactions.

Charles Hoare

Head of European Healthcare M&A
Stifel

Charles Hoare

Head of European Healthcare M&A
Stifel

Charles is a healthcare focused investment banker with approximately 20 years’ experience with specialty pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe. Previously Charles was Managing Director for the international healthcare team at BofA Merrill Lynch and currently leads Commerzbank’s global healthcare team. During this time he has advised multiple companies on public and private capital raises, debt financing, mergers, acquisitions and out-licensing transactions.

He has a particular focus on the veterinary healthcare sector, where he has been involved in transactions for almost all of the top 15 companies in the sector. Recent transactions include advising Virbac on the acquisition of the Sentinel and Sentinel Spectrum brands from Novartis, advising Lohmann Animal Health on its sale to Eli Lilly, advising Pharmaq on Permira’s investment in the company and assisting United Biomedical with creating a global strategic alliance for its swine vaccine portfolio.

Charles also chairs the Commercialisation committee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and serves on the school’s Finance and Planning committee. In addition, he is Chairman of the Bulldog Trust, which funds and supports entrepreneurial charities, and sits on the Boards of Directors of Placehill Limited (growth capital), Laguna Ventures Limited (late stage venture finance) and Atlantic Healthcare plc.

 

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG
 

Justine Conway

Justine Conway

Justine Conway

 

John W. Dombrosky

CEO
Agtech Accelerator

John W. Dombrosky serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agtech Accelerator.  Launched in 2016 with a consortium of leading venture and industry strategic investors, Agtech Accelerator identifies, forms, capitalizes, and builds from scratch the most promising early-stage agricultural technology companies. The Agtech Accelerator team exclusively focuses on series seed to series a company creation across the ag and food tech economic value system.

John W. Dombrosky

CEO
Agtech Accelerator

John W. Dombrosky

CEO
Agtech Accelerator

John W. Dombrosky serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agtech Accelerator.  Launched in 2016 with a consortium of leading venture and industry strategic investors, Agtech Accelerator identifies, forms, capitalizes, and builds from scratch the most promising early-stage agricultural technology companies. The Agtech Accelerator team exclusively focuses on series seed to series a company creation across the ag and food tech economic value system.

Prior to joining Agtech Accelerator, Mr. Dombrosky spent eight years at Syngenta, where his responsibilities spanned licensing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and business unit leadership roles.  In addition to his experience in the agriculture sector, Mr. Dombrosky developed a deep understanding of software and value-added information platforms at Thomson Reuters while serving in finance, business development, and mergers & acquisition roles.  Fostering his lifelong fascination with speed and flight, Mr. Dombrosky’s first professional job was as a corporate planning analyst at northwest airlines.

Mr. Dombrosky earned a Bachelor of Arts in financial management from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Michelle Haven

Special Advisor
Anterra Capital

Michelle Haven

Special Advisor
Anterra Capital

Michelle Haven

Special Advisor
Anterra Capital
 

Rimma Driscoll

Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Alliances
Zoetis

Rimma Driscoll is an executive in Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances with 20+ years in the field. Rimma has a depth of experience in a broad range of global transactions including JVs,Strategic Alliances, Collaborations, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Licensing Deals, and Partnerships. This experience span from small Discovery deals to multi-billionaire dollar divestitures. Rimma guides Multi-function teams on the external strategies and then leads all aspects of negotiations, and leverages external relationships to bring transactions to closure.

Rimma Driscoll

Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Alliances
Zoetis

Rimma Driscoll

Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Alliances
Zoetis

Rimma Driscoll is an executive in Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances with 20+ years in the field. Rimma has a depth of experience in a broad range of global transactions including JVs,Strategic Alliances, Collaborations, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Licensing Deals, and Partnerships. This experience span from small Discovery deals to multi-billionaire dollar divestitures. Rimma guides Multi-function teams on the external strategies and then leads all aspects of negotiations, and leverages external relationships to bring transactions to closure. She has worked extensively in Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and Consumer Products businesses.

 

Jarne Ellenholm

Managing Partner
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors

Jarne Elleholm, Managing Partner, has more than 20 years’ experience in the life science industry with a strong record of achievements in commercialization and fundraising of life science products and companies.

 

He has worked in the venture capital industry as partner in Vækstfonden and as Managing Partner in Inventure Capital. From 2005-07 he served as CEO of the biotech company Aresa A/S, where he built up the organization and completed an IPO raising more than DKK 50 million.

Jarne Ellenholm

Managing Partner
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors

Jarne Ellenholm

Managing Partner
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors

Jarne Elleholm, Managing Partner, has more than 20 years’ experience in the life science industry with a strong record of achievements in commercialization and fundraising of life science products and companies.

 

He has worked in the venture capital industry as partner in Vækstfonden and as Managing Partner in Inventure Capital. From 2005-07 he served as CEO of the biotech company Aresa A/S, where he built up the organization and completed an IPO raising more than DKK 50 million.

Prior experience includes European Vice President for Whatman International and CEO for Lundbeck Ltd. UK where he successfully launched several pharmaceutical products.

Jarne Elleholm served as Chairman of the board of Scandinavian Micro Biodevices and was pivotal in the sale of the company to Zoetis in 2016.

Jarne holds an M.Com from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from INSEAD.

 

 

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Partners

Dr. Readnour currently serves on or has visitation rights to the following companies: AgTech Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, Skyline Vet Pharma, a company that is developing veterinary pharmaceuticals using proven delivery technologies to reformulate drugs with established animal health markets, and Boragen, a company that is developing small molecule approaches focused on leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry, both in crop protection and animal health.

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Partners

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Partners

Dr. Readnour currently serves on or has visitation rights to the following companies: AgTech Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, Skyline Vet Pharma, a company that is developing veterinary pharmaceuticals using proven delivery technologies to reformulate drugs with established animal health markets, and Boragen, a company that is developing small molecule approaches focused on leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry, both in crop protection and animal health.

Prior to joining MGP, Dr. Readnour worked at Elanco Animal Health for 27 years. During his Elanco tenure, he held several senior management positions in which he was responsible for developing and executing Elanco’s Research and Development strategies for entering several new business areas (companion animal pharmaceuticals, vaccines and enzymes). In 2017, these new business areas accounted for nearly 50% of Elanco’s $3.0 billion in sales. Dr. Readnour played an important role in Elanco’s acquisition and integration of Novartis Animal Health, Lohmann Animal Health, ChemGen and Janssen Animal Health. Within Elanco, Dr. Readnour led several initiatives to transform Research and Development through the piloting of new approaches to developing animal health products. He developed and led Elanco’s new technology scouting, acquisition and due diligence efforts. He pioneered a lean product development model which allowed Elanco to enter new areas of business without significant capital investment. He led initial efforts for Elanco to invest in early stage companies and partner with external funding sources to develop products with minimal initial investment from Elanco. Dr. Readnour served as a member of the Food and Agriculture Section of Bio International Board and as an External Advisory Board member for University of Illinois Animal Science Department.
Prior to entering management in Elanco, Dr. Readnour was an internationally recognized expert on animal health product development, analytical chemistry, human food safety and drug residues with 11 publications and 14 external presentations. Throughout his career, Dr. Readnour was responsible for the development and commercialization of 10 animal health products. Dr. Readnour received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Illinois in 1990.

 

Sébastien Lafon

Founder
Adapt1st LLC

Sébastien Lafon

Founder
Adapt1st LLC

Sébastien Lafon

Founder
Adapt1st LLC
 

Sam Al-Murrani

Managing Director
Babylon BioConsulting LLC

Babylon BioConsulting LLC is a human and animal health-based consultancy firm specializing in pre-revenue and early stage valuations of Animal Health and Biotech companies and providing clients with investor outreach, due diligence, business development and intangible asset management and valuation services. Dr. Sam Al-Murrani is also Managing Director for Bimini LLC, a privately owned manufacturer of pet dose-form health supplements and health treats.

Sam Al-Murrani

Managing Director
Babylon BioConsulting LLC

Sam Al-Murrani

Managing Director
Babylon BioConsulting LLC

Babylon BioConsulting LLC is a human and animal health-based consultancy firm specializing in pre-revenue and early stage valuations of Animal Health and Biotech companies and providing clients with investor outreach, due diligence, business development and intangible asset management and valuation services. Dr. Sam Al-Murrani is also Managing Director for Bimini LLC, a privately owned manufacturer of pet dose-form health supplements and health treats.

Dr. Al-Murrani has a B.Sc. in Animal Science from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in Immunology/Biochemistry from the Roslin Institute and the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Baker University.

 

 

Mike Seely

CEO
Ascus Biosciences

Mike Seely

CEO
Ascus Biosciences

Mike Seely

CEO
Ascus Biosciences
 

Phil Austin

Founding Partner
Anterra Capital

Phil Austin

Founding Partner
Anterra Capital

Phil Austin

Founding Partner
Anterra Capital
 

Tony Simpson

President & Founder
AgTech Advisors, LLC

Tony Simpson

President & Founder
AgTech Advisors, LLC

Tony Simpson

President & Founder
AgTech Advisors, LLC
 

Aditya Kohli

Vice President
Frazier Healthcare Partners

Aditya Kohli

Vice President
Frazier Healthcare Partners

Aditya Kohli

Vice President
Frazier Healthcare Partners
 

Doug Sterkel

President
Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking

Doug Sterkel

President
Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking

Doug Sterkel

President
Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking
 

Matthew Bell

Managing Director
Cultivian Sandbox Venture Fund

Matthew Bell

Managing Director
Cultivian Sandbox Venture Fund

Matthew Bell

Managing Director
Cultivian Sandbox Venture Fund
 

Julia Stephanus

Founder and President
Avviare

Julia Stephanus is a 30 year veteran of the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.  Currently Julia is President of Avviare, a consulting firm specializing in supporting veterinary focused start-ups. 

Julia has been involved in the development and launch of 28 veterinary products.  She has been a senior executive in two start-up pharmaceutical companies (Aratana Therapeutics and Summit VetPharm), and held key positions at multi-nationals including Pfizer (now Zoetis) and its legacy companies.

Julia Stephanus

Founder and President
Avviare

Julia Stephanus

Founder and President
Avviare

Julia Stephanus is a 30 year veteran of the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.  Currently Julia is President of Avviare, a consulting firm specializing in supporting veterinary focused start-ups. 

Julia has been involved in the development and launch of 28 veterinary products.  She has been a senior executive in two start-up pharmaceutical companies (Aratana Therapeutics and Summit VetPharm), and held key positions at multi-nationals including Pfizer (now Zoetis) and its legacy companies.

As Chief Commercial Officer of Aratana Julia provided the commercial leadership resulting in a successful IPO (NASDAQ:PETX), high-impact corporate branding, innovative go-to-market strategies for five therapeutics and the staffing of the inaugural commercial organization.

As founder and CEO of Summit VetPharm, Julia developed and launched a new line of companion animal parasiticides, grew the company to a cash flow positive position with 85 employees in five years and divested the company to Ceva Animal Health in 2010.  A graduate of Indiana University, she has continued her executive training at Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago and the Wharton School of Business.      

 

Samuel Bjork

Principal
Digitalis Ventures

Samuel Bjork

Principal
Digitalis Ventures

Samuel Bjork

Principal
Digitalis Ventures
 

Alex Loucks

Managing Principal
Heritage Oaks Holdings, LLC

Alex Loucks

Managing Principal
Heritage Oaks Holdings, LLC

Alex Loucks

Managing Principal
Heritage Oaks Holdings, LLC
 

Anders Bendsen Spohr

Senior Director, Principal Investments
Novo Holdings A/S

Anders Bendsen Spohr

Senior Director, Principal Investments
Novo Holdings A/S

Anders Bendsen Spohr

Senior Director, Principal Investments
Novo Holdings A/S
 

Michael Helmstetter

President and CEO, TechAccel
Managing Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners

Dr. Michael Helmstetter is Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of TechAccel LLC (Technology Acceleration Partners).

TechAccel is a technology and venture development company in the agriculture and animal health sectors. The company invests in or acquires new technology and funds science advancement programs with research university partners to assist in commercialization.

Michael Helmstetter

President and CEO, TechAccel
Managing Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners

Michael Helmstetter

President and CEO, TechAccel
Managing Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners

Dr. Michael Helmstetter is Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of TechAccel LLC (Technology Acceleration Partners).

TechAccel is a technology and venture development company in the agriculture and animal health sectors. The company invests in or acquires new technology and funds science advancement programs with research university partners to assist in commercialization.

Michael also serves as Managing Partner of Covenant Animal Health Partners, a TechAccel subsidiary that focuses on development of “revenue-ready” animal health products for both companion and farm animals.

Before founding TechAccel, Michael served as the fifth President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal – one of the nation's most prominent research institutions. In his 14 years with MRIGlobal (formerly Midwest Research Institute), he led its growth from 2 to 17 national and international locations.

Michael has more than 30 years of experience working with the private sector and government agencies, including laboratory management positions at Applied Marine Research Laboratory in Norfolk, Va., and program management for the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was President and Chairman of startup Brevard Teaching and Research Laboratories, a post he held until the company was acquired by MRIGlobal.

Michael received a Ph.D. in Chemical Toxicology/Oceanography from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College. He has been a panelist, keynote speaker, lecturer, reviewer to several journals, and is the author of numerous publications, articles, book chapters, and technical reports.

He has served on several boards, including Labconco Corp. Board of Directors and University of Missouri-Kansas City Board of Trustees, as well as numerous civic organizations. He is a contributing opinion writer for Forbes.com.

Michael lives in suburban Kansas City.

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhelmstetter/

 

John Peryman

Partner / General Council
Fulcrum Global Capital

John Peryman

Partner / General Council
Fulcrum Global Capital

John Peryman

Partner / General Council
Fulcrum Global Capital
 

Brett Morris

Principal, TechAccel LLC
Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners LLC

Brett is a Principal for TechAccel LLC, a venture development and technology organization that invests across the agriculture, animal health, and food science industries. Brett leads venture investing and due diligence efforts for the firm and guides all corporate and asset-related transactions.

Brett Morris

Principal, TechAccel LLC
Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners LLC

Brett Morris

Principal, TechAccel LLC
Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners LLC

Brett is a Principal for TechAccel LLC, a venture development and technology organization that invests across the agriculture, animal health, and food science industries. Brett leads venture investing and due diligence efforts for the firm and guides all corporate and asset-related transactions.

He also serves as a Partner with Covenant Animal Health Partners LLC, a TechAccel subsidiary dedicated to the development and registration of “revenue-ready” animal health products. Covenant addresses critical market needs across production and companion animals and advances new assets into industry partner portfolios.

Prior to TechAccel, Brett worked in corporate development for a commodity trading and handling company focused in agriculture, feed, and energy. He helped source, evaluate, and execute mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures, and organic growth initiatives. Further, he led efforts to assess the Agtech venture capital industry and evaluated startups in several areas including imagery, sensors, trading and logistics, and artificial intelligence. Prior to this, Brett worked for a small strategic advisory firm and a local bank.

Brett serves as a selection committee member for InvestMidwest and the Animal Health Investment Forum and volunteers as a mentor for the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, the Sprint Corporate Accelerator Program and the Ag Innovation Showcase. He also serves as a guest lecturer for the Blue Valley CAPS program.

Brett graduated from the University of Kansas and is a CFA® charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Kansas City CFA Society.

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-morris-cfa-962a9023/

TechAccel website: www.TechAccel.net

Covenant Animal Health Partners website: www.CovenantAH.net



 

Jim Allan

Executive Director, Business Development
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Jim has over 20 years’ experience in the animal health industry with Pfizer Animal Health, Zoetis, Merial and Boehringer Ingelheim in product and business development.  He has worked on a number of product licensing an M&A projects, divestitures, anti-trust clearances and acted as project manager on the Zoetis IPO from Pfizer. He currently manages business development for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in the US and for its global pet health franchise based in Duluth in Georgia, USA.

 

Jim Allan

Executive Director, Business Development
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Jim Allan

Executive Director, Business Development
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Jim has over 20 years’ experience in the animal health industry with Pfizer Animal Health, Zoetis, Merial and Boehringer Ingelheim in product and business development.  He has worked on a number of product licensing an M&A projects, divestitures, anti-trust clearances and acted as project manager on the Zoetis IPO from Pfizer. He currently manages business development for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in the US and for its global pet health franchise based in Duluth in Georgia, USA.

 

 

Tyre Grant

Sr. Director, Global Food Animal Development
Elanco

Tyre Grant

Sr. Director, Global Food Animal Development
Elanco

Tyre Grant

Sr. Director, Global Food Animal Development
Elanco
 

Todd B. Richter

Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Partners

Todd Richter is currently a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners. His primary focus is on the healthcare services field including managed care/payer services, physician-related businesses and all forms of distribution and outsourcing. In addition, Mr. Richter is responsible for Guggenheim Partners’ coverage of the global animal health field. From 2016 until 2018 Mr. Richter was Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Barclays.

Todd B. Richter

Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Partners

Todd B. Richter

Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Partners

Todd Richter is currently a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners. His primary focus is on the healthcare services field including managed care/payer services, physician-related businesses and all forms of distribution and outsourcing. In addition, Mr. Richter is responsible for Guggenheim Partners’ coverage of the global animal health field. From 2016 until 2018 Mr. Richter was Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Barclays. From 1999 to 2016 Todd Richter was a Senior Managing Director in the Global Healthcare Corporate & Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 1981 to 1999, Mr. Richter served as the head of the healthcare services analytical team for Morgan Stanley. Todd Richter earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the College of William & Mary in 1979 and an M.B.A. in Finance with Honors from Indiana University in 1981. Todd was recognized 16 times as a member of the Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team. He was also listed many times among the Wall Street Journal’s “All-Star” analysts and on the Reuters research poll. Mr. Richter is currently a member of the Board of Directors (Vice Chairman) of Bideawee, one of the nation’s leading animal rescue organizations; a member of the Board of Directors at the Stratton Mountain School (SMS) in Stratton, Vermont, a member of the Board of Directors at Animal Lighthouse Rescue (ALR), and a member of the Dean’s Council for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  Finally Mr. Richter is on the Board and faculty of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health teaching a course on healthcare consolidation to MPH and MHA candidates. 

 

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Dr. Rhodes has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine.

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Dr. Rhodes has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine.

Dr. Rhodes was educated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (VMD) and Cornell University (PhD). She has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine. She has an extensive background in physiology, veterinary medicine, and molecular biology. As a senior research fellow at Merck Research Laboratories for 10 years, she led pre-clinical biology evaluation of several marketed human drugs. Dr. Rhodes practiced clinical veterinary medicine for five years, with experience in both companion and farm animal practice. She worked for Merial Ltd. as director of development projects, leading project teams developing novel compounds for a variety of indications and headed new technology assessment, leading the evaluation of licensing opportunities. In April 2001, she formed AlcheraBio, a consulting, marketing, communications and contract research firm specializing in developing new drugs for animals, working with biotechnology and animal health companies, with clients in the US, European Union, Canada and Australia. AlcheraBio was acquired in 2008 by Argenta, and in 2011, Dr. Rhodes accepted a position as CEO of Aratana Therapeutics, a company developing innovative new medicines for dogs and cats, and subsequently, when the company became public (PETX) served as its Chief Scientific Officer. During her tenure, development was completed on three new pet therapeutics: two new molecules with novel mechanisms of actions were approved by the FDA, and a third drug had FDA registration completed and was approved in August, 2016. She is currently retired and an independent consultant. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ImmuCell (NASDAQ: ICCC) and the Alliance for Contraception in Dogs and Cats, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Found Animals Foundation. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Animal Science program at Rutgers University.

 

David R. Boyko

Director, Global Business Development
Merck Animal Health

David R. Boyko is Director, Global Business Development for Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada), a part of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ.  In this role, David is responsible to identify, evaluate, negotiate and execute licensing and business development transactions for animal health products and services, including newly emerging animal diseases, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, drug and vaccine delivery and new, digital technologies. Geographically, he focuses on opportunities for the North American business units.

David R. Boyko

Director, Global Business Development
Merck Animal Health

David R. Boyko

Director, Global Business Development
Merck Animal Health

David R. Boyko is Director, Global Business Development for Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada), a part of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ.  In this role, David is responsible to identify, evaluate, negotiate and execute licensing and business development transactions for animal health products and services, including newly emerging animal diseases, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, drug and vaccine delivery and new, digital technologies. Geographically, he focuses on opportunities for the North American business units.

Underpinning that role are more than twenty years of legal practice, with twenty of those years as a deal lawyer, business partner and counselor in the life sciences industry. His legal career includes extensive experience in corporate development and licensing activities for prescription, over-the-counter health and animal health products and technologies, as well as in the new area of digital health.  He has advised executive and senior management levels on a broad range of legal issues, including M&A, regulatory, commercial, corporate governance and litigation, managed lawyers and controlled outside counsel annual budgets in excess of $2MM.  David also has been Division Counsel for Healthcare Services & Solutions, Merck's business unit for innovative, non-drug healthcare solutions, a Senior Counsel in the Corporate Transactions Groups of both Merck and Schering-Plough, and an executive officer for Xenogen Corporation.  In private practice, David was with the law firms of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.  He has a number of published articles on intellectual property and antitrust matters, and has chaired licensing panels at several annual meetings of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

David earned his J.D. degree from the University of California Los Angeles, his M.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.  David is also a veteran, having served eight years of active duty as a U.S. Air Force officer.

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Advisory Board

Clinton Lewis

Executive Vice President, President, International Operations
ZOETIS

Joachim Hasenmaier

Member of the Board of Managing Directors
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

Dirk Ehle

Head of Bayer Animal Health
Bayer

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Alan Mackay

Executive Partner and Founder
GHO Capital

Dr. James Lloyd

Dean of the College and Professor
University of Florida, Colleague of Veterinary Medicine

Sébastien Huron

Chairman of the Executive Board
Virbac Santé Animale

Jean Deleforge

Chief Scientific Officer
Vetoquinol

Become a Sponsor

Kisaco Research provides the much needed platform on which industry executives can network, connect and learn from each other as well as meet potential industry partners.

Far from the typical ‘meet-and-greet’ exhibition experience, you – as a sponsor or exhibitor – will be positioned as a partner of the event with a focus on the benefits of your product and brand, rather than just a name on an exhibition list.

With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or email us at partner@kisacoresearch.com.

About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.

Contact Us

Kisaco Research
Registered office address: The Plaza Unit 2.21, 535 Kings Road, London, England, SW10 0SZ
+44 (0)20 3696 2920 | [email protected]
Place of registration: London, United Kingdom
Company number: 09316521

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