• Healthcare and Tech Giants Team Up GlaxoSmithKline + Google -> Galvani

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    Name: Healthcare and Tech Giants Team Up GlaxoSmithKline + Google -> Galvani
    Date: September 19, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Consulting group PwC recently released a paper titled Top Health Industry Issues of 2017: A Year of Uncertainty and Opportunity which discusses “adapting for value, innovating for value and building for value”.  A key trend in the ‘build for value’ category is new partnerships and collaborations

    No better example of this concept in action locally in RTP is GlaxoSmithKline’s partnership with Google parent Alphabet’s Life Sciences division, Verily, to form Galvani Bioelectronics.  Galvani’s mission is to research and develop systems that use electrical signals in the human body to offset diseases.  Formed in August 2016, the company will invest over $700M in the next seven years to create miniaturized, implantable devices that can modify irregular or altered electrical nerve signals that occur in many chronic illnesses including type 2 diabetes, arthritis and asthma.

    How do two giants in their respective industries partner to successfully produce these life-enhancing devices?  What are the challenges and how have the companies addressed them?  Come learn from Adam Roth, founding member of the Galvani joint venture and leader of its Business Development activities, as he shares progress and insights.

    What Attendees Will Learn

    • Nature and scope of the GSK/Alphabet alliance
    • Given more simple options for collaboration available, why a joint venture chosen as the best path forward
    • Critical success factors for the partnership
    • How inherent cultural differences between biopharma and high tech are being addressed
    • Best practices and lessons learned that attendees may consider for their alliance situations
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    Date/Time Information:
    September 19, 2017
    5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Andrea Paré
    ASAP (Association of Strategic Alliance Partnerships) Members - $5
    Non-Members - $35
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