The Demy-Colton Virtual Salon Series brings cutting-edge insights from key opinion leaders in the life sciences and digital health industry. The webinar-based series includes: BioFuture, Meet the Disruptors, NYC Biotech Spotlight, and Biotech CEO Summit series.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are now developing our Fall 2020 Virtual Salon featured topics. We welcome new ideas and concepts from our Salon Sponsors. If you would like to become a sponsor of the Demy-Colton Virtual Salons, please contact Lila Taylor at +1.831.588.8594 or LTaylor@demy-colton.com 

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UPCOMING VIRTUAL SALONS:

Women-s-Health-Moves-Mainstream-Rapid-Growth-Meets-Underserved-Market

Women’s Health Moves Mainstream – Rapid Growth Meets Underserved Market

The rapidly growing “Femtech” market is expected to grow to $50B by 2025. Hear from this group of leading private company CEOs, who are heading up innovative advances in technology, that could change the way women's health is treated. The panelists will share perspectives on high-potential investment areas within the space. Learn how these CEOs secured their initial capital and scaled, and hear them discuss how to build better research, policy, data, and care delivery capabilities to achieve venture-level exits and personalized healthcare for half of the global population.

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Biographies:

Christina JenkinsPatrick JordanKatherine RyderSurbhi SarnaMylene Yao

Fireside-Chat-with-Amy-Abernethy-MD-Principal-Deputy-Commissioner-US-Food-amp-Drug-Administration

Fireside Chat with Amy Abernethy, MD, Principal Deputy Commissioner, US Food & Drug Administration

The Fusion of technologies: the lines are blurring between physical, digital and biological sciences

Interviewer:

  • Art Pappas, Managing Partner, Pappas Capital

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Biographies:

Art PappasAmy Abernethy

Bioelectric-Medicine-Sparking-Innovation-in-Healthcare

Bioelectric Medicine: Sparking Innovation in Healthcare

Electricity as a therapeutic has been used to re-right heartbeats, to stimulate nerves, neurochemicals and cellular regeneration. Today there is a surge of new medical devices being developed and new bioelectrical treatments for everything from treating a host of CNS diseases to cancer and diabetes. This panel of experts will discuss recent research, the favorable regulatory environment and new business models around the electrifying new wave of potential for bioelectrical therapeutics.

Moderator: 

  • Beth Rogozinski, CEO, Signal 2 Health

Panelists:

  • Paolo Cassano, MD, PhD, Co-Founder, Niraxx
  • Juan-Pablo Mas, Partner, Action Potential
  • Renee Ryan, CEO, Cala Health

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Biographies:

Beth RogozinskiPaolo Cassano, Juan-Pablo MasRenee Ryan

Metabesity

Metabesity

Moderator:

  • Emi Gonzalez, Principal, Social Starts and Joyance Partners

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Biographies:

Emi Gonzalez

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Fireside-Chat-with-Mike-Gaito-Global-Head-of-Healthcare-Investment-Banking-JP-Morgan

Fireside Chat with Mike Gaito, Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking, JP Morgan

Moderator: 

  • Dennis Purcell, Founder, Aisling Capital

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Biographies:

Dennis PurcellMichael Gaito

Futurescaping-of-Oncology

Futurescaping of Oncology will explore forward-looking, key, therapeutically relevant technology advances that could change the way we treat cancer. Three novel platforms will be discussed including endogenous reprogramming, targeting RNA, and targeting undruggable protein targets. These new technological innovations were chosen to reflect a range of approaches, risks, degrees of validation, and complexity of engineering. These platforms are excellent examples of higher-level technologies that will take cancer therapies to the next level.

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Biographies:

Sara Jane Demy, Jeffrey Bockman, Jake Becraft, Jennifer C Petter, Arthur T Sands

Lessons-from-Bergamo-Discoveries-in-Treating-Critically-ill-COVID-19-Patients

By now it's clear that many people with COVID-19 severe enough to put them in a hospital face a long recovery. The virus ravages the lungs and other organs in multiple ways. Direct invasion of cells can damage or destroy them and drive massive inflammation throughout the body. Autopsies commonly show arterial thrombosis and severe endothelial damage. Endothelial damage, which can play an early and central pathogenic role in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and thrombosis, activates the lectin pathway of complement.

Join Sara Jane Demy, CEO & Founder of Demy-Colton, as she moderates a hematology KOL panel to discuss lessons learned from the front-line in treating critically ill patients in Bergamo, Italy.

This panel will discuss novel pathways in the fight against COVID-19, in particular, the central role of endothelial injury, activation of the complement system and the lectin pathway and thrombosis development in COVID-19.

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Salon resources:
Slide Decks:
Dr. Laurence slide deckDr. Perales slide deckDr. Rambaldi slide deck
Other resources:
Treatment with the Lectin-Pathway Inhibitor NarsoplimabTR COVID-19 paper
Clinical & Experimental Immunology MASP2
 

Biographies:

Sara Jane DemyJeffrey C LaurenceMiguel-Angel PeralesAlessandro Rambaldi

In-Vivo-Gene-Therapy-Personalizing-the-Ultra-Rare-and-Scaling-Up-for-Chronic-Disease

Advanced therapeutics, including gene and call therapies, have emerged as significant FDA/EMA approved therapies for several ultra-rare genetic disorders and advanced malignancies.  In the next couple years, many more will be seeking registration using validated in-vivo and ex-vivo gene transfer and modification platforms (AAV, lentiviral, oligonucleotides, gene editing nucleases, etc.) earning a significant role in the healthcare pharmacopeia.  However, while hurdles such as regulation, manufacturing costs, logistics, and reimbursement have limited patient access, pioneers in the gene therapy sector have been reshaping what healthcare delivery looks like for the next wave of innovators. This BioFuture Salon will discuss the state of the art and potential for gene therapies to become more “drug-like” and scalable for either the personalized ultra-rare or more common chronic disorders.

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Biographies:

Sara Jane DemyMichael C. RiceFaraz AliGeoff McDonoughSapan Shah

Alzheimer-039-s-Like-a-Tsunami-by-the-time-you-see-it-it-is-too-late

Alzheimer’s disease is a relentless, fatal disease creating a health crisis for patients, families and nations. If we can’t stop it, the cost to society will be great. Global thought leaders have aligned around a goal to have a treatment that will slow the progression of the disease by 2025. While there have been no positive late-stage studies of investigational medicines in the last decade, the scientific advancement and understanding of AD progression and diagnosis has shifted our knowledge of the disease significantly and led to increased drug development targeting populations in the earliest stages of disease. This evolving scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and the promise that treating earlier than we do today will translate to better patient outcomes.

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Biographies:

Sara Jane Demy, Phyllis Barkman-Ferrell, Dr. Mylea Charvat, Dr. Howard Fillit, Prof. Craig Ritchie

Drugging-the-Undruggable-The-Power-of-Artificial-Intelligence

It is estimated that up to 85% of the human proteome is currently "undruggable." These proteins lack easy-to-find pockets where therapeutics can bind. A wave of biotech companies with new technologies have arrived to tackle the problem of overcoming these most elusive drug targets.

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Biographies:

Sara Jane Demy, Robert J. Schneider, Abraham Heifets, Marian Nakada, Noam Solomon, Alice Zhang

The-Future-of-Healthcare-Innovation-Change-amp-Urgency

Two industry titans will explore the metamorphosis that is unfolding in health care, driven by innovation and demanded by consumers, that will profoundly transform this space as we know it.

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Biographies:

Sara Jane Demy, Jeremy Abbate, Ralph Snyderman