Rice Alliance Life Science Venture Forum

9:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - Tech Briefing & Company Updates
Noon - Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM - Keynote Address & New Venture Presentations ( from 6 New Ventures)
5:00 PM - Technology Company Showcase & Networking Reception 

Six early-stage companies present their technologies to an audience of investors, industry leaders, mentors, and service providers followed by a venture capital feedback panel.  In the morning session, four leaders from the academic community will present their research, followed by two three company updates.

10:00 AM: Tech Briefing: Research Innovations in Life Science

- Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum - "Optical Molecular Imaging for Early Cancer Detection
- Dr. Richard Gomer -  "New Treatments for Wound Healing and Fibrosing Diseases"
- Dr. Michael Barry

11:00 AM: Progress Updates:
- Introgen
- Nanospectra Biosciences
- PLx Pharma

Noon: Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM: Keynote Address: Dr. Arthur T. Sands, President & CEO, Lexicon Genetics

2:00 PM: New Venture Presentations from 5 nanotechnology start-up companies
- Molecular LogiX, Inc.
- Novomedics
- VisiGen Biotechnologies, Inc.
- Cell>Point
- BioSonic, Inc.
- Agennix, Inc.

4:00 PM: Panel: "Financing Life Science Technology Start-ups"
- Jerry Cobbs, Sanders Morris Harris
- Evan Melrose, PTVSciences
- John Swartley, BCM Technologies
- Ben Weintraub, Hibernia Southcoast Capital 

4:20 PM: Investor Feedback Panel

5:00 PM - Life Science Technology Company Showcase & Networking Reception

Hosted by: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Supported by BioHouston and the Houston Technology Center.

A special thanks to Bracewell & Patterson for being the underwriter of the Life Science Technology Venture Forum!

Thanks to Winstead Sechrest & Minick for sponsoring the company showcase & networking reception.


Organizer Amy Barnett


Fri, Mar. 11, 2005
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. US/Central


Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005