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2017 Events

January 9–11, 2017 - Biotech Showcase: San Francisco's Exclusive Investor and Networking Event

Innovation meets money during biotech's most impactful week of the year.

Venue: HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE, San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

For more information and to register: Biotech Showcase: San Francisco's Exclusive Investor and Networking Event



February 13-14, 2017 - BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Now in its 19th year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.

Venue: The Waldorf Astoria, New York, New York USA

For more information and to register: BIO CEO & Investor Conference



February 24-26, 2017 - Cato Research Presenting at: The 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM)

Dr. Jack Snyder, Asst. Managing Director at CATO Research Washington, and Co-Director of Pharmacovigilance for Cato Research Ltd., will offer a presentation entitled, "What Physicians/Attorneys Should Know about Electronic Discovery".

Venue: Bally's Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

For more information and to register: The 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM)



March 1-2, 2017 - Biocom Global Life Science Partnering Conference

In its 7th Year, the Biocom Global Life Science Partnering Conference is an exclusive partnering forum that provides senior executives, bankers, venture capitalists, and business development professionals from the leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies to network and do business with one another from around the globe.

Venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA, USA

For more information and to register: Biocom Global Life Science Partnering Conference



March 2, 2017 - Cato Research San Diego Office Biocom Global Wine Tasting

Enjoy a wine tasting with Cato Research San Diego during BIOCOM Global!
Join the Cato Research San Diego office for an evening of fine wines highly rated by the Wine Advocate or the Wine Spectator, accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres.
Reserve early, as space is limited.

Thursday, 02 March 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. PST
at the Cato Research San Diego Office
6480 Weathers Place, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121-3913 USA • Phone: 858.452.7271

Click Here to Reserve



March 20-22, 2017 - BIO-Europe Spring

Access a world of opportunities through life science partnering at BIO-Europe Spring! This premier springtime partnering conference brings together a "who's who" from biotech, pharma and finance in Europe's most innovative biopharma clusters.

Venue: CCIB Convention Centre, Barcelona, Spain

For more information and to register: BIO-Europe Spring



April 2-5, 2017 - SAS Global Forum 2017, Executive Program #SASGF


One community. Many voices.

Thousands of SAS users. From 148 countries. Surround yourself with the best and the brightest.

Take advantage of dozens of workshops, presentations, demos and networking opportunities that will broaden your skills and sharpen your focus. After all, this is your event – a conference designed by SAS users, for SAS users.

Venue: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

For more information and to register: SAS Global Forum 2017, Executive Program



April 29, 2017 - Cato Research and Cancer Advances Proud Sponsor of PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2017 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Research


Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The Walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Join Cancer Advances Team and Cato Research for PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, the Shop Purple store, and more! PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham. These events are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones with a promise of a better tomorrow. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is blazing new trails in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Join us for PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham and together we will continue to rewrite the book on how to fight this deadly disease.

Venue: North Carolina State University - Centennial Campus Oval, North Carolina, Raleigh USA

For more information and to register: Cato Research and Cancer Advances Proud Sponsor of PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2017 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Research



May 3-4, 2017 - Cato Research Presenting at: Clinical Trial Supply Southeast 2017

Margaret Schubert, Sr. Investigational Product Specialist, Cato Research will present on the following:

Insights into Effective Vendor Management for Clinical Trial Supplies
  • Defining needs and identifying potential vendors early to ensure supply needs are met throughout the trial
  • Timing – At what stage of your clinical trial should the IP group get involved and when should you begin the process of selecting vendors
  • Looking at how you develop RFPs and proposal reviews
  • Creating and maintaining effective open communication with your vendor
  • Considering how to successfully wrap up and close up projects so there are no loose ends when conducting your clinical trials

Venue: Cary, North Carolina USA

For more information and to register: Cato Research Presenting at: Clinical Trial Supply Southeast 2017



June 2-6, 2017 - 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting

The Annual ASCO Meeting brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field.

Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois USA

For more information and to register: 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting



June 18-22, 2017 - DIA 2017 Annual Meeting

DIA, founded as the Drug Information Association, provides a global, neutral forum where stakeholders can openly and freely exchange knowledgeable information and insights beyond boundaries to advance innovation in health care product development and life cycle management globally. The Annual Meeting is the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry designed to foster the international exchange of actionable insights to improve health globally through the advancement of lifesaving medicines and technologies. Themed "Driving Insights to Action," DIA 2017 will host more than 8,000 professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device communities from more than 50 countries around the globe. DIA 2017 boasts more than 450 exhibiting companies, over 10 tracks, and more than 160 sessions focused on regulatory science, translational medicine, patient engagement, and value and access.

The goal of the DIA Annual Meeting is to provide you and your team with a rare opportunity to build on what you already know in the development of new therapies and accelerate efforts to enhance health and well-being. Where else can you meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, experience cross-functional content with real-world application from top speakers in the industry, and network with peers to build new relationships across multiple disciplines?

Venue: 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4, Chicago, Illinois USA

For more information and to register: DIA 2017 Annual Meeting



June 19-22, 2017 - BIO International #BIO2017


The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. We bring together a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.

Venue: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California USA

For more information and to register: BIO International



June 20, 2017 - Cato Research San Diego and Cato BioVentures Wine Tasting during BIO International

Enjoy a wine tasting with Cato Research San Diego and Cato BioVentures!

Join Cato Research and Cato BioVentures at the historical William Heath Davis House Museum for an evening of fine wines highly rated by the Wine Advocate or the Wine Spectator, accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres. Reserve early, as space is limited.

For more information and to register: Cato Research San Diego and Cato BioVentures Wine Tasting during BIO International



September 5-9, 2017 - PAINWeek - 11th Annual Meeting

PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.

The annual conference presents 120+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management.

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

For more information and to register: Pain Week - 11th Annual Meeting



September 24-28, 2017 - 21st North American ISSX Meeting


In addition to the short courses, symposia, keynote, and plenary sessions, the 21st North American ISSX Meeting features state-of-the-art exhibits, industry-organized sessions, an opening reception, a session designed by and for new investigators, and an optional evening event at a unique roof-top site near our meeting venue—the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

For more information and to register: 21st North American ISSX Meeting



September 26-27, 2017 - BioPharm America 2017 #BIOPHARMUSA


The event brings unequaled value and unparalleled access to global decision makers in an elevated format that highlights innovation including key sessions, partnering, networking, and more.

Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, USA

For more information and to register: BioPharm America 2017



October 17-18, 2017 - BIO Investor Forum #BIF17


The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and One-on-One Partnering meetings.

Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA

For more information and to register: BIO Investor Forum 2017



October 25, 2017 - Cato Research Fall Festive Wine Tasting

Enjoy a wine tasting with Cato Research!

Join Cato Research for a Network Wine Tasting Event! Wednesday, October 25th, 5 - 7 pm at Cato Research Durham, 4364 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713, Phone: +1 (919) 361-2286 Enjoy an evening of fine wines highly rated by the Wine Advocate or the Wine Spectator, accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres.

For more information and to register: Cato Research Fall Festive Wine Tasting



November 6-8, 2017 - 23rd Annual BIO-Europe


BIO-Europe's world-class workshops, panels and active exhibition along with thousands of prescheduled one-to-one meetings make this event an unrivaled forum for companies across the biotech value chain to meet and do business.

Venue: CityCube Berlin, Berlin, Germany

For more information and to register: 23rd Annual BIO-Europe



November 10, 2017 - SACRA End of Year Breakfast Meeting


Nicola Main, Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Trial Operations - Rest of World for Cato Research will be presenting and representing CATO's South Africa office at SACRA, South Africa Clinical Research Association, End of Year Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mrs. Main will speak on: "What does a Good Pharmacy Practice compliant medicines room look like".

Venue: Bytes Conference Center, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

For more information or to attend: SACRA End of Year Breakfast Meeting













2017 Press Releases

October 2, 2017
Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE:MNK) today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement for development and commercialization of NeuroproteXeon's investigational, pharmaceutical-grade xenon gas for inhalation therapy being evaluated to improve survival and functional outcomes for patients resuscitated after a cardiac arrest. PDF

April 29, 2017
Cato Research and Cancer Advances Proudly Sponsors PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2017 PDF





2016 Events

January 11-13, 2016 - Biotech Showcase 2016

Biotech Showcase™ is an investor and networking conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies with an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives in one place during the course of one of the industry's largest annual healthcare investor conferences.

Now in its eighth year, Biotech Showcase 2016 is expected to attract upwards of 2,100 attendees. The program includes lunch plenary sessions featuring top industry leaders and innovators speaking on industry- and time-relevant topics, as well as presentations from both private and public companies.

Venue: PARC 55 SAN FRANCISCO – A HILTON HOTEL, San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: Biotech Showcase 2016



February 18-20, 2016 - American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice

The Conference on Statistical Practice aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners—including data analysts, researchers, and scientists-who engage in the application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis.

The goal of the conference is to provide participants with opportunities to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and statistical programming. The conference also will provide opportunities for attendees to further their career development and strengthen relationships in the statistical community.

Venue: The Westin San Diego, San Diego, California

For more information and to register: American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice



February 24-25, 2016 - 2016 Biocom's Global Life Science Partnering Conference

Biocom's 6th Annual Global Life Science Partnering Conference is an exclusive global partnering and networking forum that brings together senior executives, bankers, venture capitalists, and business development professionals from leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

The conference will include panel discussions on relevant topics with senior industry leaders, start-up company presentations, one-on-one meetings, and numerous networking opportunities.

Venue: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California, USA

For more information and to register: 2016 Biocom's Global Life Science Partnering Conference



February 23-25, 2016 - Scope Summit for Clinical Ops Executive Conference

Scope Summit will offer three stimulating days of in-depth discussions in 12 different conferences, 4 pre-conference workshops and 2 symposia focused on issues related to each aspect of clinical trial planning and management: Data Integration, Feasibility, Site Selection and Management, Patient Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Mobile Tech, Project Management, Outsourcing, Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting, Quality (QbD) in Trial Conduct, Risk-Based Monitoring, Post-Marketing Studies, Observational Research, Statistics and Biomarker-Driven Trials.

Venue: Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

For more information and to register: Scope Summit for Clinical Ops Executive Conference



February 26-28, 2016 - Presenting at: the 56th Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM)

Dr. Jack Snyder, Asst. Managing Director at CATO Research Washington, and Co-Director of Pharmacovigilance for Cato Research Ltd., will offer a presentation entitled, "Expedited Review and Expanded Access Programs for Biomedical Products: An International Perspective".

Venue: Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas, USA

For more information and to register: 56th Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM)



March 15-16, 2016 - Outsourcing Clinical Trials Southeast

The global OCT series will be returning once again to North Carolina to support trial sponsors and solution providers in the local area in delivering time and cost efficient trials.

Now in its 5th year, we at Arena International are thrilled to invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast Conference. Join us in Cary to discuss, deliberate and debate the latest operational and outsourcing challenges in conducting your clinical trials. This two day, content driven event offers a program jam packed with solutions to all your latest headaches.

Interested in exploring new techniques for designing and executing your clinical trials? Then look no further! We have it covered, with high level presentations discussing adaptive design, risk-based monitoring, and electronic data capture.

Venue: Cary, North Carolina, USA

For more information and to register: Outsourcing Clinical Trials Southeast



March 22, 2016 - 4th Annual Cell & Gene Investor Day

This one-day, high impact program provides institutional, strategic and venture investors with unique insight into the financing hypothesis for regenerative medicine and advanced therapies-based treatment and tools. The event includes clinical and commercial experts who are on-hand to address specific questions regarding the outlook for these products, as well as offer insight into how cell, gene and immunotherapies could impact the standard of care in key therapeutic areas such as oncology, ophthalmology, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The program will include talks by key opinion leaders in the industry, life science investment experts and analysts covering the sector as well as presentations by more than 30 leading companies from across the globe.

Venue: Metropolitan Club, New York, NY, USA

For more information and to register: 4th Annual Cell & Gene Investor Day



April 4-6, 2016 - BIO-Europe Spring

BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference which annually attracts an international "who's who" from biotech, pharma and finance for three days of high caliber networking.

Venue: Kistamässan Convention Center, Stockholm, Sweden

For more information and to register: BIO-Europe Spring



April 19, 2016 - Panelist Participation in Careers in Contract Research Organizations

Venue: UCLA CNSI Auditorium, CA, USA



May 4, 2016 - Join Us for a Network Wine Tasting Event

Join High Point Clinical Trials and Cato Research for a network wine tasting event at the High Point Clinical Trials Center and Laboratory. Tour High Point Clinical Trials Center Multi-Phase facility, enjoy a selection of highly rated wines and mingle with other professionals in a low-key network environment.

Venue: High Point Clinical Trials Center and Laboratory, High Point, North Carolina, USA

For more information and to register: Join Us for a Network Wine Tasting Event



May 4-7, 2016 - American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy 19th Annual Meeting

William T. Lee, Ph.D., R.A.C., Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of Cato Research will be in attendance.

ASGCT is the premiere gene and cell therapy conference in the world. Taking place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, the ASGCT 19th Annual Meeting will feature ground breaking clinical trial results, cutting edge technology advancements, social networking events, and much more.

Join over 1,900 of the world's top gene and cell therapy professionals for four full days of educational offerings including plenary lectures given by Dr. David R. Liu and 2015 Japan Prize recipients, Dr. Alain Fischer, and Dr. Theodore Friedmann.

Venue: Washington, DC, USA

For more information and to register: American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy 19th Annual Meeting



May 14, 2016 - Cancer Advances Proud Sponsor of PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2016 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Research

Join Cancer Advances Team and Cato Research for PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, our Shop Purple store, and more!

PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham. These events are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones with a promise of a better tomorrow.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is blazing new trails in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Join us for PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham and together we will continue to rewrite the book on how to fight this deadly disease.

Venue: NC State Centennial Campus, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

For more information and to register, look for Team "Cancer Advances": Join Cancer Advances Team for PurpleStride



May 26, 2016 - Texas Life Science Venture Forum

More information to come.

Venue: Houston, Texas, USA



June 3-7, 2016 - ASCO Annual Meeting - Collective Wisdom

The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier event in the oncology community. The theme for ASCO 2016 is Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research. Spanning disciplines, disease sites, and treatment approaches, it is our combined knowledge that will shape the future of patient care and research. We must partner with health care professionals and specialists of diverse backgrounds to meet the evolving challenges in providing optimal care to our patients. With exciting advances in big data technology, our collective wisdom will become all the more powerful as new insights will be revealed in seconds, not years. The impact of our wisdom, however, can only be as great as our ability to strengthen the delivery of and access to high-quality cancer care. As medical professionals and as a Society, we must all continue to evolve cancer care and research with each new discovery. Fifty years from now, we can hope that future medical professionals can look back and thank us for pioneering aspects of cancer treatment that were developed in our era.

Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA

For more information and to register: ASCO Annual Meeting - Collective Wisdom



June 6-9, 2016 - BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention returns to the birthplace of biotech, San Francisco, California for 2016! The Bay Area region continues to grow and advance biomedical innovation while continuing to offer programs and services to support new medical advances. Join the global biotech community in San Francisco and see how the everyday becomes extraordinary at BIO 2016!

Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

For more information and to register: 2016 BIO International Convention



June 26-30, 2016 - DIA 2016

DIA 2016 is the largest global interdisciplinary event that brings together 7,000+ key thought leaders and innovators from industry, academia, regulatory and government agencies, health, patient, and philanthropic organizations from around the globe - and across all disciplines involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of health care products.

Venue: Philadelphia, PA, USA

For more information and to register: DIA 2016



September 6-10, 2016 - PAINWeek

PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management. Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for its 9th year on September 6-10, we expect to welcome 2100+ physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals for a comprehensive program of course offerings, satellite events, and exhibits. Over 120 hours of continuing medical education activities will be presented.

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

For more information and to register: PAIN Week



September 11-13, 2016 - Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference

Venue: New York Palace Hotel, New York, NY USA

For more information and to register: Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference



September 13-15, 2016 - BioPharm America

BioPharm America™ is where biotech industry partnerships get started. Meet face-to-face with biotech and pharma executives from around the world to identify and enter strategic relationships. Equipped with partneringONE®, the world's leading web-based partnering system for the life science industry, BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group's acclaimed European events BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®.

Venue: Boston, MA, USA

For more information and to register: BioPharm America



October 17-18, 2016 - NORD's Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit

NORD's Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit is the largest and most meaningful multi-stakeholder event of its kind – historically featuring over 20 speakers from the FDA, participation from over 80 patient organizations and the Pharma/Biotech industry's foremost experts in orphan product innovation, investment and commercialization.

The 2016 Breakthrough Summit is your opportunity to collaborate with the top leaders from the FDA, NIH, industry, patient groups, payers and research institutions to address the progress and innovations in rare disease diagnosis, treatment, patient engagement and market access of orphan products.

Venue: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, USA

For more information and to register: NORD's Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit



October 18-19, 2016 - BIO Investor Forum

The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and One-on-One Partnering™ meetings.

Venue: San Francisco, California, USA

For more information and to register: BIO Investor Forum



November 7-9, 2016 - BIO-Europe Fall

BIO-Europe® is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. The conference annually attracts leading dealmakers from biotech, pharma and finance along with the most exciting emerging companies. Produced with the support of BIO, it is regarded as a "must attend" event for the biotech industry.

Venue: Cologne, Germany, EU

For more information and to register: BIO-Europe Fall



November 15, 2016 - Cato Research - Rockville, MD Office Wine Tasting

Join us in celebration of fall as we say thank you to everyone who has supported, and continues to support our combined efforts in Research and Drug Development. Together, we care about the outcome and are working to make a difference for Patients.

Venue: Cato Research Rockville, MD Office

For more information and to register: Cato Research Rockville, MD Office Wine Tasting



November 30, 2016 - Cato Research - RTP, Durham, NC Office Wine Tasting

Join us in celebration of fall as we say thank you to everyone who has supported, and continues to support our combined efforts in Research and Drug Development. Together, we care about the outcome and are working to make a difference for Patients.

Venue: Cato Research - RTP, Durham, NC Office

For more information and to register: Cato Research - RTP, Durham, NC Office Wine Tasting



December 1, 2016 - KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency): KOREA-US BIO-PHARMACETUICAL OPEN INNOVATION Business Partnership 2016

KOREA-US Bio-Pharmaceutical Open Innovation Business Partnership 2016 will bring US companies together with 20 of the Korea's leading Bio-Pharmaceutical companies in a one-on-0ne business meeting. The event meetings will concentrate on bringing innovative ideas, knowledge and new technologies to the table to open up new partnership opportunities for both US and Korea participants. We believe the partnerships formed will advance your goals and bring fruition to your future success and achievements.

Venue: Marriott Bethesda (Tentative), Bethesda, MD, USA

For more information and to register: KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency): KOREA-US BIO-PHARMACEUTUICAL OPEN INNOVATION Business Partnership 2016



December 5, 2016 - Cato Research San Diego Wine Tasting During ASH

Enjoy a wine tasting with Cato Research San Diego!
Join the Cato Research San Diego office at the William Heath Davis House in the courtyard area for an evening of fine wines highly rated by the Wine Advocate or the Wine Spectator, accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres. Reserve early, as space is limited.

Venue: William Heath Davis House in the Gaslamp Quarter, 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA, USA 92101

For more information and to register: Cato Research San Diego Wine Tasting During ASH











2016 Press Releases

May 10, 2016
Cancer Advances Proudly Sponsors PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2016 PDF

May 05, 2016
Manufacturing has begun for Cancer Advances' Lead Product PDF

March 28, 2016
NeuroproteXeon Appoints Cato Research for Phase III Trials

NeuroproteXeon Appoints Cato Research for Phase III Trials

Mervyn Maze, MB, ChB, Chief Medical Officer of NeuroproteXeon announced CATO Research of Durham, North Carolina as the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) administering the Company's Phase III trial. Dr. Maze indicated the selection reflects CATO's three decades of experience in international trial administration, their broad international scope, and the ease with which NP and CATO management interacted.

Present plans are for a nine country, approximately 30 sites, 1,300 patent trial, comparing hypothermia with hypothermia plus Xenon. The primary outcome will be survival from cardiac arrest. It is anticipated the trial will be complete in less than two years following FDA/ EMA approval of the Company's IND application.

 

March 8, 2016
Cancer Advances attends PanCAN PDF











2015 Events

January 12 - 15, 2015 - Trout Group, LLC at JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference

Venue: San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: Trout Group, LLC at JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference



Jan 12-14, 2015 - Biotech Showcase 2015, 7th Annual Conference

Innovation - Opportunity - Collaboration

Biotech Showcase™ is an investor and partnering conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies with an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives in one place during the course of one of the industry's largest annual healthcare investor conferences. Investors and biopharmaceutical executives from around the world gather in San Francisco during this critical week which is widely viewed as setting the tone for the coming year.

Venue: Parc 55 Wyndham, San Francisco – Union Square, CA, USA

For more information and to register: Biotech Showcase 2015, 7th Annual Conference



January, 13 2015 - Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI)

Redefining Early Stage Investments is an ongoing conference series that will be establishing a global circuit for early stage life sciences companies to source investors, create relationships, and eventually, get funding. These events will give early stage life science companies the chance to start, resume or close conversations with relevant investors, creating a global dialogue to bring products to market at a faster pace.

Venue: Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel - Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI)



January 15-17, 2015 - ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium - Science and Multidisciplinary Management of GI Malignancies

Connect with colleagues and leaders in the field and discuss the latest science in prevention, screening and diagnosis, multidisciplinary treatment, and translational research of GI cancers.

Venue: Moscone West Building, San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium





February 9-10, 2015 - The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference

The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.

BIO One-on-One PartneringTM provides an opportunity to arrange meetings between investors; companies; and industry BD, licensing and therapeutic franchise heads.

Venue: The Waldorf Astoria, New York City, NY USA

For more information and to register: The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference



February 25-26, 2015 - BioContact Quebec 2015

BioContact Quebec 2015 will offer two presentation sessions (Block I-II). More than 24 biopharmaceutical companies, coming from Canada, the United States and Europe, will be presenting in different sectors of activities (diagnostics, therapeutics and services) and disciplines such as: Cancer, Cardiology, Drug Delivery Systems, Endocrinology / Metabolism, Genomics / Proteomics, Immunology / Infectiology, Medical Technologies, Neurobiology, Services, Virology, and Others.

Venue: Château Laurier, Québec, Canada

For more information and to register: BioContact Quebec 2015



February 26 - March 1, 2015 - American College of Legal Medicine 55th Annual Meeting

Cato Representative, Dr. Jack Snyder will be presenting: Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Vaccine Development and Deployment.

The College is excited about several key new features in 2015, including an additional full-day of dental sessions on Saturday, February 28.

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

For more information and to register: American College of Legal Medicine 55th Annual Meeting



March 2-3, 2015 - CALBIO 2015

A joint BayBio and Biocom event, CALBIO2015 Conference provides an opportunity for a frank and thoughtful discussion on how to turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities. The two-day statewide industry event attracts the world’s leading life science and pharmaceutical companies, investment funds, patient foundations and university technology transfer offices.

Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: CALBIO 2015



March 9-11, 2015 - BIO-Europe Spring

BIO-Europe Spring is the springtime counterpart to EBD Group’s flagship conference, BIO-Europe, and continues the tradition of providing life science companies with high caliber partnering opportunities.

Featuring EBD Group’s sophisticated, web-based partnering system, partneringONE, the event enables delegates to efficiently identify, meet and get partnerships started with companies across the life science value chain, from large biotech and pharma companies to financiers and innovative start-ups.

Venue: Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, Paris, France

For more information and to register: BIO-Europe Spring



April 1, 2015 - Pitch & Showcase Event for the 4th Annual New Venture Competition 2015

Last year, this event was attended by more than 200 representatives from local venture capital firms, angel investors and service firms, allowing attendees to network and receive informal feedback and develop relationships with key supports for early stage companies.

Finalists will present their business plan at a Pitch & Showcase Event on April 1, 2015 at UMass Lowell. Awards will be presented on April 16, 2015 at the offices of Mintz Levin in Boston.

For more information: Pitch & Showcase Event for the 4th Annual New Venture Competition 2015



May 5, 2015 - Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy - Oncology Summit 2015

Featuring NCI-funded companies

NCBiotech is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to showcase more than 25 of the Southeast’s top private oncology companies.

Our audience is expected to include more than 150 executives from:

  • small and large oncology-focused companies,
  • venture philanthropies and
  • investment groups.

Also, Cato Research regulatory expert William Lee, Ph.D., R.A.C., Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Cato Research, will be a part of the speaker panel for the seminar titled, "When to File: Considerations for When You Have Enough Information to Build a Strong Patent Application".

During this seminar, held in conjunction with the Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy Oncology Summit 2015, attendees will learn about recent changes in patent law relating to patent-eligible subject matter—as well as the strength of disclosure required—and learn how to use these changes as tools rather than hurdles. More About the Seminar...

Venue: NC Biotech, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

For more information and to register: Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy - Oncology Summit 2015



May 16, 2015 - Cancer Advances - PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2015 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Research

PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham. These events are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones with a promise of a better tomorrow.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is blazing new trails in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Join us for PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham and together we will continue to rewrite the book on how to fight this deadly disease.

Join Cancer Advances Team and Cato Research for PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, our Shop Purple store, and more!

Venue: NC State Centennial Campus, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

For more information and to register: Click Here to Register with the Cancer Advances Team
at the PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2015 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk



May 17-20, 2015 - MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2015 East

Operations - Regulatory Compliance - Contracts - Budgets - Quality

MAGI is streamlining clinical research by standardizing best practices for clinical research operations, business and regulatory compliance. Our 11,000+ members represent clinical research sponsors, sites and CROs.

Cato representative, Kristen Oberg, JD, Executive Director and Legal Counsel of Commercial Operations will present, "The Multi-Piece Puzzle", a presentation about the interface of client/CRO arrangement and clinical trial agreements.

Venue: The Renaissance Capital View Hotel - Arlington, Virginia, USA

For more information and to register: MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2015 East



May 20-21, 2015 - Texas Life Science Venture Forum

Houston, Texas, USA

For more information and to register: Texas Life Science Venture Forum



May 29 - June 2, 2015 - ASCO Annual Meeting - Illumination & Innovation

Transforming Data into Learning

The theme for ASCO 2015 is Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning. Innovation—the imaginative and creative use of knowledge to transform how we improve the lives of patients in a sustainable and scalable manner—is the necessary companion to illumination. The transformation of data into knowledge, and knowledge into learning, enables us to move our health care delivery and research systems forward.

Illumination and innovation are how the most adaptable will survive in a changing environment. As oncology professionals, we have always been and always will be at the forefront of creativity and disruptive change; it is the nature of who we are, and why we endeavor in this most difficult of medical specialties to illuminate the path forward. ASCO's goal is not the accumulation of knowledge for its own sake, but rather the application of knowledge to patient care. With data as a shared resource, we can accelerate learning from one another and from our patients, sharing new insights and making faster strides against cancer.

Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA

For more information and to register: ASCO Annual Meeting - Illumination & Innovation



June 3, 2015 - Cato Research Founder's Wine Down Wednesday - Wine Tasting Event

Save the date and plan to join us at Cato Research Durham for an evening of fine wines highly rated by the Wine Advocate or the Wine Spectator, accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres. More information to be announced.

Venue: Cato Research Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA



June 14 - 18, 2015 - DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting

The DIA Annual Meeting, the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a global network of life sciences professionals to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.

Venue: Washington, DC, USA

For more information and to register: DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting



June 15 - 18, 2015 - 2015 BIO International Convention

In 2015 the BIO International Convention is headed to the heart of the U.S. biopharma industry. In close proximity to New York's financial markets and Washington, D.C.'s regulatory center, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area is home to more than 1,200 companies, ranging from the biopharma industry's largest multinational companies to its fastest growing firms. The region's vast array of leading universities and research institutions fosters a collaborative environment. In the past 10 years alone, the region has drawn nearly $4 billion in venture capital funding (according to the Jones Lang LaSalle Life Sciences Cluster Report 2012).

Venue: The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

For more information and to register: 2015 BIO International Convention



September 8-10, 2015 - Rodman & Renshaw - 16th Annual Global Investment Conference

Venue: The ST. Regis Hotel in New York City, NY, USA

For more information and to register: Rodman & Renshaw - 16th Annual Global Investment Conference



September 8-12, 2015 - PAIN Week

PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management. Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for its 9th year on September 8-12, we expect to welcome 2100+ physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals for a comprehensive program of course offerings, satellite events, and exhibits. Over 120 hours of continuing medical education activities will be presented.

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

For more information and to register: PAIN Week



September 15-17, 2015 - BioPharm America

BioPharm America™ is where biotech industry partnerships get started. Meet face-to-face with biotech and pharma executives from around the world to identify and enter strategic relationships. Equipped with partneringONE®, the world's leading web-based partnering system for the life science industry, BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group's acclaimed European events BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®.

Venue: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, USA

For more information and to register: BioPharm America



October 7-9, 2015 - Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa

The Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the regenerative medicine and advanced therapies industry with the scientific community to advance cutting-edge research into cures. The meeting features a nationally recognized Scientific Symposium, attended by leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe, in conjunction with the industry's premier annual Partnering Forum, the first and only event of its kind dedicated solely to facilitating connections in this sector. Combined, these meetings attract nearly 800 attendees, fostering key partnerships through more than 500 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field over the past year.

Venue: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla, CA, USA

For more information and to register: Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa



October 8-12, 2015 - North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology

Cato Representative, Jack Snyder will be presenting, "Protecting Your Liability in Practice, It's Not a Roll of the Dice" at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology conference

Venue: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology



October 14, 2015 - US- Korea Business Innovation Partnership

At this high-profile event, leading entrepreneurs, executives, researchers and officials from the United States and Korea will come together to address key issues in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, providing a platform for high-impact discussions and opportunities for partnerships between businesses from both countries. The event will include two noteworthy sessions: Business Innovation Forum and Business Partnership.

Venue: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C., USA

For more information and to register: US - Korea Business Innovation Partnership



October 20-21, 2015 - The 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum

The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and One-on-One Partnering™ meetings.

Venue: Parc 55 San Francisco, A Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA

For more information and to register: The 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum



October 21-22, 2015 - 2015 NORD Rare Summit: Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit

NORD's Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit is the largest and most meaningful multi-stakeholder event of its kind – historically featuring over 20 speakers from the FDA, participation from over 80 patient organizations and the Pharma/Biotech industry's foremost experts in orphan product innovation, investment and commercialization.

The 2015 Breakthrough Summit is concentrated with innovative content and convenes the top leaders from the FDA, NIH, Industry, Patient Groups, Payers and Research Institutions to address the progress of rare disease diagnosis, genomics, drug development, patient engagement, patient-centered research models, product approvals, FDA oversight and market access to orphan products.

Venue: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA

For more information and to register: 2015 NORD Rare Summit: Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit



October 26-27, 2015 - SAS Leadership Conference: Analytics 2015

This event brings together hundreds of analytics professionals, experts and researchers for two days of education and networking. Sessions cover topics such as forecasting, text analytics, predictive modeling and social media analytics. If analytics is a key part of your job, you'll benefit from the practical knowledge and insight that can be directly applied to your everyday tasks.

Venue: The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA

For more information and to register: SAS Leadership Conference: Analytics 2015



November 2-4, 2015 - BIO-Europe

Building Value through Partnerships

BIO-Europe® is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. The conference annually attracts leading dealmakers from biotech, pharma and finance along with the most exciting emerging companies. Produced with the support of BIO, it is regarded as a "must attend" event for the biotech industry.

Venue: International Congress Center (ICM), Messe Muenchen GmbH, Munich, Germany, EU

For more information and to register: BIO-Europe











2015 Press Releases

November 2, 2015
Join Cato BioVentures at BIO-Europe in Munich, Germany PDF

October 28, 2015
Cancer Advances Announces $48.5 Million Funding Commitment  PDF

June 15, 2015
Join Cato BioVentures at 2015 BIO International Convention PDF

May 15, 2015
Cancer Advances and Cato Research to Participate PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2015 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Research  PDF

January 15, 2015
Cancer Advances to attend ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium PDF