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2018 Events

January 8-10, 2018 - Biotech Showcase


Innovation meets money at Biotech Showcase exclusive investor event. Kick off your business strategy during healthcare'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



January 8-11, 2018 - JP Morgan 36th Annual Healthcare Conference

Venue: San Francisco, CA, USA



February 12 - 13, 2018 - BIO CEO & Investor Conference


The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Because the mission is to support industry-wide success, we present a broad and unbiased view of investment opportunities.

Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, NY, USA

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



February 22-25, 2018 - 58TH ANNUAL HEALTH LAW & LEGAL MEDICINE: THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE NOW


Dr. Jack Snyder, Managing Director at CATO Research Washington, and Co-Director of Pharmacovigilance for Cato Research Ltd., will offer two presentations. The first presentation is entitled "Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals: A 25-Year History". The second presentation is entitled "An Update on FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Initiatives".

Venue: FRANCIS MARION HOTEL, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

For more information and to register: 58TH ANNUAL HEALTH LAW & LEGAL MEDICINE: THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE NOW



February 28, 2018 & March 1, 2018 - Biocom's Global Life Science Partnering Conference


Biocom's 8th 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.

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

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



March 12-14, 2018 - BIO-Europe Spring


With a focus on European innovation and global collaboration, BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference bringing together a "whoʼs who" from biotech, pharma and finance in the most innovative biopharma clusters in Europe.

Venue: Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For more information and to register: BIO-Europe Spring



March 20-21, 2018 - Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Israel 2018

Cato Research is Sponsoring and Exhibiting - Stop by and visit with us at Booth #15:

Arena International is thrilled to announce that the fourth Outsourcing in Clinical Trials conference is returning to Tel Aviv, 20th – 21st March 2018; the only clinical outsourcing platform for biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies within Israel.

As with its reputation, this conference addresses how companies can effectively develop their outsourcing strategies and attendees will attain an increased understanding of how to enhance their operational efficiencies to ensure timely and cost-effective clinical studies.

Venue: Tel Aviv, Israel

For more information and to register: Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Israel 2018



April 16-17, 2018 - LORENZlink 2018 RIM Solutions Conference

Interact with industry and agency professionals on regulatory topics like:
  • RIM Technology: Understanding Process Development
    Sandra Krogulski, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services
  • Key Success Factors in Approaching eTMF from Start to Finish
    Maria Crump, Regulatory Professionals, Inc
  • Update on Electronic Submissions at Health Canada
    Irena Pastorekova, Health Canada
  • Successful AdPromo Launch submitted in eCTD Format
    Teresa Martins, Bayer
  • Harmonizing Submission Publishing Across Three Sites at Emergent Biosolutions
    Christopher Leonienco, Emergent Biosolutions

Venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN, United States

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April 18, 2018 - Join Cato Research for a Celebratory Wine Tasting - Pioneering Drug Development Pathways for 30 Years!

Join CATO in our Durham office as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways!

Wednesday, April 18th, 5 - 7:30 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: Join Cato Research for a Celebratory Wine Tasting



April 21, 2018 - Cato Research and Cancer Advances Proud Sponsor of PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2018 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 contribute or participate: Cato Research and Cancer Advances Proud Sponsor of PurpleStride: Raleigh-Durham 2018 5K RUN & Family-Friendly Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Research



May 15-17, 2018 - Israeli MIXiii BIOMED Conference

Cato Research is Coexhibiting with Pharmaseed - Come Visit Us at Booth #29!

This year, MIXiii-BIOMED will explore and aim to fuel the innovations and trends that are shaping the future of healthcare systems and life sciences. 

As we envision and analyze our projections for the future of healthcare systems, we should address and asses ways to diagnose and treat patients by utilizing next generation methods with emphasize on regenerative medicine and cell therapies. With the goal of improving the way we treat, prevent and cure diseases, we should consider innovations in precision and targeted medicine genetics, personal diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.

Venue: David InterContinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

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May 18-23, 2018 - ATS International Conference

The ATS International Conference is the home of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals, from those in the earliest stages of their careers to those whose research or strides in clinical care has gained them international recognition. Each year, nearly 14,000 of these professionals choose to attend, present, and learn about the latest advances, meet with colleagues from around the world, and strike new collaborations. It is truly where today's science meets tomorrow's care.

Venue: San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, San Diego, CA, USA

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June 1-5, 2018 - ASCO Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting brings together 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, IL

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June 2-5, 2018 - Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the world's largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

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June 4, 2018 - RESI Boston

Fundraising CEOs have a venue to meet early stage investors that are a fit for their sector and stage every three months, providing a great ROI for cost conscious CEOs.

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June 4-7, 2018 - BIO International

Cato Research is Coexhibiting - Come Visit Us at Booth #1501-3!

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

Venue: Boston, MA

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June 5, 2018 - Cato Research Boston Celebratory Wine Tasting at BIO International - Pioneering Drug Development Pathways for 30 Years!

Join Cato Research along with BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH during BIO International at Marriott's Custom House Hotel, Boston, MA as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways!

Tuesday, June 5th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
at Marriott's Custom House Hotel
3 McKinley Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 USA

Phone: +1 (617) 310-6300

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: Join Cato Research for a Celebratory Wine Tasting



June 12, 2018 - NCBIO's Legislative Reception

More than 150 life science company representatives and legislators will meet for an evening reception highlighting North Carolina's life sciences industry.

Venue: NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC, USA

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June 15-19,2018 - ISSX (International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics)Annual Meeting

Will offer a broad range of highly relevant short courses, symposia and poster presentations; new investigator and ISSX Focus Group sessions and social events. The relaxed and friendly environment will offer both a professionally and personally rewarding experience, allowing for dialogue and exchange of scientific expertise among the world's leading experts in drug/xenobiotic research.

Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal- Montreal, Canada

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July 19, 2018 - Cato Research Canada Celebratory Wine Tasting - Pioneering Drug Development Pathways for 30 Years!

Join Cato Research at our office in Canada as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways! Enjoy an evening of highly rated wines by the Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and other highly regarded wine reviewers accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres.

Thursday, 19 July 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
at Cato Research Canada
9900 Cavendish Boulevard, Suite 300
Saint-Laurent, Québec, Canada H4M 2V2 

+1 (514) 856-2286

For more information and to register: Join Cato Research for a Celebratory Wine Tasting

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August 13-14, 2018 - The Bioprocessing Summit 2018

William Lee, PhD, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs of Cato Research will present: FDA's CMC Review of a Cell Therapeutics.

This talk will focus on two case studies. The first case study will discuss FDA's CMC issues with a stem cell therapy that were raised at a pre-IND meeting. The second case study will discuss FDA's CMC questions for an investigational cell therapy during the pre-IND meeting and then subsequently during the IND 30-day review after initial IND submission.

Venue: Sheraton Boston, Boston, MA, USA

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August 22, 2018 - Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in San Diego, CA!

Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in San Diego, CA as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways!

Wednesday, August 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at Cato Research Office in San Diego
6480 Weathers Place, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121-3913 USA
Phone: +1-858-452-7271

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: Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in San Diego, CA



September 5, 2018 - RESI (Redefining Early Stage Investments) Boston

Fundraising CEOs have a venue to meet early stage investors that are a fit for their sector and stage every three months, providing a great ROI for cost conscious CEOs.

Venue: Boston, MA, Boston Marriot Copley

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September 5-6, 2018 - BioPharm America ( 11th Annual International Partnering Conference)

Where life science leaders partner and accelerate growth. Build strategic partnerships and grow your knowledge with the brightest minds in biotech, pharma and finance. Key biotech and pharma leaders discuss the latest industry trends in workshops and panels.

Venue: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

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September 25, 2018 - Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in South Africa!

Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in South Africa as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways!

Tuesday, September 25th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at Cato Research South Africa
Building 27, Waterford Office Park
Waterford Drive, Fourways 2055, South Africa 
Phone: +2711-658-8400

Enjoy an evening of fine wines accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres.

For more information and to register: Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in South Africa



October 1-4, 2018 - RAPS Regulatory Convergence #2018RAPS

Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC Canada

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October 2-3, 2018 - 5th NCI Pancreatic Cancer Symposium: Current Advances and Future Challenges in Research and Treatment

Venue: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

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October 3, 2018 - Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in Washington, D.C.!

Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in Washington, D.C. as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at Cato Research Office in Washington, D.C.
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850 USA
Phone: +1-301-309-1260


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: Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our office in Washington, D.C.

Please Note: If you plan to attend, you will need a parking pass displayed on your car.
Download and Print Special Parking Pass Here.



October 17-18, 2018 - BIO Investor Forum

Biotech investor conference focused on investment trends and opportunities in life sciences, with unbiased emphasis on venturestage growth and emerging public companies as well as those poised to join the growth "watch list" in 2019.

Venue: The Westin, St. Francis, San Francisco, CA, USA

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October 31 - Nov. 3, 2018 - Annual Meeting of American Pancreatic Association

The Annual Meeting is the cornerstone of of the organization and it brings together Pancreatologists (medical pancreatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, oncologists and basic scientists) from all over the world to present and discuss current clinical and laboratory research related to the field. Evidence-based advances in techniques and intervention for treating pancreatic disorders are featured.

Venue: Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA

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November 5, 2018 - RESI NYC

Biotech investor conference focused on investment trends and opportunities in life sciences, with unbiased emphasis on venturestage growth and emerging public companies as well as those poised to join the growth "watch list" in 2019.

Venue: New York, New York; New York Hilton Midtown

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November 5-7, 2018 - BIO-Europe (24th Annual International Partnering Conference)

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. Initiate new partnerships through life science partnering at BIO-Europe 2018 in Copenhagen

Venue: Bella Center Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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November 8, 2018 - Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our CATO Europe office in Cologne, Germany!

Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our CATO Europe office in Cologne, Germany as we celebrate 30 years of pioneering drug development pathways!

Wednesday, November 8th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at Cato Research Europe
Hertzstrasse 7, D-50859
Cologne, Germany
Phone: 49-2234-379440


Enjoy an evening of fine wines accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres.

For more information and to register: Join Cato Research for a 30 Years Celebratory Wine Tasting at our CATO Europe Office in Cologne, Germany



November 8, 2018 - NCRAF Annual Roundtable Event

NCRAF is an association of regulatory affairs professionals centered in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "Triangle" of North Carolina USA. NCRAF is dedicated to providing education and support for the continuing professional development of individuals who have an interest in regulatory affairs activities as they apply to research, development, or manufacture of drugs, biologics, or medical devices.

Venue: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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November 6-9, 2018 - THE ICE EXCHANGE - The Conference for the Credentialing Community

Cato Research's JACKSON SNYDER, MD, PHD, DABT, PMP, American Board of Toxicology will be co-presenting: Exams in Transition: Revamping your exam program while keeping your stakeholders on board. Track: Test Development and Administration.

Meet with our Team! Send Us a Request to Meet



December 7-9, 2018 - BIT'S 12th World Congress, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell: Shaping a New Hope for the Cure

Venue: Xi'an, China

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2018 Press Releases

November 28, 2018
Cato Research Partners with Water Street and JLL Partners to Continue Growth and Expansion PDF

April 21, 2018
Cato Research Cancer Advances Proudly Sponsors PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2018 PDF

March 23, 2018
Cato Research awarded "Best International Clinical Trial Services Provider 2018" PDF

January 2018

Lynda Sutton, principle and cofounder of Cato BioVentures, a family owned venture capital of Cato Holdings, was recently featured in BioWorld's article titled, "Alternative to traditional venture capital money could fill translational gaps" by Jennifer Boggs, for her panel discussion at this year's January RESI conference featuring Cato BioVentures' innovative investment approaches in the healthcare sector:

"Cato Bioventures, for instance, started investing in gene therapy in 2000. "We're finally seeing early results," said Lynda Sutton, principal and co-founder.

Launched in 1988 as the venture capital affiliate of Cato Holding, a privately held family fund, has built a portfolio of firms, including those developing therapeutics, medical devices and stem cell therapies. It invests in firms at all stages of development and across multiple therapeutic areas, and its funds have gone into both public and private firms. Cato Bioventures offers a two-pronged approach to its investments, said Sutton, who, like de Souza, is another pharma veteran. The first is to look for technology "that needs a home, bring it in and form a company around it," with the aim of getting it to a value inflection point. The second involves looking for companies with good management, promising technology and invest money and resources to complement drug development efforts."

http://www.bioworld.com/content/alternative-traditional-venture-capital-money-could-fill-translational-gaps-0











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