The 12th Annual Yao Yuan Biotech Pharma Symposium

Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Chicago

Date: May 30-31, 2019


Chicago, the largest city in the Midwest, was named the best city to live in by several magazines. However, the Midwest is emerging as one of the top global hubs for biomedical innovation and a healthy ecosystem for biotech research. The 12th Annual Yao Yuan Biotech Pharma Symposium highlights the resources available for entrepreneurs and helps to connect early stage companies with Chicago’s and the Midwest’s burgeoning ecosystem of world famous academic institutions, growing investment community and available pool of research, drug development and business leadership. This ecosystem establishes the framework to effectively translate groundbreaking discoveries to promising assets that are attractive to capitals around the world, notably from China.

Bio-Partnering Forum

Mike Zhao, VP at MSQ Ventures, chaired a session during the first day of the Symposium that highlighted the exciting discoveries from a variety of biotechnology innovators that range from cell therapy using autologous and allogeneic approaches, engineered antibody platform for imaging guided cancer diagnostics, targeted drug delivery platform using nanoparticles, among others. The Yao Yuan Symposium demonstrates that there are abundant resources and interests available to innovators using diverse technologies and therapies to develop solutions to some of the most complex diseases with high unmet medical needs.