Speaker Lineup and Agenda Announced for CED Life Science Conference 2013

  Speaker Lineup and Agenda Announced for CED Life Science Conference 2013

Nobel Prize winner, CMO of WellPoint, Inc., and CEO of Onyx Pharmaceuticals to
                             be keynote speakers

CED Life Science Conference 2013

Business Wire

DURHAM, N.C. -- January 3, 2013

CED, the Southeast’s largest entrepreneurial support organization, today
announced the agenda and speakers for the CED Life Science Conference 2013,
February 27-28, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The North Carolina
Biotechnology Center and North Carolina Biosciences (NCBIO) are presenting

The keynote speakers at the CED Life Science Conference 2013 are N. Anthony
(Tony) Coles, M.D., chairman and CEO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Dr. Samuel
Nussbaum, M.D., executive vice president, Clinical Health Policy and chief
medical officer, WellPoint, Inc.; and Jack W. Szostak, Ph.D., recipient of the
2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, investigator, Howard Hughes
Medical Institute, and professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School.

The conference co-chairs are David P. King, CEO, LabCorp; Ed Mathers, partner,
NEA; and Bradley Wilson, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
North Carolina. The CED Life Science Conference attracts more than 1,000 life
science entrepreneurs, investors and industry professionals.

Early registration discounts are available through January 25, 2013. To
register or view the full conference agenda, visit the CED Life Science
Conference 2013 site at http://www.cednc.org/lifescience.

“This conference is a must-attend event for those in the life science
industry,” said David King, CEO of LabCorp, who will lead a panel on
leadership. “We have secured an impressive lineup of opinion leaders, who will
speak to the critical challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

“The conference represents the largest regional gathering of the life science
community,” said CED president Joan Siefert Rose. “This year’s program
includes a showcase of up-and-coming companies, updates on policy affecting
the industry, and excellent opportunities for high-level networking,” Rose
said. The conference is now in its 22^nd year.

About CED

CED’s mission is to identify, enable and promote emerging growth companies and
to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North

About NC Biotechnology Center

The Biotechnology Center is a private, non-profit corporation supported by the
N.C. General Assembly. Its mission is to provide long-term economic and
societal benefits to North Carolina by supporting biotechnology research,
business, education and strategic policy statewide.


NCBIO is dedicated to promoting the future growth and development of North
Carolina’s bioscience industry. NCBIO advocates for state and federal public
policies that encourage the growth of life science companies, support the
development of a strong life science workforce, and promote research and
technology transfer at universities and other institutions.


Jason Parker, 919-226-0466
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