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BCNJ wishes to thank the sponsors, speakers, discussion panelists and the more than 250 participants who helped make this year's Annual Meeting our most successful ever. The Annual Meeting featured Andrew Forman, Managing Director, Senior Analyst, Specialty Pharmaceuticals at WR Hambrecht + Co. and ranked last year by Forbes and in a Wall Street Journal survey as the No. 1 pharmaceutical analyst, and Caren Franzini, Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). In addition, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions sponsored a stimulating discussion panel, Targeted Therapies: Who Will Pay? For more information on the Annual Meeting, please click on the "more" button below.

Wharton Health Care Business Conference

BCNJ Memebers Eligible for 20% Registration Discount. The Wharton Health Care Business Conference is in its 12th year as the leading health care forum for industry professionals, academics, and students. This year's conference will address the convergence of the many sectors of health care -- pharmaceuticals coupling with medical devices, consumers partnering with managed care companies, and IT accelerating progress and coordination.

Rutgers University Graduate School -- New Brunswick 2007 Annual Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards

Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation and a BCNJ Board Member, will be among the honorees recognized at the Rutgers University Graduate School -- New Brunswick 2007 Annual Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards on March 2, 2007, in Piscataway, NJ. The event will be held at the Division Life Sciences Building, First Floor Atrium on the Busch Campus. A cocktail reception from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, with dinner and the awards presentation following immediately thereafter.

The Fourth Annual New Jersey Biomedical Engineering Showcase

The Departments of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Kean University, in conjunction with industry partners from the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey (BCNJ), the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HUNJ) and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, will co-host the Fourth Annual NJ Biomedical Engineering Conference on March 9, 2007, at NJIT in Newark. The day's program includes keynote panels exploring the topics of technology commercialization, New Jersey State support for the Bio/Life Sciences Cluster and global perspectives and success stories on translational research. There will be displays of student research posters, and an exhibit area where companies can present products and services, recruit new employees and network with colleagues. The afternoon program includes a lunch panel on International Perspective in Biomedical Engineering, student-focused workshops, and a career fair.

2007 New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame

Each year the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame provides the biotechnology industry with a unique opportunity to recognize industry members who have made and who continue to make significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of the biotechnology industry in New Jersey. Please mark your calendars for the awards ceremony which will be held on, Thursday, March 22, 2007, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. This will be the eighth gathering of the High-Tech Hall of Fame, which is held in conjunction with our partners AeA, Advancing the Business of Technology and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ). To view previous award winners, please visit