With a noted track record in life sciences, Nova Scotia is home to many early stage biotech and biopharma companies. But does your start-up have its finger on the pulse of today’s trends in these sectors? You can watch a stream of this session on our YouTube channel.

Get caught up over breakfast on Thursday, June 29, at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre!

We’ll host Dr. Barry Gertz from Clarus Ventures. Managing $1.7 billion across three funds, Clarus Ventures is a healthcare investment firm based in Boston and San Francisco. Having spent the majority of his career in drug development with big pharma, Dr. Gertz will use his unique perspective to tell us where the market is going and what factors are now driving investment. Plus, he’ll fill us in on Clarus Ventures’ approach to investing and offer some advice relevant to our local ecosystem.

Don’t miss this opportunity to glean Dr. Gertz’s expertise!

Barry Gertz, Partner, Clarus Ventures (clarusfunds.com) –  Dr. Gertz joined Clarus Ventures in 2014 following 28 years in clinical drug development at Merck & Co. At Merck, Dr. Gertz oversaw the design, analysis, reporting and execution of all clinical trials required for the registration and life-cycle management of new molecules.

As a partner at Clarus, Dr. Gertz’s focus is on scientific diligence of investment opportunities for companies in the health sciences. He also serves on the management team of Nuvelution Pharma, an R&D risk-sharing company created by Clarus and Novo Ventures.

Dr. Gertz has co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and contributed to the clinical evaluation and approval of more than 25 new drugs and vaccines. He holds a BSc in chemistry, an MD, and a PhD in pharmacology. He is a faculty member at the department of endocrinology at the University of California in San Francisco.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am (light breakfast from 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax

RSVP to Charmaine via email or 902.424.8670 x 1511 by June 26.

Note to our Cape Breton friends: We’re live-casting this session to a group gathered in Cape Breton at Navigate Startup House, 37 Nepean Street, Sydney; click here to let our team there (aka Bob Pelley!) know you’re coming to the Sydney webcast.