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About Us:

Pharmaceutical & BioScience Society (PBSS) is a non-profit professional organization of scientists and other professionals in various pharmaceutical and life science fields, working in diverse organizations such as the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, instrumentation and analytical product suppliers, universities, government laboratories and contract research organizations. Our root in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics is still reflected in some of the programs we organize. While our 3000+ members are largely concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Diego Area, we also have members residing in other biotech / pharmaceutical clusters in North America.

Mission Statement:

The mission of PBSS is to promote the exchange of scientific and technical ideas and to provide educational and growth opportunities in the fields of pharmaceutical / life science and related disciplines. We foster interactions and disseminate information through seminar luncheons, targeted workshops (short courses), expert forums, vendor shows, and job opening announcements.

Event Calendar:

All of our scheduled events are listed below.

  • For further event details, click on the event title and speakers' names.
  • To register for an event, click here.
  • To suggest seminar or workshop topics / speakers, or to volunteer to lead/co-organize a workshop,click here.

StatusDateTimePlaceEventNameMajor SponsorSpeakersEventType

>>Registered Vendors
5/20/2022
10:00-12:00 Pacific Time
Online via zoom
Review of recent US FDA draft guidance for CAR-T cell products and considerations of CAR-T preclinical/clinical pharmacokinetics

>>Details...
Jeong Hyeon Lim, PharmD (CNU)

>>Details...
Workshop

>>Registered Vendors
5/25/2022
8:30-13:00 Pacific Time
Online via Zoom
[Free Online Symposium] The Science and Stories of Promising Biotech Startups – 1 (Jointly by PBSS and LSA)

>>Details...
Martin Driscoll any Kris Iyer (RIGImmune); Sherry Martin-Moe (Saccharo); Xiaoxi Wei (X-Therma); Rob Evans (Purissima); William Korinek (Astrocyte)

>>Details...
Symposium

>>Registered Vendors
5/25/2022
8:30-13:00 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS SF.
[Free Webcast from PBSS-SFBay] The Science and Stories of Promising Biotech Startups – 1 (Jointly by PBSS and LSA)

>>Details...
Martin Driscoll any Kris Iyer (RIGImmune); Sherry Martin-Moe (Saccharo); Xiaoxi Wei (X-Therma); Rob Evans (Purissima); William Korinek (Astrocyte)

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
6/2/2022
13:00-17:00 Pacific Time
Online via Zoom
[Free Online Symposium] Discovery and Development of Pyrukynd™, an approved first-in-class oral therapy for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

>>Details...
Audra Boscoe, VP HEOR; Erin Zagadailov, Dir. HEOR; Lenny Dang, VP Translational Sciences; Varsha Iyer, Sr. Dir. Clinical Pharmacology; Ophelia Yin, Sr. Dir. Pharmacometrics; Chandra Prakash, Senior Research Fellow; Vanessa Beynon, Sr. Clinical Director (Agios)

>>Details...
Symposium

>>Registered Vendors
6/2/2022
13:00-17:00 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS Boston.
[Free Webcast from Boston-PBSS] Discovery and Development of Pyrukynd™, an approved first-in-class oral therapy for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

>>Details...
Audra Boscoe, VP HEOR; Erin Zagadailov, Dir. HEOR; Lenny Dang, VP Translational Sciences; Varsha Iyer, Sr. Dir. Clinical Pharmacology; Ophelia Yin, Sr. Dir. Pharmacometrics; Chandra Prakash, Sr. Dir. DMPK; Vanessa Beynon, Sr. Clinical Director (Agios)

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
6/2/2022
13:00-17:00 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS Boston.
Webcast from PBSS Boston.: [Free Online Symposium] Discovery and Development of Pyrukynd™, an approved first-in-class oral therapy for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

>>Details...
Audra Boscoe, VP HEOR; Erin Zagadailov, Dir. HEOR; Lenny Dang, VP Translational Sciences; Varsha Iyer, Sr. Dir. Clinical Pharmacology; Ophelia Yin, Sr. Dir. Pharmacometrics; Chandra Prakash, Senior Research Fellow; Vanessa Beynon, Sr. Clinical Director (Agios)

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
6/8/2022
11:30-13:30 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS SF.
[Free Online Webcast from PBSS-SFBay] Highlights of 2021 FDA Approvals (a PBSS-CLS joint symposium)

>>Details...
Elizabeth Kelley and Karen Samy (Genentech)

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
6/8/2022
11:30-13:30 Pacific Time
Online via Zoom
[Free Online Symposium] Highlights of 2021 FDA Approvals (a PBSS-CLS joint symposium)

>>Details...
Elizabeth Kelley and Karen Samy (Genentech)

>>Details...
Symposium

>>Registered Vendors
7/27/2022
10:00-13:00 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS-San Francisco Bay
[Free Webcast from PBSS-SFBay] Success Stories and Lessons Learned from Recent FDA Approvals: VOXZOGO (vosoritide) by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

>>Details...
Heather Wenzel, Anu Cherukuri, Yulan Qi

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
7/27/2022
10:00-13:00 Pacific Time
Online via Zoom
[Free Online Symposium] Success Stories and Lessons Learned from Recent FDA Approvals: VOXZOGO (vosoritide) by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

>>Details...
Heather Wenzel, Anu Cherukuri, Yulan Qi

>>Details...
Symposium

>>Registered Vendors
8/17/2022
8:00-12:30 Pacific Time
Online via Zoom
[Free Online Symposium] Advances in Oncology

>>Details...

>>Details...
Symposium

>>Registered Vendors
8/17/2022
8:00-12:30 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS SF.
[Free Webcast from PBSS-SFBay] Advances in Oncology

>>Details...

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
9/15/2022
8:00-12:30 Pacific Time
Online via zoom
[Free Online workshop] Immunogenicity of Biologic Drugs

>>Details...

>>Details...
Workshop

>>Registered Vendors
9/15/2022
8:00-12:30 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS SF.
[Free Webcast from PBSS-SFBay] Immunogenicity of Biologic Drugs

>>Details...

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
10/6/2022
13:00-16:30 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS Boston.
[Free Online workshop by Boston-PBSS] PK-PD considerations and human dose projection for novel modalities

>>Details...
Zheng Yang, BMS; Vaishali Dixit, Kymera; Vijay Upreti, Amgen; Guohua An, Univ of IOwa; Joanne Brodfuehrer, Pfizer; Jeff Kurz, Alnylam

>>Details...
Webcast

>>Registered Vendors
10/6/2022
13:00-16:30 Pacific Time
Online via zoom
[Free Online workshop] PK-PD considerations and human dose projection for novel modalities

>>Details...
Zheng Yang, BMS; Vaishali Dixit, Kymera; Vijay Upreti, Amgen; Guohua An, Univ of IOwa; Joanne Brodfuehrer, Pfizer; Jeff Kurz, Alnylam

>>Details...
Workshop

>>Registered Vendors
11/14/2022
8:30-13:30 Pacific Time
Online via Zoom
[Free Online Symposium] Advances in Cell therapy

>>Details...

>>Details...
Symposium

>>Registered Vendors
11/14/2022
8:30-13:30 Pacific Time
Webcast from PBSS SF.
[Free Webcast from PBSS-SFBay] Advances in Cell therapy

>>Details...

>>Details...
Webcast
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More Detailed Info...

Local Chapters:

We currently have the following two local chapters under the PBSS umbrella, though other local chapters may be established in the future. The upcoming events are shown in the Event Calendar table. Please click on the following links to go to the website of the chapter of your interest, where you can sign up for the free membership and mailing list, and register for the upcoming events.

PBSS Governing Board:

Shichang Miao (ChemoCentryx, Inc.), President
Robyn Rourick (Genentech, Inc.), Secretary; San Diego Chapter Chair
Dave Toman (Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Treasurer; San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Chair
Sam Sperry (eFFECTOR Therapeutics)
Jennifer Yang (Ardea BioSciences, Inc.)
Jim Zhang (Affymax, Inc.)

Contact us:

Click here, or email to info@pbss.org
Mailing address: PO Box 2342, South San Francisco, CA 94083-2342.

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