The Balloch Group ("TBG") was established in 2001 by Howard Balloch (Canada's ambassador to China from 1996 to 2001). TBG has since grown from a market-entry consultancy working with North American clients in China to a leading advisory and merchant banking firm serving both domestic Chinese companies and multinational corporations. TBG was ranked as the number one boutique investment bank in China by ChinaVenture in 2008. TBG's professionals are located in Beijing, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Wuhan and Hangzhou serving and investing alongside our clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and direct investment transactions. www.ballochgroup.com
Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Bio Bay is located in the southwest of SIP Dushu lake high education town. Suzhou Industrial Park, the biggest cooperation program between China and Singapore, is committed to develop into a high-tech industrial park with international competitiveness and a modern, international garden-like township. SIP Bio Bay plays a key role as the innovation base for Suzhou Industrial Park to cultivate biotechnology industry and also an innovation platform for the booming of biotechnology and nanotechnology development of both Suzhou city and China. www.biobay.com.cn/en/index.html
Broad & Bright is a full service Chinese law firm with international perspectives, providing a broad range of specialized legal services in multiple practice areas for domestic and international clients, with particular expertise and outstanding achievements in cross-border business transactions. Our Chinese and international educated lawyers have long term practice experience at Chinese and international law firms. www.broadbright.com
Since its founding in January, 2007, ChinaBio® LLC has rapidly launched a number of successful initiatives connecting China biotech with the world. With offices in Shanghai, Silicon Valley and San Diego, ChinaBio’s activities include:
- Conferences: Organizer of the premier life science investment and partnering conferences in China, ChinaBio has helped early stage China companies raise over $350 million US to date.
- Consulting: Assists global life science companies, entrepreneurs and investors understand the China life science market, create a China strategy, and identify novel technologies and strategic partners.
- Information: In-depth market intelligence and databases on novel technology development, clinical trials, and investment and partnering activity in China.
- ChinaBio® Today: Publishing online and email newsletters focusing exclusively on China’s life science industry.
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Foley is a highly regarded, international law firm providing client-focused, industry-specific services that result in high-value legal counsel for our clients. Our practice areas encompass the full range of corporate legal services. With an office located in Shanghai, the attorneys of Foley’s China Practice are well positioned to assist U.S., Asian, and European clients with the complex matters that arise when doing business in or related to Greater China. From IP procurement and technology transfer to M&A due diligence, count on Foley’s experience and our cultural and business connections in China to help you stake you claim. www.foley.com
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. Life Technologies had sales of more than $3 billion in 2008, employs approximately 9,500 people, has a presence in more than 100 countries, and possesses a rapidly growing intellectual property estate of approximately 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses. Life Technologies was created by the combination of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc. For more information on how we are making a difference please visit our website:www.lifetechnologies.com
Morrison & Foerster’s Life Sciences Practice is comprised of more than 160 attorneys dedicated to serving life sciences companies, research institutions, and the venture capital funds and investments banks that finance them. Morrison & Foerster is a global law firm offering services in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, patent strategy and prosecution, collaborations and licensing agreements, trade secret litigation and counseling, employment and labor, and commercial, intellectual property and securities litigation. With offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, as well as Tokyo, Europe and the United States, we are uniquely positioned to assist life sciences entities around the world. www.mofo.com