AZBio China Forum

Date(s) - 11 Jun 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation @ GateWay

Date:  June 11, 2012


Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI)
GateWay Community College
275 N. GateWay Drive
Phoenix, AZ
 – click here for directions


Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Lawrence C.H. Wang, PhD  –  From Concept to Gobal Markets – the Story fof the Access Bar.

David Brown Wilson, PhD – To the Wall and Back – Building a Bioscience Business in China

Lawrence C.H. Wang, PhD –  ECO-rehabilitation in the Upper Yangtze River in rural China


Tours of the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College will be available following  the Keynotes.


$25.00 for AZBio Members

$35.00 for Non Members

Students:  Complimentary (Please show student ID at Registration)

To Register,  use the ticket form at the bottom of this page.

About Our Speakers:

David Brown Wilson, PhD

David’s roles as a C-Level Executive, consultant and board member with diverse International experience in leading Biotech/Pharm Administration, Operations, R&D, Corporate Development, Project and Alliance Management in startup and mid-size life science companies have resulted in  6 biotech start-ups that have all benefited through  increased valuation, acquisition or IPO.

With an excellent track record of bringing new products through different phases of Research, Development and Commercialization, David combines strengths in strategic planning and resourceful tactical management in product development from laboratory to launch, creation of operational infrastructure to support technology development, and leading multi-functional teams to optimize shareholder value.  LinkedIn Profile

At the June 2010 AZBIO Breakfast Exchange in Phoenix, David Wilson presented “BioBusiness in China” describing the $100MM joint venture he put together in conjunction with the Chinese Government.

A week later he left Arizona to live and work in China where he went to establish the largest globally-compliant Biotherapeutics manufacturing company in China at China Medical City, Taizhou, Jiangsu.  Two-years later he is back and has agreed to present an update, analysis and provide insight regarding his experience doing business in China.  The preview is that getting the money for biobusiness in China is the easy part.  The challenge is execution of your business plan and strategy in a very different environment.

Do you have specific questions you would like addressed during the presentation?  Send your questions for David to

Larry Wang, Ph. D., FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Larry was born in China and grew up in Taiwan.  After finishing his B.Sc. in Taiwan, he came to the US and did his Master’s degree at Rice University in Houston and his doctoral degree at Cornell University in New York.  He taught 35 years as a professor of Physiology at the University of Alberta in Canada and reached mandatory retirement in 2005 and continued as Professor Emeritus.

Larry’s research involved energy and fat metabolism in exercise and cold exposure, including hibernation and hypothermia. He has 12 patents, published five edited books, and over 150 original scientific research articles in international peer-reviewed journals.  In 1993 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Canada, the highest honor achievable by any academics in Canada.  Between 1996-2005, he served as the senior advisor on international affairs to the president of the U of Alberta.

Larry is best known as the inventor of the Canadian Cold Buster bar and the Access bar, patented  functional foods tech-transferred from his research to help turn fat into fuel.  The products have been used to fight cold, enhance exercise performance, and manage obesity.  First introduced in Canada in 1991, it is now marketed in 14 countries globally.

In 2000, Larry co-founded the ECO Fund at the University of Alberta to conduct volunteer work on eco-rehabilitation and poverty alleviation in rural China along the Upper Yangtze River.  His team’s work has enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of farmers from poverty to sustainable prosperity.  For his work, Larry received the “Friendship Award,” the highest honor the Government of China can bestow upon foreign experts.  In November, 2011, Larry was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by theUniversity of Alberta, the highest honor the University of Alberta can confer, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in education, science and technology and in global community services.

Do you have specific questions you would like addressed during the presentation?  Send your questions for Larry to


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