CEO of Burrill & Company to Speak at BioConference Live Slated for November 17th through 19th

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We are delighted to have Steve Burrill participate in BioConference Live

PlatformQ, the leading producer of online events for the healthcare, education and energy markets, and LabRoots, a free social networking site serving the scientific community, today announced that G. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive Officer of Burrill & Company, will present at BioConference Live, the first ever virtual conference for the life sciences community.

Burrill & Company is a San Francisco based firm providing venture capital, private equity, merchant banking and media to life science firms in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices, human healthcare and related medical technologies, healthcare delivery, nutraceuticals and wellness, agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology and biofuels.

"We are delighted to have Steve Burrill participate in BioConference Live," said Greg Cruikshank, CEO of Labroots. "Burrill & Company's extensive network among executives and scientists in pharmaceutical and biotech provides it with invaluable insight. This will make for a compelling presentation and question and answer session."

BioConference Live features live keynote presentations by life science leaders via video and the opportunity for attendees to text in questions to be addressed in real-time by these experts. Additional speakers include:
•Shawn Patrick O'Brien, CEO and President, Profectus Biosciences
•Dr. Thomas R. Insel, M.D, Director, National Institute of Mental Health
•Dr. Seth Finklestein, Ph.D., CEO, Biotrofix
•Dr. Edgar Adams, Sc.D., Executive Director, Covance Inc.
•Dr. Robert Malone, M.D., Professor of Biotechnology, Kennesaw University
•Dr. Arthur M. Brown, M.D., CEO, ChanTest Corporation
•Dr. Edward Weinstein, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Genetic Engineering, Sigma-Aldrich
•Dr. Vincent P. Mauro, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Scripps Institute
•Dr. Wayne P. Kelley, Ph.D., Manager Analytical Science Team, GlaxoSmithKline
•Dr. Lin Wu, M.D., Senior Scientist, CV Therapeutics
•Dr. Peter Hoffmann, Ph.D., Vice President, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals

A complete list of speakers and session topics is available at Bioconference Live extends the experience of the LabRoots social network with a live digital event, featuring streaming video presentations, live chat, and a virtual exhibit floor. To register to attend this groundbreaking online conference for free, or learn more about presentation or sponsorship opportunities, visit

About PlatformQ
PlatformQ is a digital media company that produces virtual events in the education, energy and healthcare markets. PlatformQ connects people, organizations and associations worldwide, enabling them to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders at online events. Virtual events produced by PlatformQ offer great access to content, real-time networking, interactivity, global reach, and efficient use of time and resources for attendees. PlatformQ events provide marketers with a measurable, targeted, and contextual environment for promoting products and services.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is a social utility designed to network the professional scientific community based on individual scientific experience, discipline, and aptitude. LabRoots fosters world-wide scientific communication and incorporates the newest social networking technologies. LabRoots allows scientists to connect with each other as they describe their research interests on a myriad of unique features and tools, discovering meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise. More information can be found at

BioConference Live and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.


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