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Enterprise Tuesday 2009/2010 - A real opportunity to business

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  • UserDr Greg Winter, FRS, Co-Founder of Cambridge Antibody Technology and Deputy Director of the MRC's Centre for Protein Engineering; Dr Kevin Johnson, CEO PanGenetics BV Former Cambridge Antibody Technology Executive and General Partner at Ash Biotech Consul
  • ClockTuesday 19 January 2010, 18:00-20:30
  • HouseDepartment of Engineering, Lecture Room 0.

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The series resumes for the Lent term on 19th January with a session about the conversion of ideas into science and thence into business opportunities.

Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT) was founded in the dying days of 1989 to develop human therapeutic antibodies. The early stages were difficult; the underlying science was only half done, and the large pharmaceutical companies and most investors did not believe that antibodies were viable drugs, although now it is an industry with a turnover of more than $25 bn per annum. Sir Gregory Winter (a founder) and Dr Kevin Johnson (an early recruit) will piece together the founding, and the development of the science and business of CAT , including the early development of the blockbuster drug HumiraTM directed against rheumatoid arthritis.

For further information and to register, please visit the CfEL web site at

The series will continue on 26th Jan with guest speakers, including Neil Davidson of Redgate Software, talking about how to build a dream team. In addition, just a reminder that we’re running a structured networking event on 2nd February at Judge Business School to enable attendees to meet with as many experts and entrepreneurs as possible and focus on how to improve your chances of business success. Places are limited so, if you’re interested, please sign up soon.

Plus, we are offering a reward to Enterprise Tuesday delegates who have attended at least 8 of the sessions during the 2009/10. A number of dedicated, entrepreneurial individuals will get the chance to participate in a special workshop being run in conjunction with Business Link East. The two day residential workshop has been created for a maximum of 12 delegates led by two expert facilitators and will take place on 17th and 18th March in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. All candidates will be assessed for suitability via a selection process. The cost of attendance per person is £50 which includes accommodation and food. Anyone interested in attending should apply initially via the CfEL team at

Enterprise Tuesday is run in conjunction with the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE), the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) and Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. The 2009/10 series is being sponsored by Business Link East. It is also supported by Laurea University, Mintz Levin and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

This talk is part of the Enterprise Tuesday 2009/2010 series.

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