Saira Ramasastry, VP Global Healthcare, Merrill Lynch
San Francisco, CA
Informatics, and specifically bioinformatics, is one of the strengths of the northern and central New Mexico entrepreneurial community. This market is inherently global in nature. As a result, private investors, as well as entrepreneurs, need to be aware of developing trends in the marketplace and the criteria used by investors to evaluate companies in the bioinformatics sector. Ms. Ramasastry will provide an overview of the key elements of growing a bioinformatics company, using a case study example of a company she followed from pre-venture stage through its public offering four years later. She will also provide her views on developing trends in the bioinformatics arena.
Ms. Ramasastry worked in Mergers and Acquisitions prior to joining Merrill Lynch. She received an M.Phil. in finance from the University of Cambridge and an M.S. in Applied Math from Stanford University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Stanford University and graduated with distinction with a dual B.A. in Economics and Music. She is also a published author of fiction.
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Dwight Kuhns, Solaria Corporation, Taos, NM
Solaria is a technology innovator that has developed a technology platform for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that will dramatically reduce the production cost of solar panels. The company intends to bring solar power to the masses by making it accessible and affordable.