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International Women’s Day: Health Field Discussion | SF

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free General Admission. Otherwise, $10 on the day of the event.

Infusion Lounge | 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102



Today is the day we celebrate women.  We have come a long way, and there is still a long way to go to show the impact women can in the health field.

In celebration of women and especially those impacting the Health Sector, we want to bring together our community and those that support us to mix and mingle for a fun Networking Happy Hour to meet other professionals in this space.

We Invite all professionals currently working in Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Biotech, Med Tech startups, Life Science Research, and other medical technologies to attend this evening of networking and interesting discussions. From serial medical device entrepreneur to curious new college grads, you all are welcome to come enjoy our supportive, empowering, and Badass group of ladies.

Please enjoy some light appetizers and specialty cocktails from our sponsor Recro Gainesville.

Meet our spotlight members:

Heather Sugrue recently joined Recro as the Global Head of Business Development leading the sales and marketing efforts for the Contract Development and Manufacturing services offered through their Gainesville site.  She had previously been at Patheon Pharmaceuticals where she was the Sr. Director of Business Development responsible for the West Coast team of 7 Business Development Executives.
The focused business offerings expanded from Drug Substance through Drug Product in both early development and commercial manufacturing.

Heather has spent the whole of her career in the Drug Development industry which began with her education in Chemistry where she has both a Bachelors and Masters of Science.  She spent almost 15 years in product sales at Fisher Scientific, Bio Rad, Invitrogen and Perkin Elmer.  In 2008 she moved to the contract side of the industry where she spent 4 years at Ricerca Biosciences before moving to Patheon.

Sohila Zadran, PhD is a neuroscientist and serial entrepreneur.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley.  Sohila completed her PhD in Neuro-Engineering and Neuroscience at the age of 23 and then pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in Systems Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology.   Sohila’s research is on understanding aging in the brain and currently lectures a course on Human Aging and The Biology of Aging in Women at Stanford University.

About Recro Gainesville.

The Gainesville facility was found in 1981 by Elan Corporation which became their first research facility in the US.  Elan managed and launched products from Gainesville until they diversified their network and transferred the facility to Alkermes in 2011.

The facility remained under Alkermes leadership until 2015 when Recro Pharma purchased not only the GMP facility but rights to many legacy Elan products. In addition to the continued manufacturing of these many well-known pharmaceutical drugs, the Recro CDMO Gainesville site also supports the contract development and manufacturing space to help partner drug development efforts with pharmaceutical and biopharma companies.

The expertise, unique to this site, consist of release profile development capabilities, DEA regulated clearance and strong regulatory support, which includes FDA interactions on behalf of sponsor companies.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free General Admission. Otherwise, $10 on the day of the event.

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Categories: Career & Networking, International Women's Day
Venue: Infusion Lounge
Address: 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
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