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Bringing Early Stage East 2006 Home!
Early Stage East presents the ESE 2006 Venture Conference on May 8th & 9th at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, DE. For 9 years, Early Stage East has remained geographically the largest venture conference focused on early stage companies from New England to the Carolinas. More than 375 companies have presented at Early Stage East conferences and have gone on to raise more than $600 million in venture funding.

In 2006, Early Stage East welcomes early stage companies, alumni companies, and entrepreneurs, members of the venture community, dignitaries, and leaders to the Brandywine Valley. The Conference offers the most exclusive networking and venture opportunities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
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Companies to Watch: Respirics

Respirics is an innovative pulmonary drug delivery company located in Raleigh, North Carolina that presented at this year’s showcase. The company recently announced the closure of its Series A round of financing.

“Presenting our business plan to the investors at Early Stage East was a valuable experience for us and great preparation for our capital raising efforts” says Gil Mott, President and CEO of Respirics. “The meeting was very well attended and it gave us a great opportunity to showcase our business to early stage investors.
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Volume 3, November 2005 Issue
Bio-Life-Tech was an excellent kick off for our initial round of venture financing. The relationships we developed at the conference arevaluable in helping to get themessage in front the right people in the venture community. Additionally, the coaching sessionto sharpen and focus the presentation of our exciting opportunity.

Keith Ignotz
DiaKine Therapeutics, Inc.

Morgan Lewis & Early Stage East: Developing Relationships that Make Deals Happen

"At every ESE event, you have the opportunity to develop the relationships that make deals happen" said Steve Cohen, a partner in the Emerging Business and Technology Practice who Co-chaired ESE's Bio Life Tech 2005 event.

"After analyzing previous conferences and similar events around the country, ESE has worked hard to bring programs that address the interests of life science company executives, investors, sponsors, and others," said Cohen.

Morgan Lewis is proud to have been one of the sponsors of the initial Early Stage East Venture Fair and all of the subsequent Early Stage East and Bio Life Tech conferences. The interest of life sciences technology has never been stronger with an increase in venture capital investments in life sciences from 6.4% in 2004 to 27% in 2004 according to the National Venture Capital Association.

Morgan Lewis has developed a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on the needs of technology and life sciences companies. By organizing teams around clients' business and legal needs, Morgan Lewis is uniquely situated to cover the full range of issues facing businesses in rapidly evolving and changing environments.     More Details

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