b'ABSTR ACT / BIOGR APHY13 Allen Eaves, OBC, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPCPresident and CEO, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.Starting a BiotechGoing Over to The Dark Side or Seeing the LightDr.EaveswillbrieflydescribehowandwhyhestartedSTEMCELL Technologies, the spectrum of jobs available in a biotech, how to apply for a job in a biotech and some classic books on starting a business or working in a business.Allen Eaves, OBC M.D. Ph.D. FRCPC, was the Founding Director of the Terry Fox Laboratory for Cancer Research for 25 years (1981-2006) and Head of Clinical Hematology at the University of British Columbia for 18 years (1985-2003). Currently Professor Emeritus of Hematology at UBC since 2006, he has devoted himself to building STEMCELL Technologies Inc, a company he founded in 1993 to provide novel and standardized tissue culture reagents for stem cell research, regenerative medicine and those doing cancer and immunological research. Always profitable, and with 97% of its sales outside of Canada, STEMCELL is Canadas largest biotech company with over 1500 employees and a global network of sales offices and distribution centres serving thousands of customers.Dr. Eaves has published over 200 papers in leading peer-review scientific journals. He has been elected President of the International Society of Cell Therapy, President of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, founding Treasurer of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy, and has been a Member of Health Canadas Expert Working Group on the Safety of Organs and Tissues for Transplantation. He has sat on the boards of The Canadian Stem Cell Foundation, The Canadian Stem Cell Network, The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, Mitacs, and The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery. He is passionate about providing excellent tools and reagents for researchers and creating rewarding employment for those who love science.'