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BayHelix Overview

BayHelix is an organization of leaders of Chinese heritage in the global life sciences and healthcare community. We aspire to shape the growth of the life sciences and healthcare industry around the Pacific Rim and beyond, foster and create business opportunities, supply and nurture the leaders for the community, and network and share information and experience.  BayHelix is a non-profit organization and its membership is by-invitation-only.

Who we are
BayHelix is a non‐profit, invitation‐only organization for business leaders of Chinese origin in life sciences
and healthcare. Since our inception in 2001, we have been steadily growing our membership. As of July 2013, we have over 500 members throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Greater China. Nearly all of our members are bi‐cultural (Oriental and Western) and bilingual (English and Chinese), underscoring our strong focus on the Pacific Rim. Our members’ expertise covers pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare, and other related sectors, and our membership base covers virtually all of the world’s top pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. In addition, we have a strong presence in professional services, including consulting, investment banking, venture capital, private equity, and legal services. Our members are experienced business professionals, and many of them hold leadership positions within their organizations and have strong relationships with other senior executives in the industry. More than one third of our members are “C‐level” executives (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.). Over 80% of the members have PhD degrees in life sciences from the leading graduate schools. Nearly half of our members have MBAs from the top business schools in the US.

What we do
BayHelix focuses on the business aspect of the life sciences and healthcare industry. We have a specific interest
and unique advantage in bridging the life sciences and healthcare communities in the U.S. and Asia. Leveraging
our strong relationships with the Chinese business community and governmental agencies, built through
professional interactions and thought leadership, we aspire to shape the growth of the life sciences and
healthcare industries in the Pacific Rim and beyond. We share resources, knowledge and networks. We are
deeply passionate about a broad range of business topics, including the strategic outlook of the rapidly growing
biotech and pharmaceutical industries in China, entrepreneurship challenges to creating and financing a company, evolving IP landscapes, and business development expertise to maximize value through partnering and licensing. We have formed specific interest groups on key areas, such as outsourcing and U.S./China partnering, to facilitate the conversion of ideas into actionable plans. Through such vehicles, we strive to foster a deep level of engagement among our members and provide a nurturing environment for emerging business opportunities. We have the critical mass to influence the positive change in the life science ecosystem and create opportunities in business development through privileged exchange of ideas, information and business contacts among our members. We share experiences in career growth and support each other in our professional development. Our flexible yet effective organization enables lasting friendships among our members and across their respective organizations.

Joining BayHelix
Our membership is by invitation only through current members. A membership committee will review applications using a set of consistent criteria. For membership applications, please contact:

How we operate
BayHelix is governed by the Board of Directors elected by members and operates under the Bylaw. Over the past
several years, we have held regular events for our members in different metropolitan areas and biotech hubs.
BayHelix has become a premier hub for Chinese business leaders in the global life sciences and healthcare arena. We reach out to and engage governmental bodies, companies, and other professional organizations to promote the growth of the life sciences and healthcare industry. You can find the information on our past and upcoming events at our website (

Sponsoring BayHelix
BayHelix can be a valuable partner in your quest for success in the life science industry in the U.S. or China. As a
sponsor, your organization have the opportunities to:
• Access life sciences leaders of the Chinese originworldwide
• Cultivate important business relationships, expand your network, and boost business development opportunities in China
• Enhance your brand awareness in the business community and your visibility to key decision‐makers in China

BayHelix has different levels of corporate sponsorship, tailored to different needs of exposure to BayHelix members and networking opportunities with Chinese life sciences professionals, governmental officials and business leaders. For additional information about sponsorship programs, please contact