-- March 22, 2001 - Lois Fisher, national practice leader of
Silicon Valley Bank's Life Sciences practice, will be a
featured speaker at Law Seminars International's Annual Seattle
Biotechnology Conference. The conference will be held Thursday
and Friday, March 22 -23, 2001, at the W Seattle Hotel at 1112
4th Avenue in Seattle.
Fisher will speak on March 22, on the subject
of debt financing for emerging companies. Fisher's presentation
will last 30-minutes with a brief Q&A session
The Biotechnology Conference addresses various
developments in the biotech industry over the past year, as
perceived by key experts. Since biotechnology and related
public policy issues are no longer of concern only to academics
and industry insiders, the impact of the Seattle Biotechnology
Conference has become that much greater.
Fisher has extensive experience in the banking,
medical device and venture capital industries. Prior to joining
the Bank, Fisher worked in product management, product
development and business development with two leading
cardiovascular device companies. She also worked as an
associate for a seed and early-stage venture capital firm.
Silicon Valley Bank serves emerging growth and
middle market companies in targeted niches, focusing on
technology and life sciences, while also addressing other
specific industries in which it can provide a higher level of
service and better manage credit through specialization and
The Bank operates throughout the Silicon Valley: Santa
Clara, Palo Alto and Sand Hill, the center of the venture
capital community in California. Other regional offices within
California include: Irvine, Los Angeles, Napa Valley, San
Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma. Office
locations outside of California include: Phoenix, Arizona;
Boulder, Colorado; West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia;
Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis,
Minnesota; Durham, North Carolina; Portland, Oregon;
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas;
Northern Virginia; and Seattle, Washington.
David Grandey, (408) 654-7289, firstname.lastname@example.org.