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Unchained Labs Hosts 2023 Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit at New Building

Sep 28, 2023



Yolanda Fintschenko





Unchained Labs Hosts 2023 Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit at New Building

Preeminent Life Sciences Event Showcases Regions Strengths and Emerging Industries


PLEASANTON, CA – September 28, 2023 – The 2023 Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit offer attendees an inside view of the Tri-Valley’s growing life sciences industry and a first look at the new Unchained Labs campus.


Says Pleasanton resident and Unchained Labs Founder and CEO, Tim Harkness, “We are excited to welcome the Tri-Valley Life Sciences community to our new digs as we continue to expand in the Tri-Valley.”


In addition to hosting the summit at Unchained Labs, Tim will moderate a conversation with former Apton Biosystems CEO, John Hanna. He is looking forward to learning more about the acquisition of Apton Biosystems by PacBio and notes, “Hearing from John will help other founders and company leaders understand how to secure a successful exit at a time when IPOs are going to be rare.”

The Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, at Unchained Labs, 4747 Willow Road in Pleasanton, California. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Hosted by Unchained Labs and sponsored by Tri-Valley Ventures, Mirador Capital Partners, and Metcon, the summit will open with an analysis of the life sciences in the Tri-Valley investment landscape. The keynote event is a fireside chat with John Hanna, formerly CEO of Apton Biosystems and currently Vice President of Corporate Development at PacBio.

This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Genoa Ventures principal Landon Merrill, featuring chief executives and founders of synthetic biology and therapeutics companies, about what is attracting and what is still needed to support these emerging life sciences industries in the Tri-Valley.

For more information visit and to register go to The event is free of charge, thanks to our host and our sponsors, but registration by October 8, 2023, is required to attend. To sponsor, visit









About Our Presenting Host, Presenting Sponsors, and Organizer:

Presenting Sponsors


About Tri-Valley Ventures

Tri-Valley Ventures is the Tri-Valley’s first and only regionally focused Venture Capital firm. Our mission is to generate value for our investors and our community by providing funding and resources to local, early-stage entrepreneurs. TVV seeks to invest in companies in the SaaS, Life Sciences, and Deep Tech verticals. To learn more, visit


Mirador Capital Partners 

Mirador Capital Partners is an investment management firm with a 30-year history of advising individuals, families, institutions and businesses with innovative wealth management solutions. For more information, visit


About Metcon

Metcon is the right partner in building your creative, functional and flexible spaces. We specialize in providing pre-construction services and partnering in building your success. Corporate Office, Life Science, Industrial Spaces, Retail and Building Repositioning is our strength. For more information, visit




Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics and gene therapy researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at


About Startup Tri-Valley

Startup Tri-Valley is an initiative to grow and strengthen our region by helping more startups succeed. We do this by connecting founders and innovators to a tightly networked ecosystem of resources built specifically for science-based startups. The initiative is sponsored by the Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and the Town of Danville and i-GATE Innovation Hub partners Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories. To learn more, visit

About i-GATE Innovation Hub

i-GATE Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization focused on increasing economic prosperity through entrepreneurship in the Tri-Valley. i-GATE provides startup incubation resources through Daybreaks Labs and connects the regional innovation ecosystem through the Startup Tri-Valley initiative.  To learn more, visit


For a complete list of the organizing committee, event partners, affiliates, and sponsors, visit




IMAGE CAPTION: The 2023 Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit will by October 18, 2023, from 5 – 8 pm at Unchained Labs, the event host, 4747 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA. The event is organized by Startup Tri-Valley and presented by sponsors Tri-Valley Ventures, Mirador Capital Partners, and Metcon. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required. Register on Eventbrite by Oct. 8, 2023 to attend.*


*A high-resolution image is available upon request.