G. Steven Burrill, national director of Ernst & Young's manufacturing/high technology industry services, will speak to the MountainWest Venture Group Thursday, Feb. 21, at noon in the Marriott Hotel. Reservations can be made by calling Sharon Western at 521-3200.

He will discuss the changing environment in which biotech companies operate, including current regulatory approval issues, the economics of reimbursement, patent considerations and government policy.