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Happy Fall!

We are proud to release our 2021 Annual Report showcasing the impact we were able to have coming out of the pandemic and the accomplishments our programs made in supporting students and job seekers with life sciences training and opportunities.

In other news, we are excited to announce a Pre-Apprenticeship Program with the City of Boston and the launch of a new Life Sciences Career Hub with the support of Lendlease. Read on to learn more about our new initiatives to provide career services to local residents. 

Our October and November courses are filling up fast. Check out new courses and secure your spot! 

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

- MassBioEd

The Life Sciences Career Hub

We are excited to announce our partnership with global real estate firm, Lendlease! As part of their development of FORUM, a multi-purpose life science facility located in Boston Landing, Lendlease has made a three year commitment to funding MassBioEd's new Life Sciences Career Hub. The Career Hub will provide career services free of charge to community residents looking for new careers in the life sciences industry. Services will be available at FORUM's common areas, at other facilities throughout Boston and Cambridge, as well as virtually. Read more about the project in the Boston Business Journal article.
Left to Right: City Councilor Liz Breadon; Sunny Schwartz, CEO of MassBioEd; Arthur Jemison, Director of the Boston Planning & Development Agency ; Nick Iselin, Executive General Manager of Development for Lendlease; Jonathan Pearce, Executive Vice President of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Representative Kevin Honan, and other professionals at the FORUM Groundbreaking

2021 Annual Report Released

"2021 was an outstanding year for MassBioEd. The Foundation grew and expanded programs to meet demand for impactful education and workforce development programming in Massachusetts. As the first in the nation to develop a certified Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program, MassBioEd is poised to be a successful leader in developing a diverse pipeline of talent for the industry, spanning the region and invigorating the economy of local communities. I am proud to have served as Board Chair and to work with this dedicated and talented team. The best is yet to come."
- Christopher Murphy, MassBioEd Board Chair
In 2021, MassBioEd celebrated 20 years of building a life sciences workforce. The year marked a year of growth:
  • The first-of-its-kind Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program was launched with registered career tracks for Biomanufacturing Technician and Clinical Trial Associate, training 30 apprentices, 97% of who continued to on-the-job training at 15 employer partner companies. 
  • BioTeach Instructors trained a total of 173 teachers from 134 schools, engaging over 12,500 students in authentic science learning.
  • Our ACCESS Program expanded to reach over 2,000 students in the high-need public school districts of Chelsea and Randolph, Boston's Match Charter, Innovation Academy Charter, and Boston Preparatory Charter schools, and Frontier Regional school in South Deerfield. 
Download the Report

BioTeach News

BioTeach Instructors wrapped up the week-long, intensive 2022 BioTeach Summer Institute in August, which trains teachers to use the biotechnology tools and techniques of gel electrophoresis, PCR, HiFi DNA assembly and CRISPR to create new recombinant bacterial strains. Six of nine teachers completed work for the graduate course at Westfield State University. 

The 2022 - 2023 academic year is now underway with teacher professional development workshops and implementation of lab explorations at ACCESS schools including Chelsea Public Schools in its second year of the program, and Revere Public Schools, the newest ACCESS partner district.

Over 100,000 worth of laboratory equipment and lesson kits have been deployed to Revere Public Schools. This sizable purchase of laboratory equipment and kit materials was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). The lab equipment will support the teaching of proper industry techniques to middle and high school students to explore life sciences topics through gel electrophoresis, PCR, and transformation.

We sat down with 2021 ACCESS Program Student Graduate, Jourbienthia Paul, to speak with her about her motivation to return to BioTeach as an Assistant Teacher this past summer and what her plans are for her continued scientific studies in college. Read the story here.
2021 ACCESS Graduate, Jourbienthia Paul, teaching students at the 2022 BioTeach Summer Training Program.

Apprenticeship News

The Clinical Trial Associate Apprenticeship 2022 Cohort will begin their training in October, transitioning to on-the-job training in early 2023. Employer partner Halloran Consulting Group shared their approach for maximizing the apprenticeship program experience in a Clinical Leader article.

Additionally, Clinical Trial Associate, Austin Maxwell, sat down with Halloran Consulting Group to discuss his experience in the Apprenticeship Program at employer partner Jounce Therapeutics in an insightful interview.  

Interested in becoming an Employer Partner for any of our career tracks? Learn more.

“Over these last couple weeks I have met a number of incredibly smart people, and I honestly love my team already. I think that at Ginkgo I really found my dream company. I can’t thank you all enough for this opportunity you have given me…Let’s continue to change this world for the better!”
- Sead H.,  Biomanufacturing Technician Apprentice

Champions for Biotechnology Education

Join us for an evening at the Museum of Science on October 27, 6-9 PM!

Our 7th Annual Champions for Biotechnology Education Awards Reception is coming up fast! Join us for a fun evening of networking and support science education and career development at the Museum of Science! Tickets include free admission to the Museum that day and free parking. Explore the exhibits and celebrate this year's awardees for their efforts in advancing access to science education! Learn more and register.

Does your company see the value in teaching students science? Join our Champions event as a Contributor and show your support for science education and career development. For $1,500, your company receives 5 admissions and recognition as a Contributor! Check out other companies joining us as Sponsors and sign up. 

News

MassBioEd Builds New Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Partnership with the City of Boston 
MassBioEd is one of four partners in the Greater Boston Equitable Apprenticeship Pathways Grant. Read Mayor Wu's Announcement. From the $3 million grant awarded to the City of Boston from the U.S. Department of Labor, MassBioEd has been granted $915,000 over four years to build out a new pre-apprenticeship program and expand the current Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program targeting individuals who have been historically underrepresented in the life sciences industry. Learn more.

Oxford Partners with MassBioEd to Support Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program 
Oxford Properties Group is committed to ensuring that the surrounding community of its projects has opportunities to benefit from the growing life sciences industry. Oxford has committed an initial $50,000 to support MassBioEd's Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program as part of the repositioning of 745 Atlantic Avenue as a life-sciences ready building and expects to expand its support of the program as it moves forward with other life science projects in the region. Read the press release.

Biogen Celebrates Grantee MassBioEd's Impact for 20th Anniversary 
The Biogen Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. In addition to supporting programs that advance science education, health equity, and food security in underserved communities, The Biogen Foundation established Community Labs in MA and NC which are free to students in middle and high school. The Biogen Foundation has been a long-standing partner of MassBioEd. Learn more.

MassBioEd receives Mass Life Sciences Center grant award for STEM Equipment & Teacher Professional Development
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $14.6 Million to Support Life Sciences Workforce Development and STEM Education. MassBioEd is named an awardee of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) STEM Equipment & Teacher Professional Development Grant, which will support our BioTeach Program focused on serving high-need public school districts through our ACCESS Program. Read the announcement and view the full list of awardees. 

Fall Courses

English Coaching for Non-Native Speakers 
Sessions Scheduled with Instructor

Leading in a Hybrid Work Environment (Remote)
October 4th - October 14th, 2022

Accelerated Leadership (Remote)
October 5th - October 27th, 2022

Presenting Technical Data and Information (Hybrid)
October 11th - October 26th, 2022

Presenting with Persuasion, Clarity, and Strength (Remote)
October 17th - October 21st, 2022

Biotechnology Project Management (Remote)
October 17th - November 1st, 2022

Building and Managing a High Performing Team (Hybrid)
October 19th - November 1st, 2022

Ethics in Biopharma (Remote)
October 24th - October 26th, 2022

Transitioning to Leader (In-Person)
November 9, 2022

Finance of Biotech (In-Person)
November 30, 2022

Intro to Biotech (Remote)
December 5th - December 15th

Check out more courses and ways to save at MassBioEd.org/Professional-Training-Courses.

Questions? Reach out to courses@massbioed.org for more information. 

Thank You to Our Funding Partners

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April 22, 2022

Hi Chutze,


There’s less than two weeks until the State of Possible Conference on May 5. Don’t miss your chance to see Verve Therapeutics CEO and Co-Founder Sekar Kathiresan, MD speak about "From Reading the Genome for Risk to Rewriting It for Vascular Health." Plus, Flagship Pioneering Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Noubar Afeyan will discuss The Next ”Massachusetts Miracle:” A Biotech-Led Effort to Preempt Disease and Transform Human Health. Register now to hear insights from these two industry leaders!

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At next week's forum on April 27, you'll learn how to take your startup out of academia and into the world. Register today to hear from experts on navigating the tech transfer process.


- The MassBio Team

 

MassBio Events

Presenting with Persuasion, Clarity, and Strength

MassBioEd Training| May 10 - 12, 2022
MassBioEd Training | May 16 - 18, 2022
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MassBio Regional Mixer: Worcester
May 19, 2022
MassBioEd Training | May 25 - June 3, 2022
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MassBioHub Events

 

Conferences & Industry Events
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6th Advanced R&D Procurement & Sourcing in Pharma Summit

April 26 - 28, 2022

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Join Certara at Digital Health 2022

April 26 - 27, 2022

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Tufts@Kendall: Advances in Immunology and Inflammation

April 27, 2022

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Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation Prize and Spring Networking Reception

April 28, 2022

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Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium

April 28 - 29, 2022

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Charles River's 5th World Congress

May 3, 2022

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Join Certara at BioIT World

May 3 - 5, 2022

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Cancer Progress Conference 2022

May 10 - 12, 2022

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UMass Lowell Sensor Challenge 2022

May 11, 2022

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2022 Yale Innovation Summit

May 17 - 18, 2022

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2nd Medical Device Software Development Summit

May 17 - 19, 2022

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Join Certara at ISPOR 2022

May 18, 2022

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BridgeResearch: MedTech Networking Event

May 18, 2022

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MassBioEd’s 2022 Life Sciences Workforce Conference

MassBioEd Event | June 8, 2022

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Andy Vinter Memorial Meeting

June 16, 2022

 

 

Webinars & Workshops
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MassBio & Springer Nature Data Summit

April 26, 2022

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Webinar | Expediting Access to Novel/Medicinal Products in the US and EU

April 26, 2022

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Automated determination of optimal λ schedules for free energy calculations

April 27, 2022

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ESG Workshop—Practical Implications for Disclosure and Governance Practices

April 27, 2022

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An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Improving Health Care Through Technology and Data

April 28, 2022

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Webinar: A Guide to Preclinical and CMC Requirements for Conducting Clinical Trials in Australia

April 28, 2022

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Life Sciences Compliance & Enforcement Webinar Series

April 28, 2022

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Annual symposium: Translational Biostatistics – Bridging the Gap Between Complex Statistical Analyses and Clinically Actionable Information

April 29, 2022

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From First Vial to Final Mile!

May 10, 2022

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Genomic Integration of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus and the Potential Relevance for the Course of COVID-19

May 10, 2022

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Lunch & Learn – Evolution of Thinking about Endpoints in Oncology Clinical Trial & Monitoring of Late-Phase Oncology Trials

May 17, 2022

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Inaugural East Coast TIDEtalks Scientific Seminar

May 25, 2022

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What CMC and Finance Leaders Need to Know about Aligning CMC Programs with Finance

May 26, 2022

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Re-Imagining Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Mental Health Disorders with Psychedelic Therapies

June 9, 2022

 

Courses & Training
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Women on Boards: Getting On and Adding Value

April 28 - 29, 2022
May 2 - 4, 2022
May 9 - 13, 2022

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Presenting with Persuasion, Clarity, and Strength
MassBioEd Training| May 10 - 12, 2022
May 10 - June 9, 2022
May 10 - June 9, 2022
May 11, 2022
MassBioEd Training | May 16 - 18, 2022
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Making Connections to Capital

 

Capital investment in the life sciences is up across the board. According to Silicon Valley Bank's new Healthcare Investments & Exits Report, venture capital investment reached new highs in 2021. We also saw a rise in funding from alternative sources of capital including partnerships, foundation investment and angel groups. Connections to multiple sources of capital offer a distinct advantage for startups.


LaunchBio first hosted Invest in Cures in 2018 when disease foundation venture funds and social impact investing to improve patient incomes were relatively new concepts. The conversation has matured since then and there’s plenty to learn from disease foundations and the companies they’ve invested in. Join LaunchBio and NCBiotech for Invest in Cures on February 24 in Durham, NC.


The forum features speakers from Crohn's & Colitis, CureDuchenne, BrightEdge Ventures (American Cancer Society), Dementia Discovery Fund, Foundation Fighting Blindness, and more. It's in-person with limited capacity. You can learn more and buy tickets here. This is a powerful program for making connections and we hope to see you there. 

Here's what else is up:

  • Postponed! 'Hypergrowth' with The City of San Diego at SOVA Science District will be rescheduled to a later date. Tickets refunded in full.

  • How much people get paid. US biotech and life science private company trends in base pay and bonuses from J.Thelander Consulting's newest report. Plus expert analysis. 'Compensation Confidential' on January 27.

  • Attracting talent. There's more competition than ever for talent--people have options! Explore what makes a startup stand out to potential employees and your top priorities when creating jobs. 'The Bid for Talent' on February 17

  • Meet disease foundations. LaunchBio's Invest in Cures forum invites disease foundations to discuss how they fund translational research and drug development. Invest in Cures in Durham on February 24. 


  • Wilson Sonsini insights into drug pricing: New prescription drug provisions in the Build Back Better Act aimed at lowering prescription drug pricing and may impact new drug R&D and innovation. Read the advisory.  

  • Funding for San Diego innovators. Apply for Alliance Healthcare Foundation's 2022 Innovation Initiative (i2) $1 Million Challenge Grant. Deadline is January 28.

Thank you for staying connected with us! We wish you great success out there. 


All the best,


Becky Beattie, CEO

 

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Friday, January 14, 2022

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Hi Chutze,
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There's only a few days left to register for MassBio's Annual Policy Leadership Breakfast on January 26. Hear from life sciences leaders and policymakers on the top issues facing the industry and examine ways to expand the Commonwealth's life sciences workforce. All MassBio members are welcome to register for this free virtual event.

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Our widely popular Mixers, exclusively for members to grow their network with other professionals, kick off 2022 next month. Interested in expanding your company visibility in a meaningful and impactful way across Massachusetts life sciences ecosystem? Consider sponsoring a MassBio Mixer. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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- The MassBio Team

 

MassBio Events
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January 26, 2022

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MassBioDrive Applications Now Open--applications due February 4

 

Webinars & Workshops
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Courses & Training
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Application Open: Training Program: Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy
November 29, 2021 - January 28, 2022

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Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers
November 29, 2021 - January 28, 2022

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Biotechnology Project Management (Jan – Feb 2022)
MassBioEd Training| January 18 - February 9, 2022

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January 23- February 4, 2022
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Building & Managing a High Performing Team (Feb – March 2022)

MassBioEd Training| February 8 - March 1, 2022
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Online: Environmental Health Risk
February 28 - March 4, 2022

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MassBioEd Training| March 15 - 16, 2022

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Transitioning to Leader
MassBioEd Training| March 21 - 25, 2022

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Accelerated Leadership
MassBioEd Training| March 23 - April 14, 2022

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Biotechnology Project Management
MassBioEd Training| March 24 - April 27, 2022

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Boston College – Project Management in Clinical Research
March 26 - April 9, 2022

MassBioEd Training| April 18 - 21, 2022

 

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The BIO International Convention Begins Day Three with Keynote Speech from Actor, Director and Advocate Rob Reiner

Wednesday programming will emphasize the patient and the role of the biotech industry in delivering care

Boston, MA – (June 6, 2018) – The 2018 BIO International Convention, the world’s premier life sciences event, entered its third day of compelling programming under the theme “Make History.” Hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Convention will run through Thursday, June 7, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

During today’s keynote, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO will interview actor, director and advocate Rob Reiner, who will share his poignant story of helping his son overcome his battle with drug addiction. During this week’s Convention, industry leaders and researchers are gathered to discuss strategies to stem the opioid crisis and progress in discovering next-generation non-addictive pain therapies.
Following the keynote, multiple sessions will focus on digital health, patient access and delivering value to patients. A special performance by Diana Ross at Ballroom Level will cap off day three of the Convention.


The exhibit hall will feature the BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion with 62 separate patientadvocacy organizations there to share perspectives and learn more about drug discovery and clinical development initiatives, enrollment optimization, clinical protocol and trial design.

Wednesday, June 6 Highlights Include:

Join us for a fireside chat with former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. l Room 205ABC, Level 2

Start-Up Stadium was designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, and BIO attendees. Stop by Start-Up Stadium between education sessions or meetings to watch these impressive companies pitch their products to a panel of investor judges.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Level 1 North Lobby
02:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Level 1 North Lobby
A fireside chat with John Maraganore, PhD, CEO at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Maraganore is leading Alnylam as they prepare to launch the first RNAi therapy. Prior to joining Alnylam, he held senior leadership roles at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Biogen and ZymoGenetics.
2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. l Room 254A, Level 2 

A fireside chat with Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, President of Worldwide Research and Development at Pfizer. Dr. Dolsten is focused on advancing Pfizer’s scientific leadership in small molecule medicines, biotherapeutics and vaccines. 
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. l Room 254A, Level 2 


BIO One-on-One Partnering isn't the only aspect of BIO 2018 that is making history!
This year, we have more speakers, more sessions, and more programming options than ever before at BIO 2018 in Boston including 180+ sessions, 850+ speakers, 8 Super Sessions, and 9 Fireside Chats in 19 Education Tracks. Below you can find a list of some can't miss sessions in our most popular tracks.
Take a look, and add the sessions you want to attend to your personalized myBIO agenda!
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Note: Most Education Sessions are open to Education Access and above registrants. 
Featured Tracks:
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Special Programs
Featured Special Programs
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Education + Programming Open to All Attendees
Not all of the BIO 2018 Education Program is limited to just Education Access and above registrants. Here is a list of interactive programming around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center that is open to all attendees:

Around the World in 4 Days:
International Programming at BIO 2018
The biotechnology industry is becoming increasingly global. The 2018 BIO International Convention brings the global industry and policy leaders to Boston, Massachusetts. Join us at the Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets track to interact with high level government officials as well as industry experts and leaders from Europe to China on the various opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
Featured Events:
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Log in to myBIO and add these sessions to your personalized event schedule.
Featured Sessions:
Global Leadership Forum
Tuesday, June 5 | 1:00pm – 5:30pm
With each passing year, biotechnology becomes more of a globalized technology, with research and commercialization efforts reaching new corners of the world. The Global Leadership Forum features three panels featuring influential high-level officials from across the globe. The Forum panels include:
Featuring:
  • The Honorable Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Science & Technology, Republic of South Africa
  • The Honorable Gérard Araud, Ambassador to the United States, French Republic
  • The Honorable Gintaras Vilda, Vice Minister of Economy, Republic of Lithuania
Australia: Island of Research and Innovation
A Fireside Chat with the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, Commonwealth of Australia
2:30 PM – 2:55 PM
Featuring:
  • Nares Damrongchai, CEO, Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Science
  • Douglas Doerfler, President & Chief Executive Officer, MaxCyte
Featuring:
  • Barbara Weisel, Former Chief US Negotiator, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • Karen Antebi, Economic Counselor of Mexico to the U.S

China Summit @ BIO International
Monday, June 4 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us to bridge innovation, enterprise and culture from Boston to China. The Summit will examine recent watersheds in China’s regulatory, policy, and industrial reforms positioned to create a globally competitive biopharmaceutical industry in China, as well as successful models for cross-border alliances and partnerships.
Panel discussions will include viewpoints from a broad range of China experts and industry leaders, covering the following areas:
  • Blueprint for China’s Healthcare Reform
  • Key Issues Today: Regulatory, IP, and Innovation
  • New Economy Life Sciences Transforming Global Markets
  • Trends in Financing, Capital Markets and Cross Border BD
Seating Begins at 11:45am; Box Lunches Available
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Global Innovation Hubs
This track features substantive and high-level discussions on specific initiatives at the national or regional level to support biotechnology innovation. View all sessions in this track.
Tour the Life Sciences Region Around Boston
Join us as we explore one of the world’s leading biotechnology hubs in a full day of tours throughout the Massachusetts biotech community. Attend one of the site, lab, and incubator tours arranged by BIO and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Community.
Sign-ups are first come, first served and spaces are extremely limited. Most tours are held on Monday, June 4, and the $35 fee covers transportation to and from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Separate registration is required.

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BIO International Convention
Wednesday Keynote Announced: Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner first came to fame as a two-time Emmy Award winning actor on the landmark television series “All In the Family.” He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures. His work ranges from the satire This Is Spinal Tap to intense dramas like Stand By Me, Misery, A Few Good Men, and Ghosts of Mississippito romantic comedies like When Harry Met Sally, The American President,and The Princess Bride. His more recent films include The Bucket List, Flipped, Being Charlie and LBJ starring Woody Harrelson. This summer sees the release of Shock and Awe, about four journalists who try to expose the lies told in the run up to the war in Iraq. It stars Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden and Reiner himself.
Reiner is also a vigorous political activist and was instrumental in establishing the California Children & Families Commission, which he chaired for seven years. 
Learn more about our impressive keynote speaker, and watch his keynote live at BIO 2018 on Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00am.
Learn More

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Keynotes are open to Convention Access and Convention Access and Partnering registrants. 
Best Value Package:
Convention Access + Partnering
Access everything the BIO International Convention has to offer including 45,000+ meetings between 6,000+ companies in BIO One-on-One Partnering™, the expansive BIO Exhibition, impressive networking receptions including Diana Ross in concert, keynotes, 170+ breakout sessions, 8 Super Sessions and 9 Fireside Chats.

This is the premier registration package, and gives you access to the BIO Business Forum.
$2,400 for BIO Members
$3,000 for Non-Members
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Featured Track
Opioids: Changing the Paradigm on Treating Pain and Addiction
The use and misuse of opioids is a public health crisis. Over 2.5 million in the United States have an opioid use disorder and over 80 people die each day of an overdose. Furthermore, four out of five individuals begin using heroin by first misusing opioid prescription drugs and there are over 200 million opioid prescriptions written each year. In additional to the cost in human lives, the financial cost of substance misuse is staggering. The cost to federal, state, and local governments is $467.7 billion per year; the cost to public and private medical insurers is $72.5 billion; 5.2 million people use opioids annually generating $8 billion in annual opioid sales. Inappropriate prescribing is the fundamental upstream driver of the opioid epidemic. This one day program will discuss opportunities and solutions that the biotechnology industry can provide to help curtail this epidemic.
Heralding a New Era of Precision Medicine
BIO 2018 HOSTED BY:
Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Celebrating 25 Years of BIO Innovation
Don't miss the most influential global leaders in biotechnology and pharma discussing innovation, vaccines, gene therapy, precision medicine, and the 2018 global forecast in this year's lineup of Super Sessions at BIO 2018!
Explore the sessions below, and add the ones you want to see to your personalized myBIO agenda. Check back often as additional speakers are confirmed!
Super Sessions are open to Education Access, Convention Access, and Convention Access + Partnering registrants.
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What’s Next: The Landscape of Innovation in 2018 and Beyond
Sponsored by: ClearView Healthcare Partners

What’s next for R&D in the global pharmaceutical industry, highlighting noteworthy differences in disease areas of focus, and therapeutic targets for companies of all sizes. 
Sam Ulin
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Sam Ulin, Principal, ClearView Healthcare Partners
Newton, Massachusetts
Also Featuring:
  • Chris Von Seggern, Partner, ClearView Healthcare Partners

The Business of Biotech and Sports
Sponsored by: Sanofi Genzyme

Explore the similarities between running a successful biotech company and a football franchise: team building, collaborations, innovation, leadership, culture, and more.
Jonathan Kraft
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Jonathan Kraft, President, The Kraft Group and the New England Patriots
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Also Featuring:
  • Bill Sibold, Executive Vice President and Head, Sanofi Genzyme

The Global Vaccines Business: A View from the Top
Sponsored by: Merck & Co., Inc.

The opportunities and challenges facing vaccine developers and manufacturers and the importance of continued innovation in vaccines. 
Michael Nally
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Michael Nally, President, Merck Vaccines
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Also Featuring:
  • Stanley Erck, President and Chief Executive Officer, NOVAVAX
  • Jacqueline Keith [Moderator], President, J Keith Consulting Corp
  • David Loew, Head, Global Commercial Operations, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Gordon Naylor, President, Sequirus
  • Rajeev Venkayya, President, Global Vaccine Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Deal makers explore the impact that market forces have on pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Neel Patel
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Neel Patel [Moderator], Managing Director, Portfolio & Commercial Strategy, Syneos Health Consulting
San Francisco, California
Also Featuring:
  • Marianne De Backer, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Ji Li, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Business Development, BeiGene, Ltd.
  • David Thomas, CFA, Managing Director, Industry Research and Policy Analysis, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Dr. Thomas Zioncheck, Global Head, Genentech Business Development for Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, and Research Tools & Technologies, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group

Delivering on the Promise of Gene Therapy
Sponsored by: FUIJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Improving human health, potential treatments and cures for disease, and new approaches to drug delivery. 
Steve Bagshaw
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Steve Bagshaw [Moderator], Chief Executive Officer, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Billingham, United Kingdom
Also Featuring:
  • Sandy Macrae, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sangamo Therapeutics
  • John Pieracci, Director, Gene Therapy Process Development, Biogen
  • Bob Smith, Senior Vice President, Global Gene Therapy Business, Pfizer

Heralding in a New Era of Precision Medicine
Sponsored by: Bristol-Myers Squibb

The intersection of biology, computer science, statistics, and engineering and the future of precision medicine.
Dr. Thomas J. Lynch, Jr.
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Dr. Thomas J. Lynch, Jr. [Moderator], Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Princeton Pike, New Jersey
Also Featuring:
  • Melanie Nallicheri, Chief Business Officer and Head of Biopharma, Foundation Medicine
  • Scott D. Solomon, The Edward D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

How are advances in hardware, software, and mobile technologies reconstructing the delivery of healthcare? 
Rachel Sha
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Rachel Sha [Moderator], Vice President, Digital Business Development & Licensing, Sanofi
Boston, Massachusetts
Also Featuring:
  • Marta Bralic, Vice President, Business Development, FlatIron Health
  • Dr. Luba Greenwood, Strategic Business Development, Corporate Ventures at Verily, an Alphabet Company
  • Dr. Iya Khalil, Chief Commercial Officer, EVP and Co-founder, GNS Healthcare

The latest commercial, scientific and ethical issues facing innovation stakeholders today, and what to expect in the year ahead.
Kate Bingham
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:
Kate Bingham, Managing Partner, SV Health Investors
London, United Kingdom
Also Featuring:
  • Jorge Aguado, Vice Minister of Science, Argentina
  • Kevin Ali, President, MSD International, Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Lisa Melton [Moderator], Senior News Editor, Nature Biotechnology
  • Kenneth Kaitin, Professor of Medicine and Director, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine
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Bristol-Myers Squibb

ClearView Healthcare Partners
FUIJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Merck & Co., Inc.
Sanofi

Sanofi Genzyme
Syneos Health

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2018 BIO International Convention
BIO Exhibition Overview
Thousands of Innovative Companies, Events, and Attendees at BIO 2018
The expansive BIO Exhibition is packed with the latest trends, technology, companies, and breakthrough ideas in biotechnology and pharma. We have over 1,800 exhibiting companies including 50+ Domestic and International Pavilions and 4 Product Focus Zones like the brand new Emerging Innovators Zone, as well as special areas in the BIO Exhibition such as Company PresentationsHeadshot LoungeMeetups, and more!
Join us for another record breaking year! Explore the BIO Exhibition, preview the schedule, and take a look at who you can meet in Boston next month.
BIO Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday, June 5; 10:00 am - 6:30 pm*
Wednesday, June 6; 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 7; 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
*Note: BIO Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions are from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Tuesday. Stop by and see these participating companies.
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Exhibitor Spotlight:
Meet These Companies in the BIO Exhibition
3Sixty Pharma Solutions
3Sixty Pharma Solutions is the industry’s only clinical research-to-commercialization solution. We provide functional and consulting services to Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device companies. Our highly-experienced Experts and Project Managers are nimble innovators and problem-solvers: we repair projects, fix processes, manage business-critical ventures, and tailor transformative solutions that foster sustainable change. Let’s start a conversation about how we can help reinforce your efforts to advance cutting-edge patient care.
AbbVie
AbbVie
Booth #1952
AbbVie is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience.
Alkermes
Alkermes 
Booth #2043
Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative medicines for the treatment of chronic central nervous system diseases and cancer. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, multiple sclerosis and cancer.
ALNYLUM PHARACEUTICALS
Alnylam is leading the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into an innovative new class of medicines with the potential to transform the lives of people with rare genetic, cardio-metabolic, and hepatic infectious diseases. Alnylam’s pipeline of investigational medicines includes four late-stage product candidates, with one under regulatory review in the US and Europe.
American Laboratory Trading, Inc.
ALT is BIO Business Solution’s® exclusive provider of premium refurbished lab equipment and surplus asset management. BIO members receive a free 1-year warranty and pricing discounts on all purchases. With more than 12,000 items in stock, ranging from benchtop accessories to robust triple quad mass spectrometers, we carefully test and service each instrument to ensure it meets manufacturer specifications
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Bio-Rad has partnered with Drug Discovery, Development, and Manufacturing researchers for over 60 years, delivering innovative solutions that support scientists with customizable workflows. Learn how we provide research solutions that truly enable you to get to market faster with the right molecule while reducing downtime, errors, and waste.
Cipher
Cipher
Booth #2306
Cipher is a full-service competitive strategy and technology firm. We provide world-class consulting services and technology solutions that help Life Sciences companies gain and maintain a competitive edge. Our latest technology innovation, Knowledge360® is an all-in-one, cloud-based competitive intelligence solution that automates the collection and organization of information, allowing users to collaborate in real-time to develop strategic insights.
Cryosite Australia
Cryosite Australia
Booth#1216
Cryosite is Australia’s most trusted provider of depot services for temperature-sensitive life sciences materials, serving biotech, research and clinical trial sponsors around the world. The leading provider of specialist ultra-low temperature and cryogenic storage, Cryosite has the capability to meet your biorepository requirements. With a strong client profile, Cryosite is the proven and experienced leader in Ph.II-IV trial depot distribution
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Booth #863A and 863B
As a CDMO our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and viral vectors with world class GMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines. We have delivered over 310 molecules including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies at all stages of the clinical development. We have completed 26 Process Validation programs and are licensed to manufacture 6 commercial products. We have facilities in College Station, Texas, RTP, North Carolina and Billingham, United Kingdom.
Labscape
Labscape
Booth#1806
Labscape provides Academic Institutions, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies with the following material and services:
  • Industry leading fume hoods and modular lab furniture
  • FREE laboratory design proposals
  • Project Installation/Coordination 
Come visit us at Booth 1806 to learn more!
Merrill Corporation
Merrill DatasiteOne - The only SaaS application for due diligence. DatasiteOne helps companies worldwide close more deals, faster, with the strongest combinations of deal making and reporting support. For the first time, organizations can carry out, from beginning to end, essential business communications, execute critical transactions, and meet global regulatory requirements — all via a secure, controlled and easy-to-use platform.
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Featured Zones in the BIO Exhibition
BioProcess Theater
Interactive Amphitheater in the BioProcess Zone
Since 2008, the BPI Theater, located at the heart of the BioProcess Zone, provides biopharmaceutical professionals with a dedicated destination to meet, network, listen and learn about the latest scientific, technology, business, and financial trends impacting biopharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing.
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Emerging Innovators Zone
Newest Zone in the BIO Exhibition
This brand new area in the BIO Exhibition showcases independent small and medium-sized enterprises that are post-$10M investment. The “open-air market” atmosphere allows attendees to freely engage with companies who are further along in their company life cycle to exchange ideas and information to achieve continual stages of growth.
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