BIOVision/ Boston MedTech / Mass Life Sciences

When it comes to health care, IT has been largely limited to recordkeeping and billing. But could it have the potential to enhance care delivery and reduce costs? To unleash its true potential, the industry needs to focus IT on the task of collecting, interpreting, and correlating patient data—so that clinicians can diagnose care needs more accurately and cost effectively. This Harvard Business Review article, coauthored by Harvard Business School (HBS) professor Robert Huckman, offers a plan for optimizing the value of IT investments.
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Accelerating Innovation in Precision Medicine
05–07 SEP 2018
Precision medicine holds great promise for treating genetic diseases—such as certain types of cancers—but bottlenecks in the system are slowing its progress. To help industry executives address inefficiencies and stimulate progress, HBS Executive Education is pleased to introduce the Accelerating Innovation in Precision Medicine program. This dynamic new offering brings together leaders in science, medicine, business, and technology to push the boundaries of business solutions in precision medicine. As a participant, you will join forces with other leaders to develop game-changing ideas in personalized care.
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Managing Health Care Delivery
BEGINS 14 OCT 2018
Despite the industry’s unprecedented efforts and investments, the demand for improved health care delivery continues. Today, the need to explore and implement innovative reforms is greater than ever. With this challenge in mind, HBS Executive Education offers the Managing Health Care Delivery program for both clinical and administrative professionals. You’ll leave the program with critical management tools, skills, and strategies needed to improve patient care and the effectiveness of delivery systems.
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Which Program Is Right for You?
Connect with a program advisor to discuss which program fits your goals and experience. You’ll receive a personalized consultation, access to other program resources, and details on related offerings.
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Weekly Newsletter

From the Desk of Travis McCready
Life Sciences News & Updates

The Enterprise: Brockton award-winning biologist has teaching down to a science
Key Quote: “That’s the goal, to get these kids ready for the experiences they’ll have in college and career.”
Press Release: Institute for Protein Innovation Appoints Wei Yang, PhD as Director of Target Discovery and Sharon Klein as Director of Philanthropy
Key Sentence: These appointments follow last month’s unveiling of IPI’s new 12,000 sq. ft. lab and office facility located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.
BBJ: Mass. biotechs just set an IPO record. Here’s how much each company raised.
Key Sentence: As of Saturday, the last day of June, 13 biotechs headquartered in the Bay State had successfully gone public, raising a combined $1.3 billion.

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​If you have an upcoming life science event, feel free to submit the information to be included in a future edition of our newsletter by clicking here
Digital Endpoints with Melissa Ceruolo of MC10
When:July 24, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where:Havana Room, 5th Floor, CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Melissa Ceruolo, VP at MC10 will discuss MC10’s new BioStamp nPointTM, a medical grade wearable sensing system that has achieved 510k approval this May.

    The False Claims Act: What to Do When the DoJ Comes Knocking
    When:August 9, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
    Where:Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston Street, 14th Floor , Boston, MA, 02116

    Join Cooley attorneys as we discuss the FCA and its recent applications in healthcare IT and life sciences, DoJ’s current FCA enforcement priorities and what to do when the DoJ comes knocking.

    MassBio's 24th Golf Classic to benefit MassBioEd Foundation
    When:September 14, 2018, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Where:The International, 159 Ballville Rd, Bolton, Ma, 01740
    All proceeds from this tournament will be used to support the MassBioEd Foundation in fulfilling its mission build a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region.

      2nd Annual World Congress – Lessons Learned from Rare Disease and Personalized Medicine Approaches
      When:September 17, 2018- September 18, 2018, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
      Where:Royal Sonesta Cambridge, 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA., 02142
      The conference agenda is a mix of presentations, panel discussions and short technology demonstrations that will cover a wide range of strategies for successful drug discovery.

        When:September 25, 2018- September 26, 2018 , 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
        Where:Boston Marriott Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02116

        Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials: The Year of All Things Digital, Patient Data Ownership and New Approaches to Optimize Clinical Systems.

        The Top 5 Pregnancy Tech Startups

        Disadvantaged new mothers may struggle with access to healthcare. However, the internet and smartphones may be the solution to reaching this population. Click here to check out the top funded pregnancy tech startups that are trying making women's health a priority.

        Health + Design = Real World Change

        We can revolutionize health experiences through person-centered design and innovation. Join us and 500 of your friends at HXD from June 26-27 in Boston. 

        Communication, Creativity and Connected Health: The 2018 MIT Grand Hack

        From Friday April 13 to Sunday April 15, over 300 attendees gathered for one of the most anticipated events in the Greater Boston healthcare community: MIT Hacking Medicine's fifth annual Grand Hack. Click here to check who won the connected health challenge. 

        The Top Stroke Tech Therapy Companies In the US

        According the CDC, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. Click here to check out the top funded stroke therapy technologies in the US helping to fight against this stat and rehabilitate those who have experienced strokes. 

        How One Company's Digital Prescription App Will Change Mental Illness Therapy

        Mental illness is a widespread problem in the US. Pear Therapeutics, a Boston-based digital prescription app plans to solve it with smartphone apps. 

        The Global Health Track's Scalable Solutions at MIT's Grand Hack

        Click here to check out who won the first prize on the global health track at MIT's annual hackathon as well as other solutions that will reach impact after the event. 

        $50K AMA/Google Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge--Call for Submissions!

        This Challenge is an open call for solutions that allow patients to remotely monitor and manage their healthcare in a manner that places a minimum burden on physicians.

        The Virtual Healthcare Summit is Coming to Boston!

        Join experts and innovators to leverage digital disruption in health care to expand your reach and deliver better quality of care. Save $200 on in person attendance with code MedTech.

        The Top 4 Asthma Tech Startups

        According to the CDC, the number of people with asthma is growing quickly. While more people than ever before have asthma, it is quickly becoming one of America's costliest diseases, costing $81.9 billion annually. Check out the top startups developing technology to help combat asthma in the US.

        Why are Poster Sessions Stuck in the Past? 

        We’re all working to make healthcare more convenient, user friendly and affordable. Click here to find out how ePosterBoards can do the same for your poster session with their all-in-one digital solution. (External Link)

        Biologics Formulation & Drug Delivery Technologies Summit

        This Summit joins together scientists and life sciences executives for the only dual topic event on the market dedicated exclusively to biologics. Mention Promo Code MD100 for $100 Savings! 

        MedTech Resources And Information

        If you’re building a startup in the Boston area, or want to learn more about the industry, this list is perfect for you.
        Read more articles on Medtech Boston
        Healthcare on the Blockchain Innovations & Investment Summit
        May 1 - Washington, D.C
        Healthcare Innovations and Investments Summit
        May 1-2 - Washington, D.C
        Women in Digital Health: A Fireside Chat with Ashley Reid
        May 3 - Boston, MA
        Transforming the Culture of Care
        May 7 - Boston, MA
        Investor Pitching: Major League Tryouts
        May 17 - Cambridge, MA
        Nurse Hackathon 2018: Hacking the Opioid Crisis
        May 18 - May 20 - Boston, MA
        Medtech Conference
        May 31 - Minneapolis, MN
        Pulse Finale 2018
        June 5 - Boston, MA
        d.Health Summit 2018
        June 6 - Boston, MA
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        Featured Event
        M2D2 $200K Awards Ceremony & Networking Event
        April 10, 2018
        Where: Mintz Levin

        One Financial Center
        Boston, MA
        On April 10, after deliberations by the panel of expert judges, awards totaling up to $200,000 will be awarded to the winner of the M2D2 $200K awards ceremony hosted by Mintz Levin. There will be full reception with food, drink and networking before the awards ceremony. Travis McCready, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will be the keynote speaker that evening. For more information and to register, click here.

        KEY QUOTE: “The Massachusetts life sciences cluster is no longer just in Cambridge and Boston but has expanded to towns across the Commonwealth, where lab space, manufacturing facilities, and office space are more accessible and affordable.”
        BBJ: Medtech startups to vie for $200K prize at UMass Lowell eventKEY SENTENCE: “The winner, to be announced April 10, will receive $200,000 worth of in-kind resources.”
        Wicked Local Cambridge: New program hopes to open biotech’s doors to Cambridge studentsKEY FACT: In contrast to the original biotechnology program, which is research-based and which will continue, the new program will offer students a more direct pathway to employment by experiencing and gaining skills in what local biotech and pharmaceutical firms do, and at the same time preparing them for their post-secondary academic pursuits
        KEY SENTENCE: Lumicell’s technology can serve as a way for surgeons to scavenge for residual cancer cells during a patient’s first surgery, potentially saving them from needing a second operation.
        Life Sciences News & Updates

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        ​If you have an upcoming life science event, feel free to submit the information to be included in a future edition of our newsletter by clicking here. 
        MedMates 2nd Annual Life Sciences Expo
        When: April 4, 2018, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
        Where: Omni Providence Hotel, 1 W Exchange Street, Providence, Rhode Island

        This 2nd annual Life Sciences Expo will showcase the exciting growth and diversity of the life sciences in Rhode Island and Southeastern New England.  Learn more
        When: April 5, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
        Where: Cabot Physical Education Center, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

        Welcome to RISE, Northeastern’s premier Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo! RISE consists of two integrated events: the RISE Expo and the RISE Awards. Learn more
        Project Management for Success in Scientific Research
        When: April 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
        Where: Partners Innovation, 215 First St, Boston, MA

        Researchers will have the opportunity to build a high-level project plan for their own projects as well as receive feedback on the plan from both expert instructors and scientific peers. Learn more
        Science 1st: Innovation in Spine Surgery – Evidence-Based Medicine
        When: April 6, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
        Where: UMass Medical School, 55 North Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA

        The panel discussion will focus on innovation in spine surgery to improve clinical outcomes. Learn more
        3rd Annual Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium
        When: April 9-10, 2018
        Where: Ruben Campus Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
        Join us for the 3rd annual WPI Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium, a two-day event focused on emerging technologies that will have a significant impact on the biomanufacturing industry in the near term. This year we focus on advancements in protein therapeutics and emerging technologies, and the best practices and challenges of manufacturing cell and tissue therapies. Learn More
        BioXchange @ Bonefish Grill (Waltham, MA)
        When: April 11, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
        Where: Bonefish Grill, 99 3rd Ave., Waltham, MA

        April’s BioXchange event is moving back out to Waltham. It is being sponsored by Alcami. The event will be held at the Bonefish Grill in Waltham located conveniently right off of Interstate 95. Learn more
        Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Day
        When: April 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
        Where: MIT Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA

        QSP Day is a free conference dedicated to mathematical modeling in drug research and development. Learn more
        Data Integrity and Your Software Vendor
        When: April 12, 2018, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
        Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gateway 1, 1st Floor, Room 1002, 60 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA

        Join the Boston Area Chapter of the ISPE and find out where software tools in the life science industry are headed! Presentations will follow ISPE’s Annual Student Poster Contest. Learn more
        WIB-Boston Launches Mentors, Advisors, and Peers (MAPs) Program with Guest Speaker Joanne Kamens
        When: April 12, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
        Where: Goodwin Procter, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

        Join WIB-Greater Boston and special guest, Addgene Executive Director, Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., as we officially launch our Mentors, Advisors, and Peers (MAPs) Program on Thursday, April 12, 2018Learn more
        2018 World Medical Innovation Forum – Artificial Intelligence
        When: April 23, 2018 - April 25, 2018
        Where: Westin Copley Place Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA

        The World Medical Innovation Forum, hosted by Partners HealthCare, is a global gathering of more than 1,000 senior health care leaders in the heart of Boston. It was established to respond to the intensifying transformation of health care and its impact on innovation. Learn more

        Job Postings
        Business Development Internship - Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
        The ideal candidate will work closely with the Associate Director of Business Development to develop an aggressive business development strategy to encourage both new company arrivals and the expansion of companies already in Massachusetts, to foster creative partnerships, and to ensure broad utilization of MLSC programs. The candidate will participate in market research projects, BD outreach, and maintain customer relationship database. To view the full job description, please click here. To apply, please email our Business Development team here.
        Marketing/Communications Internship - Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
        The communications Intern is responsible for assisting with communications activities to include writing, press releases, press list development and outreach, events, photography, graphic design, web content development, public relations planning and other critical projects that may arise. This volunteer position offers the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on public relations, marketing, communications, events, and government relations experience. College credit is available. To view the full job description and to apply, please click here.