Feedback from last year's event:
"...An OUTSTANDING job on the speaker line-up (KOLs and excellent diversity
across the life sciences innovation field; blend of keynotes and panels)."
"...an exceptionally good job designing the day with good refreshments and
reliable breaks between sessions to allow for networking and connections."
"...We all attend lots of conferences and I would give this one an A+++.
"...Was a good mix of new science and venture education. I would definitely
attend again- the level of presenters and attendees was really good."
"...Absolutely great conference. I think it's now the best emerging life science
conference on the East Coast all year."
"....Outstanding show ... fantastic science and compelling speakers. A
complete ecosystem that promotes thought leadership and innovation."
The Future of Life Sciences
The 3rd Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day is the biggest day for life sciences startups and innovation in the State of Massachusetts. Last year this house-full, high-energy, hands-on event brought together legendary speakers and experts to mingle with innovators, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists. It is the flagship event of life sciences in Massachusetts, jointly and actively put together by all the major organizations that are involved in starting and supporting the life sciences startup ecosystem in the Commonwealth.
The event's speakers include:
Matthew W. Emmens, Chairman, President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals: The Future of Science
Leonard Zon, Founder of FATE Therapeutics & Harvard Stem Cell Institute: How Zebrafish lost its stripes
James O'Mara, VP of BD: The Story of Ironwood Pharma: A billion dollar IPO
Nat Sims, Inventor of the Smart Infusion Pump, MGH
Edward Brown, Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
David Walt, Founder of Illumina & Quanterix, and Robinson Professor of Chemistry, Tufts University
Jeffrey Karp, Director of Advanced Biomaterials, Harvard Medical School & Recipient of Top 20 Breakthroughs that will change Medicine 2009
Bill Rodriguez, Founder, Daktari & Former Chief Medical Officer, Clinton Foundation & Harvard Medical School
Uli von Andrian, Founder, Selecta Biosciences & Harvard Medical School
Giulio Draetta, Founder, Mitotix, Chief Research BD Officer, DFCI, Former Head of Oncology, Merck and Harvard Medical School
Li Huei Tsai, Scientific Advisory Board, Sirtris, Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Dennis L. Fowler, Professor of Surgery, Columbia and CIMIT
Athan Kuliopulos, Founder, Anchor Therapeutics and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University
Dr. Rox Anderson, Founder of Follica, Juniper Medical and Director, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, MGH/HST
Tim Murray, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Scott Kirsner, Writer, Innovation Economy
Gordon Wong, VP, Biogen Idec
Edward Kerslake, VP of R&D, Boston Scientific
Mohammed Ali, Head of M&A, Avaya
Karin Hehenberger, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Andrew Kurtz, Co-founder, SBIR Program, National Cancer Institute
Allison B. Milutinovich, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
CEO's and senior executives who have registered to attend the Mass Life Sciences Innovation Day reception run the following companies:
Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Hydra Biosciences, Inc.
InVivo Therapeutics Corporation
Mercury Therapeutics, Inc.
MSM Protein Technologies
Targeted Cell Therapies
MSM Protein Technologies
Biotech Innoventure Center
Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Semprus Biosciences Corporation
Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day has been developed by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Start-up Initiative (MALSI). MALSI is a platform organization that brings together all major public and private entities in the State that are committed to building the next generation of Massachusetts companies. MALSI's mission is to ensure that Massachusetts maintains its lead as the #1 region in the world to start, nurture and grow life sciences companies.
MALSI partners include: Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, Mass Biotech Council, TiE Boston, and several major universities and research hospitals.
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