Event Recap: PMWC2018 — Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage

By Marie Daghlian The buzz around artificial intelligence, or AI, is palpable—similar to the buzz around CRISPR and immuno-oncology just a few years ago. VCs are throwing money at startups that are using AI. Proponents say it can solve the world’s problems, do what humans cannot. Others worry that it will run away from humans, […]

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Event Recap: Biotech Showcase 2018 – Experts Predict a Good Year Ahead

By Marie Daghlian Editor, Big3Bio The life sciences industry is doing great. That was the considered opinion of life sciences industry experts that was also exemplified by the buoyant mood of many of the 30,000 or so people involved in its business who descended on San Francisco during the second week of January to attend […]

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Event Recap: PMWC 2017

Shaping Patient-Centric Health Care By Marie Daghlian Rapid advances in genomics and technology are transforming personalized medicine into precision medicine. Genomic medicine is here, Euan Ashley said as he welcomed a gathering of more than 8,000 people to the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) held in Silicon Valley. Ashley, director of Stanford University’s Clinical Genomics […]

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Event Recap: BioWeekSF Spotlight – Rare in the Square/Biotech Showcase Panel

Developing Therapies for Rare Diseases: Patients Come First By Marie Daghlian Rare disease drug development is personal and often driven by patient advocacy. In a lively and engaging fireside chat titled “Unmet needs, uncommon commitment: shift toward investment in rare diseases,” Henri Termeer, an early advocate of rare disease drug development and a serial entrepreneur, […]

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Event Recap: Biotech Showcase 2017 – “Looking Ahead” Workshop Focus

Upbeat Mood but Uncertainty Ahead By Marie Daghlian The Hilton Hotel at Union Square in downtown San Francisco hummed with energy as more than 3,300 life sciences professionals converged for the ninth annual Biotech Showcase during the second week of January 2017. Held at the same time as the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, neither […]

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Event Recap: RESI SF 2017

Networking on Steroids: Early stage entrepreneurs speed date with investors at RESI in San Francisco By Marie Daghlian You have 30 minutes per meeting, enough time to make your pitch, find out if there is a potential connection, and move on to the next meeting. It’s networking on steroids and it works for many of […]

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Event Recap: ISSCR Conference

By Dr. Karen Ring for CIRM/Big3Bio: CIRM kicked off the 2016 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Conference in San Francisco with a public stem cell event yesterday that brought scientists, patients, patient advocates and members of the general public together to discuss the many ways stem cells are being used in the clinic […]

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Event Recap: primeUC Crowns its First Startup Champions

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio California is a hotbed for promising startups in technology, healthcare and the life sciences. Many of the innovative ideas that spawn these companies originate from labs and universities. One of the leaders in scientific entrepreneurship is the University of California (UC). Among its 10 campuses, five medical centers and […]

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Event Recap: The Business of Personalized Medicine Summit

The Business of Personalized Medicine Recap of The Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, Sept. 9, 2014 Over the past 15 years, “personalized medicine” has become a buzz-phrase bandied about quite often. Yet with the recent advances in genomic sequencing and the advent of big data, the possibilities in personalized medicine are indeed becoming endless. However, […]

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Event Recap: Disruption and Opportunity: The Leader Role in Creating the Future of Work

During the first quarter of 2013, Genentech embarked on an initiative within its human resources department to examine the “Future of Work.” Led by Steven Kowalski, Ph.D., principal for executive talent development at Genentech, the collective team effort produced some fascinating insights and recommendations that are shaping human resources’ long term cultural vision and objectives. […]

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