Spotlight: PMWC2019 Silicon Valley

USING AI TO ACCELERATE THE PROMISE OF PRECISION MEDICINE By Marie Daghlian Can the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) accelerate precision medicine and deliver on its promise? The answer is an unequivocal “yes,” but we are not there yet.  There are opportunities along the entire health care value chain but there […]

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Event Recap: BIO Investor Forum 2018

By Marie Daghlian Attendees at the BIO Investor Forum braved the cacophony of striking hotel workers’ shouts and drumbeats to meet with each other, tell their stories, seek investment and partnering opportunities, and gain insight into ongoing trends in the sector over two days in mid October in sunny San Francisco. According to the Biotechnology […]

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Event Recap: RESI in Boston – The Power of Partnering and Networking for Healthcare Innovators in 2018

By Marie Daghlian Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, more than 800 attendees from 38 states and 25 countries showed up at the Boston Marriott Copley Place for a day of networking, partnering, and workshops at the RESI Global Partnering Conference—Redefining Early Stage Investments—held June 4 during BIO2018 week. RESI has become an important venue […]

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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: Medical Devices Take the Spotlight

By Marie Daghlian; Photos by Eugene Borodin A smart contact lens that monitors blood glucose, video games that promise to enhance cognition, a novel and simple biopsy device that improves patient comfort—these are just a few of the next generation of medical devices showcased at the third annual Rosenman Institute Symposium, held June 22nd at Byers […]

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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: ARM’s Regenerative Medicine State of the Industry

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio Every January, downtown San Francisco is taken over by a flock of investors, bankers, biotech companies, and scientists attending the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. This meeting looks at the healthcare advancements over the past year and predicts the disease areas and technologies that will see the most progress […]

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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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