Event Recap: Celebrating Life Science Leaders at CLSA Pantheon Awards

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio The science world might not seem as glamorous as Hollywood and the red carpet, but last night the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) threw an awards ceremony worthy of the Oscars. With a program that included everything from beakers to bagpipe players, the 2015 CLSA Pantheon DiNA Awards honored […]

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Event Recap: How J&J Promotes Innovation

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent How exactly does one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world promote scientific innovation through proactive collaboration and investment? This month’s BioScience Forum addressed that question by detailing the structure and focus of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in an event featuring Senior Director for New Ventures, J&J Innovation, Thorsten Melcher. […]

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Event Recap: BIO 2015 in Philadelphia

By Dr Kristophe Diaz, Big3Bio East Coast Consultant This year’s BIO Convention was held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the 150,000 square feet of convention space gave 1,800 exhibitors a chance to showcase their technologies, capabilities, and, for many countries and 47 states and regions, an opportunity to share a snapshot of […]

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Event Recap: Insights on the CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Revolution

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent It’s a pretty exciting time in the world of science. Stem cell therapies are entering human trials, CAR-T cells are bringing new hope to immuno-oncology, and advancements in genome editing technologies have put gene therapy back on the table. From a therapeutic perspective, the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is […]

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Event Recap: BIO 2015 in Philadelphia

By Dr Kristophe Diaz, Big3Bio East Coast Consultant This year’s BIO Convention was held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the 150,000 square feet of convention space gave 1,800 exhibitors a chance to showcase their technologies, capabilities, and, for many countries and 47 states and regions, an opportunity to share a snapshot of […]

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International Event Recap: BIO 2015 in Philadelphia

By Dr Kristophe Diaz, Big3Bio East Coast Consultant This year’s BIO Convention was held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the 150,000 square feet of convention space gave 1,800 exhibitors a chance to showcase their technologies, capabilities, and, for many countries and 47 states and regions, an opportunity to share a snapshot of […]

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Event Recap: MassBio’s 2015 Annual Meeting

By Dr Kristophe Diaz, Big3Bio East Coast Consultant Last week, MassBio’s annual meeting was a very special gathering for several reasons, with one standing out: the nation’s oldest biotechnology trade association was celebrating its 30th anniversary, and it was an occasion to reflect and realize how far the industry has come in those 30 years – and how […]

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BioPharm America 2014: Partnerships to Solve the World’s Unmet Needs

Event Recap by Karen Ring, Big3Bio Event Correspondent How important is it that the major players in the life sciences — pharma, biotech, startups, academics, etc. – increase partnering to tackle unmet patient needs and develop innovative treatments for serious diseases? BioPharm America 2014, held in Boston from September 22-24, brought together the leaders from […]

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Event Recap: Healthcare Pioneers Day in Boston

Recently, Big3Bio Boston attended a daylong conference, “Healthcare Pioneers Day,” organized by Dr. Simon Sikorski, president of Healthcare Pioneers, Inc. Healthcare Pioneers is a nationwide business development network that connects healthcare professionals. This active network is made of startup entrepreneurs, practicing physicians, industry experts, and investors. Hosted by Merck at their research laboratories in the […]

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Event Recap: Women in Bio Presents “Path to Market”

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent In its May event, “Path to Market,” the San Francisco Women in Bio (WIB) chapter discussed the steps necessary to successfully bring a product to market. The event, the third segment of a four-part entrepreneurial series by WIB, was hosted at the global health company Genomic Health and […]

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Event Recap: Randy Scott of Invitae Sees Genetics as the Future of Medicine

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent Do you ever wonder when individual genetic testing will become routine? The answer might be sooner than you think. Randy Scott, former CEO of Genomic Health, is the founder of Invitae, a San Francisco-based diagnostic company whose mission is to improve the quality of patient healthcare by providing […]

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Recap: Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent The San Francisco Women in Bio (WIB) chapter celebrated Women’s History Month with an event titled “Finding the Path to Your Own Career History”. The first half of the event was hosted at UCSF’s mission bay campus and featured three panels that discussed various operational roles and alternative […]

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