Philadelphia Spotlights

Event Spotlight: The Board Meeting by CRUSH Life Sciences

CRUSH Life Sciences was founded in 2018 by industry colleagues Laurie Halloran, President & CEO of Halloran Consulting Group, Doug MacDougall, Managing Partner at MacDougall Advisors, and Geoff Meyerson, CEO & Co-Founder of Locust Walk. These entrepreneurs discussed ways to bring together a community of executives for off-the-record chats to talk through successes, challenges, and […]

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Spotlight Q&A: The Story of XiltriX

Stephen Tierney is the President at XiltriX North America, and is based in San Diego, California Big4Bio: What is the story of XiltriX? Tierney: XiltriX North America was established to make science safer and more predictable through technology. Over the past 30 years, XiltriX has been developed in-house by our sister company in the Netherlands. […]

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Spotlight: Event Recap from 2021 DEI Report

NOTE: On December 8th, Big4Bio:Philadelphia sponsor Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) conducted a virtual leadership panel with representatives from three different industries to discuss their culture, hiring practices, and managing the changing landscape of the workforce. Part 1 of a transcript recap of this event is included in our just-published 2021 DEI Report; part 2 continues […]

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Spotlight: Quintara Discovery — A CRO Where No Project is Too Big or Too Small

Marie Daghlian Quintara Discovery, Inc prides itself for being a flexible partner in biotech companies’ drug discovery and development efforts. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, it provides high-quality drug discovery services to the vibrant biotech community in the region and beyond, including in vitro ADME profiling, bioanalysis services, and dedicated assay development and […]

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The Big4Bio Company to Watch Program
September 2021: Molecular Assemblies

THE COMPANY/THE MISSION Changing the Paradigm for Writing DNA Molecular Assemblies’ leaders detail how the company got started, the company’s technology for synthesizing DNA, and why that technology is better than current methods.     THE TECHNOLOGY, PART 1 Moving Synthetic Biology into the 21st Century A deeper look at the company’s enzymatic DNA synthesis […]

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Sikich + Process Stream = Expanded Best of Breed Solutions Through a Company’s Journey

Sikich LLP is a 1000-member business advisory firm that offers ERP and CRM technology and accounting services to a broad array of companies, including life sciences, tailored to fit their specific needs. In April 2021, Sikich acquired Process Stream, a leader in digital transformation services for regulated industries, which includes life sciences. The acquisition expands Sikich’s offerings […]

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The Big4Bio Company to Watch Program
July 2021: Meissa Vaccines

THE COMPANY/THE MISSION Meissa Vaccines Is Driven to Rid the World of Viral Respiratory Scourges Meissa Vaccines is on a mission to solve a puzzle that has eluded scientists for decades—a pediatric vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.     THE PIPELINE Building Single Dose, Intranasal Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19 and RSV Making vaccines […]

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The Big4Bio Company to Watch Program
May 2021: Venatorx Pharmaceuticals

THE COMPANY/THE MISSION The Drug Hunter Flying Under the Radar In 2010, Drs. Christopher Burns, Daniel Pevear, and Luigi Xerri set out to build a company focused on anti-infectives; they named it Venatorx, which loosely translated means “Drug Hunter.”   THE PIPELINE Addressing the Next Pandemic: Superbugs Venatorx’s lead clinical-stage antibiotics address the growing problem […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Big4Bio:Philadelphia 2020 Year-in-Review

Welcome to the 2020 Big4Bio Year-in-Review for the Philadelphia area! We hope you enjoy looking back on 2020’s top stories, deals, and M&A that went down in Philadelphia’s research, pharma, and biotech sectors as we head into 2021. Here’s what you’ll find inside the Year-in-Review 2020 report: Facts about Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences industry The […]

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Spotlight Q&A: TFF Pharmaceuticals – Innovative Drug Formulation May Expand Geographic Reach of COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

LaVoieHealthScience Client Spotlight Following is a Q&A with Glenn Mattes, President, CEO and Director of TFF Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: TFFP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative drug products based on its patented Thin Film Freezing (TFF) technology platform. Welcome to Big4Bio, Mr. Mattes. Can you share with our readers what is important about […]

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Spotlight Q&A: John Hallinan, Chief Development Officer, Danforth Advisors

John Hallinan is the newly-named Chief Development Officer of Danforth Advisors, the life science industry’s leading resource for operational accounting, finance support and strategic CFO advisory. He was previously Chief Business Officer at Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), representing the world’s premier life sciences hub, where he led efforts to catalyze early-stage innovation. He has more […]

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Big4Bio Q&A: Dror Bashan, CEO of Protalix BioTherapeutics

LaVoieHealthScience Client Spotlight with Dror Bashan, CEO of Protalix BioTherapeutics Can you provide a brief overview of Protalix BioTherapeutics and its focus? Protalix BioTherapeutics is a unique biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing to market recombinant therapeutic proteins with clinically improved profiles, produced with our ProCellEx® plant cell-based expression. Protalix was the first company ever to gain FDA approval for […]

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Spotlight: 3.0 University Place

“In many ways, this project (3.0 University Place) is the most responsive to the needs of Philly’s burgeoning biotech and advanced life sciences sector” – 2020 PIDC/Commerce Department Life Science Report   About 3.0 University Place: 3.0 University Place — a 250,000+ sq ft, life sciences-enabled building (commercial lab and office trophy building) with LEED […]

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Spotlight: Sikich — A Formula for Life Science Success

Sikich LLP is a 1000 member business advisory firm that offers technology and accounting services to a broad array of companies. In operation for more than 35 years, about 10 years ago the company started offering its services to life sciences companies, tailored to fit their specific needs. Big4Bio editor Marie Daghlian recently met virtually […]

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