Enabling Life Sciences Innovation Beyond Cambridge

Tuesday, November 27 2012
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Alumni Hall

The Middlesex-3 Coalition invites you to a breakfast event at UMass Lowell to hear the advantages of locating or expanding your Life Sciences company along the Route 3 Corridor North of Boston--a good place to grow due to low lease-rates, easy permitting processes, educational infrastructure to provide needed skill–sets, and the UMass System research/support structure.

Please RSVP at:  info@middlesex3.com


8:00 am           Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:30-8:45         Welcomes and Introductions

  • Chancellor Marty Meehan, Welcome to UMass Lowell
  • Middlesex 3 Master of Ceremonies – Bernie Lynch, Lowell City Manager
  • Introduction of Susan Windham-Bannister, CEO & President, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

8:50- 9:35        Fireside Chat:

Enabling Life Sciences Innovation Beyond Cambridge—

Assessing and Capitalizing on Regional Strengths

Moderated by Susan Windham-Bannister


  • U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas (invited)
  • Prof. Steve McCarthy, Co-Director M2D2
  • Marybeth Campbell, Director of Education and Workforce Development, MA Executive Office of Education
  • Robert Buckley, Senior Partner, Riemer & Braunstein

9:40- 10:25      Why Here, Why Now? 

Straight Talk from the region’s ‘Anchor Tenants’

Moderated by Julie Chen, Vice Provost of Research, UMassLowell


  • Peter Abair, Director, Economic Development & Global Affairs, MassBio
  • Rick Geoffrion, President and CEO, Mitralign
  • Steve Arkinstall, Senior Vice President, EMD Serono
  • Nancy Briefs, Chairman & CEO,  InfoBionic

10:30               Wrap Up

10:45               Tour of ETIC


 Please RSVP at:  info@middlesex3.com


The Middlesex 3 Coalition [www.middlesex3.com] is a regional collaboration among public and private leaders of five communities along Route 3 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford and Lowell.  Members are comprised of business, government, educational and financial institutions leaders working together to promote the region and its competitive advantages.  The Coalition’s mission is to strengthen and grow economic development in the region.



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