2013 Biotechnology & Standards Conference: The Prospects for a Life Sciences Standards Revolution

Tuesday, October 1 2013
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This event was posted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Event Inquiries

Danielle Camp dcamp@mit.edu

Location: The MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St - 6th floor, Cambridge

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) and the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) are co-hosting a 1-day conference on the growing role of standards in biotechnology.

This conference seeks to engage academics, practitioners, and policymakers on the prospects and challenges in establishing standards in life sciences research and commercialization.  

Standards are used in all areas of life science research and are critical to assure the quality and safety of biomanufactured research tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics.  Standards also have the potential to enhance research productivity, limit duplication and facilitate future biomedical innovation.

The purpose of this groundbreaking conference is to identify key opportunities for standards in life sciences research, encourage more systematic evaluation of the role that standards might play, and initiate the formation of a community committed to the development of robust and meaningful standard-setting in the life sciences going forward.

The Biotechnology and Standards Conference will feature multiple, expert-led panel discussions and presentations.  


Speakers and Panelists Include:

Pierre Azoulay
Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
MIT Sloan School of Management

William E. Bentley
Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Professor
Chair of Bioengineering
University of MD

Iain M. Cockburn
Richard C. Shipley Professor of Management, School of Management Boston University

Raymond Cypess
Chairman & CEO, American Type Culture Collection

Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Professor; Director of the Biodiversity Governance (BIOGOV) Unit
Centre for the Philosophy of Law, Université catholique de Louvain

Leonard Freedman
President, Global Biological Standards Institute

Mary Lou Gantzer
President, Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute

Stuart Graham
Senior Advisor, Economic Policy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Assistant Professor of Business Strategy 
Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech 

Shane Greenstein
Kellogg Chair in Information Technology
Professor of Management & Strategy
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Véronique Kiermer
Executive Editor & Head of Researcher Services 
Nature Publishing Group

Laurie Locascio
Director, Material Measurement Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology 

Brad Margus
CEO, Genome Bridge

John R. Masters
Professor of Experimental Pathology
Director, Prostate Cancer Research Centre  
University College London

Fiona E. Murray
David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology
Associate Professor of Technological Innovation,
Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
Faculty Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Leslie E. Silberstein
Director, Center for Human Cell Therapy
Director, Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Timothy Simcoe
Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University
Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Anthony J. Sinskey
Faculty Director, Center for Biomedical Innovation, MIT
Professor of Microbiology, HS&T, Engineering Systems, MIT

Stacy L. Springs
Director, Biomanufacturing Research Program (BioMAN)
Executive Director, MIT Consortium on Adventitious Agent Contamination in Biomanufacturing (CAACB); Director, MIT-Sanofi Alliance
Center for Biomedical Innovation, MIT

Scott Stern
School of Management Distinguished Professor
Chair, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management  

Keith Webber
Acting Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Science, FDA

Ron Weiss
Associate Professor of Biological Engineering & Electrical Engineering Computer Science; Director, Synthetic Biology Center, MIT

REGISTER TODAY: cbi.mit.edu/2013biotechandstandards

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