BIO 2014: Lifecycle Massachusetts

Tuesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 26 2014

Pavilion Programs

Tuesday, June 24th

10:30 a.m.      Creative Collaborations: How to Create Consortia that Actually Work!
When building consensus, consortia, and collaboration, lots can go wrong. Come hear what can go right – developing solutions in neuroscience; building a high-performance computing center; creating international research partnerships; neighboring cities joining forces – and the good things that happen when smart people put their heads together to solve the world’s toughest problems.

  • Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President &CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center - MODERATOR
  • John Ambroziak Director, Strategy and Business Development, EMD Millipore
  • Tom Large, Senior Vice President, Preclinical Research and Translational Medicine, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Richard Rossi, City Manager, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Ralph Zottola, Chief Technology Officer, Research Computing, University of Massachusetts

2:00 p.m.      Press Announcement
Come hear the news about a new Massachusetts Life Sciences Center program to promote research & development collaborations between companies in Massachusetts and the rest of the world. Don’t miss it!

5 p.m.    Mass Mixer: The Massachusetts Pavilion Hospitality Reception, hosted by ThermoFisher Scientific.
You won’t want to miss this jam-packed networking reception featuring the tastes and sounds of Massachusetts.


Wednesday, June 25th


9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.  Global Connect

Stop by the Pavilion to schedule a 1:1 meeting to learn what Massachusetts has to offer international companies.

2 p.m.   Beg, Borrow & Crowdsource? Innovative Ways to Fund Your Early Stage Company

Massachusetts startups attract more venture capital dollars per capita than any other state, but these days there’s more than one, or two, or even three ways to find funding for early stage companies. This panel will explore new methods for public financing, new models for crowdfunding and proven strategies for corporate/strategic partners.

  • Douglas Banks, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, University of Massachusetts - MODERATOR
  • Mark Barrett, VP Global Business Operations, Business Development, Genzyme, a Sanofi company
  • Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D, President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
  • Samuel Wertheimer, Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer, Polliwog Healthcare Investment


Thursday, June 26th


9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Global Connect

Stop by the Pavilion to schedule a 1:1 meeting to learn what Massachusetts has to offer international companies.

10:30 a.m.     Parent-Driven Innovation Panel: Parents Standing Up for their Children Through Investment, Company Formation and Advocacy

Panelists will discuss the increasing role that parents are playing in developing treatments and cures for the diseases that affect the lives of their children.  Hear from parents who are forming companies, investing, and advocating, because the lives of their children depend on it.

  • Robert K. Coughlin, President and CEO, MassBio - MODERATOR
  • Daniel Fischer, Founder and CEO, Intellimedix
  • Ilan Ganot, Founder and CEO, Solid Ventures LLC
  • Benjamin Seckler, MD, President of Charley’s Fund and co-founder of Akashi Therapeutics


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