MassBio Signature Events & Conferences
MassBio organizes numerous events throughout the year. Find out how your organization can become a sponsor or contact our event department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Policy Leadership Breakfast
Held at the historic Omni Parker House, just steps away from Beacon Hill, our annual Policy Leadership Breakfast brings industry leaders together with Massachusetts public policy leaders for keynote presentations and panel discussions designed to educate and promote an open dialogue. This event is a must-attend for senior industry leaders, policy makers and staff, and pharma and biotech government affairs executives.
MA CRO/CMO Symposium
The new MA CRO/CMO Symposium shines a spotlight on the strength and success of the CRO and CMO communities in the Commonwealth.
The goal of this symposium is to allow attendees to evaluate the best alternatives that have evolved in shortening time to market. A series of case studies, interactive panel discussions, and networking sessions provide ample time to explore the various techniques and approaches being used by both virtual and established companies. The program includes case studies by start-ups early stage and large pharmaceutical companies doing breakthrough work in discovery, development, and manufacturing that are utilizing the valuable external resources provided by local CRO/CMO firms.
An exhibition area allows direct contact with companies that provide services from research to commercial manufacturing. The Massachusetts CRO/CMO Cluster provides the scientific external resources required to support a virtual and semi virtual company from conception through commercialization.
On The Calendar:
- Massachusetts CRO/CMO Symposium Monday, May 5 2014
MassBio Annual Meeting
The MassBio Annual Meeting focuses on the most timely and critical challenges facing the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. The meeting program is pulled together by a Steering Committee of leaders in the industry and the agenda encompasses keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive working sessions, and extensive networking opportunities for all MassBio members.
Listen to comments from Mike Bonney, the 2010 Innovative Leadership Award winner who was honored at the 2010 MassBio Annual Meeting.
On The Calendar:
- MassBio Annual Meeting 2014 Thursday, April 3 – Friday, April 4 2014
MassBio partnered with the EBD Group again in 2011 to bring you BioPharm America, one of the largest and most productive partnering events in North America.
In addition to pulling together the large and active participation of the Massachusetts-based life science community, BioPharm America 2011 featured partneringONE®, the industry’s most advanced partnering system, and a top notch program that includes content tracks and dozens of company presentations.
Participants included representatives from venture capital, institutional and private equity investor communities; top level industry executives in business development, corporate development and strategic alliances; biotech and pharmaceutical executives; health care leaders; academic leaders; and representatives from disease foundations and government organizations offering financing opportunities.
MassBioEd Foundation Golf Classic
Play 18 holes on a beautiful course - then add food, drinks, networking, and fun - all for an excellent cause. The annual MassBioEd Foundation's Golf Classic supports the foundation's activities in science and biotechnology education in Massachusetts through school programs, workforce training, and lifelong learning.
MassBioEd's BioTeach program strives to provide every public high school in Massachusetts with the skills and tools that are necessary to teach biotechnology. Since 2005, BioTeach has engaged high school students with hands-on lab experiences that inspire scientific curiosity, understanding, and for many students, a career in the life sciences. To date, 179 schools have participated in the BioTeach program. MassBioEd has awarded more than $2 million in grants for lab supplies in high school classrooms across the Commonwealth.
Other MassBioEd initiatives include the Biotechnology Learning Center, which focuses on strengthening the biotech workforce and educating the community in general through continuing education courses, seminars, online resources and certificate programs.
As one of MassBio's new partnering programs, Pharma Days are designed to maximize buyer and seller interactions and to prospect for pipeline growth. Pharma Days aggregate over 120 biotechnology companies in one place at one time, bringing buyers and sellers together for in person conversations. This highly efficient forum reduces meeting set-up inefficiencies, and provides an intimate opportunity for pharma to meet prospectively with new emerging biotechnology companies.
MassBio can help pharma companies speak to biotech companies "under the radar," and arrange the right meeting with the right people for the right indications, specific to an organization's pipeline.
For buyers, Pharma Days comprises a one to two day unique partnering event that is all about your company and the visibility you get before 120+ of the most innovative biotechnology firms;
- One-on-one partnering with CEOs and heads of business development in your therapeutic/diagnostic space.
- Present your company’s sourcing strategy for new licenses and acquisitions to the biotechnology community.
- Intimate and unhurried exchange of information.
- Obviate the frenzy and “noise” of other major partnering conferences
MassBio staff will work with you to:
- Identify, invite and follow up with the contacts you’d like to meet.
- Organize a one to two day unique partnering event that is all about your company and the visibility you get before 120+ of the most innovative biotechnology firms.
Check out the Boston Business Journal's story on Pharma Days.
If you or your organization is interested in partnering on a Pharma Day, please contact Rakhshita Dhar at Rakhshita.Dhar@massbio.org or 617-674-5100.
BIO International Convention
The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.
The event features keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and celebrities. Past speakers include President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Michael J. Fox, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and General Colin Powell, among many others. The convention also includes hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world's largest biotechnology exhibition - the BIO Exhibition.
To learn more, visit the convention website.
On The Calendar:
- BIO 2014: Lifecycle Massachusetts Monday, June 23 – Thursday, June 26 2014
MassBio Membership Open House
Learn how to maximize your MassBio membership:
- Make sure you are taking advantage of our Purchasing Consortium
- Learn more about MassBio Committees and Signature Events
- Connect with our Economic Development and Public Policy services
- Network with other MassBio members
- Talk one-on-one with the MassBio team to get your questions or concerns addressed
On The Calendar:
- MassBio Open House Wednesday, February 12 2014
Annual Statewide Biotech Job Shadow Day
MassBio and MassBioEd have joined forces to conduct an annual statewide Biotechnology Job Shadow Day focused on building tomorrow’s biotechnology workforce today.
Job shadows are designed to give local high school students the opportunity to experience the very real connection between classroom science and the science that drives our biotechnology industry. Your company could be instrumental in helping students realize the career opportunities that exist in the life sciences and encourage them to pursue a science based education.
Past participants include:
- Abbott Bioresearch Center
- AMAG Pharmaceuticals
- ARIAD Pharmaceuticals
- Avecia Biotechnology
- Biogen Idec
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Caliper Life Sciences
- Civitas Therapeutics
- Cubist Pharmaceuticals
- EMD Serono
- EMD Millipore
- Foundation Medicine
- Genzyme Corporation
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Masy Systems
- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
- Microtest Laboratories
- Millennium Pharmaceuticals
- Natick Labs
- New England Bioabs
- Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research
- Perkin Elmer
- Shire Pharmaceuticals
- The Broad Institute
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Toxikon Corporation
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals
- Whitehead Institute
- Wolfe Laboratories
In order to compete, Massachusetts companies must position themselves in the rapidly growing international life sciences arena.
That's why MassBio brings you Global Gateway, a series of sessions designed to connect MassBio’s international partners with Massachusetts-based biotech & pharma business development contacts, venture capitalists and angel investors.
MassBio is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide.
Founded in 1985, MassBio represents over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, and works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.
- December 3, 2013 MassBio Open House
- November 29, 2013 Transitioning from Lagging to Leading Indicators – A Unique Approach
- November 26, 2013 MassBioEd's Employment Demand Update
- November 26, 2013 Patient Profile: Life With Liam
- November 26, 2013 Policy Update: MA Delegation Committed to Life Sciences Industry & Innovation