Visit the MA Pavilion @ BIO 2012

June 4, 2012

A series of special events, announcements and programs will take place in the Massachusetts Pavilion at the 2012 BIO International Convention, MassBio and the MA Pavilion Host Committee sponsors announced today.

The programs are open to anyone with an Exhibit Hall registration or above, no RSVP necessary.

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MONDAY

12 p.m.           
Exhibition & Booth Partnering Open

1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Global Connect. A series of meetings with international companies targeted for their potential to build or grow a presence in Massachusetts. Representatives from international companies are matched with representatives from the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassBio. Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and other Massachusetts elected leaders and economic development officials will also participate.

 

3:30 p.m.

Pavilion Welcome Program: Celebrate the Patient

Join industry leaders, patient advocates, and disease foundations to honor the folks at the heart of why we do what we do—the patients. This short program will celebrate stories of the life-changing impact that medicines discovered, developed and manufactured in Massachusetts can have on the lives of patients around the world.

 

TUESDAY

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibition & Booth Partnering Open

10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Coffee Break. Join us from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day and enjoy complimentary coffee while visiting the Massachusetts Pavilion.

10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Global Connect. A series of meetings with international companies targeted for their potential to build or grow a presence in Massachusetts. Representatives from international companies are matched with representatives from the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassBio. Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and other Massachusetts elected leaders and economic development officials will also participate.

 

11 a.m.
Special announcement from Sen. President Therese Murray. Join us to find out what it is—Tuesday at 11 a.m.

2 p.m.
MLSC/BIO Panel Session - Crossing Borders and Boundaries: Emerging Strategies to Promote International Collaboration

Panelists from top U.S. biotech states and international regions (Massachusetts, North Carolina, Israel and Catalonia) discuss their latest approaches to promoting effective international collaborations in biopharma R&D, manufacturing and investment. Collaboration across borders is revolutionizing the process of innovation and commercialization, and those who ignore this trend risk being left behind. Come learn about the latest models for international collaboration, and how it can positively affect your region or your business.

***THIS SESSION TAKES PLACE AS PART OF THE CONVENTION PROGRAM AND REQUIRES A FULL REGISTRATION PASS TO ATTEND.***

2:45 p.m.
Translating Regenerative Medicine Therapy into the Clinic

As the power of stem cells get elucidated, hundreds of clinical applications are entering the clinic and hundreds of thousands of patients have already received cell-based therapies.  This panel will highlight the achievements and skill sets allowing the field of regenerative medicine to prosper, and feature:

  • Brock Reeve, Executive Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
  • Rene Maehr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center of Excellence, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, Chief of the Renal Unit and Director of the Bioengineering Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Leanna Caron, R.Ph., MBA, Vice President & General Manager, Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine, Sanofi Biosurgery
  • Donald Brown, CEO, Arteriocyte
  • Moderator: Geoff MacKay, CEO, Organogenesis

 

4 p.m.
Special announcement from Governor Patrick
. Join us to find out what it is—Tuesday at 4 p.m.

5 p.m.
Mass Mixer: The Massachusetts Pavilion Hospitality Reception, hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Join industry leaders, company representatives and government officials from Massachusetts for our annual Pavilion Reception. This year’s reception will have a new and innovative look and feel, and will feature signature “mocktails”, along with our favorite tastes and sounds of Massachusetts. Tuesday at 5 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibition & Booth Partnering Open

10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Coffee Break. Join us from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day and enjoy complimentary coffee while visiting the Massachusetts Pavilion.

10 a.m.
Special announcement from Governor Patrick
. Join us to find out what it is—Wednesday at 10 a.m.

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Global Connect. A series of meetings with international companies targeted for their potential to build or grow a presence in Massachusetts. Representatives from international companies are matched with representatives from the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassBio. Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and other Massachusetts elected leaders and economic development officials will also participate.

 

 

2:30 p.m.
Leading the Way: BioPharma Manufacturing in Massachusetts

New England is a global leader in biomanufacturing. This panel will discuss how Massachusetts’ biomanufacturing capacity today and why it is particularly well positioned to meet manufacturing requirements in years ahead.

  • Bill Aitchison, Head of Industrial Affairs, Genzyme
  • Mark Trusheim, University of Massachusetts
  • Ralph Lambalot, DVP Biologics Development & Manufacturing Launch, Abbott Laboratories
  • Pat Sacco, Head of Manufacturing, Shire
  • Vincent Donovan, Head of European and North American Regional Sales for BioPharm Process Solutions, EMD Millipore
    • Moderator: Elisabeth Beck Reynolds, MIT & Biomanufacturing Roundtable

 

3:30 p.m.
A Collaborative Approach to Preventing a Pre-Antibiotic Future

While the 20th Century will be credited for eradication or management of many of the world’s most devastating transmissible diseases - like Measles, Polio, Ricketts, and AIDS - the 21st Century may well be known for its neglect for failing to control infectious disease.  What’s next in the development of new antibiotics needed to treat new and emerging resistant bugs? Hear from:

  • Manos Perros, Site Head, Boston R&D, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Ronnie Farquhar, D. Phil., SVP, Discovery and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, Physician and Chief, Division of Infectious Disease; Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Moderator: Susan Windham Bannister, PhD, President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

 

THURSDAY

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Exhibition & Booth Partnering Open

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