The Reactory Summit 2020 - Call For Presentations Deadline 2/21
The Reactory Summit 2020 hosted by the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) is a one-day conference for over 150 professionals in the life sciences industry.The event is expected to draw industry professionals, including representatives from life sciences companies, investors, and developers from the Commonwealth and New England.
The WBDC is currently redeveloping a 46-acre site of former Worcester State Hospital land into a masterplanned biomanufacturing park called The Reactory. The progress of these eight shovel ready sites will be showcased during the event.
The region’s need for this facet of the life sciences industry became clear when research showed a large percentage of finished drugs and biopharma ingredients are being developed overseas, despite 250 biotech companies being located in Greater Boston and another 60 in Worcester. At 46-acres with up to 530,000 square feet of buildable space, The Reactory is meant to put the biomanufacturing component of this sector right in the backyard for all those companies.
The Reactory Summit 2020 will support that effort by engaging attendees in the exchange of ideas, best practices, opportunities and latest trends in biomanufacturing, as well as the future of life sciences in Massachusetts. The event is expected draw biotech and pharmaceutical executives, investors in life sciences companies, builders, developers and leaders from Contract Development Manufacturer Organizations. Attendee registration for the conference will open in February 2020.
The summit will be hosted by the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), which is the nonprofit organization developing The Reactory. Other hosts include Worcester-based Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, Boston-based Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, Waltham-based Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and Cambridge-based Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will be giving the event’s opening remarks. It was the Baker-Polito administration that first announced in 2016 the formation of a task force to pursue the creation of a biomanufacturing park in Worcester. As part of the former Worcester State Hospital complex, The Reactory is part of the administration’s Open for Business initiative, which seeks to revitalize under-used state-owned assets.
Attendees will be looking to engage in the exchange of ideas, best practices, and latest trends in biomanufacturing and the future of life sciences in Massachusetts. We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at The Reactory Summit 2020 on June 3, 2020 by Friday, February 21st! Deadline has been extended.
Presentation proposals will be peer-reviewed by our host committee and placed into the program schedule, which we estimate to be published by Friday, February 28th. Presenters will be notified by Monday, February 24th on the accepted presentations.
Submit your abstract online, here.