MassBio’s CRO/CMO Symposium Returns to Biotech Week Boston

Jun 28, 2018

MassBio’s 6th annual CRO/CMO Symposium last September explored the ways in which biopharmas and CROs/CMOs can better partner to advance efficient outsourcing and drive forward new treatments and cures. Through a series of conference-wide panel discussions and breakout sessions, speakers examined the evolving strategies in outsourcing, as well as strategic partnerships in pre-clinical, clinical and manufacturing and commercialization.

The event was held in conjunction with Biotech Week Boston. Set up as a festival of events spanning the drug development value chain, the week was dedicated to accelerating the business of biotechnology through new ideas, science, technology and partnerships to make a positive impact on patient health. More than 300 attendees gathered at Biotech Week Boston for the MassBio led event, joining the conversation about the CRO/CMO community’s value in shortening time to market.

Speakers evaluated the risks and rewards of partnering and discussed how consolidation affects the industry landscape. They focused on how service providers, sponsors and consultants can ensure seamless communication and strike a balance between micromanaging and allowing full autonomy. Not surprisingly, the conversation often circled back to trust and transparency.

The program also included intimate roundtable discussions ranging in topics from how to find the right sourcing partners both globally and locally to transitioning from startup to second-stage with the help of a CRO or CMO. Attendees had the opportunity to network at a well-trafficked exhibit hall that featured 30 CROs and CMOs looking to meet with life sciences companies of all sizes. And of course, there was food, drinks and more networking.

This year, we’re thrilled to partner again with Biotech Week Boston as they return to the #1 life sciences cluster in the world to learn from all that we have to offer. As part of our partnership, all registrants of the CRO/CMO Symposium will gain complimentary access to the Biotech Week Boston party on the evening of Thursday, September 6th at Royale nightclub – a night you won’t want to miss. Attendees will also receive complimentary access to the Biotech Week Boston exhibition floor on Thursday, September 6th, which will be home to more than 300 technologies and exhibitors, representing over 37 countries.

Will you join us for what’s sure to be the best CRO/CMO Symposium to date? Register now to secure your spot!

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