What is the Greatest Impact of Partnering and Partnering Events? Hear from the Sponsors of MassBio’s Partnering Week

Jan 19, 2021

By Rachele Ryan, Senior Director, Innovation Services, MassBio

Ahead of MassBio’s first-ever Partnering Week (January 25-29), we asked our sponsors what they believe is the greatest impact of partnering/partnering events. Here’s what they had to say:

“Partnering events provide an opportunity to engage with those on the cutting-edge of science as well as those developing the next generation of drug discovery technologies and platforms. These discussions hold the potential to foster new innovations and alliances that can lead to breakthroughs in the delivery of therapeutics to patients. We believe neuroscience is the next frontier, we are not afraid to go where others won’t, and we seek to meet other like-minded organizations that share our passion for neuroscience and commitment patients.”

Diana Gallagher, M.D., VP, Head of External Innovation, Biogen

“Events like MassBio’s Partnering Week are a great opportunity for member companies, like Johnson & Johnson Innovation, to connect with potential innovators. As sponsors, we’re able to share and discuss our areas of interest with a wide audience and explore potential opportunities for collaboration. Face-to-face and serendipitous interactions that used to be common within our community have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we especially appreciate being able to proactively reach out to early-stage companies and further strengthen our local relationships.”

Anjali Kumar, Ph.D., External Innovation Search & Evaluation, Eastern US, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

“Events such as MassBio’s Partnering Week are critical to pairing great ideas with the resources and experience that are critical to successfully bringing novel therapies to patients, and to addressing unmet medical need around the world. By participating in these events, all of us are able to learn from and engage with members of the biopharma community, identify opportunities to enhance and complement our internal pipeline and capabilities, and ultimately better serve patients by driving continued innovation across our industry. At BeiGene, we look forward to connecting with the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem and hope you will join us at MassBio’s Partnering Week.”

Angus J. Grant, Ph.D., Chief Business Executive, BeiGene

To learn more about Partnering Week and our sponsors, and to register to attend, please visit the MassBio Partnering Week website.

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