2017 Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day Agenda

Agenda 

TIME

SESSION

                    Foyer Harvard Hall

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

                          Harvard Hall

9:00 AM

Welcome by Conference Chair Abigail Barrow,Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center

9:10 AM

Opening Keynote

Greg L. Verdine, Erving Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

9:40AM

Plenary Panel: Recently Funded Startups            

Evan Ehrenberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Clara Health
Joe Gormley, CTO, IOMICS Corp
Ali Haghighi-Mood, CEO, Sirona Medical Technologies
Sven Karlsson, President & Co-Founder, Platelet Biogenesis 

Moderator:  Steve London, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

                             Foyer Harvard Hall and President’s Room

10:30AM

NETWORKING BREAK / POSTER & STARTUP SHOWCASE

                  Massachusetts Room

Aesculapian Room

11:00 AM

Looking Backward – Entrepreneurial Voyages by Prior MALSI Inventors 


Nina Dudnick, Founder & CEO, Seeding Labs
Jeff Karp, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Danny Levner, CTO & Co-founder, Emulate
Walter Ogier, CEO, Acetylon

 

 Moderator: Shawn Foley, Of Counsel, Burns & Levinson LLP  

Proof-of-Concept Projects – CRO Partnership

 CASE STUDY I:
Children’s Hospital and ARAGEN Biosciences
Brian Cain, Regional Director of East Coast Sales & Business Development, Aragen Bioscience
Carla Haslauer, Principal, Technology Development Fund, TIDO, Boston Children’s Hospital

CASE STUDY II:
3 Point Bio & CRL
Brian Hubbard, CEO, 3 Point Bio
Swati Prasad, Senior Manager, Business Development and Scientific Alliances Discovery, Charles River Laboratories

Harvard Hall

12:15 PM

Lunch Keynote

Welcome by Travis McCready President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Donald E. Ingber, Founding Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

                  Massachusetts Room

               Aesculapian Room

1:45 PM

What Does BigCo Want from NewCo?

Anil Achyuta, Director of Advanced Research, L’Oreal
Lily Cortese, Director, J&J Innovation Center
Kathryn McCabe,  Director, Emerging Technology & Innovation, Eli Lilly
Rich Wilmot, Head of Philips HealthTech Ventures

Moderator: Carl Berke, Partner, Partners HealthCare Innovation Fund

Monetizing the Microbiome


Lynn Bry, Director of the Center for Metagenomics, Brigham & Womens Hospital
Jonathan Freeman, Chief Business Officer, Vedanta Bioscience, Inc.
Matthew Henn, Senior VP, Head of Drug Discovery & Bioinformatics, Seres
Jen Rice, Associate Director of Business Development, OTD, Harvard University

Moderator: William Bonificio, VP, Shumway Capital  

                           Foyer Harvard Hall and President’s Room

3:00PM

NETWORKING BREAK / POSTER & STARTUP SHOWCASE

                      Massachusetts Room

               Aesculapian Room

3:30PM

Understanding Healthcare Economics and How It Will Affect Your Start-up 

      Ed Berger, Founder, Larchmont Strategic Advisors
Sheela Hegde, Partner, Health Advances
Kevin Slatkavitz, Founder & President, ThinkQuality

Moderator: John Hallinan, Chief Business Officer, MassBio

Liquid Biopsy
Viktor Adalsteinsson, Broad Institute
Luba Greenwood,Vice President,  Roche Diagnostics
Long Le, Director of Technology Development, MGH CID

Moderator: Glenn Miller, Market Sector Leader, Partners Innovation  

 

                   Harvard Hall

5:00 PM

Reception / Innovators’ Marketplace/Poster Awards

 

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