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June 2021

Small Business Resources and SBIR/STTR Funding to Drive Commercialization in Translational Science

June 9, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

Join the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Medical School on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, for a webinar to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs for researchers and entrepreneurs in translational science. NCATS offers non-dilutive funding and resources to help small businesses advance and commercialize promising translational biotech and life sciences research technologies. If you are a researcher in these fields and are interested in…

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Designing and Implementing AI Solutions for Health Care

June 15, 2021, 11:00 am - June 24, 2021, 2:00 pm EDT
Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St
Boston, 02115 United States
$2150

Applications of artificial intelligence in health care are expanding rapidly. Despite its great long-term potential, risks and challenges remain for both AI developers and their partners in health care, the life sciences industry and digital health. This program will allow leaders across the ecosystem to gain insights into what it takes to successful utilize AI in the unique cultural, economic and regulatory context of health care. Interactive sessions will address technical concepts as well as real-world implementation, with examples drawn…

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Clinical Trial Program Series – KEY CONSIDERATIONS & BEST PRACTICES

June 15, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

Overview This program is a series of 3 panel discussions with industry and government partners, focused on providing high-level insight into the clinical trial process. Each event will have its own specific focus while contributing to a sequential flow for the series. Experts from varying backgrounds have been selected for each discussion to help provide a more robust and complete overview of key considerations and event topics for each discussion. Goal This program aims to provide early-stage startups, stakeholders, and…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT: MODELING BEHAVIOR Examining DEI in Life Sciences

June 16, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

One year ago, the Death of George Floyd sparked a worldwide movement for racial equality and justice. There was an outcry of support from corporates and startups alike. There were press releases and social posts advocating for diversity, equity, inclusion—and industry-wide change. This month Let's Talk About will examine how the life science industry has changed, how companies have approached DEI initiatives, and what start-ups can do to make their work culture inclusive.

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A Foot in Both Worlds

June 16, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Online

The MIT Koch Institute Clinical Investigator program offers physician-scientists a unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge cancer research while continuing their medical practice and provides Koch Institute researchers with a frontline view of challenges in cancer treatment. This roundtable discussion with past and present Clinical Investigators explores the relationship between laboratory benchwork and clinical translation and practice. Featured Presenters: Scott Floyd, MD, PhD Gary Hock and Lyn Proctor Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Assistant Research Professor in Pharmacology…

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FOUNDERS CIRCLE: HOW TO RELOCATE YOUR EARLY-STAGE BIOTECH

June 17, 2021, 4:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

Your science is promising and your company is growing. Now is the time to envision your future workplace and consider making some moves. The real estate market can be frustrating, and life science companies have special operational needs and regulations, and financial limitations. This forum will explore real-life examples of successful and unsuccessful moves, providing practical strategies to overcome the common pitfalls that complicate the relocation process. Facilitated by Explora BioLabs CEO, Nathaniel “Sandy” Paige, as well as other top…

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2021 CAPCaT Big Company/Little Company Showcase

June 17, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

See 9 breakthrough point-of-care innovations and learn about strategic partnership and grant opportunities that can accelerate YOUR startup. For the second straight year, The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT) in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders is pleased to present this high-energy, high-value event for life sciences startups. Join M2D2 and open the doors to big company/little company strategic partnerships and grant funding opportunities. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bruce J. Tromberg, PhD Dr. Tromberg is the Director of the…

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2021 CAPCaT Big Company/Little Company Showcase

June 17, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

For the second straight year, The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT) in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders is pleased to present this high-energy, high-value event for life sciences startups. Join us and open the doors to big company/little company strategic partnerships and grant funding opportunities. The Agenda: I. Live pitch presentations to our panel of influential strategic and venture capital investors from 9 startups that received grant funding from CAPCaT in 2020: Cardio Sounds - Device…

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VISTA: A New Immune Checkpoint in Cancer, Autoimmunity and Beyond

June 18, 2021, All Day
Online
Free

Virtual symposium June 18, 2021. Hosted by Randolph Noelle, Ph.D. and Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D. Symposium Agenda VISTA function across multiple immune lineages in the normal immune system VISTA regulation of the tumor microenvironment in human cancer Discovery of anti-VISTA antibodies Clinical development of anti-VISTA antibodies for cancer immunotherapy VISTA counterreceptors Organized by Curis, Inc.

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Digital Therapeutics and the Future of Medicine

June 22, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

With healthcare becoming more digital, especially over the past year, innovators are continuing to demonstrate the power of these potential solutions. However, despite the constant growth in the last decade and the surge in innovations in the past year, there are still significant challenges in the path to success for these solutions. Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS on June 22nd as they welcome experts in the space to discuss the opportunities and challenges of potential digital solutions from…

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The Entrepreneurial Way: Veterans Lead in Business & Beyond

June 23, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation on June 23rd for a conversation with leaders from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Bunker Labs, and other experts in the field to discuss the state of Veteran entrepreneurship and the potential impact on healthcare and beyond. We’ll also share details about the Veterans Lead QuickFire Challenge series which is offering grant funding and mentorship opportunities for Veteran entrepreneurs in health care.

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Venture Capital 101

June 23, 2021, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

If you are interested in learning more about how VC investing works, what their process is for engaging with a life science startup, and how they manage their portfolios; then you will not want to miss our next event. Please join us on June 23rd from 4-5PM EDT for a talk with Riley Rodgers from Valia Ventures as he explains the ins and outs of VC investing followed by open networking from 5-7PM EDT via the Grapevine Network. Participants are…

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BARDA Mask Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony

June 24, 2021, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

The Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority’s Division of Research, Innovation, & Ventures (BARDA DRIVe), in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is proud to present the Awards Ceremony for the “Mask Innovation Challenge: Building Tomorrow’s Mask." This event will celebrate our 10 Phase 1 finalist teams. They've all been working tirelessly to answer the PPE challenge of the pandemic era: Re-imagining and creating the mask of the future. We are proud to announce these…

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Neuroimmunology: Potential for Novel Therapeutics for CNS Disorders

June 30, 2021, 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Online
Free

On June 30th , Johnson & Johnson Innovation will host a virtual scientific event on state-of-the-art developments in neuroimmunology, bringing together entrepreneurs, start-ups, researchers, and scientists from across Europe and beyond. Learn more and register today

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July 2021

Clinical Trials: Patients as Research Partners

July 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
Online

In this Harvard Medical School special event, Linnea Olson, a patient advocate, activist, blogger and artist, will share her remarkable journey as a participant in six phase I clinical trials for ALK-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) – three of which led to FDA approval of new targeted therapies. Linnea will be joined by two senior drug development leaders whose therapies have played such an important part in her story. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion on patient-centric drug discovery…

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How to Tell Your Innovation’s Amazing Story

July 15, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

How can you cut through the noise and help potential partners and investors understand what makes your product special, innovative, and worth a closer look? Investors, journalists, and the general public are awash in information overload. Join Joshua Gunn, founder of Cambridge, MA-based creative studio Planet Nutshell, for a session on how you can easily use the power of video to explain what you do and amplify the message of your company or idea. It's all about your story. We…

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MALSI+2021 The Hub at Warp Speed: From Lab to Jab to Beyond

July 22, 2021, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

The 14th Annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI+) Day is the biggest day for life sciences startups and innovation in the Commonwealth. MALSI+ 2021 is a hands-on event which brings together scientists, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists. The event features a keynote by Barbara Fox, CEO of Rheos Medicines; pharmaceutical innovation and investor perspective panels; an innovators’ marketplace; poster competition with prizes; 1:1 curated connections and networking on the Goldcast platform. The day is filled with networking opportunities.…

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The Big Pitch VIRTUAL COMPETITION

July 22, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

The Big Pitch is a virtual quick pitch competition for the most promising biotech startups in the US. This series challenges all-stars from 3 regions—West, South and Northeast—to score points with investor judges for their treatment, technology or therapy. The winning startup from each region will win the grand prize and bragging rights. Features the top life science startups from the West, South and Northeast regions in the US Startups apply and two entrepreneurs per region will be selected by…

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What can AI learn from our own brains? Bridging the gap between biology and code

July 28, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Online
Free

AI grows ever more powerful and ubiquitous, powered by vast sources of data and inexpensive cloud processing power. Yet the human brain, using just 25W of power and 6 kHz neuron speed, remains many orders more efficient than current AI processing approaches. Leveraging insights from new optical and physiological recording techniques, Prof. Bart M. ter Haar Romeny will help bridge the gap between AI and how the human brain processes sight, giving practical applications with respect to computer vision and…

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Virtual BioXchange

July 28, 2021, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

Miss being able to network with colleagues in the life science industry? We have you covered with the best virtual networking experience through Grapevine Network's networking platform. Connect with life science colleagues from all over the world. BioXchange has gone virtual to allow the best online opportunity to interact with individuals from throughout the life science industry. The event will be hosted on Grapevine Network's platform which provides an amazing experience that allows attendees the freedom to navigate between different…

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