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July 2021

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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August 2021

Foundations in Quality for the Life Sciences

August 2, 2021, 8:00 am - September 17, 2021, 11:00 pm EDT
Online
$1,250

Quality is critically important to the success of Life Sciences companies. The Foundations in Quality for the Life Sciences Industry provides presents concepts, tools and techniques for real world, on‐the‐job application of quality that is practical for a wide range of organizations. It is targeted for the application of quality in life sciences, including, but not limited to: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, food processing, environmental, biomedical devices, and organizations and institutions that devote the majority…

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Rare Disease Research in the United States: Understanding FDA Guidance and Flexibility in the Application of Regulatory Standards

August 17, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

The Orphan Drug Act (ODA) defines a rare disease as a disease or condition that affects less than 200,000 people in the United States.  Within this range we see conditions like sickle cell disease with a prevalence of over 100,000, down to rare genetic diseases that may occur in a handful of patients. As approaches to clinical development are constrained by issues of enrollment and statistical powering, the categories defined by prevalence distribution (rare, ultra-rare and uber-rare) require differing approaches…

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Project Onramp Showcase 2021

August 18, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Online

Project Onramp creates paid summer internships for Massachusetts college students who are under-resourced and often first-generation, helping to bridge the opportunity gap for these promising young people. Join us virtually to celebrate the 128 students who make up the Class of 2021. Hear about what they've worked on, the lessons they've learned, and the professional networks they've created to help them consider careers in the life sciences. Wednesday, August 18th at 12 pm via Zoom Final agenda and login information…

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Info Session: Angel Investor Tax Credit Program

August 20, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Online

Offered to investors interested in funding early-stage companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization, and manufacturing in Massachusetts. We are excited to inform you that the MLSC has launched the second round of the Angel Investor Tax Credit program, which aims to encourage investments in gateway municipalities and throughout the Commonwealth. Two deadlines are offered to apply: • October 29, 2021 • January 14, 2022 Join us to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

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Virtual BioXchange

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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September 2021

UMass M2D2 Presents IMPACT: Work 1-on-1 with Investors from Boston Scientific & Asahi Intecc

September 8 - September 26, 2021, All Day

IMPACT is a 12-week accelerator program for life sciences startups that aims to help advance their innovations. Applications are officially open for Cycle 1 of the IMPACT Accelerator Program! Attend educational workshops Access mentorship and resources needed for the commercialization of your idea If your startup is chosen for the Cycle 1 Cohort, you’ll pitch your solution to a panel of investors with the ability to have 1-on-1 meetings with experts from major corporations like Boston Scientific and Asahi Intecc!…

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mRNA: The Future of Therapeutics

September 15, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
MA United States
Free

2020 was the year that established mRNA as a household name around the globe. This previously unheard-of treatment option suddenly became the poster child as a way to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines contain mRNA that once injected, encodes for the spike glycoprotein found on the surface of the virus. Since first discovered in 1961, mRNA has emerged as a promising therapeutic medication to treat a host of other diseases including cancer, heart disease,…

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Engineering the Next Wave of Immunotherapy

September 17, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Online

Engineering the Next Wave of Immunotherapy Friday, September 17, 2021 8:30 a.m. EDT on Zoom The 19th Annual Koch Institute Summer Symposium will be held virtually on September 17, 2021 and will focus on cancer immunotherapy. Register now (https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iD8S9uJRQZuzXxZG4Ef9uA). Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionized the landscape of cancer treatment, our thinking of tumor biology and clinical practice. Following the groundbreaking successes of checkpoint blockade therapy and CAR T cell therapy, culminating in multiple FDA-approved treatments and the awarding of the 2018…

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Mini Golf for Good

September 22, 2021, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

There is NOTHING quite like the Mini Golf for Good Tournament to benefit Life Science Cares! This fun and competitive event features three nine-hole mini-golf courses popping up in the middle of Tech Square, with company teams putting for a variety of trophies. This party attracts 300+ employees of life science companies to enjoy the food trucks, free beer, lawn games, raffle, and crazy costumes of their peers. Don’t miss the drama as company teams compete for bragging rights in…

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Life Sciences Apprenticeship Launch

September 23, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Online

Join us to celebrate the launch of the first Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program in Massachusetts, providing candidates an alternative pathway to careers in biomanufacturing and clinical trials. This community event will introduce the first two cohorts of apprentices and highlight participating employers. We will also hear from key public officials committed to workforce development initiatives, locally to nation wide. Honorary Remarks By: United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta Representative Lori Trahan,…

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Designing and Implementing AI Solutions for Health Care

September 28 - October 7, 2021, All Day
Online
$2,150

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 Harvard Medical School Executive Education program will allow leaders across the ecosystem to gain insights into what it takes to successfully utilize AI in the unique cultural, economic and regulatory context of health care. Interactive sessions will address technical concepts as well as…

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Fall MetroWest Life Science Mixer

September 29, 2021, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
ABI-LAB, 22 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA United States
Free

Come join BioXchange and the MetroWest Life Science Network for a chance to meet people from not only the Boston/ Cambridge life science ecosystem, but get the chance to expand your life science network in the MetroWest area! Bring your vaccine card and a mask and enjoy some great local food and enjoy a drink on a beautiful fall day at ABI-Lab right in Natick, MA. This event will be indoor/outdoor to fit everyone's comfort zones. We hope to see…

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Grant Writing Workshop: Non-dilutive grant funding for early-stage technology companies

September 30, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Free

Attend for an overview of SBIR/STTR programs relating to biomedical and medical device technologies with a focus on NIH and NSF. About this event: Attend to hear Natalie Rudolph go over the following topics: • Overview of SBIR/STTR programs relating to biomedical and medical device technologies, with a focus on NIH and NSF • Essential elements of a successful SBIR/STTR project • Key components of a competitive SBIR/STTR application Natalie will also be hosting 1:1 meetings from 1pm - 3pm…

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The Healing Power of Patient Stories

September 30, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
Online
Free

In this Harvard Medical School Executive Education webinar, Annie Brewster, MD will discuss the transformational power of sharing patient voices and stories. A new diagnosis is just the starting point. The patient will then begin their journey of integrating this diagnosis into their life, into their relationships and their identity. Brewster will discuss the power of patient stories and how they can improve health care and spur innovations that meet patient needs.

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October 2021

Introduction to Medical Device Human Factors

October 6, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Free

M2D2's "Introduction to Medical Device Human Factors" will introduce and define what exactly "human factors" are and how they relate to the making of medical devices. Some of the topics that will be covered: Human factors engineering Human factors standards and guidance The HF/UE process Risk analysis User interfaces Many more topics to be discussed! Beth Loring, MS, CHFP Founder & Principal

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with/in/sight webinar: Oxygenating the Pipeline

October 6, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

This evening webinar profiles the bench to bedside progress of the Cima Lab's efforts targeting tumor oxygen levels as a vulnerability in cancer. Through innovative prototyping and clinical trials, researchers have developed a responsive sensor to sample and relay information about oxygen levels that can inform treatment decisions to dramatically affect how tumors respond to radiation therapy. Discover the ins and out of personalized treatment and learn how the team is drawing on resources across the research spectrum to improve…

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Women Who Lead in Life Sciences

October 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Online

A look at the women in the ever-expanding sector of life sciences and biotech. How many women have made it into the C-Suite, the boardroom, the labs, and what does the leadership pipeline look like? We will talk with women in top roles about their personal stories and hear their views on how Life Science and Biotech companies in our region are evolving culture, policies and programs that will result in more equity and opportunity for women. Stay Connected and…

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2021 Global Conference on Regulatory Science: Digital Health and Medical Devices

October 12, 2021, 10:00 am - October 13, 2021, 4:00 pm EDT
Free

Join us at the “2021 Global Conference on Regulatory Science,” hosted virtually on October 12-13 by the Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science. This year’s theme of “Digital Health and Medical Devices,” will address the challenges and opportunities for harnessing digitally enabled technologies in support of optimal patient health outcomes. The conference will include plenary presentations and panel discussions on day one and multi-stakeholder working group sessions on day two. Topics featured at the conference will include: • International approaches to…

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