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Networking Opportunities

Celebration of Science Networking Reception

Kick off your conference experience at the Opening Night Party to celebrate the start of Biotech Week Boston! Enjoy the kick-off featuring Boston-themed décor and culinary selections inspired by New England while catching up with colleagues, exhibitors and sponsors. Enjoy a relaxed, fun evening with good food, drinks and networking with 4,500+ of Biotech's finest.

This is a complimentary event for all registered attendees.

BWB Theatre

Located inside the massive Exhibit Hall, the BWB Theater is where global technology leaders will present live demonstrations of the novel technologies used by today’s industry leaders. Check back for a detailed line-up soon!

This is a complimentary event for all registered attendees.

Battle of the Biotech Bands

A community-driven, networking event with fundraising efforts supporting the charitable foundation affiliated with each biotech band. Already in its fourth year, the Battle of the Biotech Bands is a unique and fun experience now open to both BPI and BWB attendees.

NEW for 2017! Xconomy Awards

With the help of the stellar panel of judges below, Xconomy honored the people, companies, and organizations that make the Boston life sciences community one of the most vibrant innovation centers in the world.

  • Phil Sharp • Nobel Laureate; Institute Professor, MIT
  • Deborah Dunsire • CEO, XTuit Pharmaceuticals
  • Bob Langer • Institute Professor, MIT
  • Vicki Sato • Professor, Harvard University
  • Rob Perez • Founder and Chairman, Life Science Cares
  • Katrine Bosley • CEO, Editas Medicine
  • Susan Windham-Bannister • President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies
  • George Church • Professor, Harvard & MIT
  • Terry McGuire • Founding Partner, Polaris Partners
  • Daphne Zohar • Founder and Managing Director, PureTech Health
  • Jim Collins • Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science, MIT

EXPANDED! Women’s Leadership Forum & Dinner

This year’s Women’s Leadership Forum was an inspiring evening that included dinner and an insightful panel discussion featuring women in senior leadership positions within the life sciences industry.

Sponsored by 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division

Sartorius Site Tour

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry is delighted to share its bioanalytical testing laboratory in Cambridge, MA through a facility tour at BPI.  This is an extension of their contract testing capabilities currently on offer in Scotland. The custom built, state-of-the-art laboratories were opened in November 2016 and offers contract testing services to biopharmaceutical companies. The bioanalytical assay portfolio predominantly focused on mAbs includes target binding by SPR and ELISA, potency assays (development, qualification & validation for Lot Release & Stability), ADCC, CDC and full service SPR. The experienced team of scientists also support GMP biosafety testing on a range of products including Gene Therapies. Please join us for an afternoon of refreshments along with a facility overview and tour. To find out more about our contract testing services, visit

*Space is available on a first come, first serve basis

3M Women in Bioprocess Roundtable Forum and Lunch

Attendees were able to:

  • Network with pioneers in the bioprocess field
  • Learn from women leaders across a cross-section of companies
  • Create personal connections with other women scientists
  • Be considered for participation in an ongoing women in bioprocess mentorship program


  • Sanchayita Ghose, Director, Downstream, Biologics Process Development, Bristol Myers Squibb


  • Wei Moline, Vice President & General Manager, SPSD, 3M
  • Hanne Bak, Vice President, Process Development & Preclinical Manufacturing, Regeneron
  • Sangeetha Sagar, Head of Innovation Technology, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Adele Gulfo, EVP & chief Strategy officer, Mylan
  • Birgit Schoeberl, Transitioning in a new role
  • Lynne Krummen, VP of Technical Development of Biologics

3M offered this exclusive opportunity to current and future women leaders in science.