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Networking Opportunities

Celebration of Science Networking Reception

Tuesday, September 26

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

Wednesday, September 27 - Thursday, September 28

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.

NEW! Battle of the Biotech Bands


Wednesday, September 27

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.

*Limited number of spaces available. Please reserve your space when you register.

NEW! Xconomy Awards


Tuesday, September 26

With the help of the stellar panel of judges below, Xconomy will honor 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

*A separate $295 registration fee is required.  Please email register@knect365.com if you wish to only register for the Xconomy Awards.

EXPANDED! Women’s Leadership Forum & Dinner


Wednesday, September 27

Join us at this year’s Women’s Leadership Forum for an inspiring evening that includes 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

*A separate $295 registration fee is required.  Please email register@knect365.com if you wish to only register for the Women's Leadership Forum & Dinner.

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 www.biooutsource.com.

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

3M Women in Bioprocess Roundtable Forum and Lunch


Wednesday, September 27 | 12:35pm to 1:55pm

Attendees will:

  • 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

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

  • 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 is offering this opportunity to current and future women leaders in science.

*All registrations are subject to 3M approval.  You may RSVP for this event during online registration.