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September 25-28, 2017
Hynes Convention Center,
Boston, MA

Where Big Science and Bright Minds Meet.

Big names that you'll want to meet. Big issues that you'll want to talk about. A week of activity designed for you. Enjoy it all in the company of the brightest minds from the Boston life science community.

Plus, rock out to biotech and pharma's best bands at the official BWB party, Battle of the Biotech Bands!

BWB Festival Passes Start at Only $249!

Save $100 When You Register by August 11th.

Festival Highlights

Keynotes From Across the Spectrum

The ROCK STAR: Craig Venter, Human Longevity

The GLOBAL BIOTECH CEO: Flemming Ornskov, CEO of Shire

The SERIES A FUNDED BIOTECH: Dean Pettit, Founding Partner, Just Biotherapeutics

The RESEARCH GODS: Tyler Jacks, PhD, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and James J. Collins, Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT

The Challengers

Watch as start-ups go up against each other in a unique pitch competition.

Who will win the approval of pharma experts and investors, and get noticed by the people and companies who matter?

Maybe you'll spot the rising star of the future

A Party Like No Other

Rock out to biotech and pharma's best bands at the official BWB party, Battle of the Biotech Bands, featuring:

  • Led Zymmelin (representing Sanofi Genzyme)
  • LifeSize (representing GE Healthcare Life Sciences)
  • Semi Good Lookin'  representing Blueprint Medicines, Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals and Harmonic Lab Solutions)
  • Aural Gavage (representing Momenta Pharmaceuticals)

More Value Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

As if keynotes, a pitch slam and a bunch of parties weren't enough, you will be amazed at the volume of technical information on offer. Solution Providers and Academics present their latest data and applications in a series of Tech Workshops and Posters which are included in your festival pass, starting at just $249!

The Largest Exhibition Devoted To Discovery, Clinical Development, Financing, and Manufacturing

Meet 300+ Exhibitors

Tuesday, September 26 - Thursday, September 28

Evaluate next-generation tools and technologies from a global network of solutions providers to accelerate speed, efficiency and ROI. You’ll find more than 300+ potential partners who can help drive you closer to success. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to meet and do business with those who can accelerate your drug product to market with latest, innovative products and technologies.

Celebration of Science & Networking Receptions

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. 

Plus, meet up with potential partners and colleagues during the many networking breaks and receptions scheduled over the three days of the Hall. 

100+ Peer-Submitted Posters

Tuesday, September 26 - Thursday, September 28

Stay at the forefront of biopharma innovation by accessing new data from fellow attendees as they present their poster research live in the Hall. The deadline to submit your poster is August 25, 2017. 

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.

Celebrate and Connect

Biotech Week Boston brings both business and fun of life sciences together. Choose from special events at BWB for increased networking in casual, relaxed environments, including:

  • Xconomy Innovation Awards Party
  • Diversity events like the Women's Leadership Dinner 
  • Celebration of Science Networking Reception
  • Battle of the Biotech Bands Party
  • And more!

Biotech Week Boston 2017 Preview

Biotech Week Boston is dedicated to accelerating the business of biotechnology through new ideas, science, technology and partnerships to make a positive impact on patient health. It is a festival of leading events spanning the drug development value chain, giving you access to the most inventive scientific minds and business leaders in Boston and around the world.

Find out what's in store this September.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Scientists, Executives, Investors, Technologists and More
Sessions, Case Studies, and Panels
Expert Speakers and Presenters
Countries Represented
One-to-One Meetings
Winners Celebrated at the All-New Xconomy Awards Gala
Technologies, Exhibits, and Solutions Providers
Events Hosted by KNect365 and Partners
Jammin' at the NEW Battle of the Biotech Bands Party

6 Conferences - 1 Festival!

Bioprocess International Conference and Exhibition

BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition (BPI) attracts 1800+ global bioprocessing scientists and executives under one roof to learn about today's strategies for improving integration, productivity and cost savings across the entire bioprocessing spectrum.

Cell and Gene Therapy Bioprocessing and Commercialization

Designed to be the most complete event focusing on relieving bottlenecks and pain points in the clinical development, manufacture, and commercialization of cell, gene and immunotherapies, you'll gain insights from global thought-leading speakers on topics including scale-up, facility design, characterization, tech transfer, regulatory approval, investment, reimbursement and more.

BioPharm America

The gateway to capital, innovation, and partners in the life sciences. Gain access to the industry’s leading partnering system, global decision makers, and unsurpassed knowledge and networking to propel your business.

Cell & Gene Therapy CEO

Cell & Gene Therapy CEO is an off-the-record networking forum for CEOs, high-level decision makers, researchers in cell therapy, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine. Healthcare investors also attend. Intimate discussions focus on debating business model efficiencies, financing, regulatory issues, market access and reimbursement, novel partnerships, manufacturing and delivery challenges. 

Xconomy Presents Boston's Life Science Disruptors

Join Xconomy for this annual evening event featuring candid stories from some of New England’s most radical company leaders, founders, and VC backers out to change the game in biotech.

MassBIO CRO/CMO Symposium

Now in its sixth year, the MassBio CRO/CMO Symposium shines a spotlight on the strength and success of the CRO and CMO communities in the Commonwealth. The Symposium draws 300+ attendees to discuss and evaluate the best alternatives that have evolved in shortening time to market. A series of case studies, interactive panel discussions, and networking sessions provide ample time to explore the various techniques and approaches being used by both virtual and established companies.

Executive Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Celebration of Science Reception Co-Sponsor

Women's Leadership Dinner Sponsor

Training Partners