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September 4-7, 2018
Hynes Convention Center,
Boston, MA

Where Big Science and Bright Minds Meet.

Thank you for attending Biotech Week Boston 2017!

Mark your calendar for September 4-7, 2018!

Biotech Week Boston 2017 Highlights

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.

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Keynotes From Across the Spectrum

The ROCK STAR: Craig Venter, Ph.D., Human Longevity

The GLOBAL BIOTECH CEO: Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H., CEO of Shire

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

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

Inspiration and Celebration

Women's Leadership Forum and Dinner 

An inspiring program focused on how we can meaningfully impact gender diversity within life sciences. A panel discussion will kick-off the evening with actionable strategies and programs that both men and women can do to improve gender diversity within their companies. Followed by a dynamic networking reception and dinner where highlights from the just released study by MassBio and Liftstream on human capital and the lack of gender diversity within the life sciences sector will be shared.

We invite you to join us as we connect, share learnings, discuss challenges, find mentors, and learn in.

Sponsored by 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division

*Separate registration required or purchase a Festival PassPLUS.

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)
Honor the Finest

Xconomy Awards Gala

Join us as we celebrate the area’s vibrant biotech community. Relax over drinks and dinner with top executives, rising stars, and leading scientists from across the life sciences. You’ll get to meet the finalists and find out who will take home our shiny awards.

*Separate registration required or purchase a Festival PassPLUS.

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?

Check out the action at the BioPharm America Start-Up Pitch Competition to spot the rising star of the future!

Tech Up Front and Center

Find a myriad of solution providers and academics present their latest data and applications in a series of Tech Workshops

Wednesday, September 27

Thursday, September 28

Stay tuned for more presentations to be added to the agenda!

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. 

200+ 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. 

Women's Leadership Forum

3M Women in BioProcess Roundtable Forum and Lunch

12:35 pm to 1:55 pm

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

3M is offering this opportunity to current and future women leaders in science.

*Limited space available. All registrations are subject to 3M approval.

BioPharma Executive Council Diversity Panel Discussion

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Increasing Gender Diversity in BioPharma: What Works

What are the actionable strategies and programs that both men and women can work on together to help improve gender diversity in their companies?• What can everyone in our industry do, whether at small, medium or large organizations, and at every level of their company to make a difference and deliver the benefits of gender diversity for corporate performance?• How can you influence organizational culture to encourage male allies and champions of gender diversity, flexible work policies, and mentorship programs?

Moderator:  Cissy Young, Ph.D., Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Women's Leadership Reception and Dinner

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cissy Young, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates will share highlights from the MassBio & Liftstream study of human capital and gender diversity within the life sciences sector during the Women’s Leadership Dinner on Wednesday, September 27th. Discover what over 70 companies and 850 life sciences employees who were surveyed had to say about leadership talent pipelines and ensuring diversity in management and on corporate boards.

We invite you to join us as we connect, share learnings, discuss challenges, find mentors, and lean in.

NEW! Battle of the Biotech Bands

Wednesday, September 27

This is a fun, community-driven, networking event with fundraising efforts supporting the charitable foundation affiliated with each biotech band.

Competing Bands

  • Aural Gavage representing Momenta PharmaceuticalsCharity: The Jolane Solomon Research Fund at Boston College
  • Led Zymmelin, representing Sanofi GenzymeCharity: National Organization for Rare Disorders
  • LifeSize, representing GE Healthcare Life SciencesCharity: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Semi Good Lookin', representing Blueprint Medicines, Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals and Harmonic Lab SolutionsCharity: National Organization for Rare Disorders

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

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

Complete Your Learning at the Following Conferences at Biotech Week Boston!

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.

Celebration of Science Reception Co-Sponsors

BWB Poster Sponsor

Women's Leadership Dinner Sponsor

Training Partners