Archive: 2012 Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

May 30, 2012
Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

View the 2012 Notebook for detailed information about the Conference Agenda, Speaker Biographies, Sponsor Information, Company Profiles, and Exhibitors.

Conference Description

The Burden of proof:  As scientific breakthroughs progress from the moment of discovery through development to the market, inventors and developers have to show that the technology works - they have to “Prove It!”  Our conference this year will focus on how and when you have to prove your technology and what investors, regulators and payors need to understand the product’s viability and efficacy.

Panel sessions will address: what data is required from the academic lab before the technology can be transferred to a company; what sort of “Proof of Concept” data is needed prior to pre-clinical work; what is required in the Clinic; and how new business models are being proved out following changes in the market. The Search for Proof Poster Competition returns with some of the greatest and newest ideas that could impact medicine in the future. Remember to invest your “MALSI dollars” in your favorite posters – it could help the inventors raise their first round of investment!

Join us for the flagship event of life sciences in Massachusetts, jointly and actively put together by all the major organizations that are involved in starting and supporting the life sciences start-up ecosystem in the Commonwealth.

Feedback from last year’s event:
“…Format of Open Discussions was a good way to encourage conversation and questions.”

“…Absolutely great conference. I think it’s now the best emerging life science
conference on the East Coast all year.”

“…The event was fantastic including top speakers, participants and the agenda.”

“…Harvard Club was excellent. Venue was compact and made for easy viewing of all posters and attending the various sessions.Food was very good. Layout of the Reception in the large hall on the first floor was effective. All in all, a “class act”.