Archive: 2010 Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

June 2, 2010
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA 02116

View the 2010 Notebook for detailed information about the Conference Agenda, Speaker Biographies, Sponsor Information, Company Profiles, and Exhibitors.

Conference Description

The Future of Life Sciences

The 3rd Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day is the biggest day for life sciences startups and innovation in the State of Massachusetts. Last year this house-full, high-energy, hands-on event brought together legendary speakers and experts to mingle with innovators, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists. It is 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 startup ecosystem in the Commonwealth.

The main theme of our program today is “The Future of Life Sciences.” The members of the planning committee are optimistic that we are at the end of the worst recession for 80 years, so we have asked our speakers to think about how recent changes will impact the future for the Life Sciences and the commercialization of new technologies. What technologies are going to change the development of new drugs and devices? Are our existing funding models still relevant? Our keynote speakers and panelists represent a wide range of technologies and inventions. Some are leading companies as they launch new products and drugs into the market; others are just at the early stages of product development. While some of our researchers have already taken their discoveries from bench to bedside, others are just at the early stage of major new research endeavors. We are sure that we will all learn from each of their presentations and comments.

Feedback from last year’s event:

“…An OUTSTANDING job on the speaker line-up (KOLs and excellent diversity
across the life sciences innovation field; blend of keynotes and panels).”

“…an exceptionally good job designing the day with good refreshments and
reliable breaks between sessions to allow for networking and connections.”

“…We all attend lots of conferences and I would give this one an A+++.
Great job!!!”

“…Was a good mix of new science and venture education. I would definitely
attend again- the level of presenters and attendees was really good.”

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

“….Outstanding show … fantastic science and compelling speakers. A
complete ecosystem that promotes thought leadership and innovation.”