Conferences are important engines of the life science industry, and Big3Bio provides recaps for several of the events, from major partnering meetings to private forums, that occur in the “Big 3” regions. These recaps not only provide information on developments and what happened, but also insight on what’s to come.

Big3Bio events are covered by Big3Bio editor Marie Daghlian (pictured) and Dr. Karen Ring.


Spotlight: PMWC2019 Silicon Valley

USING AI TO ACCELERATE THE PROMISE OF PRECISION MEDICINE By Marie Daghlian Can the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) accelerate precision medicine and deliver on its promise? The answer is an unequivocal “yes,” but we are not there yet.  There are opportunities along the entire health care value chain but there [...]

January 30th, 2019|

Event Recap: BIO Investor Forum 2018

By Marie Daghlian Attendees at the BIO Investor Forum braved the cacophony of striking hotel workers’ shouts and drumbeats to meet with each other, tell their stories, seek investment and partnering opportunities, and gain insight into ongoing trends in the sector over two days in mid October in sunny San Francisco. According to the Biotechnology [...]

October 19th, 2018|

Event Recap: PMWC2018 — Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage

By Marie Daghlian The buzz around artificial intelligence, or AI, is palpable—similar to the buzz around CRISPR and immuno-oncology just a few years ago. VCs are throwing money at startups that are using AI. Proponents say it can solve the world’s problems, do what humans cannot. Others worry that it will run away from humans, [...]

February 5th, 2018|

Event Recap: PMWC 2017

Shaping Patient-Centric Health Care By Marie Daghlian Rapid advances in genomics and technology are transforming personalized medicine into precision medicine. Genomic medicine is here, Euan Ashley said as he welcomed a gathering of more than 8,000 people to the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) held in Silicon Valley. Ashley, director of Stanford University’s Clinical Genomics [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Event Recap: BioWeekSF Spotlight – Rare in the Square/Biotech Showcase Panel

Developing Therapies for Rare Diseases: Patients Come First By Marie Daghlian Rare disease drug development is personal and often driven by patient advocacy. In a lively and engaging fireside chat titled “Unmet needs, uncommon commitment: shift toward investment in rare diseases,” Henri Termeer, an early advocate of rare disease drug development and a serial entrepreneur, [...]

January 23rd, 2017|

Event Recap: Biotech Showcase 2017 – “Looking Ahead” Workshop Focus

Upbeat Mood but Uncertainty Ahead By Marie Daghlian The Hilton Hotel at Union Square in downtown San Francisco hummed with energy as more than 3,300 life sciences professionals converged for the ninth annual Biotech Showcase during the second week of January 2017. Held at the same time as the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, neither [...]

January 23rd, 2017|

Event Recap: RESI SF 2017

Networking on Steroids: Early stage entrepreneurs speed date with investors at RESI in San Francisco By Marie Daghlian You have 30 minutes per meeting, enough time to make your pitch, find out if there is a potential connection, and move on to the next meeting. It’s networking on steroids and it works for many of [...]

January 18th, 2017|