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.


Event Recap: primeUC Crowns its First Startup Champions

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio California is a hotbed for promising startups in technology, healthcare and the life sciences. Many of the innovative ideas that spawn these companies originate from labs and universities. One of the leaders in scientific entrepreneurship is the University of California (UC). Among its 10 campuses, five medical centers and [...]

December 3rd, 2015|

Event Recap: Celebrating Life Science Leaders at CLSA Pantheon Awards

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio The science world might not seem as glamorous as Hollywood and the red carpet, but last night the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) threw an awards ceremony worthy of the Oscars. With a program that included everything from beakers to bagpipe players, the 2015 CLSA Pantheon DiNA Awards honored [...]

November 18th, 2015|

Event Recap: How J&J Promotes Innovation

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent How exactly does one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world promote scientific innovation through proactive collaboration and investment? This month’s BioScience Forum addressed that question by detailing the structure and focus of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in an event featuring Senior Director for New Ventures, J&J Innovation, Thorsten Melcher. [...]

July 24th, 2015|

Event Recap: Insights on the CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Revolution

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent It’s a pretty exciting time in the world of science. Stem cell therapies are entering human trials, CAR-T cells are bringing new hope to immuno-oncology, and advancements in genome editing technologies have put gene therapy back on the table. From a therapeutic perspective, the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is [...]

June 26th, 2015|

International Event Recap: BIO 2015 in Philadelphia

By Dr Kristophe Diaz, Big3Bio East Coast Consultant This year’s BIO Convention was held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the 150,000 square feet of convention space gave 1,800 exhibitors a chance to showcase their technologies, capabilities, and, for many countries and 47 states and regions, an opportunity to share a snapshot of [...]

June 22nd, 2015|

BayBio’s 2015 FAST Advisory Program: A New Class Of Promising Life Science Startups

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent BayBio is giving promising life science Bay Area startups an edge with their Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory initiative, an eight-week program designed to accelerate companies into their next stages of growth. Launched in 2013, FAST offers a team-based business advisory program that pairs aspiring entrepreneurs with seasoned [...]

March 26th, 2015|

CALBIO 2015: Turning Challenges into Opportunities in the Life Sciences

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent The theme of CALBIO 2015 was “Turning Challenges into Opportunities,” and this year’s keynote speakers -- Bob More, senior advisor of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gregory Simon, CEO of Poliwogg Healthcare Investments -- both followed that theme thoroughly, discussing the varying ways how opportunities are coming [...]

March 5th, 2015|

Bay Area LifeTech on Publication Strategies for Biotech Commercialization

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent The famous quote “publish or perish” doesn’t solely refer to the pressure for academics to publish continuously in order to maintain a successful career. To succeed in the current life sciences industry, biotech, pharma and medical device companies also need to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals to [...]

November 11th, 2014|