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: Medical Devices Take the Spotlight

By Marie Daghlian; Photos by Eugene Borodin A smart contact lens that monitors blood glucose, video games that promise to enhance cognition, a novel and simple biopsy device that improves patient comfort—these are just a few of the next generation of medical devices showcased at the third annual Rosenman Institute Symposium, held June 22nd at Byers [...]

June 29th, 2016|

Event Recap: ISSCR Conference

By Dr. Karen Ring for CIRM/Big3Bio: CIRM kicked off the 2016 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Conference in San Francisco with a public stem cell event yesterday that brought scientists, patients, patient advocates and members of the general public together to discuss the many ways stem cells are being used in the clinic [...]

June 23rd, 2016|

Event Recap: UCSF Zika Symposium

Intro of event recap/article by Mitzi Baker of UCSF's Zika Symposium: "Alarmed by the rapid spread of the Zika virus across the Americas, experts gathered at UC San Francisco to explore the many issues raised by the epidemic and to share information with other researchers and health care providers. With scientists around the world scrambling for [...]

March 11th, 2016|

Event Recap: ARM’s Regenerative Medicine State of the Industry

By Dr. Karen Ring for Big3Bio Every January, downtown San Francisco is taken over by a flock of investors, bankers, biotech companies, and scientists attending the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. This meeting looks at the healthcare advancements over the past year and predicts the disease areas and technologies that will see the most progress [...]

January 12th, 2016|

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|