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.


CIRM Showcase Features Promising Stem Cell Therapies for Patients

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent

What has the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) accomplished since it was started ten years ago? The answer is nine clinical stage programs, two stem cell screening platforms, and a whole lot of promise.

CIRM hosted its first showcase on “Accelerating Stem Cell Treatments to Patients” in partnership […]

November 6th, 2014|

Curium Launches at UCSF with Bay Area Entrepreneurs Panel

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent

With an overabundance of PhD’s in an environment of dwindling academic jobs, graduate students and postdocs are opting for less traditional pathways to achieve scientific success — this transition from academic to entrepreneur was the topic of discussion at the launch of Curium last night at UCSF.

Curium is […]

October 28th, 2014|

Women In Bio Presents: Hot Trends in Life Sciences

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent

Women in Bio (WIB) organized a dynamic panel discussion on “Hot Topics in Life Sciences” examining what’s innovative and exciting in the current field of life sciences. The event was held at Nektar Therapeutics on September 26 in San Francisco. The issues ranged from FDA regulation and innovation […]

October 1st, 2014|

Event Recap: Women in Bio Presents “Path to Market”

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent

In its May event, “Path to Market,” the San Francisco Women in Bio (WIB) chapter discussed the steps necessary to successfully bring a product to market. The event, the third segment of a four-part entrepreneurial series by WIB, was hosted at the global health company Genomic Health and […]

June 2nd, 2014|

Event Recap: Randy Scott of Invitae Sees Genetics as the Future of Medicine

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent

Do you ever wonder when individual genetic testing will become routine? The answer might be sooner than you think.

Randy Scott, former CEO of Genomic Health, is the founder of Invitae, a San Francisco-based diagnostic company whose mission is to improve the quality of patient healthcare by providing more […]

May 12th, 2014|

Recap: Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent

The San Francisco Women in Bio (WIB) chapter celebrated Women’s History Month with an event titled “Finding the Path to Your Own Career History”. The first half of the event was hosted at UCSF’s mission bay campus and featured three panels that discussed various operational roles and alternative […]

March 29th, 2014|