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.


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|

QB3’s Quick Pitch Competition

QB3 held its first annual tech showcase, QB3 Quick Pitch, Tuesday night to a full house at Byers Auditorium. After a keynote from Corey Goodman of venBIO, 12 companies pitched their solutions to judges and the audience. From an SF Business Times article prior to the event: "The 12 companies for the first workshop, selected from [...]

December 10th, 2014|

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|

CIRM Showcase Features Promising Stem Cell Therapies for Patients

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent Neil Littman of CIRM 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 [...]

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 [...]

October 28th, 2014|

Women In Bio Presents: Hot Trends in Life Sciences

By Dr. Karen Ring, Big3Bio Events Correspondent Panelists Julie Andersen, Professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Beth Hill, Platform Innovation Lead at J&J Innovation Center, Saira Ramasastry, Managing Partner of Life Sciences Advisory, and moderator Una Ryan, Chairwoman of Bay Area BioEconomy Initiative. Women in Bio (WIB) organized a dynamic [...]

October 1st, 2014|