Weekly Roundup – May 12, 2022 

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Weekly Roundup – May 12, 2022 
                                 “AstraZeneca has committed to growing Alexion’s Rare Disease footprint in New Haven while other R&D efforts expand in Massachusetts.” – Dawn Hocevar, President & CEO, BioCT

Alexion has announced expansion of its Kendall Square office in Cambridge, MA while reaffirming its commitment to Connecticut. An AstraZeneca representative pointed to the impressive growth of the life sciences sector in New Haven and Alexion’s commitment to space in the new biotech tower being built at 101 College Street.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders.

Innovators to receive $100K+ in Prizes at Yale Innovation Summit

May 17-18 will see Yale’s largest entrepreneurship event and Connecticut’s largest gathering of Venture Capitalists, the Yale Innovation Summit 2022. There will be 24 live pitches a E-poster presentations resulting a $100,000+ prizes.

Registration is still open! If you haven’t already, click here to register.

CYduct Diagnostics is focused on transformative products that will enable physicians to intervene at the earliest stages of breast cancer.

The company currently develops, produces, and markets medical devices for the risk assessment, identification, diagnosis and ultimately treatment of early-stage breast cancer.  All from within the mammary ductal system, where 95% of all breast cancer originates. Its core clinical activities are focused on the proteomic analysis of protein biomarkers associated with breast cancer which are found within ductal fluid. Learn more.

Five Connecticut Startups Take Home $54,000 in Grants at Latest CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards in Hartford

CTNext, Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support, today announced the winners of the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held on Wednesday, May 4, at Parkville Market in Hartford. Ten early-stage companies competed for cash prizes to be used toward growing their respective businesses.

In all, CTNext awarded $54,000 to the following entrants:

  • Bo-Yi (Stamford): A superfoods company bringing the health and vitality of traditional Chinese herbs to Western shelves, while honoring the rich traditions of Asian ancestry.
  • Doctionary (New Haven): Creator of a digital medical keyboard to assist healthcare providers.
  • Empedics (New Haven): A startup empowering emergency medicine physicians to treat musculoskeletal injuries faster.
  • Sedentary Medical Solutions (Cromwell): A medical device company that keeps the elderly safe and independent.
  • Lactation Consultants (New Hartford): A company developing technologies to encourage optimal breastfeeding experiences for infants and mothers and to share the data wirelessly.

The five Connecticut-based companies were among 10 startups that presented their project ideas to a panel of judges for an opportunity to secure $10,000 awards to help support business growth. In addition to the grand prize, Lactation Consultants captured an additional $4,000 by winning the Fan Favorite and Judges Favorite awards.

BioNJ’s 12th Annual BioPartnering Virtual Conference

TODAY & TOMORROW 8:00 am – 5:00 pmThe Partnering Meeting the Industry Has Come to Rely On Register today and plan to join us for BioNJ’s Twelfth Annual BioPartnering Conference, co-sponsored by J.P. Morgan and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. You’ll…

ABCT/WCBA 2022 Pitch Day 

TODAY 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm & TOMORROW 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The event will feature pitch presentations from key entrepreneurs from the local bioscience communities, including those from the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT) and Westchester County Biosciences…

What to Expect: Career Opportunities with Early-Stage Life Science Companies – Hosted by JLabs

Tuesday, May 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you looking for your next career opportunity and considering joining a life science company? Working at an early-stage company can provide unique opportunities that could accelerate your career. From bench…

2022 Yale Innovation Summit 

Tuesday, May 17, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Yale Innovation Summit is delighted to return to an in-person format this year. The Summit has become the largest entrepreneurship event on campus and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in…

Plan Documents Galore: Understanding the Differences and What’s Required – Hosted by MDG Benefit Solutions 

Wednesday, May 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plan sponsors have to deal with a number of compliance obligations. Chief among them are the requirements to maintain and potentially distribute plan documents to participants. Join us for a discussion of the plan…

Career Possibilities Panel & Speed Networking: Digital Health, Data Sciences – Hosted by WEST

Wednesday, May 18, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new…

Improv Workshop: Build Communication and Listening Skills – Hosted by WIB-CT 

Thursday, May 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join this interactive 60-minute workshop with Sea Tea Improv where we will practice our communication and listening skills. This improv workshop is designed for beginners, and all are welcome. There is a 20…

Exit Strategies for Life Sciences and MedTech Startups – Hosted by JLabs

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What will you answer when a potential investor asks you how and when they’ll get a return on their investment? Whatever your company’s ambitions are in terms of Initial Public Offering (IPO), Mergers & …