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BioCT Legislative Day 3/5/19 in Review

Connecticut’s bioscience industry has seen tremendous progress in recent years, and its key players say they want to work with lawmakers and other stakeholders to sustain that momentum. Three of the Nutmeg state’s success stories in the bioscience sector shared highlights of their growth, and some of their needs, with state and local leaders during BioCT’s Legislative Day on March 5 at the state capitol. “It’s a chance to meet with our legislators and to hear about what’s going on in our industry and the support that we need,” BioCT CEO Dawn Hocevar said.   more

By |March 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Keys to Entrepreneurial Success in 2017

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. For many, success comes from having the moxie to challenge the status quo and take on calculated risks in order to realize greater opportunities. Particularly for those bold enough to embark on a startup venture, it takes vision and guts to put it all on the line in the hopes of turning a great idea into the next big thing. Dare-to-be-great situations also require precise timing. You have to be ready—confident in both the current marketplace need for your product or service and in the business and economic environment into which you will launch. According [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Design For Research Breakthroughs

By Robert Skolozdra, AIA, LEED AP, Svigals + Partners Too many in the healthcare and technology sectors find out the hard way that laboratories are not all created equal. Lab-facility owners, entrepreneurs, and scientists all have experienced what it’s like to work in less-than-ideal conditions. To achieve inspired breakthroughs in science, research organizations demand more than just workbenches, bright lighting, and powerful vent hoods. These clients deserve better, and they should expect more, too. Learn more about what architects and designers at Svigals+Partners do to create effective research facilities. View full article and interview with Robert Skolozdra here >>

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Soft Tissue Regeneration Raises Series C Financing and Rebrands to Biorez

Biorez, Inc., formerly known as Soft Tissue Regeneration, Inc., today announced the close of a $1.5 million investment following preliminary results of the first in-human study of its novel implant for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The breakthrough approach makes use of a proprietary tissue-engineered scaffold that stabilizes the knee, facilitates the body to regrow new ACL tissue, and then fully resorbs, leaving only new, functional tissue. Connecticut Innovations, Connecticut’s leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, led the investment round. Vertical Group and KLP Ventures, an affiliate of Launch Capital, also participated in the [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Registration now open for StemCONN 2017

Early-bird pricing is in effect for a limited time, so register now! StemCONN2017 will highlight cutting-edge research advancements in topics such as neuroscience, diabetes, epigenetics, myogenesis, liver regeneration, immunology and tissue engineering. The conference will feature world-renowned speakers, networking and poster sessions, student meet-the-speaker opportunities, and a special Commercialization & Translation session featuring entrepreneurs in Connecticut. For full conference details visit Sponsorships and exhibitor space are available. Nominations are open until March 30 for the Milton B. Wallack Award for excellence in research conducted by a graduate student. StemCONN2017 is organized by faculty from the University of Connecticut and Yale [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

CT Entrepreneur Awards Nominations

The goal of the CT Entrepreneur Awards is to show that Connecticut’s entrepreneurial community can successfully develop, grow, and sustain new businesses throughout the state. The CT Entrepreneur Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are key players in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. From community builders and event planners to government officials and advisors who continuously support entrepreneurs, the CT Entrepreneur Awards celebrate local leaders who are making a difference in Connecticut. The CT Entrepreneur Awards are community driven. The organizers have established nine main categories: Community Builder Corporate/Institutional Event Education Funding Government Program Space Venture Nominations for CT Entrepreneur Awards are [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and JAX Genomic Medicine Begin Clinical Study Using JAX ActionSeq Plus™ to Identify Additional Treatment Options for Patients with Cancers of Unknown Primary

Farmington, Connecticut – The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) is working with The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to conduct a clinical study of JAX’s new cancer profiling assay, ActionSeq Plus™, in patients with cancers of unknown primary (CUP), where cancer cells are found in the body but the place the cancer began is unknown. Patients eligible for the study will have their tumors’ DNA profile analyzed in the CLIA certified, CAP accredited clinical genomics laboratory at JAX. Then, based on tumor DNA sequencing data and a complex gene curation process, JAX will issue a custom report for each patient that MDACC [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

2016 CURE Holiday Party

By |December 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

So, you want a career in bioscience…why not in Connecticut?

Many students whose course of study followed an intensive STEM curriculum complete their college or perhaps post-baccalaureate training look toward identifying and pursuing career options in the biosciences.  For those graduating from Connecticut colleges and universities, their first option may not be the Nutmeg State.  The obvious question is why not?  The easy answer is that there aren’t as many opportunities as in Boston/Cambridge or San Diego or Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.  While the actual number of opportunities may be fewer, the fact that Connecticut is home to some of the most innovative start-up and established pharmaceutical companies [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Murphy launches Innovator of the Month program

Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is launching an Innovator of the Month series. Each month, Senator Murphy will recognize a Connecticut company or resource provider with this award. Chris will highlight winners on his website and on social media to show off CT’s innovation leaders. His office will work directly with honorees to determine specific steps that cam be taken at the federal level to support startups and build an ecosystem where entrepreneurs can thrive. more

By |December 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments