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Bioscience Pipeline & Innovation in Connecticut in the Age of COVID – Organized by BioCT, PhRMA & Bipartisan Bioscience Caucus

September 21 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The first in a two-part series highlighting Connecticut’s bioscience footprint.

Co-organized by BioCT, PhRMA and the Bipartisan Bioscience Caucus, please join us for the first in a two part series highlighting Connecticut’s bioscience footprint. During our discussion, we will learn about the scientific breakthroughs participating companies have made in the fight against the COVID pandemic, and dive into the industry’s impact on the overall health and vitality of the state, from both public health and economic perspective.

Industry executives will discuss their respective R&D pipelines and therapeutic discoveries, as well as varied commercial paths to growth (challenges and opportunities) and future business goals.


*PhRMA – Welcome

*BioCT – Introductions: BioCT’s Government Affairs Committee members

*Discussion with Bioscience Caucus

*Discussion with Industry Leaders


John Houston, PhD, President & CEO, Arvinas


Doug Manion, MD, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Kleo Pharmaceuticals

Jit (Abhijit) Banerjee, PhD, Associate VP for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UConn

Bijan Almassian, PhD, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Carogen Corporation


*Closing Remarks

Hosted by: AdvanceCT

Sponsored by: BIO

A special thank you to BioCT’s Government Affairs Committee for their stewardship of this event.


September 21
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm