Eppendorf Sponsors The Commons
We are pleased to announce that Eppendorf has donated an array of new laboratory equipment. Their donation includes a PCR thermocycler, biospectrometer, centrifuge and calibrated pipettes, all of which are a terrific addition to the maintained equipment available to the researchers at The Commons (Learn more). Eppendorf will be hosting an educational, equipment demo day on a date to be determined in August. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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The Commons Co-leads Thames River Region to Innovation Place Designation
Thames River Innovation Place (Groton and New London) was one of four locations in CT designated an Innovation Place by CTNext and eligible for up to a $900,000 grant award. Read more at: The Day, June 6, 2017 and The Day, June 7, 2017.
One Book, One Region Kickoff
One hundred people plus attended the 15th annual “One Book, One Region” kickoff on June 14. The 2017 “one book,” Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, was introduced to the audience at the event by Connecticut College Professor of History Henryatta Ballah who provided historical context for the novel.
The goals of the One Book, One Region program are: to bring people together to discuss ideas, to broaden the appreciation of reading and to break down barriers. This year’s program is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities, Connecticut College, and private foundations. Book discussions and programs are planned at libraries throughout the summer. Yaa Gyasi will appear at Connecticut College’s Palmer Auditorium on September 27, at 7:00 p.m. further information at onebookoneregion.org.
CURE Annual Meeting
CURE held its Annual Meeting on June 13th and hosted two leading experts in the greater bioscience community. Mostafa Analoui, PhD, Executive Director of UCONN Venture Group spoke to growth and investment opportunities in his talk titled “Biotech IPOs: Reading the Tea Leaves in search for Market Equilibrium in the Biotech Ecosystem” and Patrick Plues, VP, State Government Affairs, BIO discussed the pressing legislative issues facing US bioscience.
Science and Technology Picnic
On June 13th approximately 300 members of the CURE, Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Crossroads Venture Group (CVG) community gathered to celebrate the science and technology in Connecticut.
The craft beer, local oysters, live music and networking were a colossal hit kicking off the summer.