The Roundup – April 25, 2024

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April 25, 2024
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AVS Bio is the world’s largest and most trusted producer of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) eggs and adjacent laboratory products and services for the development and manufacture of biologics.

Committed to quality, biosecurity, and scientific innovation, AVS Bio has set the standard in their industry for over five decades. Their research team is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of AVS Bio’s offerings to meet the evolving needs of customers across both human and animal health markets.

BIO invites participation in a survey: “Understanding Key Elements of the Biopharma Supply Chain”Recent discussions in Washington, D.C. have highlighted national security concerns regarding China-owned and China-based Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs). As part of BIO’s advocacy efforts, they are conducting interviews and case studies to assess potential business dislocation and patient impact resulting from any separation from China-CDMOs. This survey aims to gauge the current reliance of the US biotechnology sector on China-CDMOs and to estimate the effort and time needed for potential decoupling.

BIO supports policies that ensure the security of global biopharma supply chains without compromising patient health or privacy. Through initiatives like the BIOSECURE Act, they advocate for informed decision-making among federal lawmakers regarding the complexities of supply chain operations and the potential risks to patient health, including the risk of drug shortages.

Access the survey here, and complete by May 3rd.

Biolabs Golden Ticket OpportunityA Golden Ticket, including a fully paid individual bench and membership to a US Biolabs site (i.e. New Haven), is now available! Startups working on gene editing, viral and non-viral delivery technologies, hematology, immunology, ophthalmology, dermatology, inborn errors of metabolism, and/or endo-metabolic diseases should consider applying. Sponsored by Chiesi.

The application deadline is June 30th so apply now!

Internship Funding Opportunities: The Talent BridgeThe Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and CTNext have officially relaunched The Talent Bridge (TTB), which provides innovative, growing Connecticut companies with an opportunity to request up to $20,000 to fund internships and retain top talent in our state. The program enhances industry and university collaboration, helps strengthen our workforce and retain talent within CT.

Learn more about the program

Discover the latest episode of BioCT’s “Stories Behind the Science” series featuring Dr. Nicole Wagner, President & CEO of LambdaVision. Hear her insights into innovation and leadership in the life sciences industry as Dr. Wagner shares her remarkable journey and vision for the future.
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This was a monumental week with BioCT moving into office space within Biolabs at 101 College. Having a New Haven space amongst our members and a place to host our team, external meetings, and large events is a giant leap forward in enabling our goals – and the very reason why our Board member Carter Winstanley invested in this stunning space in the heart of New Haven. We kicked off our move by hosting ReST Therapeutics.

Later, I ran over to RDAC – the Rare Disease Advisory Council for the State – to make public comments on SB 8. SB 8 An Act Concerning Drug Affordability was voted out of the Judiciary Committee along party lines 24-11 on April 22 and is back on the Senate Calendar awaiting action. Opposition to this bill is mounting as public awareness of the unintended consequences grows. We all agree that patients should be able to access the medicines they need. Therefore, we are partnering with patient advocates on a better path.

There is an op-ed  in the CT Post on the legislation, and the following are links to ads that Pfizer is running in CT against SB 8.

— Jodie Gillon
President and CEO
Please join Wiggin and Dana‘s Life Science Practice Group for a breakfast discussion on “Women’s Health Initiative Panel: Policy, Investment, Research, and Innovation.“In light of recent White House announcements on women’s health research, innovation, and access to care, this panel will provide comprehensive insights into policy, investment, research, and innovation, fostering an engaging dialogue.

Moderated by Angela Hwang, former Pfizer executive, features speakers Nancy Brown (Oak HC/FT), Harjeet Caberwal (Boehringer Ingelheim), and Kaile Zagger (Province Firm).

Please RSVP here by May 5.

Join the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT) for an evening showcasing the pioneering ventures emerging from their 7th annual cohort.​Hear from and network with founders of new healthcare ventures. Attendees include investors, corporate sponsors and members of the life sciences ecosystem. After the pitches, enjoy conversation over food and drinks.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and discover the next wave of transformative technologies. Secure your spot now

Unlock Your Business Potential: Outsourcing for Growth – Hosted by CLA 
TODAY, April 25, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you a business leader who wants to learn how to focus on your core competencies and grow your organization faster? Do you struggle with managing accounting tasks and keeping up…

How to Build Your Personal Brand and Network Effectively on LinkedIn – Hosted by EWIB 
TODAY, April 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you aiming to elevate your leadership brand or take the next step in your career? Learn innovative personal branding and networking strategies to land your dream job…

PULSE Professional Development Event – The Blake Hotel 
Tuesday, April 30, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us as Alicia Valentino, Manager/Stylist at Valentino Tailors, will deliver an insightful presentation focusing on the intricacies of dressing for success and how elevating your…

StartUp Westport Innovator of the Year Award – Hosted by The Westport Library
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sports media visionary and ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro is being honored by Startup Westport with its inaugural Innovator of the Year Award…

Designing and Integrating Your HR and Talent Acquisition Strategic Blueprint – Hosted by CLA 
Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This complimentary webinar aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a cohesive strategic blueprint for human resources (HR) and talent…

WIB Members-Only Speed Networking 
Wednesday, May 1, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled hour of connection at PowerConnect, an exclusive event for WIB members! We’ll have plenty of opportunities for fast-paced networking, along with a few rounds of trivia…

StoryTime Workshop – How to Explain Your Role at Your Company and Why It Matters – Hosted by WIB 
Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to craft a brief story using applicable word choices and techniques. You will also have time in small groups to share your own stories and practice…

Imagining a Quantum Future: New Haven
Monday, May 6, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
QuantumCT is building the foundation for Connecticut to become a leading hub for quantum technologies. This effort includes support for expanding research, engaging industry in…

Scientifically Speaking – Beyond the Cortex: Causative Factors of Brain Deterioration — Hosted by The Jackson Laboratory 
Tuesday, May 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scientifically Speaking is a virtual event series designed to highlight JAX’s distinctive combination of research, education and resources and our role in empowering the…

Nucleate New Haven 2024 Activator Demo Day 
Wednesday, May 8, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
​Join Nucleate to celebrate their 2024 Activator cohort and the growing biotech ecosystem in New Haven! Activator teams and participants span the majority of biomedical institutions in the region…

ABCT Pitch Day 2024 
Thursday, May 9, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate sponsors, and other members of the life sciences ecosystem to see the ventures from the 7th annual cohort of the…

3rd Annual Nonprofit Board & Volunteer Recruitment Fair – Hosted by GNHCC 
Thursday, May 9, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you interested in serving on a board? Join GNHCC an: Strengthen your local community by adding your talents to board service, Connect with organizations to see if their mission aligns…

The 2024 Science of Stability Conference 
Monday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 14
The Science of Stability (SOS) Conference exposes attendees to the latest discoveries and innovations in the science of stability across different industries that include pharmaceuticals…

Women’s Health Initiative Panel: Perspectives on Policy, Investment, Research and Innovation – Hosted by Wiggin and Dana 
Wednesday, May 15, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Please join Wiggin and Dana’s Life Science Practice Group for an insightful breakfast discussion, “Women’s Health Initiative Panel: Perspectives on Policy, Investment, Research and…

Allyship in STEM and Life Sciences – Hosted by WIB 
Wednesday, May 15, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Diversity shows up in the workplace in many ways — gender, age, race, career trajectory, skills, and culture. But how does allyship show up? If allyship is the quality or practice of helping or…

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare 
Thursday, May 16, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Connecticut Health Council for this morning event packed with information about AI and its applications to the healthcare industry.

Register Now

Yale Innovation Summit 
Wednesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 30
Connecticut’s biggest entrepreneurship event, convening innovators, investors, and industry for panels, speakers, and networking in the arts, biotech, climate, health, and tech.

2024 BIO International Convention 
Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6
The BIO International Convention is the largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, representing the full ecosystem of biotech with over 20,000 industry…

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