The Roundup – January 11, 2024 (Special BioCT Edition)

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January 11, 2024
Four Accomplished Life Science Executives Join Board of Directors Welcome to our new Board members: Jean-Michel Boers, US Country Managing Director, President and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim USA; Kat Kayser-Bricker, Chief Scientific Officer, Halda Therapeutics; Paul Fonteyne, Executive in Residence, Canaan; and Seng H. Cheng, Senior Vice President, Research and Product Development, Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease.

These additions further strengthen our Board and our ability to truly catalyze life sciences across the state. Read the full press release here.

Governor Ned Lamont Confirmed for BioCT’s Legislative BreakfastJoin us at the upcoming BioCT Legislative Breakfast, a pivotal statewide event for those in the life science industry, academics, and non-profits, providing a unique opportunity to engage with state and federal policymakers.

Governor Ned Lamont will deliver the opening remarks and Co-chairs of the CT Bioscience Caucus will close.

Date: January 22, 2024Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AMLocation: Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease, 100 College St, New Haven

Be part of the dialogue and shape the future of our industry. Register nowSpecial Offer for BioCT Members:Enjoy discounted ticket prices as a BioCT member. Not sure if your organization is a member? Reach out to Ben Fitzpatrick at to confirm.

Panel 1: Bioscience Economic Opportunities and Challenges in Connecticut

  • Sales & Consulting Tax
  • Equipment & Education Reimbursement
  • SBIR Match
  • Grants & Clusters
  • Capital Based Tax
  • R&D Tax Credit

Moderator: Daniel O’Keefe, MBA, Commissioner Designate, DECD; Chief Innovation Officer

Panel 2: Lifesciences Workforce (Solutions & Recommendations)

  • Workforce Development Opportunities
  • Workforce Challenges
  • Training Programs
  • Tie Industry to Higher Education
  • What Is Hampering Growth & What Would Be Beneficial

Moderator: Matthew O’Donnell, JD, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease

  • Kellie-Marie Vallieres, PhD, Chief Workforce Officer, CT Office of Workforce Strategy; Vice Chair of the Governor’s Workforce Council
  • Corry Ioli, US Head of People Growth & Talent Acquisition, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Ranjit Bindra, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor, Yale; Serial Biotech Entrepreneur
  • Christine Broadbridge, PhD, Professor, Executive Director, Research & Innovation, Southern Connecticut State University​

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