The Roundup – March 7, 2024

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March 7, 2024
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Congratulations to leaders from BioCT member organizations for their inclusionin the 2024 Power 50: Radenka Maric (University of Connecticut), Vlad Coric (Biohaven), John Houston (Arvinas), Jacqueline Heard (Enko), and Carter & Adam Winstanley (Winstanley Enterprises).

BioCT Member HAVEN Human Asset Ventures convenes Connecticut HR Community ForumAre you a part of an HR team in the CT Biotech ecosystem seeking community and connection with peers across the industry? Join Amy Fenollosa of HAVEN Human Asset Ventures at the Connecticut HR Community Forum: designed to bring HR folks together for dialogue and learning in an informal setting.  Hear about areas of interest and design a program especially to meet your needs. Sessions may include workshops, dialogues and panel discussions on topics of relevance. It’s an opportunity to learn new skills, expand your network and grow together. See more details in the flyer, register and share topic ideas here, or for more information email
Looking for your next career opportunity? The BioCT Career Center is the #1 job site for the life sciences in Connecticut. Featuring a sophisticated search engine and a number of user-friendly tools, including the ability post resumes and set up personalized job alerts.
Opportunity to Engage: BIO International Convention 2024We are pleased to invite potential sponsors and attendees to the Connecticut Pavilion (booth #2425) at the BIO International Convention 2024, set to take place in San Diego June 3rd-6th. This pavilion will serve as a platform to highlight the growth and innovation within Connecticut’s life sciences industry on a global scale.

Please reach out to Kelley Gipson ( if you are:

  • Interested in attending and utilizing the Connecticut Pavilion as “home base” for meetings and networking during the convention.
  • Interested in sponsoring. We invite you to review the Sponsor Prospectus, outlining various sponsorship levels and corresponding benefits.

This endeavor is made possible through the generous contributions of esteemed partners including the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Innovations, AdvanceCT, and several other key stakeholders.

At BioCT, we maintain a breakneck cadence. This week, we are simultaneously focusing on major events scheduled for May and June, while also running a statewide event. I couldn’t be more excited about today’s Rare Disease Forum at The Jackson Laboratory. We closed registration earlier this week as we were over capacity. Look out for post-event photos tomorrow.Next up, we are commencing Office Hours at Boehringer Ingelheim (May 1), with applications to close April 8th. This is a new offering for BioCT, but a critical one for our ecosystem. A sizeable company with a skilled workforce is offering pro bono time & mentorship to four lucky CT-based startups who are selected.

We are also in full gear for the BIO International Convention (June 3-6). Sponsorship and in-booth receptions are still available – reach out to to learn more.

— Jodie GillonPresident and CEO
Introducing Boehringer Ingelheim Office Hours

Calling all early-stage life science companies in Connecticut! Boehringer Ingelheim Office Hours offers a valuable chance to receive personalized advice from industry experts.

Taking place on May 1 in Ridgefield, CT, Office Hours is open for applications until April 8. Accepted applicants will be notified by April 17. Embracing a ‘no strings attached’ philosophy, this initiative ensures a transparent and open dialogue with an expert team.

To maximize the value of your one-hour session, we ask applicants to submit a non-confidential pitch deck and five questions to to apply. Key areas of focus include pre-clinical and clinical development, research strategy, business development, and commercial potential.

Click here to learn more

Connecticut Rare Disease Day Forum  – Hosted by BioCT and The Jackson Laboratory TODAY, March 7, 1:30 – 4:30 pmJoin us for an afternoon of industry-led discussions on innovation in rare disease diagnostics and treatments, along with the promising impact of these advancements on patient outcomes.Integrated Safety Analyses in Drug Marketing Applications: Avoiding Common Mistakes – Hosted by the FDATODAY, March 7, 1:00 – 2:30 pmThe appropriate planning and conduct of integrated clinical trial safety analyses is critical to the success of drug marketing applications submitted to the FDA. As the safety analytics field is…The Jackson Laboratory: Women X Women Tuesday, March 12, 2:00 – 5:00 pmLeading JAX scientists will discuss infertility caused by endometriosis and cancer treatments, and the impact of genetic diversity on our ability to fight disease. This special event is being offered…Women in STEM: Pathways to Technology Careers – Hosted by Wilton LibraryTuesday, March 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pmIn celebration of Women’s History Month, please join us for a panel discussion with five women from ASML Wilton, who will share their pathways in STEM that span early inspiration to current…ELabNYC Clinical Trials Masterclass – Hosted by ABCT Wednesday, March 13 – Thursday, March 14Two tracks: Intro to Clinical Trials for first time ventures & Best practices to achieve DEI including technology & community engagement. Discount code SVSHOJ gives 20% off through March 1.Business After Hours – Hosted by GNHCC Thursday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pmJoin us for our upcoming Business After Hours at Hotel Marcel, America’s Greenest Hotel. Embracing a revolutionary Zero Carbon approach and powered entirely by renewable energy…CURE Rare Disease Lab Grand Opening Saturday March 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pmThis event promises a unique opportunity to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony, explore the facility, and enjoy a lunch. Make sure to mark your calendar for this special occasion…HAYVN HATCH – Pitch night Monday, March 18, 5:30 – 6:30 pmJoin HAYVN HATCH for their next pitch night and hear from 5 startups who are ready to grow!Collaborative CT: March 2024 Thursday, March 21, 4:30 – 6:30 pm​Join us for Collaborative CT on March 21 at Il Gabbiano on Long Wharf from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for a cash bar, delicious appetizers sponsored by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce…Advancing Leadership Through Mentoring – Hosted by EWIB Monday, March 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pmJoin us for a mentoring and networking event co-hosted by Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship (MAPS) and Executive Women In Bio (EWIB). Our speaker Usha Pillai will lead…Strategies for Retaining Top Talent – Hosted by CLA Thursday, March 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pmTalent retention must be a continuous focus and effort — and is a concern for many organizations. Join our complimentary webinar where will we explore strategies to help you build a culture of….Apply Now

Boehringer Ingelheim Office Hours Monday, May 1We’re excited to announce Boehringer Ingelheim Office Hours at Boehringer Ingelheim, in Ridgefield, CT. This event is open to all CT-based early-stage companies in the life sciences sector who are seeking personalized mentoring and guidance. Application Deadline: April 8 Register Now

ABCT Pitch Day 2024 Thursday, May 9, 1:00 – 7:00 pmJoin 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 Accelerator for…2024 BIO International Convention Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6The BIO International Convention is the largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, representing the full ecosystem of biotech with over 20,000 industry leaders from across the…

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