The Roundup – May 2, 2024

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May 2, 2024
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Welcome KPS Life

KPS Life is a global functional service provider (“FSP”) that offers a clinical outsourcing solution to the Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device & Diagnostic sectors across all phases of clinical drug development. Their services include clinical monitoring, clinical monitoring oversight, clinical trial management, data management, biometrics, and medical writing. KPS Life is committed to working together with its clients through a hands-on operating model rooted in a partnership approach.

The KPS Life FSP Model is a proven alternative to traditional staffing and full-service organization methodologies, affording sponsors the opportunity to contract dedicated, embedded resources to complement their clinical teams while maintaining brand identity and strategic control of assets. As a leader within the FSP sector, KPS Life provides customized, scalable solutions that improve the quality and execution of clinical trials while mitigating costs and increasing transparency for its clients.

For personalized service and details on KPS Life’s solutions, please contact Gina Henderson, Director, Business Development, at

Startup Westport; (Middle) Brittney Cohen, Peter Propp (KnockMedia); (Left) Jodie Gillon, Westport Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker, Joslyn Crowe (National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation)
(Left to right) Scott DeWire (Boehringer Inhelheim), Fei Shen (Boehringer Ingelheim), Jodie Gillon (BioCT), Austin Draycott (Cloverleaf Bio), Cole Lewis (Cloverleaf Bio), Stan Choy (BioCT Director)
(Left to right) Stan Choy (BioCT Director), Paul Fonteyne (Canaan, BioCT Director), Scott DeWire (Boehringer Ingelheim), Fei Shen (Boehringer Ingelheim), Emmanuelle Aisabokhae (Allagium Therapeutics), Jill Steinbach-Rankins (Boehringer Ingelheim), Jean-Michel Boers (Boehringer Ingelheim, BioCT Director), Jodie Gillon (BioCT), Anton Bennett (Allagium Therapeutics), Alessandra Barazza (Boehringer Ingelheim)

I most enjoy partnering with and supporting other organizations, whether it be the smallest or the largest. On Tuesday, I attended Startup Westport, which is putting on some of the best events in Fairfield county. Here is a link to their mentorship sign-up; they already have 75.Yesterday, we cohosted Boehringer Ingelheim’s ‘Office Hours’, which has been offered in many other states, but was a first for Connecticut. It was a huge success, and a model of what BioCT does best – whether the need is 4 lucky companies or 400 attendees, we do it most efficiently. Congratulations to EpiTET Therapeutics, Cloverleaf Bio (pictured above), Allagium Therapeutics (pictured above), and Farida Ahangari from Yale University on being selected. A huge thank you to Board members Stanley Choy and Paul Fonteyne for joining the discussion and sharing your expertise. I am also grateful for HBJ’s coverage of the event.

— Jodie Gillon
President and CEO
BioCT is thrilled to announce our presence at the upcoming Yale Innovation SummitAs a leading advocate for life sciences innovation, we’re gearing up to showcase our latest projects (AI Bill, 2024 Legislative Report Card, upcoming events, etc) and connect with fellow innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors. Stop by our table on the 2nd floor of SOM to explore collaboration opportunities, learn about our initiatives, and deepen your connection to the life sciences community.

Register here

Dive into the future of healthcare innovation at the Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Summit at UCONN Health, Farmington. Discover AI’s pivotal role in job creation, patient care, and healthcare experiences through keynotes and panels. Network with leaders, gain insights, and stay ahead in healthcare innovation.Secure your spot today
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.

Cocktails & Conversations – Hosted by Marcum 
Thursday, May 23, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Marcum as they celebrate the merger of Federman, Lally & Remis LLC into Marcum LLP. Come meet their team, get to know their business, and network with many peers over drinks…

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.

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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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BioCT’s Annual Beers and Bioscience Mixer + Special Edition Collaborative Connecticut 
Thursday, September 19, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us and 400+ attendees outside at Stony Creek Brewery for a cash bar featuring a wide selection of craft beers, networking, and complimentary pizza from the Naples Pizza Truck!

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