The Roundup – October 25, 2023

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October 25, 2023
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News on the ORPHAN Cures Act

Yesterday, Senators John Barrasso, M.D., (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Senate companion to the Optimizing Research Progress Hope and New Cures Act, or the ORPHAN Cures Act. See BIO’s statement from House introduction and their one-pager.

Aspira Women’s Health Inc. is transforming gynecological health through the discovery, development and distribution of novel bio-analytical solutions that help physicians diagnose gynecologic disease and improve health outcomes for all women. Our blood tests use advanced, proprietary algorithms based on nearly two decades of research and clinical experience.  OvaSuiteSM is the company’s commercially available portfolio of multi-marker ovarian cancer blood tests to assist healthcare providers in making informed treatment decisions for the 1.2 to 1.5 million American women diagnosed with adnexal masses each year. EndoCheckSM, Aspira’s first-of-its-kind non-invasive diagnostic test for endometriosis, is currently in development. Learn more here
Aon Cyber Threat Advisory for BioCT MembersBioCT Members, Aon’s Cyber Threat Advisory Team has made us aware of an ongoing social engineering campaign. While this campaign was targeted against the technology, manufacturing, and telecom sectors, we’re seeing a significant uptick in cyber events this year – across industries- hitting home the importance of incident response preparedness. Download this document for more information.

A couple thoughts for BioCT Members specifically:

Do you have coverage in place today? Does the policy have coverage for social engineering claims?Who is your partner for Incidence Response Support in the event of a breach?

How Aon Can Help:

As a broker, Aon can obtain cyber quotes for your business. Aon is offering complimentary policy reviews. Consider adding Aon’s $0 Incidence Response Retainer to your current policy so in the event of a breach, you have an approved partner (covered by your insurance) to call to help.

Pro-innovation mergers and acquisitions (M&A) bring together the resources, investment, and expertise needed to develop and deliver new treatments and cures for patients. That’s why BioCT joined PULSE (Partnership for the U.S. Life Science Ecosystem), a coalition to raise awareness of the benefits of M&A and to defend innovation in the life sciences. Together, we can help America continue leading the world in biopharmaceutical breakthroughs.Learn more here
The new Hallmark movie, Mystic Christmas, was filmed at BioCT’s own Innovation Commons and was the film’s production headquarters last summer. This is the third holiday movie filmed at The Commons, and it is featured in both the café and office scenes.Premiering this Saturday, October 28th, the film includes many local attractions and businesses including Olde Mistick Village, Mystic Aquarium, and Mango’s Pizza. Learn more here
Bioscience Workforce Development CoordinatorThe Greater New Haven Chamber’s mission is to be an advocate for business, a valuable resource for our members, a venue for connections and a promoter of economic growth that is shared and inclusive. The Bioscience Workforce Development Coordinator will provide support to the Vice President of Economic Development and Workforce Initiatives and be responsible for a wide range of workforce activities as it relates to the Regional Sector Partnerships in manufacturing, health care and bioscience, and day to day delivery of services to those groups. Learn more here
One of my favorite parts of the job is being hosted by current and prospective members. I am “changing the wings of the plane as we fly,” continuing a perpetual listening tour as I fine tune and enhance our offerings. I appreciate the opportunity to share all we have planned, but even more so I like to think outside of the box and brainstorm on novel collaborations. There are some common priorities, whether it be space, funding, a commitment to mentoring and diversity or recruiting talent. A theme that keeps coming up recently is the need for “critical mass” in CT – ensuring we keep and lure sizeable companies here. Everything we do goes into building the ecosystem with countless new opportunities to participate. I hope you will continue to reach out and learn how you can contribute.

— Jodie GillonPresident and CEO
Capital Gains Series: Building a Strong Foundation to Attract Investment – Hosted by Biolabs TODAY, October 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pmYour growing enterprise is ready to start raising money. The moment has arrived to dispel the intimidation and enigma surrounding venture capital funding, but the question…WIB-Connecticut Presents Empowering Women to Influence Change in Our State Legislature TODAY, October 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pmIn partnership with Arvinas, WIB presents an in-person event focused on women’s rights in government and guiding women on how to influence decision-making in the Connecticut…PULSE Presents A Professional Night Out with New Haven Symphony – Hosted by GNHCC TODAY, October 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pmCome mix and mingle with area professionals and movers and shakers. Enjoy free food and cap the night out by enjoying an amazing performance by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra!Cybersecurity Forum – Hosted by Hartford Business JournalTODAY, October 26, 7:30 – 11: 30An engaging presentation surrounding cybersecurity in the workplace.Boost Your Business: Prepare for Year-End Success – Hosted by CLA Wednesday, November 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pmJoin us for an informative, complimentary webinar that can help you set up your organization for a successful year end. We’ll cover important matters like tax planning…Stepping Into Your Lab of the Future – Hosted by WIB-CT Monday, November 6, 5:00 – 7:30 pmGrowing your business? Need to move into a new space? How will your organization prepare for its own future? Starting from the ground up, what’s important in designing…Creating a Compelling Pitch and Presentation – Hosted by Biolabs Wednesday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pmAn impactful pitch and presentation are vital to secure funding, forge partnerships, and foster collaborations within the life science industry. In this interactive session, seasoned…Scientifically Speaking: “Cancer, Aging and the Future of Oncology” – Hosted by Jackson Laboratory Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 – 3:00 pmJoin us for our newest virtual event which highlights JAX’s distinctive combination of research, education and resources and our role in empowering the biomedical…Business After Hours – Siena Ristorante, New Haven at The Blake Hotel – Hosted by GNHCC Thursday, November 9, 4:30 – 6:30 pmJoin us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Siena Ristorante, New Haven, located in The Blake Hotel, starting at 4 P.M. Afterward, indulge in the renowned Italian cuisine and…Boost Your Business: Prepare for Year-End Success – Hosted by CLA Saturday, November 11, 12:00 – 1:00 pmJoin us for an informative, complimentary webinar that can help you set up your organization for a successful year end. We’ll cover important matters like tax planning…
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