The Roundup – September 14, 2023

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September 14, 2023
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Welcome JBK Associates International, Inc. JBK Associates International, Inc. is an award-winning, women-owned, executive talent solutions organization specializing in the acquisition, management, and development of senior-level talent across a wide spectrum of functional responsibilities and industries. Founded in 2003, JBK Associates has become one of INC’s fastest growing private companies and celebrates 20 years of executive search specializing in the life sciences.  With over 50 years of combined industry expertise, they are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion across all touch points while providing the best experience for clients. JBK Associates has a reputation for delivering results that exceed expectations working with CEOs and Boards, ranging from companies included in the Fortune 100 to early stage start-ups. Learn more.
Research & Development Rotational Program, AssociateThe Pfizer R&D Rotational Program is a two-year program.  Participants will be immersed into the pharmaceutical business through four unique 6- month job rotations in diverse R&D disciplines. Each rotation will involve meaningful assignments and projects, mentorship and coaching, and collaborative interactions to develop business acumen and technical expertise and set them on the path to a pharmaceutical career.

Recent or near graduates with demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity, equity and inclusion for Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native Americans at Pfizer are encouraged to apply. Read the full description here.

Lab Space available now at 23 Business Park Drive, Branford.  Small office and labs of 400-850 square feet available for startups, tech and biotech companies. One or more private suites available. Some suites can be connected for a larger space.  Included within the monthly rent – 100% outside air laboratory heating and cooling @ 8 air changes, backup power outlets, eyewash, lab cabinetry, epoxy floors, monthly utilities, DI water service. 24‐hour keyfob access, and WIFI service.

Interested parties should please contact Richard Michaud at, or 203-415-8329.

BioCT Savings with Fisher ScientificBioCT and Fisher Scientific are working together to give you access to the unequaled Fisher Scientific catalog of laboratory supplies, as well as customer support and competitive pricing to help stretch your budget and enable your science.

Contact Benjamin Fitzpatrick to start saving now.

This week 101 College is top of mind. BioCT will become one of the first organizations to move this February. Having an office, particularly in downtown New Haven, with access to events spaces from 10-400 attendees will be a game changer. I am grateful to all the organizations that loaned us space in the interim and eternally grateful to Biolabs for now enabling a permanent home.In addition, yesterday we shared the incredible news that Carter Winstanley is joining our Board. Our community knows Carter as the genius behind developments such as 100 and 101 College. However, it was Carter’s commitment to building our next generation of talent in CT, and his serving as a trusted advisor to me since my first week in May that made him such an appealing candidate. These advancements make our Board and organization even stronger and are positioning us well for all we wish to offer in 2024.

— Jodie GillonPresident and CEO

Success Factors for Technology Transfer Start-Up Companies TODAY –  September 14 1:00 – 2:00 PMWith the majority of biological studies conducted in academic settings but nearly all innovative new drug clinical trials sponsored by industry, improving translational research success rates for commercialization is critical to bringing new treatments to patients. Two highly controllable factors: disagreement about alliance performance metrics and misalignment of deal terms priorities. This panel will foster conversation about best practices for removing such obstacles to accelerate more promising ideas into clinical development for patients.

Connecticut Bioscience Caucus in Partnership With BioCT and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 – 10:00 am

This briefing will explain gene and cell therapies, the incredible potential they hold for positively impacting patients’ lives, and some policy considerations as we determine how to best promote access to these transformative therapies.Joins to learn more about these technologies and hear from our guest speakers sicklep warrior Luzibu Chevannes, BioCT CEO Jodie Gillon, Dr. Michael Recht, and former Wisconsin Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz.Please RSVP at

GNHCC 2023 Annual Policy Summit TODAY, September 14, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

The Greater New Haven region is currently in a stage of economic growth, as displayed by the success of several growing industries, a bustling airport, our growing arts and…SummerExpo 2023 – Hosted by NorthEast BioLab TODAY, September 14, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Exclusive Guided Lab Tour With Our Scientists! Focused Biotech Networking: Join Our Bioanalysis Experts For An Engaging Informative Discussion, Over Pizza And Drinks…Entrepreneur Meetup | Stamford – Hosted by CTNext TODAY, September 14, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

If you’re an entrepreneur, innovator, small business owner, or any individual passionate about growing the landscape of groundbreaking business in CT, join us for one (or all!) of…September Under the Stars – Hosted by Cure Rare Disease Friday, September 15, 5:30 – 10:30 pm

2023 marks our 5th year fundraising and hosting Cure Rare Disease at Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club. When I think back on where we started and how far we’ve come, it’s…2023 National Health Research Forum – Hosted by Research! AmericaTuesday, September 19 – Wednesday, September 20

The Forum is designed to engage our audience in discussions with top federal officials, research leaders, and distinguished national media as we explore health and R&D…New Approaches to set AI for NDSRI – Hosted by FreeThink Technologies Tuesday, September 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am

With Mariah Ultramari, PhD, Toxicologist and CEO of Spektra Consulting What you will learn: Historic content focus on the acceptable limit definition for Nitrosamines…Artificial Intelligence: Using AI to Propel Your Organization’s Growth  – Hosted by GNHCC Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

In the realm of artificial intelligence, the horizon stretches far beyond the capabilities of ChatGPT alone! Learn how diverse industries are leveraging AI’s capabilities to not…Strengthening Your Application Workshop – Hosted by ABCT Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

ABCT is now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort.Join us at this session to learn first hand how to craft your application for the WCBA and ABCT 2024 programs.BioCT’s Annual Beer & Bioscience MIXER + Special Edition Collaborative Connecticut Tuesday, September 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us outside at Stony Creek Brewery for a cash bar featuring a wide selection of extraordinary craft beers, ample networking, and complimentary pizza from the Naples Pizza Truck!

Generously sponsored by:

ABCT 2024 Info Session – Hosted by NHIL Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pmInformation session for Accelerator for Biosciences in CT (ABCT) 2024 at New Haven Innovation Labs, New Haven featuring alumni guest Ali Kabiri, ABCT ’23.Latina Women in STEM: Increasing and Encouraging the Pipeline – Hosted by WIB Wednesday, September 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Join WIB-National for an important panel discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month. How do we get more Latina girls into post-secondary education and training opportunities in…Open Enrollment Comes but Once a Year – Hosted by MDG BenefitsWednesday, September 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

In addition to giving employees an opportunity to elect benefits, open enrollment allows employers to fulfill several compliance obligations. Join our upcoming webinar for…MyoTRIM – A Promising New Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy – Hosted by CRD Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

In this discussion with Dr. Noah Weisleder, PhD, from the Weisleder Lab at Ohio State University College of Medicine, and Rich Horgan, founder and CEO of Cure Rare…Info Session – Hosted by ABCT Thursday, September 21, 10:00 – 11:00 am

ABCT is now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. Not sure what to expect from a biotech accelerator? Join us for an info session to learn more about the program…Marcum New England Life Science & Biotech Summit Thursday, September 21, 1:00 – 6:30 pm

The Marcum New England Life Science & Biotech Summit presented in collaboration with CBIA is dedicated to updating innovative early emerging growth and later stage life…

Register NowThe Transformative Potential of Gene and Cell Therapies – Hosted by The Connecticut Bioscience Caucus in Partnership With BioCT and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 – 10:00 am

This briefing will explain gene and cell therapies, the incredible potential they hold for positively impacting patients’ lives, and some policy considerations as we determine how to best promote access to these transformative therapies.Please RSVP at lsrebnik@bio.orgCFO & Controller Roundtable: Proactive Tactics to Conserve Cash in Today’s Environment Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 – 9:30 am

Join CohnReznick and BioCT for a moderated panel of three Connecticut life science industry CFOs, followed by networking and the launch of BioCT’s new Chief Financial Officer/Controller Mentorship Program.

This inaugural and exclusive roundtable is for life science companies’ Chief Financial Officers and Controllers only.

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