BIO Buzz 2018 Day 1
Welcome to Boston!
Fireside Chat: Bradner Hospitality Receptions Schedule-at-a-Glance
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Storytelling Offers Hope
POLICY & ADVOCACY CDC: Fighting Fake Drugs
Orphan Drug Myths
New Award Honors a Visionary Last night BIO Board members announced the establishment of the Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology Visionary Award created in honor of the late Genzyme CEO. Termeer’s wife Belinda was presented with a bust of her late husband with his infa- mous quote: “It’s okay to fail. It’s our responsibil- ity to do what seems impossible if we can make a difference to patients.”
DIGITAL HEALTH & PERSONALIZED MEDICINE Gene Editing to Cure Disease NEW THERAPIES & TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE feature: Organ-On-A-Chip 14 BIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS Carl Feldbaum 22 FOOD & AGRICULTURE New England Biotech 26 First Lady of Farming 27 BIO FUELS & RENEWABLE CHEMICALS Building the Biobased Economy 28 BUSINESS OF BIOTECH GDPR Is No HIPAA 29 LIVE for Boston 33-34 13
Balancing the Board
By Athena K. Staton It was a breakfast of champions yesterday morning at the Executive Women in Bio Breakfast, where a she-panel that included ( the brave! ) Paul McKenzie, EVP, Biogen, discussed ways to improve diversity on biotechnology companies’ Boards of Directors. Moderator Kathryn Ullrich, Partner at Odgers Berndtson, kicked off the session with a point-blank question to the panel: “What are the benefits of having diversity?” Helen Torley, one of only two female biotech CEOs in San Diego, took the mic: “It is absolutely core to our industry. And, not just gender-based inclusion but also race, and the LGBTQ community. Diverse teams drive more innovation and better performance for a
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