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Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Inc. to Highlight Jobs and Economic Development in Contract Research and Manufacturing Sector


3/2/2012 11:45:44 AM

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Bentley University LaCava Conference Center

175 Forest Street

Waltham, MA 02452

What: MassBio will host the first CRO/CMO Symposium featuring Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray to showcase the strength of Massachusetts’ contract research and manufacturing sector. Lieutenant Governor Murray will discuss the prospects and successes for job creation in this economic climate.

The CRO/CMO cluster provides the scientific external resources required to support a virtual and semi virtual company from conception through commercialization. Massachusetts is home to dozens of CRO and CMO organizations that are critical to the success of the biotechnology industry here and around the world.

The day-long symposium will include panel discussions, keynote presentations and an exhibition area, and is expected to draw more than 200 participants from the biotechnology industry.

Other keynote speakers are Josef H. von Rickenbach, Chairman, CEO and Founder of PAREXEL International, and Karen N. Archdeacon, Compliance Officer for the FDA’s New England District.

Session topics include:

- The Changing Paradigm – Reality from the Front Office

- Collaboration Drives R & D - Working Together

- The Evolving VC World & Their Growing Relationships with External Resources

- Partnerships and Funding Alternative Resources

- CRO/CMO Innovation Showcase.

The full agenda is attached.

For more information or to register to attend as media, contact Jessica Roche at Jessica.roche@massbio.org or 617-674-5146.


Read at BioSpace.com

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