Regional Events and Mentions

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By honoring researchers, engineers, and data scientists, we leverage regional convergence to place our community in the context of international breakthroughs for human health.

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Westchester County launches Element 46, an incubator program for businesses
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Westchester County is starting a program to help businesses get started and grow in the county with the idea that once properly launched, they’ll become a permanent part of the county’s business landscape. The incubator program is called Element 46. more


Branding Workshop: Design a Brand Identity for your Business (May 2019)
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program
May 17, 2019 - Cedar Knolls, NJ
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In today’s world, brand is king. Regardless of the size or nature of your organization, it’s important to invest in building a strong brand to define your spot in the marketplace and – more importantly – help you stand out from the crowd.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify common brand elements
• Understand what is needed to successfully market your organization
• Familiarize yourself with the necessary growth marketing tools to successfully brand your organization

Cernostics Podium Presentation at Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
Cernostics - Independent Validation of a Tissue Systems Pathology Test to Predict Progression in Barrett’s Esophagus Patients
May 21
, 2019, 2:15-2:30 p.m., SDCC Room 33ABC - San Diego, CA
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DDW attendees are invited to attend the oral scientific session being presented by Rebecca Critchley-Thorne, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Cernostics.

CureAccelerator Live! for the Developing World
Cures Within Reach
May 23
, 2019 - Cambridge, MA
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CureAccelerator Live! is our philanthropic pitch event where up to 5 PIs are the finalists presenting their clinical repurposing trials for up to $50,000 in funding and attendees select the winning project.

Introduction to NJMEP’s Business Growth Suite
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program
May 29, 2019 - Cedar Knolls, NJ
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This Business Growth Suite workshop will introduce 5 key modules of the NJMEP’s comprehensive program for revenue, market, and profit growth:
• Strategic Planning
• Innovation
• Industry, Market and Competitive Analysis
• Marketing Planning and Strategies
• Sales Strategies including Web-based Growth

Skin Microbiome Congress
Kisaco Research
May 29-30
, 2019 - Boston, MA
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With the microbiome set to be the biggest trend in skincare for 2019, we are incredibly excited to bring our flagship congress back to Boston, building on our success globally and connecting over 300 industry leaders.

Don't miss the opportunity to join leading industry experts to explore next steps for skin microbiome research and development, as well as commercialization.

Pistoia Alliance Webinar - Benefits and Costs of Fair Implementation for the Life Sciences Industry
May 31
, 2019 - Online
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The effective application and analysis of data in life science industry demands that such data assets are made Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).

This webinar will comprise a panel of experts from technology support providers:
• James Malone (SciBite)
• Filip Pattyn (OntoForce)
• Drashtti Vasant
• Alexandre Grebe de Barron (Bayer) 

They will be hosted by Ian Harrow (Pistoia Alliance). Please join us to learn more about this important topic and join the debate during the Q & A.

CureAccelerator Live! for Rare Diseases
Cures Within Reach
June 6
, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA
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CureAccelerator Live! is our philanthropic pitch event where up to 5 PIs are the finalists presenting their clinical repurposing trials for up to $50,000 in funding and attendees select the winning project.

MedTechIDEAS Summit - Ensuring Patient Access in a Value-Based Environment
June 10
, 2019 - at Regeneron in Tarrytown, NY
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Use promotional code WBP on the Future Member Single Ticket type for $100 off!

Join the region’s Bio/Med leaders as we gather at Regeneron’s global headquarters in Tarrytown for the MedTechIDEAS Summit conference.  This valuable one-­day event will unpack the payer approval process and arm you with strategies to maximize product reimbursement.

MedTechIDEAS (Innovate/Design/Educate/Advocate/Synergize) is a conference series that presents today’s Big Ideas from top industry thinkers. The series attracts business and academic leaders from across New York and is an opportunity to connect with peers to share best practices and explore collaboration opportunities.

New York Medical College Microbiome Conference
June 12, 2019 - Valhalla, NY
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A conference on the microbiome with presentations from the forefront of basic research, clinical practice and the evolving industry.

Rare Disease Innovation and Partnering Summit
June 13-14
, 2019 - Boston, MA
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Connect with key stakeholders and propel curative progress, orphan product success and patient advocacy.

3rd Annual Cell Congress 
June 24-25
, 2019 - New York, NY
Theme: Exposure of Innovations and Advancements in the Cellular World
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11th Annual Rare Disease Scientific Workshop: Science of Small Trials in the Age of Biological Plausibility
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
September 5, 2019 - Washington, DC
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The rapid pace of innovation in the biotechnology industry, and new generation of modern, targeted medicine, has created exciting opportunities to bring cutting edge treatments to patients with rare diseases. Despite increased interest and investment in rare disease product development, challenges in the development and regulatory process still threaten the pipeline of lifesaving therapies.

This fall, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases will convene its 11th annual Rare Disease Scientific Workshop to explore the science of small trials in the age of biological plausibility.

Marcum New England Life Science & Biotech Summit
Marcum New England
September 5, 2019 - New Haven, CT
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The evolving ecosystem in the life science and biotechnology sector creates new challenges for companies throughout all stages of their lifecycle. With those new challenges come new opportunities.

Please join us for a fun and informative afternoon program where community experts will share valuable information and insights how to navigate the landscape and seize opportunities to position yourself for success.

Pistoia Alliance Annual USA Conference
October 23
, 2019 - Boston, MA
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Technology is driving change in life sciences R&D and Healthcare. The Pistoia Alliance 2019 Annual USA Conference will offer a unique opportunity for its members to come together to discuss important developments across the pharma and life science R&D value chain.

Plenary presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, poster presentation and a networking reception will provide stimulus and opportunity for discussions to review the Pistoia Alliance project portfolio and identify key areas for the next generation of pre-competitive collaborative projects that will make a real difference to research and to patients.


Research Technician, Pharmacology
Sapience Therapeutics 
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Join a dynamic, growing biotechnology company in Westchester County, NY dedicated to the discovery and development of peptide therapeutics for the treatment of high unmet need cancers.