Life Sciences EXPO 2017

Wednesday, April 26th from 12:30 - 6:30 pm

Omni Providence Hotel

Life Sciences EXPO 2017



MedMates is organizing the Life Sciences EXPO 2017, and you are invited!

This comprehensive Life Sciences EXPO will have attendees from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and will showcase the exciting growth and diversity of the life sciences in Rhode Island and Southeastern New England. Companies on the cutting edge of biotechnology, neuroscience, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and more will present their exciting work, growth potential and why they love living and working here. MedMates’ Life Sciences EXPO 2017 serves as an important catalyst for continued growth of this vital sector of our economy, and offers a great opportunity for all attendees to connect directly with leading companies, researchers and supporters of the local life science community.


Tickets TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE.



EXHIBITOR TABLES AND SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!

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To learn more about these opportunities, download our Exhibitor Invitation or Sponsor Invitation with all of the details.




EXPO FINAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED


MedMates is pleased to announce the final Life Sciences EXPO 2017 program. Join us to hear from leaders in the Rhode Island and Southeastern New England life science ecosystem, and discuss answers to questions such as: How much are we contributing to our regional New England life science economy? Which industry-leading companies are choosing to establish business here? How do the strengths of the collaborative partnerships between academic institutions and life science companies advance the work of both? In what ways does the Rhode Island government support our ecosystem? What are the benefits and challenges to growing the life science sector?

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Full program information and the detailed agenda can be found HERE.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

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Opening Remarks

John Heffernan, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (Presenting Sponsor)

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Speakers

Keynote: Stefan Pryor, Secretary of Commerce, State of Rhode Island

Plenary: Tom Osha, Senior VP of Innovation & Economic Development, Wexford Science + Technology

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First Panel: “Advances and Future Outlook in Neuroscience”

Stevin Zorn, PhD, MindImmune Therapeutics; George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, URI (moderator)

Steven A. Rasmussen, MD, MMS, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Carl Saab, PhD, Departments of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience, Brown University & the Neurosciences Institute, Rhode Island Hospital

John Simeral, PhD, Providence VA Medical Center and the VA Center for Neurorestoration & Neurotechnology; School of Engineering, Brown University

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Second Panel: “Precision Medicine Innovation”

Patrice M. Milos, PhD, Medley Genomics (moderator)

Barrett Bready, MD, Nabsys

Katrina Loomis, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development

William Martin, EpiVax

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Third Panel: “Design Innovation in Medical Devices”

Tracy MacNeal, MBA, Ximedica (moderator)

David Brin, JD, C.R. Bard

Carl Dumas, Ximedica

John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, Materials Science Associates

Scott Stropkay, Essential Design

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See the complete bios of the speakers, panelists, and moderators HERE.




ABOUT THE EXPO


WHAT: A comprehensive life sciences expo including:

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Exhibitor Tables • Scientific Panels • Networking • Keynote • Food • Sponsorships

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Several event areas will be active during the EXPO:

  • Exhibition Hall - The main networking area with all exhibitor tables, and refreshments during the evening Networking Reception
  • Panel Theater - An adjacent area with theater-style seating for a great view of the scientific program
  • Start-Up Central - A staffed satellite area offering expert advice and materials on resources available to start and grow businesses
  • Student Hub - A dedicated area with student-specific resources including a free life-science oriented résumé review


WHY: Showcase the exciting growth and diversity in the Rhode Island and greater southeastern New England life science industry!


WHERE: The Omni Providence Hotel: 1 West Exchange Street, Providence RI 02903

(View in Google Maps HERE.)


WHO: Everyone involved with med-tech, health-tech, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and related fields including:

  • Start-up, growth, and mature companies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Medical professionals
  • Universities and educational institutions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Professional and trade organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Investors
  • Independent Consultants
  • Students
  • Elected officials
  • Media
  • Service providers (legal, financial, real estate, marketing, incubators, staffing, etc.)


Expo




BENEFITS OF ATTENDING


BENEFITS FOR ALL ATTENDEES: At the Life Sciences EXPO 2017 you can:

  • Network with the largest gathering of life science organizations in Rhode Island
  • Speak directly each of the 50 exhibitors about their innovative products and services
  • Engage with each of the three scientific panel discussions
  • Showcase and learn about the advantages of working in Rhode Island
  • Be recognized and included as an active member of our growing life science economy

  • Make local connections in your field
  • Discover seed money opportunities
  • Connect with mentors
  • Receive expert advice and materials on resources available to start and grow businesses at the dedicated Start-Up Central area
  • Find professional services
  • Develop prototype/modeling collaborations for product development
  • Find business plan development resources

  • Strengthen your business development connections
  • Discover available resources to grow your company
  • Find professional services
  • Showcase your innovative products and services to the community
  • Distribute product or deliverable samples
  • Attract local customers
  • Receive press coverage and publicity
  • Recruit local talent
  • Attract capital to expand
  • Demonstrate your important positive economic impact to attending elected officials

  • Recruit local talent
  • Showcase your innovative products and services to the community
  • Receive press coverage and publicity
  • Demonstrate your important positive economic impact to attending elected officials
  • Emphasize the advantages of working and living in Rhode Island

  • Gain visibility and network within the life science field
  • Showcase your innovative services to the community
  • Attract local clients
  • Strengthen your business development connections
  • Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations
  • Discover available resources

  • Promote your degree programs and continuing education programs
  • Identify internships and job opportunities for your students
  • Explore technology transfer opportunities from your institution to industry

  • Gain visibility and network within the life science field
  • Target prospective clients
  • Advertise your services to local life science companies
  • Strengthen your business development connections
  • Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations
  • Identify competitors

  • Gain visibility and network within the life science field
  • Advertise your services and resources to local life science companies
  • Increase membership and participation in your programs
  • Advocate for support from attending elected officials
  • Develop strategic collaborations

  • Engage with life science entities in the community
  • Promote your services and resources to local life science entities
  • Discover the latest local life science technologies and innovations

  • Discover cutting-edge technology being developed by local life science entities
  • Target opportunities for investment
  • Promote your services and resources to local life science entrepreneurs
  • Demonstrate your important positive economic impact to attending elected officials

  • Gain visibility and network
  • Advertise your services to local life science companies
  • Target prospective customers and clients
  • Strengthen your business development connections
  • Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations
  • Practice your pitch
  • Discover tips on running a business, best practices, positioning and worth
  • Identify competitors

  • Identify internship and employment opportunities with local life science companies
  • Participate in on-site interviews with local life science entities
  • Receive a life science-specific résumé critique and advising
  • Learn about local advanced life science degree programs
  • Practice your elevator pitch of post-graduation goals
  • Discover the latest local life science technologies and innovations

  • Engage with life science affiliates in the community
  • Gain visibility and strengthen relationships
  • Discover the latest local life science technologies and innovations
  • See the positive economic impact of the local life science ecosystem
  • Identify the needs of life science companies for optimal resource allocation

  • Cover the largest gathering of life science organizations in Rhode Island
  • Gain visibility and network
  • Promote your publication to the local life science ecosystem
  • Discover the latest local life science technologies and innovations


FLYERS:

A general-useprintable, shareable pdf flyer of the Life Sciences EXPO 2017 is available HERE.

A student-specificprintable, shareable pdf flyer of the Life Sciences EXPO 2017 is available HERE.


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MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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Presenting Sponsor

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Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO): bio.org

BIO

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Platinum Sponsors

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Ximedica: ximedica.com

Ximedica

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BlumShapiro: blumshapiro.com

BlumShapiro

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Rhode Island Foundation: rifoundation.org

Rhode Island Foundation

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RI Department of Labor and Training: dlt.ri.gov/realjobs

RI Department of Labor and Training

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Gold Sponsors

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EpiVax: epivax.com

EpiVax

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Nabsys: nabsys.com

Nabsys

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The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience: ryaninstitute.uri.edu

The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience

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Feeney Law Group: feeneylawgroup.com

Feeney Law Group

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Aspiera Medical: aspiera.com

Aspiera Medical

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Silver Sponsors

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TAGMedica: tagmedica.com

TAGMedica

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Virgin Pulse: virginpulse.com

Virgin Pulse

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Pfizer: pfizer.com

Pfizer

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Hinckley Allen: hinckleyallen.com

Hinckley Allen

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Vital Now!: vitalnow.net

Vital Now!

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SVM Public Relations & Marketing Communications: svmmarcom.com

SVM Public Relations & Marketing Communications

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Medley Genomics: medleygenomics.com

Medley Genomics

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JH Communications: jhcom.net

JH Communications

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Media Sponsor

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Providence Business News: pbn.com

Providence Business News

 

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