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Nine Teams Begin Commercialization Boot Camp, Canvas their Biomedical Business Concepts
On Day 1 of the CIMIT/B-BIC i-Corps Healthcare Commercialization Boot Camp, nine teams of innovators from a selection of the area’s most esteemed academic and medical institutions - including Boston Children's Hospital, Boston University, Brigham & Women's ...

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Leveraging Machine Learning Muscle at the Brigham & Women's Hospital iHub Idea Lab with Microsoft
The air was electric in the Shapiro Room at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), the setting for the BWH iHub Idea Lab with Microsoft on the evening of Monday, June 22nd. With innumerable ideas afloat on the topic of “Machine Learning in Healthcare,” it seemed...

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A Nuanced View of the World of Drug Development & its Value to Society
It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to play audience to a preeminent biotech company’s chief executive (in Boston it’s more like every other day), so I couldn’t pass it up when I learned Genzyme CEO David Meeker, MD, would be sitting down with ...

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Meeting & Mixing of the Minds at BU OTD’s Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll
It was an evening full of collisions of all kinds at the Boston University Office of Technology Development’s 6th Annual Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR) held in the George Sherman Union on BU’s campus set along Boston’s Commonwealth Ave. Entrepreneurs,...

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Teams Pitch Once More at Culmination of CIMIT/B-BIC Boot Camp, Sure to Not Be Their Last
The program ended as it had begun: with a pitch. Just as the teams had done on day one, except this time armed with loads more insight on the value of their innovative business concepts garnered from a combined 500 customer interviews, they assumed their pl...

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Inspecting the Innovation Narrative: where it’s been, where it’s headed
As a popular buzzword, innovation has accumulated serious mileage over the years. It has made its way out of the garages of Silicon Valley and into the boardrooms of nearly every modern employment sector (industry, government, academics), and even into our ...

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Out of the Lab & Back – Insights on Science Media Coverage
Boston Business Journal’s BioFlash, MIT Technology Review, STAT, Xconomy – go-to science and technology publications with established local presences and a collective readership stretching near and far – assembled representatives for a power-packed panel at...

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Paying it Forward – MIT Series Taps Serial Entrepreneur Scientists for Lessons on Commercialization
As one of today’s most accomplished scientist-entrepreneurs, it is hard to believe that Dr. Robert (Bob) Langer nearly missed getting his start in academia altogether. It’s the type of story line that could be easily discarded as a piece of academic folklor...

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The Apprentice is In – Bolstering Biomedical Innovation with Discourse & Training in Technology Commercialization
This April marks the fourth offering of the B-BIC Skills Development Center’s (SDC) hallmark event, The Commercialization Apprenticeship Panel Series . The event, entitled “Science in the Spotlight: Why Media Training Matters,” scheduled for April 14th, 4-7...

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Broad Institute Symposium Explores Pipeline Connecting Intellectual Property & Innovation
Broad Institute President & Founding Director Eric Lander, PhD, provides welcome and opening remarks at the 2016 Broad Institute Innovation & Intellectual Property Symposium. The Broad Institute, or simply ‘The Broad’, is a decade-old biomedical and genomic...
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