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3rd Annual BioBuzz Awards Celebration & Symposium

May 18 @ 1:30 PM 7:00 PM

BioBuzz has been a leading force in life science ecosystem building since 2009. Our robust regional editorial, events and workforce programming have grown a vibrant community of industry professionals and leaders across the Mid-Atlantic region that captures the attention of a national audience.

Our 3rd Annual BioBuzz Awards Celebration & Symposium celebrates the people, programs and organizations who go above and beyond to support to the success of our communities, the industry and the patients that ultimately benefit. This program brings together awards recipients, presenters and attendees from Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia and beyond.

Join us and industry leaders Thursday, May 18 in Baltimore, MD. BioBuzz will be the first event in MAG Partners’ new Rye Street Market Center in Baltimore Peninsula (301 Atlas Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21230).

Enjoy a robust afternoon of programming as well as a networking reception. Cost is $95. Tickets are limited.

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Award Winners

‘John Holaday’ BioHealth Leadership Award
Dr. Kurt Newman, President & CEO, Children’s National Hospital

Community Builder Award
Venture Cafe Philadelphia

BioBuzz Media Award
American Gene Technologies®’ “The Cure Chronicles” Video Series

Workforce Champion of the Year Award
The Biomedical Technician Training Program (BTT Program) – Iovance, Wistar Institute, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia Works

Breakthrough Company of the Year Award

Employer of the Year Award
Center for Breakthrough Medicines


1:30pm Opening Remarks

1:40pm Keynote Address: Boro Drupolic – Executive Director, Caring Cross / CEO, Vector BioMed

2:15pm Panel 1: The State of Human Capital in Life Science

Perhaps no other industry relies as heavily on highly specialized and qualified talent as the life science industry does. As talent shortages continue to put pressure on employers, many are finding success through new strategies that help to attract, recruit & retain top talent. Hear from some experts on how they are finding success.

3:10pm Panel 2: The State of Capital in Life Science
After a few years of booming investment, the life science industry has experienced a softening of the capital markets for both early stage investment and public markets. Hear from experts on how to navigate this market, how investors are deploying their capital, and what the future holds for growth stage companies.

4:10pm Panel 3: Catalyst for Innovation
This panel will explore what various life science hubs and innovation programs are doing to foster a supportive infrastructure that successfully attracts companies, investment and resources that bolster the startup ecosystem and help entrepreneurs to build thriving companies. From real estate development projects and regional ecosystems to specialized incubators and accelerators – community is becoming the beating heart of every life science innovation ecosystem.

5:00pm Closing Remarks & Awards Commencement, Kolaleh Eskandanian, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s National Hospital

5:15pm Awards Presentation & Networking Reception

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