Cambridge Hosts Boston Biotech Conference

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Wyc Grousbeck to Speak at Boston Biotech Conference

Wyc Grousbeck to Speak at Boston Biotech Conference

Cambridge’s Charles Hotel is hosting the 2010 Boston Biotech Conference next Tuesday, April 13th.  The Biotech Industry has played a big role in the Massachusetts economy but needs to ramp up as a bigger part since the recession.  The Biotech Conference this Tuesday will be for Business Development.  There is still time to register.

The Business Development conference is part of 3 in a series that actually ends in the Bay Area of California in November.

So what are the purposes of these conferences?

The Boston Biotech Conference (BBC) series is comprised of three thought-leader forums for senior biotechnology and pharmaceutical executives. These exclusive forums are co-hosted by healthcare industry leaders to foster discussions and facilitate information sharing, networking and corporate development within the bio-pharma community in a uniquely intimate environment.

The Business Development event is a full day event with key note speakers Wyc Grousbeck of the Boston Celtics and David Nicholson, SVP, Worldwide Licensing and Knowledge Management, of Merck.  The forum provides for opportunities for networking with venture capitalists and others who invest in development, mergers and licensing in the biotech, life sciences and pharma space.

Though Wyc Grousbeck is well known as an owner of the Boston Celtics his background as a venture capitalist is less known.  Grousbeck was a partner at Highland Capital Partners before he put together the group that acquired the Celtics.  He returned to Highland on a part-time basis in 2006.  Grousbeck is also personally vested in the medical research side of things due to his passion for advancing the understanding and treatment of blindness.  His son Campbell has been blind from birth.  He was elected to the Mass Eye and Ear Board in January.

If you want some insight into the business development landscape for Biotech, Cambridge will be the place to be this upcoming Tuesday.  Register here.

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