BioME & MCE 2021 Life Sciences Summit

Join us on October 19-20 for the BioME & MCE 2021 Life Sciences Summit!

The Maine Life Sciences Summit aims to increase awareness of the technology transfer and commercialization efforts underway at our world-class research institutions and highlight the success of Startup businesses in Maine. We will also explore topics such as how to run a life science business/organization throughout the pandemic, what the industry might look like post-pandemic, life sciences’ training programs available in Maine, how academic institutions communicate with the industry, workforce development and workforce trends.

Summit Details & Agenda – Day One

October 19th from 9-11:30AM

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with key players in Maine’s technology transfer network to hear about the latest resources, funding opportunities and success stories. This will be followed by five bioscience business Founders who will showcase their emerging technology businesses through an array of business resources unique to Maine.

9:00AM-9:10AM – Welcome Remarks: Agnieszka Carpenter(BioME) and Tom Rainey(MCE)

9:30AM-10:10AM – Fireside Chat – Maine Technology Leaders: Panelists: Susan Ahern(MaineHealth Innovations), Renee Kelly(University of Maine), Judy Sproule(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory), Gregory Fryer(Verrill Dana, moderator)

10:10AM-10:20AM – Break

10:20AM-11:20AM – BioStartup Showcase: Speakers: Cem Giray(Salmonics, Inc.), Jason Hine, MD(HaloMed, Inc.), Ariel Shevenell(Signal Insights), Jerry Collins(Treadwell, Inc.), Kristy Townsend(Neuright), Paul Fitzpatrick(Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, moderator)

11:20AM-11:30AM – Concluding Remarks

Summit Details & Agenda – Day Two

October 20th from 9-11:30AM

Day two of the Summit will feature the visionary bioscience thought leader Juan Enriquez – businessman, investor, science author, TedTalk star, and New Englander. The keynote speaker will be followed by a panel of business leaders from leading bioscience organizations in Maine.

9:00AM-9:10AM – Welcome Remarks: Agnieszka Carpenter(BioME) and Tom Rainey(MCE)

9:10AM-9:30AM – BioME Updates

9:30AM-10:10AM – Keynote Address: Juan Enriquez, Bestselling Author, TED All-Star, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

10:10AM-10:20AM – BREAK

10:20AM-11:20AM – Panel Discussion: Navigating Life Science Business and Workforce in 2021 – Panelists: Catherine Longley, JD(Jackson Laboratory), Julie Cross, PhD(IDEXX), Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD(Roux Institute), Dan Belyea (Maine Community College System), Toby Ahrens(FocusMaine, moderator)

11:20AM-11:30AM – Concluding Remarks

For Speaker Bios please visit the BioME event page

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