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Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch 2016

September 22, 2016

The Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch competition gives every startup entrepreneur’s dream to ten CEOs: one-on-one mentoring with an industry expert and the chance to do a two-minute pitch to a room full of potential investors. Today, LSN attended a dry run session with the ten finalists, and here's what we learned.

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How Can We Prepare for the Next Pandemic?

September 22, 2016

Global health emergencies, like Ebola and Zika, bring out the best in the Life Sciences Industry. All sectors of the industry - pharma, biotech, universities, government organizations and private foundations - work together to monitor outbreaks and fast-track development of diagnostics and treatments.

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Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases

September 22, 2016

Imagine you were bitten by a fly and six months later hundreds of baby worms were crawling in your blood stream or an adult worm was coming out of your eye. It’s not a horror story. It’s the disease called Loiasis or African eye worm, and it affects 3-40 million people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fortunately, someone has taken up the fight against this disease.

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Biotech Startup Stories: Crop Enhancement

September 16, 2016

Crop Enhancement is an early-stage Boston-based company that develops non-toxic and sustained release technologies for agriculture. They recently secured $8.5 million in Series B funding. Kevin Chen, Crop Enhancement’s CEO, talked to us about how they found investors and what they are doing to overcome other challenges.

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This Week in Science – September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

This week in science: researchers have created star-shaped polymers that show promise for fighting superbugs, and geneticists have mapped out the first genetic family tree of yeasts gathered from nearly 100 breweries.

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Biotech Startup Stories: Flow Paradigm

September 12, 2016

Dana Buckman runs three early-stage biotech companies that provide flow cytometry services and training to scientists. She still managed to find time to tell LSN about how and why she founded these companies and to share tips on how to juggle running three companies at the same time.

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Transition Tales with Maryam Rumany, laboratory advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières in South Africa

September 9, 2016

This is the next in a series of interviews with Life Science professionals who have transitioned from the bench to an industry position. After completing her Master of Science degree, Maryam Rumaney now works as a laboratory advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières in South Africa. Here is her story of how she transitioned from the bench.

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This Week in Science – September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016

This week in science: researchers develop a new antibody strategy that shows promise in blocking all known types of Ebola, a Swedish professor harvests and serves the first CRISPR modified meal, and biologists use genetic analysis to discover that there is more than just one type of giraffe species.

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Biotech Startup Stories: Qualer

September 2, 2016

Qualer is a collaborative online network that allows life science companies to manage their equipment and become audit-ready. I sat down with co-founder Colin Walker to find out more about what Qualer does and how and why he and his partners founded this company.

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This Week in Science – September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

This week in science: researchers discover a signaling pathway for an aggressive form of leukemia, Massachusetts scientists design a drug-delivering contact lens, and a new brain map shows amputees’ brains can still remember how to control their hands and fingers.

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