www.showoctober2017.eventbrite.com 1 Autumn Street (Auditorium B) Boston Children’s Hospital
1 Autumn Street
Boston, MA 02115
Business, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Tech
Science Shaping Our World-SHOW is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights cutting edge, translational, life science research and development. This season of SHOW is focused on the scientist-entrepreneur where we will be highlighting companies and innovations created by researchers and clinicians addressing a broad spectrum of healthcare need.
Speakers for September’s SHOW event include:
1. Ailis Tweed-Kent, MD, CEO at Cocoon Biotech Inc. – As a clinician Dr. Tweed-Kent was inspired by her patients to found Cocoon to develop innovative silk therapeutics for osteoarthritis. Cocoon Biotech is developing a drug-delivery platform based on formulations of fibroin, a protein derived from the cocoon of the silk worm (Bombyx mori) which is a biocompatible protein that has been used for decades as a suture material; however, recent advances in our understanding of fibroin biochemistry has allowed expansion of the versatility of the material into alternate physical formats such as spheres and hydrogels loaded with active drug substances.
2. Carl Schoellhammer, PhD, CEO - Suono Bio – Dr. Schoellhammer, working in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Langer focused on the development of novel devices and treatment modalities to enable the transdermal and oral delivery of biologics; his inventions aim to ease discomfort for millions of patients. In the summer of 2017 he launched Suono Bio a drug delivery platform technology company working towards enabling ultra-rapid delivery of therapeutics, including proteins and nucleic acids, to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The ability to deliver a broad range of therapies shows great promise in enhancing outcomes in a variety of diseases.
3. Jonah Cohen, MD, Founder and CMO Nutrimendy – Dr. Cohen is a physician in gastroenterology dedicated to transforming wellness via the integration of leading edge science, technology and behavioral coaching. He founded Nutrimedy to improve health and reduce chronic disease by enabling access to convenient, expert and personalized nutritional counseling. Nutrimedy seeks to transform telenutrition through their novel online wellness platform based on the integration of leading edge science, technology and behavioral health.
4. Anna Christo, Director of Innovation Services at MassBio - Anna Christo currently serves as Director of Innovation Services at MassBio, where she is responsible for planning, management, and content of the MassCONNECT entrepreneur mentoring program including sourcing and evaluation of early-stage life science technologies and recruitment of mentor teams, corporate sponsors and MBA project managers. She also contributes to the strategy and operations of other Innovation Services programs including BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp, Partnering Days, the Family Office BioForum and CARB-X.
Please join us for an amazing evening of the science entrepreneurship and networking. Event pre-registration is required with event sign-in beginning at 6:00 PM. Light food and refreshments will be provided.