BIOME 2017 Annual Conference

When: October 6, 2017, 2-7pm
Where: UNE College of Pharmacy, 716 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME


We are reintroducing our biggest event of the year: 2017 BIOME Annual Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Next Steps in Bioscience" and we will focus both on the State of Maine and the global perspective. This will be a half a day afternoon/evening event. Put it on your calendar today! 

2:00 - 2:30     Registration, Networking, Expo, Coffee & Cookies
2:30               Welcoming remarks & updates by BIOME 
3:00 - 3:45     Key note speaker: Mike Bonney, former CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals 
3:45 - 4:45     Panel discussion: Next steps for Maine
                      Panelists: Dr Norman Moore, Alere (moderator); Todd Keiller, MMCRI; Dr Stephen Pelsue, BBI;
                      Bryan Briggs, Idexx Laboratories; Dr Catherine Kaczorowski, Jackson Laboratory
4:45 - 5:00     Q & A
5:00 - 7:00     Networking Reception: Expo tables; creative hors d'hoeuvres, cash bar    

Keynote Speaker

 Mike Bonney, former Partner at Third Rock Ventures, was the CEO and Director of Cubist Pharmaceuticals from 2003 until his retirement at year end 2014.  Under Mike's leadership Cubist grew from a struggling micro-cap to the world's leading antibiotic company.  Cubist was acquired by Merck early in 2015.  Prior to Cubist, Mike was Chief Commercial Officer at Biogen, Inc. following a 12-year career at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (and predecessor companies) in a range of commercial, operating and strategic roles, ending his career there as National Business Director.  
Mike currently chairs the boards of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Magenta Therapeutics, and Bates College.  He is also a member of the boards of CELGENE Corporation, Revolution Medicine, Tekla Capital Management (closed end mutual fund complex), and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
!! Special Offer for New Members !!

If you join BIOME between Aug 8 - October 1, you will get one complimentary Conference pass. Please contact us after joining and we will provide information on how to claim the free pass.
Not sure if you're a member? Email us & ask.

Event sponsors:

Platinum sponsor: TBC

Gold sponsors:           

Silver sponsors: The Baker Company; TechPlace; MMCRI

Community sponsor: City of Portland