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Science Shaping Our World-SHOW: Life Science Trending Around the Globe-Making Local Innovations Go Global

June 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Science Shaping Our World-SHOW is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights cutting edge translational life science research, innovations, development and commercialization. June’s SHOW will focus on the question: How can we leverage local innovations, happening here and abroad, towards creating global solutions? Our case study presenter will begin the evening with a brief introduction into life science innovation as seen through the lens of Europe. Following the case presentation our panel of thought leaders will share their insights and experience in an interactive audience driven experience.



Case Study Presenter:


Philip Hemme, M.S. – Co-Founder, LaBiotech.fr


The case study will highlight The Tour de France of LaBiotech his new documentary film depicting a panorama of France’s Life Science business sector. The film features Philip, and co-founder Joachim, biking through France meeting with and interview the leadership of 26 different French Biotech companies.



Panel Presenters:


Dr. Masha Fridkis-Hareli, Founder and President at Accelerating Translational Research, LLC


Dr. Fridkis-Hareli is an experienced life science entrepreneur with 13 issued patents and over 100 publications.  As an Immunologist, Dr. Fridkis-Hareli designed and developed therapeutics for multiple sclerosis and for rheumatoid arthritis which are currently in clinical, and pre-clinical trial testing respectively. Dr. Fridkis-Hareli also co-chairs the Drug Discovery Group at MassBio.


Dr. Johannes Fruehauf, Founder and President, Cambridge BioLabs. Executive Director, LabCentral


Dr. Fruehauf is an experienced life science entrepreneur with a track record of building and growing successful companies. As a physician-scientist, he is experienced in the development of complex biologics programs from the research bench into the clinic, including the first oral RNAi drug. In addition to founding LabCentral and Cambridge BioLabs, Dr. Fruehauf is also helped found ViThera, MassLander, Deltix and Cequent Pharmaceuticals.


Dr. RK Narayanan, Partners HealthCare Innovation


Dr. Narayanan is an accomplished researcher currently applying his expertise at Partners HealthCare Innovation, technology transfer office at MGH/BWH, where he performs patentability analyses of innovations and supports development/commercialization of unmet medical needs. Dr. Narayanan has carried out research at MGH on brain tumor chemotherapy resistance.


Dr. Jessica Tytell, Sr. Director for Life Science Innovation, Firefly BioWorks


Dr. Tytell is an accomplished biologist and has directed research operations for the Laboratory for Computational Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. She founded the Boston Area Mitosis Meiosis groupto foster collaboration and promote innovation between researchers from Greater Boston Area. Currently, she is the Senior Director for Life Science Innovation, Firefly BioWorks.



Guest Networking Facilitator: Sarah Cardozo Duncan, Founder/CEO, Career Strategist


In 2003 recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in Boston, and is a career strategist with an established national and international client base. An avid networker she has held leadership positions in groups such as WEST, Mass Gap, AWIS, and the board of directors of the NEWISE Club.



Please join us for an amazing evening of science, innovation, and networking. Event registration is required with event sign-in beginning at 5:30 PM. Presentation and discussion will follow from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Further, you are encouraged to bring your business cards, and enthusiasm, for an evening of networking following the presentation from 8:00-9:00 PM. Light food and refreshments will be provided during the networking portion of the evening.



June 19, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Merck Research Laboratories
33 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston,MA02115United States
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