Be your own biotech cluster, not a Boston redux. Accelerate the momentum that’s already begun, don’t let it fizzle. And above all, be fearless entrepreneurs. You’ll need to be if New York biotech will ever become what its champions hope.
Those were just a few lessons ex-New Yorker biopharma veterans had for the nascent life sciences scene in the Big Apple last week at Xconomy’s “Bringing Back the Expats.” Today we’re circling back with a few tidbits from the festivities through a slideshow and a few takeaways, but first some thank-you’s to everyone who made the event possible.
Thanks first to our speakers: Decibel Therapeutics CEO Steve Holtzman, Flagship Pioneering executive partner David Epstein, Ovid Therapeutics chairman and CEO Jeremy Levin, and Alexandria Venture Investments senior VP of science & technology Jenna Foger. Thanks also to our event host, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, our sponsors Fish & Richardson, Eastman Cooke Construction, and PRA Health Sciences, and to Kevin Kane Photography for the pictures.
And big thanks as well to our attendees.
With that, hope you enjoy the photos and see you again soon, New York.