Life Science Innovation & Technology Forum (IGNITE): Life Science Technologies at the Convergence of Science and Engineering

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Where: 100 Technology Square Atrium-Cambridge, MA 02140

  • Validated Parking with Registration

From: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM-Presentations, Exhibit Hall, Food, Drinks & Networking

Evening Itinerary: *Exhibit hall and networking opportunities with be open throughout evening 

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Registration/Sign In
  • 6:00 – 6:10 PM – Opening Remarks
  • 6:10 – 6:30 PM – Keynote Addresses
  • 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Life Science Innovation & Technology Presentations
  • 8:00 – 9:00 PM – (Continuous throughout evening) Exhibit Hall, Networking, Food, and Drinks

Keynote Addresses:

  • Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister: President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
  • Dr. Winston Patrick Kuo: Director of the Harvard Catalyst Laboratory for Innovative Translational Technologies

Registration: PreRegistration – $45.00 through September 23, 2011

IGNITE Attendee Registration Click Here

The Life Science Innovation & Technology Forum (IGNITE) is an ongoing presentation and networking series that highlights cutting edge commercial life science centered innovation and technologies. IGNITE’s mission is to provide a spotlight where young companies and entrepreneurs can present their technologies to a multidisciplinary and diverse audience. Further, we seek to create an environment that fosters productive, high-impact, networking opportunities for presenters, attendees, and sponsors/exhibitor.

Our keynote addresses will be followed by our Life Science Innovation Showcase which will feature cutting edge life science companies at the intersection of science and engineering. The innovation showcase will serve as a spotlight where these exciting select young companies can share their technology, applications, and vision for the the future of life science innovation. 

Selected Life Science Innovation Showcase Presenters:

Advanced design and construction of innovative robotic systems and laboratory devices used by pharmaceutical, biotech companies, and academic research laboratories to accelerate drug discovery and biorepository sciencePresenter: Chris Pacheco, Ph.D., Director of Life Sciences

Innovative technology enabling easy and rapid isolation and access to Circulating Rare Cells in peripheral blood enabling the biopharma and academia  research and discoveryPresenter:MichèleArnoe, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Evaluation and identification of emerging biomedical technologies through unbiased analytics approach to the complex process of technology evaluation focused on the biopharma industry with tested expertise across biologic and chemical sciencePresenter: David Greenwald, Ph.D., Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Novel high-throughput cellular microenvironment screening technology, coupled with cancer genomics capabilities, resulting in a powerful strategy toward drug discovery and developmentPresenter: Douglas W. McMillin, Ph.D., Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Dynamic global company advancing the frontier of multimodal in vivo imaging systems, digital capture and analysis systems for blots, gels and plates, compact PET/SPECT/CT imaging systems, digital specimen X-ray or film imaging productsPresenter: Andrew Vanpraagh, Ph.D., Field Application Scientist

Also, we have now made IGNITE-Coloci enabled so as to bring the future of networking to our members today. By becoming an IGNITE-Coloci community member you will have the capability to discover people via interests (including suggestions on who to meet), view profiles, message other members (emails not disclosed), and connect with “interesting” members in-person at upcoming events (opt-in, location based, no tracking).

We invite you to join us in becoming a member of our IGNITE-Coloci community and lend your thoughts, insights, and perspectives to current and upcoming events while connecting with old friends, colleagues, and valuable new network contacts. See the link below to get started.

Join us for an exciting evening of cutting edge science and technology as well as a multidisciplinary networking forum. Open networking, exhibitor hall, and discussion with the speakers will be ongoing throughout the evening. A tempting array of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Interested in learning more about how your company could be a sponsor/exhibitor at our upcoming IGNITE event? Our goal is to make IGNITE the preeminent life science focused innovation and commercialization venue in the Boston area and beyond. With the help of our sponsors and exhibitors we can light a fire in the life science space and really create something spectacular. Sponsorship/exhibitor rates and information can be found below:

IGNITE Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information Click Here

Confirmed Event Exhibitors:







Supporting Event Partners:

IGNITE is brought to you by Biotech Vendor Services, Inc. and Munevar & Associates, Inc., with space kindly provided by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.


Are you a young life science technology company with an innovative technology seeking exposure to a multidisciplinary audience of scientists, technology, and business professionals? Would you like to be part of IGNITE’s Life Science Innovation Showcase following our keynote speakers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to submit an application to present your company at our upcoming IGNITE event.

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