Welcome to another edition of The Weekender.
To all who came out on February 5 to support our 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting and Innovation Celebration, thank you! The event was a tremendous success with over 750 registrants. We hope you enjoyed the plentiful networking and great stories from our keynote speaker The Marathon Man Don Wright and 2015 Dr. Sol J. Barer honoree Dr. Abraham Abuchowski of Prolong Pharmaceuticals. Also, thank you to our outgoing Chairman Francois Nader, M.D. of NPS Pharma for all he has done and to our incoming Chairman Stuart Peltz, Ph. D. of PTC Therapeutics for what you are about to do! Johnson & Johnson was named one of the top New Jersey firms in the United States, according to a survey conducted by the Harris Poll. The staff at J&J is extremely dedicated and we are thrilled to call them BioNJ Members. Congrats to you!
The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, will hold a Gala Celebration on April 2 featuring a cocktail hour, keynote address, recognition of 10 honorees associated with Fairleigh Dickinson University and a dinner. Coming off of our own Gala, we wish the Rothman Institute success in their event. It sounds like a great night!
Rutgers University had two great news stories these past few weeks. First, a new stent that was created with new polymer technology developed at the University has been implanted in patients with cardiovascular disease for the first time. Second, Rutgers received a $10 million in gifts for a gateway engineering building. To help our Members, BioNJ announced a partnership with American Express Meetings & Events and a webinar entitled “Why Meetings Matter” on February 24. Registration is open and we encourage you to take advantage of this joint webinar, facilitated by American Express Meetings & Events with insights from Celgene Corporation.
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