Weekender 9/9/16

In tribute to our industry as well as New Jersey, BioNJ and our 4th Annual CEO Summit, BioNJ’s President and CEO, Debbie Hart; Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; along with Board members and other industry members had the honor yesterday of ringing the opening bell of the NASDAQ. The opening was featured on four national news networks and numerous local media channels.

Thank you to all involved in the day and to Lt. Governor Guadagno for her continued support. BioNJ is pleased to represent an industry that is fostering a stronger economy, changing the course of human health and making our environment cleaner and the foods we eat safer and healthier.

Please join Celgene CEO Mark Alles; Deiter Weinand, President Pharmaceuticals Chairman of the Board of Management, Bayer Pharma AG; Daniel O’Connor, President, CEO and Director, Advaxis; Robert Ward, President and CEO, Radius Health; Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, President and CEO, RWi Pharmaceuticals; Jesper Hoiland, Executive Vice President, U.S., Novo Nordisk; along with other members of the life sciences industry at BioNJ’s CEO Summit, taking place September 23 at the Bridgewater Marriott.

Whether you plan to take your product all the way to market or not, the Summit will examine the critical factors that need to be considered along your journey. Large or small, public or private, pre-revenue or not…this robust agenda will address the challenges you face day in day out — from fundraising to financing…politics to pricing. Click here to register.

Congratulations to BioNJ Member Advaxis Inc., which celebrated the completion of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and laboratory today in Princeton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony before nearly 200 people, including Governor Chris Christie and BioNJ’s own Debbie Hart. Click here for NJBIZ’s story on today’s event. Click here for Governor Christie’s press release.

Finally please join us in paying tribute to a beloved BioNJ Team member Linda “Linny” Quarino who passed away on Thursday after an 18-month battle with AML. Linny was a 15- year team member who was a hard-working, kind, caring, gentle, thoughtful human being and helped put the heart in what we do at BioNJ. She will be sorely missed. Linny’s passing reminds us all of the meaning, the importance and the urgency of what you all do Because Patients Can’t Wait. Please hurry.

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