April 12, 2018

Atlas Venture, F-Prime Capital Partners and SV Health Investors to Host Symposium Featuring Therapeutics Startup Ideas From World’s Top Academic Research Institutions

Science 2 Startup Symposium Will Take Place in Cambridge on April 24, 2018, at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boston-area venture capital firms Atlas Venture, F-Prime Capital Partners and SV Health Investors have partnered to create Science 2 Startup, an invitation-only symposium aimed at strengthening connections between biotech investors and therapeutics researchers at the world’s top academic research institutions. Science 2 Startup will take place on April 24, 2018, in Cambridge at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

The day-long event will feature presentations of promising therapeutics in development, ones that could be part of a new generation of startups, by the participating universities’ principal investigators. There will also be a panel discussion entitled “Building Successful Biotechnology Companies” and a keynote, “The Biotech Ecosystem: Success and Challenges”, by Dan Lynch, Chairman of the Board of six biotech companies, including bluebird bio and Blueprint Medicines. Attendees at Science 2 Startup will include investors from life sciences-focused venture capital firms, top biotech entrepreneurs and senior people from the pharmaceutical industry. Goodwin, Deloitte, Alexandria Venture Investments and Silicon Valley Bank are the event’s sponsors.

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