Monday 19|  September 2016


LifeSciences BC McCarthy Spotlight Speaking Series on "Leading Small Teams"
September 22, 2016

LifeSciences BC is pleased to feature the Sauder School of Business, STEMCELL Technologies Inc., AbCellera at our McCarthy Spotlight Speaking Event on
Leading Small Teams  

Event Topic: How to successfully manage and lead small teams or groups, whether in the context of a biotech start-up or within a larger life sciences organization.
Sub-Topics Covered:
*    Theoretical approaches and key principles of leadership from a corporate perspective; presentation by Dr. Michael Daniels, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, Sauder School of Business, UBC.
*    How to successfully choose your business leaders, how to assign roles for key individuals within your life science business and how to successfully transition from founder and scientist to CEO; presentation by Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera;
*    Successful leadership of (small) teams/groups at any level within a large life science enterprise; presentation by Nina Bagri, Associate Director - US Sales Cell Culture Products STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Event Details

Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings, Vancouver
For Information Contact:
Sarah Wuertz, Manager, Operations & Events
LifeSciences BC
Phone: 604-669-9909 Ext. 104


Access to Innovation
November 2 & 3, 2016
Vancouver, BC

Hosted for its second year, LifeSciences BC's Access to Innovation Conference will bring together health and life sciences stakeholders to present, discuss and deliver meaningful ways to culitivate collaboration, develop and deliver innovation, while improving outcomes and saving healthcare cost.
Keynote Speakers: Hon. Dr. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education & Hon. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens' Services

Confirmed Presenters: Dr. Jane Aubin, Dr. Robert McMaster, Dr. Brendan Byrne, Dr. David Castle, Dr. Heather Davidson, Dr. Bettina Hamelin, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Dr. Gavin Stuart, Dr. Sue Collier and Dr. Leslie Alexander, CEO & President, Life Sciences Washington 


New Research Shows Value of Simulation Training for Surgical Residents with Conquer Mobile's PeriopSimTM

New research study shows that recognition of surgical instruments by neurosurgery residents improves significantly with repetitive training using Conquer Mobile's PeriopSim training platform.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) - September 15, 2016 - Conquer Mobile today announced the publication of the first research paper assessing the value of simulation training for instrument recognition among neurosurgery residents using the company's PeriopSim simulation training platform.

BC Bioinformatics Researchers win large percentage of federal funding

Vancouver, BC - Researchers from our province fared very well in a recent federal competition. A total of $4 million has been invested into next-generation tools and methodologies to deal with the influx of large amounts of data produced by modern genomics technologies: Genome BC-funded researchers will receive 36.8% of all available funds.

BioTalent Canada to Assist Ontario Biotech Companies with Accessibility-Compliance Reporting

OTTAWA, September 19, 2016 - BioTalent Canada today announced the launch of an employer-awareness campaign. In support of the Government of Ontario's EnAbling Change Program, BioTalent Canada's EnAbling Change campaign aims to educate and prepare biotechnology companies in Ontario for the province's 2017 accessibility-compliance reporting deadline.

VP Biden announces new trials push for his 'Cancer Moonshot'

Novartis' 'underappreciated' MS med helps reduce disability risk

Sep 19, 2016 |by Ben Adams | Novartis ($NVS) released updated data for its MS candidate siponimod (aka BAF312) over the weekend which showed it can cut the risk of patients' disability progressing by 21% when compared with placebo over three months.
US takes steps to open up information on clinical trials to public

September 16th, 2016 | By: Katie Bell | The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday issued a final rule that will require scientists and companies to publicly disclose more details on a wider range of medical research studies, even if the study results are deemed disappointing, as part of efforts "to make information about clinical trials widely available."




Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells
Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have discovered a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain much later in life.
Gene therapy technique may help prevent cancer metastasis
Gene-regulating RNA molecules could help treat early-stage breast cancer tumors before they spread.
| The spread of malignant cells around the body, known as metastasis, is the leading cause of mortality in women with breast cancer.

 Competition dates announced for Fall 2016 funding programs
After three months of criss-crossing BC, MSFHR's Research Programs team has completed initial consultations on the Foundation's new suite of funding programs.
Confirmed program launches:
Health Policy Fellowship 
Applications open: week of September 12 
Application deadline: first week of November

Convening & Collaborating Awards 
Applications open: week of September 26 
Application deadline: second week of October

2017 Scholar Program 
Guidelines posted: early September 
Applications open: early October 
Application deadline: TBD (deadline will be posted once confirmed)

For More Information please click here. 
Life Science Career Opportunities
Did you know about our Business Solutions Program? Through our vendor partners, LifeSciences BC members can benefit from significant savings on a number of business services. For the full list of cost savings for members, please see:
Introducing the UPSĀ® Members Benefit Program for Life Sciences BC Members
Take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You'll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 70% off freight shipments and more.  
Save on office supplies and more with Grand & Toy

Through your Life Sciences BC membership, you can save 10%-20% off the web price of wide range of office supplies from Grand & Toy! Plus, there is no charge for next-business-day delivery on orders over $50 to most Canadian locations. (Some conditions apply.) 
Corporate discounts & group rates at The Listel Hotel

The Listel Hotel, a four star boutique hotel, is known for its enthusiastic service and commitment to high design and guest comfort. This intimate Robson street hotel boasts a perfect location with an award-winning restaurant Forage and gastro-pub Timber.
Suite 580 1285 West Broadway, 
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8