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The Economics of Life Sciences in Massachusetts


Date: July 24, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Boston, MA


  • The Economics of Life Sciences in Massachusetts

Event Details

Join Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash and leaders from the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Mintz Levin, and ML Strategies for a conversation focused on the strategic use of public and private investments in the life sciences ecosystem to ensure breakthrough innovation, sustained job growth, and the continuation of the Commonwealth’s global leadership in the life sciences industry. Hear from policy leadership about this administration’s vision for the life sciences industry, and learn from the front lines what investors and innovators in med tech, biotech, and pharma are seeing in the market.



William T. Whelan is a Mintz Member who counsels life science companies on venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions. Bill guides clients through every stage of the corporate life cycle. He works with biotechnology, medical technology, and health care IT companies.

Jay Ash


Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Marian Nakada


VP Venture Investments, J&J Innovation - JJDC

Kadir Kadhiresan


VP Ventures Investments, J&J Innovation - JJDC

Bernat Olle


PhD, Co-founder & CEO, Vedanta Biosciences