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Interview: How to Jump Five Unforeseen Hurdles to Biotech Success

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Ahead of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)’s annual conference, SmartLabs' Lisa LaMotta sat down with Partnering Insight to talk about some of the challenges entrepreneurs face when trying to start a company. 

Opting to start a biotech of your own can be a daunting task with a myriad of challenges to overcome before the hard work even starts—everything from securing IP to choosing a board to perfecting your partnering strategy.

Lisa LaMotta will be leading a panel called How to Jump 5 Unforeseen Hurdles to Biotech Success on Tuesday, June 4, 3:15–4:30 pm, during the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)’s annual conference June 3–6 in Philadelphia. Expert panelists include Dan Geffken of Danforth Advisors; Luba Greenwood from Google’s Verily; Chris Haskell at Bayer; Ailis Tweed-Kent of Cocoon Biotech; Ramani Varanasi at X-Biotix Therapeutics; and Teresa Lavoie of Fish & Richardson.

Read the interview with Lisa LaMotta

Lisa LaMotta

About the Author

Lisa LaMotta is the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at SmartLabs, a Cambridge, MA-based service provider of flexible lab and coworking space for biotech and pharma. Prior to joining SmartLabs, Lisa spent nearly 15 years as a reporter and editor covering the business of biopharma at places like Forbes, Scrip, The Pink Sheet, and BioPharma Dive. She is a proud alumna of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, with a background in journalism and biology.