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Women in Bio launches in Boston

If only this group were called BioWomen, we could make lost of Lindsay Wagner puns. Which no one under 50 would get.

Here’s the new group’s press release:

Greater Boston Chapter of Women In Bio Launches

Inaugural Event to Feature Expert on Rare Disease Drug Research and Development

Boston – October 26, 2011 – Women In Bio (WIB) Greater Boston announces the formation of the first Northeast U.S. chapter of WIB, a national non-profit organization committed to fostering leadership,entrepreneurship and careers of women in the biosciences. The new WIB chapte r expects to leverage thestrength of the region’s biotechnology supercluster to provide mentorship and professional development

opportunities for women professionals in New England across the career continuum – from those just beginning their careers to industry veterans.

As its inaugural event, WIB Greater Boston will offer members and other local biotechnology

professionals the opportunity to participate in a multi-chapter videoconference discussion of orphan drugdevelopment featuring Marlene Haffner, M.D., M.P.H., on November 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A recognized expert on rare diseases and the research and development of products to treat them, Dr.Haffner will discuss current trends in orphan drug development, the entry of big pharma into the arena,

and the issues life sciences companies may face in the R&D of orphan drugs.

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