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星期四, 1月 28, 2016

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China-based BioSciKin and Simcere Pharmaceuticals announcing the launch of a life sciences start-up competition that will include a preliminary round in the Boston area.  Winners in each preliminary will receive $30,000 in non-dilutive financing, with the top two companies from each region receiving a paid trip to Shanghai to present in front of Chinese investors.  The East-coast preliminary will take place on April 5th at MassBio.

Also note that Simcere (as a second part of this release) is announcing the opening of an office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassBio have been working with Simcere on their U.S. location options for the past year.

Chinese Investors Looking for Future Unicorns- startup competition in life science 

Cambridge, MA (Jan. 28th, 2016) Nanjing BioSciKin Co., Ltd (“BioSciKin” or “BSK” or the “Company”), an open investment and incubation platform in China for life science innovation, announced today that the Company is sponsoring an international startup contest in life science, especially in precision medicine and e-health. The co-sponsors include influential Chinese industrial investors, pharmaceutical companies and Chinese media with the support of a powerful alliance of strategic investors. The event runs from January to May 2016. It will take place in 8 cities in both China and the US, with the US preliminaries held in San Francisco and Boston.
Sponsors are:
● Simcere Pharmaceutical Group
● BioSciKin
● Simcere State Key Laboratory of Translational Medicine and Innovative Drug R&D
● HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE Magazine
● Firestone Investing


Who should apply?
The event welcomes both companies and entrepreneurial teams in Life science, especially in precision medicine or e-health related areas, including but not limited to: companion diagnostic coupled medicine, Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy, Stem Cell, Bio-bank, Biomarker discovery, NGS, Molecular Diagnostics, POCT, e-Health, 3D Printing, Big Data, etc.

Rewards for winners:
l  For each preliminary in the US: $30,000 for first prize (1 winner), and the prize money is non-dilutive.
l  Trip to Shanghai to attend final competition in May 2016 for the top two finalists from each preliminary
l  For final contestants: potential strategic investments from attending investors
l  Option to leverage support from Simcere & BioSciKin: Collaboration opportunities in R&D, marketing, distribution etc.

When & Where:
East Coast Preliminary
Date: April 05, 2016
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, MassBio Collaboration Room, Cambridge, MA 02139
Co-organized by:
Harvard Medical School Chinese Scholars and Scientists Association (HMS-CSSA), SAPA-NE, MIT-CHIEF, NECINACABA , 128 CUTE, ACMA
Supporting organization MassBio
Publicity partner:  Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

West Coast Preliminary
Date: April 07, 2016
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Western Time
Location: Room130, Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Co-organized by:
Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS)
Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS)
Supporting organization: California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

How to participate
1. Application Deadline is March 15, 2016: please send an executive summary or no more than 10 slides in either PowerPoint or as a PDF along with your contact information to pitching@bioscikin.com (Boston) or http://www.cabsweb.org/cabs-business-plan-contest/ (SFO).
2.    About 10 startups will be selected to showcase their projects at preliminaries.  You will receive a formal invitation to the preliminaries.  Two teams with the highest ratings from the judging panel will advance to the final.

For more information, please email BSK’s US contacts and ask for a full description of this event.
East Coast liqiangtou@gmail.com or call 617-319-8265 or West Coast: cabs_icc@cabs.org or call 626-272-6619.

About Simcere
Simcere is an emerging leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing of innovative medicines and branded generics in China. Simcere was the first Chinese chemical and biological drug company to list on the NYSE in 2007. In 2013, the company went private for strategic considerations. In 2015, Simcere’s translational medicine and innovative drug R&D platform was recognized as a State Key Laboratory by the National Ministry of Science and Technology. The company has been actively pursuing cross-border partnerships to bring global innovation to China. In Boston and New Jersey, Simcere now has two offices in the US for accelerating international business development.

About BioSciKin
BioSciKin (BSK) is an open platform in China for life science entrepreneurs and innovators. BSK focuses on three major healthcare areas: novel therapeutics, medical devices and mobile healthcare services, BSK is looking for partnership from all over the world for co-development of innovative approaches in precision medicine. In Nanjing, Shanghai and Tianjin, BSK has established 3 R&D-oriented incubation parks with advanced R&D facilities to provide entrepreneurs with customized service and support packages. For more information, please go to BSK’s official website: www.bioscikin.com
You can also email to Ms. Ray Zhang, Senior BD director, BioSciKin (zhangruikun@bioscikin.com )

About HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE Magazine
HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE is an influential magazine in the Chinese healthcare industry. 

About Firestone
Firestone focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship services in the healthcare industry.