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The State of Biopharma Funding

The Funding Gap is one of the gaps in the biotech industry that we'll look to explore at GapSummit 2018. It's been a staple topic of discussion at our events, as funding in biotech remains a crucial gap towards passionate people translating their great ideas and research into change, particularly for young entrepreneurs looking to shape the future of the sector. This funding gap is particularly felt in pharma. We've put together some… Read more

Catching Up with Team PharmAcademix

  We caught up with our third place winner from the Voices of Tomorrow competition, Team PharmAcademix to share more about their idea to address the gaps in the biotech industry. Successful applicants to GapSummit 2018 are encouraged to follow in their lead and take part in the… Read more

CRISPR/Cas9: the double-edged sword of molecular biology

In recent months the media outlets lit up with the news that a team of scientists have successfully used CRISPR/Cas gene editing technique to repair a gene causing a common form of heart disease in human embryos. Following this recent breakthrough the public has been left divided both expressing excitement and concern over modern scientific capabilities. The CRISPR/Cas technology used to modify embryos is a simplistic immune system of… Read more

Catching Up with Team EverGreen

In the next of our catch ups with GapSummit 2017 VoT teams, second-place winner Team EverGreen's Joe Kennerly and Olivier Nijhuis give us an update on where they're taking their Energy Spaces… Read more

GapSummit: Lessons for young scientists and innovators

Chiasma is one of our sister organisations; it operates across New Zealand, connecting young scientists with industry, and providing them with professional development. Jessica Chiang, one of our GapSummit 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow and a member of the Chiasma Team has written about her experience and lessons from the event on the Chiasma blog. Below is an abridged version of her post,… Read more

Catching Up with Team Kosmopolites

  We’ll be looking to catch up with some of the budding changemakers from the GapSummit 2017, to see how they’re progressing with their ideas to bridge the gaps. Team Kosmopolites was the winner of our Voices of Tomorrow Ideas Challenge (see their pitch above) and were kind enough to… Read more

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit 2017

Our friends at the Cambridge Rare Disease Network are holding their 3rd annual International Rare Disease Summit. The Network was co-founded by one of our Leaders of Tomorrow, Dr Tim Guilliams. The CRDN International Summit 2016 was selected as a finalist for the Communiqué Awards for Excellence in Communications via a Live Event or… Read more

GapSummit 2018 - Applications Opening Soon!

GBR was founded with the mission to inspire young innovators and entrepreneurs to become the next generation of leaders, ensuring the development and sustainability of the biotech industry. In continuing that mission we’re pleased to announce that we’ve got a fantastic team putting together our next GapSummit. They’re excited to share this message with the GBR community to get you thinking about the gaps in the biotech world and why you… Read more

Industry Challenges: Fast Fashion and Sustainability

When we think grand challenges, which biotechnology could potentially present solutions to, we don’t often think the fashion industry. Magda Kohut is a PhD student in Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland and was a Leader of Tomorrow 2017. Her scientific background has given her some insight into the significant environmental and human capital challenge that the changes in the fashion industry present and she wanted to share that… Read more

GapSummit 2017 – Recap of Days 3 and 4

GapSummit 2017 was a great success. 100 young, aspiring biotech Leaders of Tomorrow converged on Georgetown University in Washington D.C. from the 6th to the 10th June, to meet each other and current biotech luminaries. Read on for a recap of some of the highlights of days 3 and 4 of the GapSummit… Read more