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Winter 2016

Gary Ruvkun, PhD: MicroRNA, Cancer and Heart Disease

January 12, 2016

As a child growing up in the Sputnik era, Gary Ruvkun, PhD explored the night skies through the lens of a telescope and, as he learned more astronomy, realized with fascination that the universe has secret layers. “When you do visible astronomy, you see one set of stars. When you do X-ray as-tronomy, you see…

Innovation is on the Move

January 15, 2016

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA February, 15, 2016 Partners HealthCare Innovation 215 First Street, Suite 500 Cambridge, MA 02142 In February the deal making portion of our team will move to its new home in Kendall Square – the global center of life science discovery and application. The new location will allow us to take direct…

New $1 Million Innovation Discovery Grants Program

January 15, 2016

The 2016 Partners HealthCare $1 million Innovation Discovery Grants Program (IDG) is being launched today. This second staging of the Discovery Grant program is to improve patient health by accelerating the commercialization of PHS innovations and engaging our new innovators including from outside of traditional clinical and research groups. Individual grants to Partners faculty and…

Partners Innovation Fund Grows to $100 Million

January 12, 2016

Nine years ago, a grand Partners HealthCare experiment was launched. Not on a laboratory bench or in an exam room but on an organization-wide scale. With $35 million at stake, the concept was to run a venture model from within Partners with ready capital and experienced internal venture investors who could steward the creation of…

World Forum Countdown

January 12, 2016

Top entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, clinicians and scientists will gather in Boston this spring to share perspectives on the newest cancer therapies, cutting-edge diagnostics and unmet needs. Featured speakers will include CEOs of global companies including Novartis, BMS, Amgen, AbbVie, and dozens more, Harvard Medical School-appointed clinicians and investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General…