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Navigating the pandemic has been an all-encompassing, once-in-a-lifetime challenge, no more so than for early-stage bioscience companies. Hear how some local start-ups have managed adversity and opportunity against a backdrop of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, funding constraints, workforce dynamics, and more. Learn what companies are doing to adjust to the new realities, and ways they found to survive – and even thrive.

Speakers Include:
Lisa McLaughlin, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, WorkIt Health
Brandon McNaughton, PhD, CEO, Akadeum Life Sciences

Moderated by:
Margarita Hernandez, PhD, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services, Ann Arbor SPARK

About BioArbor

BioArbor is an entirely volunteer-run organization that hosts educational networking events for the life sciences industry in the greater Ann Arbor area.

Each event features a networking session followed by a panel discussion with invited speakers from both the national and local ecosystems and a post-presentation Q&A period. Speaker expertise varies based on the discussion topic but all have experience in areas such as drug discovery and development, medical devices, diagnostics, and tools.

Events are scheduled approximately six times per year, are free and open to the public, and are especially suited for those interested in starting or growing life science businesses.

BioArbor is sponsored by MichBio and Ann Arbor SPARK