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Audio from the 2012 Convergence Forum, life sciences event on Cape Cod

Posted by Scott Kirsner  May 24, 2012 02:11 PM

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Just sharing some photos and audio from this month's Convergence Forum in Chatham, Mass. It's a conference that brings together executives, entrepreneurs and investors from the New England life sciences business. (I'm on the advisory board.) Some of the big speakers this year included Genzyme CEO David Meeker, Third Rock Ventures founder Mark Levin, OvaScience CEO Michelle Dipp, and Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos of Pfizer. You can see the Twitter traffic for the event here.

Convergence Forum Audio

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Genzyme CEO David Meeker being interviewed by Alison Taunton-Rigby, a long-time Boston biotech CEO (and former Genzyme executive.)

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Julian Adams of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Philip Vickers of Shire, and Bruce Booth of Atlas Venture talk about how drug R&D is changing.

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OvaScience CEO and Longwood Fund co-founder Michelle Dipp being interviewed by Michelle Browner, CEO of Enlight Biosciences.

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Third Rock Ventures founder Mark Levin with Katrine Bosley, former CEO at Avila Therapeutics.

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Participants relax on the lawn of the Wequassett Inn.

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