December 11, 2014: The New England CRO/CMO Council held their inaugural members meeting on December 10, 2014 at the Trade Center in Woburn, MA which featured talks on outsourcing approaches and a case study by Boston based Third Rock Ventures. The meeting was designed to present the council’s goals to New England based CRO’s, CMO’s, industry consultants and other interested individuals in hopes of driving membership in the group. Craig Muir, Partner and CTO of Third Rock Ventures, discussed outsourcing approaches utilized by the firm as well as partnerships currently in place. Dinah Sah, Ph.D., VP of Neuroscience at Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. which is a portfolio company of Third Rock Ventures presented a case study of a current relationship with a local provider TGA Sciences, Inc., also a council member. Attendees were able to discuss various approaches with the speakers and network with other service providers. The next meeting will be scheduled in March, 2015.
Craig Muir, Partner and CTO of Third Rock Ventures, LLC
Dinah Sah, Ph.D., Senior VP of Neuroscience, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.