Frigid temperatures and some snow didn’t keep people from attending a new life science networking program in Durham on Thursday evening.

Dan O’Korn of Hutchison PLLC moderates an investment panel with BioInnovation Capital managing partner Eric Linsley, StrideBio COO Richard Smith, Curl Bio’s director of R&D Sarah Compton and Element Genomics CEO John Oxaal.

LaunchBio kicked off its first Larger Than Life Science event, a monthly networking event for entrepreneurs, investors, research scientists, nonprofit partners and service providers.

Some 150 people gathered at The Chesterfield in downtown Durham where LaunchBio is based,

The crowd came to hear about:

A new life science fund, BioInnovation Capital

  • Take tours and meet companies based at the new wet lab co-working space BioLabs North Carolina

– LaunchBio CEO Joan Siefert Rose leads a tour of life sciences co-working lab, BioLabs NC.

  • Hear about the history of the building as a cigarette manufacturing plant turned biotech hub;
  • Enjoy “The Science of Beer” with Durty Bull Brewing.
  • Larger Than Life Science will take place from 4-7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Chesterfield.

Former Medtronic CEO Bill Hawkins talks with Eric Linsley of BioInnovation Capital

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