FRAXA Biotech Games™ 2020

FRAXA Biotech Games™ 2020

FRAXA Biotech Games™ are a “friendly” competition between greater Boston area biotech companies, their vendors and partners in a series of back yard lawn games including Cornhole, KanJam, Bucketball and Horseshoes. Who will earn bragging rights as the top company? Proceeds of the event support FRAXA Research Foundation, which funds Fragile X research in Boston, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, MGH, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

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FRAXA Biotech Games, the Beginning of Something Great

FRAXA Biotech Games, the Beginning of Something Great

On September 20, 2018, FRAXA Research Foundation held the First Annual FRAXA Biotech Games™. The event was a “friendly” competition between greater Boston biotech companies and affiliated industry partners and vendors in a series of fun backyard lawn games. 42 teams of 4 players each played cornhole, KanJam, ladder golf and bucketball. Our goal was to establish an annual event in Cambridge, MA, that would unite the biotech community for an afternoon of fun competition, and raise money for biomedical research. We look forward to the upcoming Biotech Games!

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A Day in the Lab with FRAXA Investigator Dr. Tue Banke

A Day in the Lab with FRAXA Investigator Dr. Tue Banke

Recently Laurie Bowler and her 19-year-old son Casey, who has Fragile X syndrome, visited FRAXA research grant recipient Dr. Tue Banke at his University of Washington laboratory. We hope you enjoy Laurie’s wonderful description of their adventure! FRAXA awarded $90,000 to Dr. Banke to study the Developmental Profile of Glutamatergic Synapses in Fragile X.

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