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™ Reimagined as Online Event for 2020

FRAXA Biotech Games™ Reimagined as Online Event for 2020

FRAXA Biotech Games™, a gathering of Boston area biotech companies to network in a friendly setting, and form new relationships and potential collaborations while raising money for Fragile X research, is adapting its 2020 event to maintain its commitment to Fragile X and autism research while prioritizing the health and safety of its contestants and volunteers. The organization’s traditional annual event will be transformed into an online interactive experience September 9-11, 2020.

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Biotech Games 2020 DRAFT

September 10, 2020 FRIENDLY COMPETITION HAS ITS BENEFITS When biotech companies gather, good things happen. Join us! September 10, 2020 FRIENDLY COMPETITION HAS ITS BENEFITS When biotech companies gather, good things happen. Join us! RegisterDonateSponsorRegisterDonateSponsorIf you would like to learn more about how you can help, please contact Dave Bjork at dbjork@fraxa.org. FRAXA Biotech Games™ brings together the biotech community to network in a friendly setting, form new relationships and potential collaborations while raising money for a great cause! In September, the 2020 FRAXA Biotech Games™ will be a virtual competition in online games among biotech companies from Boston to San Francisco, and including other biotech hubs such as New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC and San Diego for bragging rights and company pride while making an unparalleled impact on the fight against Fragile X and autism. Proceeds of the event support FRAXA Research Foundation, which funds Fragile X researchFRAXA Research Foundation logoRead more

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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