Cocoon to Present at 2015 OARSI World Congress

Cocoon Biotech has been invited to participate in the 2015 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress to be held in Seattle, Washington from April 30 to May 3, 2015. The OARSI Congress is an annual forum for anyone involved in osteoarthritis research or treatment, and it brings together a wide variety of scientists, health professionals and policy makers for workshops, plenary sessions and mentorship. The interdisciplinary nature of the congress provides many opportunities for networking and allows both young researchers and experts to share their ideas and progress. This year, some of the topics to be discussed are joint development, genetic risks for OA, and pain mechanisms behind OA. Corporate sponsors of the congress include Abbvie, Bioiberica, and EMD Serono.

Team members from Cocoon will be presenting a poster on Intra-Articular Augmentation of Lubrication with Silk Microspheres on Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd. They will also have a chance to speak with clinical experts and research leaders at mentorship sessions and breakfast workshops.

For more information about the OARSI World Congress, visit their website.

Cocoon to Present at M2D2 New Venture Competition

Cocoon Biotech recently presented at the 4th annual M2D2 New Venture Competition Showcase at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Wednesday, April 1st. The event featured presentations and poster competitions by medical device companies and start-ups from around the greater Boston area. Companies competed for a total of $100,000 in funds and services from competition sponsors, including Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Smith&Nephew, and Omni Components. Cocoon was selected for a poster presentation for this event, which was also well attended by entrepreneurial advisors and potential investors.

For more information about the showcase, see here.

The showcase was hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2). For more information, visit their website.