Biotech Science News Announces the Top Academic and Pharmaceutical Leaders Dominating Life Science Meetings

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Drug Design and Biology are the Most Popular Meetings

Biotech Science News (BSN), a website that promotes research news and ranks scientists and organizations working in the life science arena, today announced that academic leaders Harvard University, University of California-San Francisco and Stanford University and pharmaceutical leaders Pfizer, Merck and Novartis dominate biology and drug design focused life science meetings. Presentations from these organizations represent 18 percent of the over 65,000 presentations at the 3,062 meetings tracked by BSN over a three year period.

BSN ranks and reports on the people, organizations and news in terms of generating the most consequence, activity and interest in the life science community. BSN also provides insight into the agendas that are being driven by the major academic and pharmaceutical organizations as they present at life science meetings. Researchers track early stage developments and details through BSN’s reporting of presentations given at life science meetings. Through this exclusive information, BSN emerges as the only website in the life science arena fostering broad collaboration across the research community.

The BSN rankings are based on the activities and accomplishments of researchers and their organizations. The accomplishments values include speaking/presenting, grants, honors, clinical trials, patents, editorial positions, published peer review papers, proceeding papers, membership in professional organizations and white papers.

The Top 10 list of academic leaders presenting at ‘’Biology’’ focused life science meetings include:

  •     Harvard University
  •     University of California-San Francisco
  •     Stanford University
  •     University of Texas MD Anderson
  •     Pennsylvania State University
  •     John Hopkins University
  •     Yale University
  •     Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  •     Weill Cornell Medical College
  •     Washington University in St. Louis

The Top 10 list of pharmaceutical leaders presenting at ‘’Drug Design’’ focused life science meetings include:

  •     Pfizer
  •     Merck
  •     Novartis
  •     AstraZeneca
  •     Roche
  •     GlaxoSmithKline
  •     Eli Lilly and Company
  •     Bristol-Myers Squibb
  •     Johnson &Johnson
  •     Amgen

“We developed BSN as a comprehensive tool for tracking life science research activity. It offers an early alert system to what’s going on in the life science community, based on research that is being presented at conferences around the world,” said BSN Managing Partner Zachary Dicker. “The website offers insight into who is doing what on the cutting-edge of life sciences research.”

BSN encourages researchers and executives to post both their CVs and their research. By posting, individuals can improve their “Accomplishment” score and the ranking of their organizations. Information can include accomplishments such as, invited presentations and lectures, honors, grants clinical trials, editorial positions, peer-reviewed papers, non/pre-peer reviewed papers, membership in professional societies, and white papers. Life science researchers and executives can post their information at:     

Organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Zachary Dicker at 516 633 8204 or zdicker(at)BiotechScienceNews(dot)com.

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Biotech Science News (BSN) is a website that promotes research and ranks life scientists and their organizations working in the life sciences such as biotechnology, drug discovery, genomics, microbiology, neuroscience, medicine, pharmacology, cell biology and molecular biology. The networking site ranks and reports the people, organizations and news in terms generating the most consequence, activity and interest in the life science community.

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