GALS News & Events

1st European Biotech Day with LabCentral

To coincide with the BIO International Convention in Boston on June 4th-7th, the German Accelerator Life Sciences and LabCentral are hosting is the 1st European Biotech Day at LabCentral in Cambridge, MA. The event will feature a panel discussion on funding trends in biotech as well as a pitch competition for startups from the U.S. and Europe. 

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Join Our Team: Two Open Positions

GALS’ currently has two open positions:

Program Director in Cambridge, MA

Program Director in Germany

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GABC Event: Commercializing the Microbiome – the Unseen Organ

Please join GABC Boston at LabCentral (700 Main St Cambridge, MA) on the rescheduled date Wednesday, May 9th from 6:00pm-8:30pm, as they explore the significance of the microbiome and its commercial value. 

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Apply Now: Strategies For Success in the U.S. Medical Device Market, Nuremberg, April 12, 2018

Apply now to participate in our closed workshop Strategies for Success in the U.S. Medical Device Market on April 12, 2018! This workshop is part of the MT-Connect exhibition 2018, a prominent medical device industry event in Nuremberg, Germany.

Applications are due by March 15, 2018.

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Stefan Beerhalter named GALS Vice President Germany

The German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) has appointed Stefan B. Beerhalter as Vice President Germany. Mr. Beerhalter has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry and held various international and national senior management positions. He will head all GALS activities in Germany to identify, engage, and ultimately enroll the most promising German life science startups and emerging companies in the GALS program.

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German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) Partner Ada Health Expands to the US Upon Closing $47M Funding Round

AI health companion, Ada Health intensifies collaboration with German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) as it expands to the US. Following the successful closing of a $47M funding round, Ada will accelerate operational and partnership developments in a rapidly growing US market.


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Hepa Wash Initiates Collaboration with German Accelerator Life Sciences to Prepare U.S. Expansion

Hepa Wash, a Munich-based manufacturer of the worldwide first method for advanced multi-organ support, announced today its collaboration with the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) program, an initiative founded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), to facilitate the company’s U.S. expansion.


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New Opening: GALS Program Director, Cambridge

GALS has an opening for a Program Director focused on medical devices and digital health to join the team in Cambridge. The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating exceptional support of portfolio companies and will be orchestrating highly customized activities and workstreams in close collaboration with the strategic lead for each company.
Job Description Program Director German Accelerator Life Sciences

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GALS at MEDICA 2017

Schedule your 1:1 meeting with GALS Program Director Germany, Jared Sebhatu, at MEDICA (Nov. 13-16, 2017). You will have the opportunity to learn more about the GALS program and discuss specific questions regarding U.S. market entry.


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Boston Pediatric Device Strategic Partner Challenge

The Boston Pediatric Device Strategic Partner Challenge seeks to support and advance innovative pediatric medical devices by providing Challenge winners a combination of up to $50,000 in funding per grant award, mentorship and strategic support from leading medical device industry partners. Up to $250,000 will be awarded. Technologies for any medical device that serves the pediatric population are accepted, with a specific interest in five focus areas: cardiovascular/endovascular, asthma, obesity, sepsis and general pediatrics.


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Future of Surgery Pitch Event: September 21st at CIC, Cambridge, MA

Join B. Braun and the German Accelerator Life Sciences for a Pitch Competition on the Future of Surgery on September 21, 2017 from 5 to 7pm at Venture Café, CIC One Broadway, Cambridge. Five medical device startups will be selected to pitch to a panel of industry experts and investors. Startups can apply with a one-pager until September 13, 2017. For more information and registration, please visit the event website.


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Interview mit GALS: Digital Health in Deutschland (German)

YouTube Interview mit Jared Sebhatu


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“Die Verbesserung komplexer Systeme beginnt mit sichtbaren Erfolgsgeschichten”
April 7, 2017

GALS-Interview im deutschen Biotechnologie-Report 2017 von EY


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Medtech Europe 2017
April 4-6, 2017
Messe Stuttgart, Germany

Medtech Europe brings together leading European medical component and service providers. GALS Program Director, Germany, Jared Sebhatu, is the module chair for "From Concept to Commercial Success" on April 4.


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Deutsche Biotechnologietage 2017
April 5-6, 2017
Hannover, Germany

This annual two-day event provides a forum for all stakeholders in Germany’s biotech scene to exchange views and experiences. The GALS program will be presented by Jared Sebhatu, GALS' Program Director, Germany.


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BMWi Investment Forum for Start-ups
March 28, 2017
Berlin

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) will host an investment forum for selected start-ups in tech fields. Jared Sebhatu, GALS' Program Director, Germany, will give a presentation.


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Seminar: Next Generation Multiplex Protein Analysis
March 27, 2017
Cambridge, MA

AYOXXA Biosystems and the Forsyth Institute will present next generation multiplexing technology and applications at this partnership kick-off.


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Workshop: Strategies for Success in the U.S. Digital Health Market
May 9, 2017
Berlin

In this workshop, hosted by the Flying Health Incubator and the German Accelerator Life Sciences, industry leaders will provide relevant insights and guidance for digital health entrepreneurs who are ready and willing to succeed in the U.S. market.


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Other News

“Germany needs ‘four or five successful biotechs, not 400” – Interview with Christoph Lengauer
February 10, 2017
APM Health Europe

“Fostering Biotechnology Innovation & Growth” – Interview with Johannes Fruehauf
December 16, 2016
Sloane Partners

Scopis introduces TGS®-Target Guided Surgery ENT Navigation to the US market
November 2, 2016
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Rigontec Raises Additional €15M in Extended Series A to Advance Novel RIG-I Targeted Immuno-Oncology Therapeutics
September 6, 2016
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Rigontec wirbt in erweiterter Finanzierungsrunde A zusätzliche 15 Millionen Euro für RIG-I bezogene Immunonkologie-Therapie ein
6. September 2016
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Interview mit GALS: „Als Pioniere neue Wege gehen“
9. August 2016
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Scopis is a Finalist at the German Founders’ Award 2016
May 23, 2016
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PEPperPRINT Product Update: PEPperCHIP® Autoimmune Epitope Microarray 3.0 released
May 18, 2016
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Interview mit GALS: “Innovationen an die Hand nehmen”
1. April 2016
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Emperra: CDU plant Medizin-Diagnose per Smartphone-App
15. März 2016
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Emperra: Ein Tropfen Blut und 1000 Daten
14. März 2016
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Scopis GmbH awarded the Fraunhofer Start-up Prize
February 23, 2016
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Biotech Showcase™ 2016: Interview: Rigontec details immuno-oncology strategy
February 3, 2016
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First Four Companies Selected to Participate in the German Accelerator Life Sciences Program in Cambridge
January 13, 2016
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Programm des German Accelerator Life Sciences gestartet: Die ersten 4 Startups wurden ausgewählt
13. Januar 2016
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German Accelerator Life Sciences Launches in Boston, Serving as a Facilitator for Company Formation, Successful Growth and International Expansion
October 15, 2015
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German Accelerator Life Sciences: Unterstützung für deutsche Life-Sciences-Unternehmen ab Oktober in Boston
October 15, 2015
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Sonormed’s innovative Tinnitus-treating app wins award at SXSW
March 19, 2015
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Past Events

High-Tech Gründerfonds Life Science Pitch Day
February 2, 2017
Aachen, Germany
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Information talks at the booth of the German Federal Government
@ MEDICA, the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry
November 14-17, 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany
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Panel @ Health IT Forum @ MEDICA, the world’s leading trade fair
for the medical industry
November 14-17, 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany
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GALS booth @ 5. Gesundheitswirtschaftskonferenz des BMWi
November 3, 2016
Berlin, Germany
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Presentation @ 17. OWL Forum Gesundheitswirtschaft
November 2, 2016
Bielefeld, Germany
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GALS-Hosted Event: Startup Safari @ Venture Cafe
October 13, 2016
U.S.
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Presentation: welldoo Panorama 2016
October 7, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
October 4, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: Pitch&Sail
August 25, 2016
Germany
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Publication: Exportinitiative Gesundheitswirtschaft
August 9, 2016
Germany
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StartupBootcamp Fast Track
July 22, 2016
U.S.
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MassBio Summer Mixer
July 21, 2016
U.S.
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Presentation: 4th Digital Health Innovation Forum
July 6, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: Digital Health Europe
June 30, 2016
Germany
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GALS Advisory Council Meeting
June 30, 2016
U.S.

Presentation: Microsoft Demo Day
June 29, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: Life Science Pitch Day
June 24, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: Hauptstadtkongress
June 8, 2016
Germany
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Open Innovation at Wellington Partners’ Life Science Day in Munich
June 2, 2016
U.S.

HTGF Family Day
May 31, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: Charite Entrepreneurship Summit
May 28, 2016
Germany
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GALS Hosts the BioGeeks Stammtisch Meeting
May 2, 2016
U.S.

Grand Hack: MIT Hacking Medicine
April 30, 2016
U.S.
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Presentation: ConHIT – Connecting Healthcare IT
April 29, 2016
Germany
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Presentation: German Biotech Days
April 26, 2016
Germany
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World Medical Innovation Forum
April 25, 2016
U.S.
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Presentation: MedTec Europe
April 13, 2016
Germany
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MassBio Annual Meeting
April 1, 2016
U.S.
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Bayer Healthcare Innovation Day
March 1, 2016
U.S.
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Presentation: J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
January 11, 2016
U.S.