MichBio To Host The Experts From Johnson & Johnson: BioConnections, MichBio’s new business growth referral program, will host senior executives from the global healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson, on July 18. This is a unique opportunity to hear about J&Js development pipeline and its interests in new therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and platform technologies. Member companies are urged to apply for 1:1 partnering sessions. J&J, through its J&J Development Corp. and J&J Innovation, is focused on identifying early stage bioscience and technology businesses, as well as academic-based innovation, that focus on traditional healthcare sectors such pharmaceuticals, companion diagnostics and medical devices. Companies developing therapeutics, devices or technologies in the biopharma and medical devices are encouraged to apply for a one on one meeting. A general session will run from 2 to 3 p.m. with one on one meetings from 3 to 5:30 p.m. To request a meeting, contact Dave McGuire at (734) 527-9150. The meetings will take place at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.

UM Sets Sixth Annual Taubman Institute Symposium: The University of Michigan will host its sixth annual Taubman Institute Symposium Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. Please mark your calendars for an exciting morning celebrating translational medical science at the University of Michigan and beyond. The symposium will feature the presentation of the 2013 $100,000 Taubman Prize by Mr. Alfred Taubman. The co-recipients of the prize, Dr. Brian Druker and Dr. Charles Sawyers — the renowned physician-scientists whose research transformed chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) from a routinely fatal disease to a manageable condition — will deliver keynote remarks. A coffee and poster session celebrating the work of UM researchers will open in the lobby of the AATBSRB at 8:30 a.m.  All are welcome to attend the symposium; no registration is required.