Labiotech Refresh#20 at BIO-Europe Spring

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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

1 Place de la Porte de Versailles

Hall 7

75015 Paris


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Paris has a special significance for us. It's not only the place where Philip and Joachim started, but it’s also one of the biggest biotech clusters in Europe. In less than 2 months, Europe's largest springtime partnering event - BIO-Europe Spring - is also taking place in this city. Knowing that most of you will be there, we thought we’d seize the chance to return to Paris for our remarkable 20th Refresh!

This time, EVERYONE is invited to join us for a relaxed afternoon. We’ll keep the down-to-earth style of the meetup: 2 great speakers and their fireside chats, an engaged and passionate audience, a chill-out and intimate networking vibe, and of course, free beers and snacks with a little bit of the hustle and bustle from BIO-Europe Spring.

What's on the Program?

Theme of This Meetup: What innovations Will Disrupt European Biotech in 2020?

  • 14h00 - 14h10: Intro by Labiotech & EBD Group
  • 14h10 - 14h45: 1st Fireside Chat with Franck Lescure, Partner at Elaia
  • 14h45 - 15h20: 2nd Fireside Chat (speaker TBC)
  • From 15h20: Closing Remarks & Networking

Who's Speaking?

Franck Lescure, Partner at Elaia

Franck joined Elaia in 2018 in order to bring his expertise in the Life Sciences investment field after over 20 years of experience in early stage biotech startups. He started his career as a scientist in Genset SA, one of the first French biotech startups. In 1997, he joined the Healthcare subsidiary of the Air Liquide group, as product manager. He started his investor career at Credit Lyonnais Private Equity and then became Partner in Life Sciences at Auiga Partners before he joined Elaia.

Founder at DNA Script

How Can I Join?

BIO-Europe Spring attendees

If you already have a ticket to BIO-Europe Spring, you can join the meetup for free without prior registration.

Labiotech Insider members

If you are a member of the Insider Program, simply register for a ticket through this page. To access the event, please bring a valid ID with you.

This time we have some special surprises for our members:

  • You can bring a plus one if you have a nice friend who's also keen to join the meetup. Please make sure their info is provided when signing up for the tickets.
  • In addition to the meetup, our members also get a free pass to BIO-Europe Spring for the rest of the Wednesday. This means free entry to the closing ceremony and all other events taking place on Wednesday 25th.

I am not a member, and have no ticket either. What should I do?

Don't worry! We would like to invite you to get a taste of the Insider Program with a 2-month free trial, and this of course includes a pass to Refresh Paris. Below is a simple guide to help you get the ticket:

  1. Access your free trial by subscribing to the Insider Program.
  2. Follow the instructions to set up your personal account and password.
  3. Log into your Insider space with the new password, and take a look at all the exclusive contents within the membership!
  4. Come back to this page and sign up for the meetup. :-)
  5. Bring you ID (as a pass to BIO-Europe Spring on March 25th), show it at the entrance, then you're all set.


  • You will NOT be charged until the end of the trial period. This means you can cancel the subscription anytime.
  • The free trial includes all exclusive content covered in the membership (interviews with top biotech CEO, e-books, free access to the future meetups), as well as 1 X free pass to the Refresh event at BIO-Europe Spring.
  • The guests are only allowed to enter the event if they are with the Insider membership AND have completed the registration on this page.
  • Please bring a valid ID to access the event.

Please share this with all of your friends and colleagues in the area so they don't miss out. If you have any questions regarding the Refresh event, don't hesitate to contact us at

Look forward to seeing you all there,
Yi Jen & the Labiotech Team


Co-host & Sponsors

This event is kindly supported by our co-host EBD Group as well as sponsors Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS and Benchling. Thank you so much for your generous help!

Benchling: "Benchling is the leading life sciences R&D cloud. We are thrilled to partner with to support European biotech innovation - we look forward to meeting you in Paris!"

Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS: "JLABS is the first no-strings attached incubator for biotech, med-tech, consumer and health-tech startups from Johnson & Johnson Innovation in Europe. We are excited to meet you at the upcoming Refresh meetup at BIO-Europe Spring!"



What is Labiotech Insider membership?

Labiotech Insider is a membership program that helps biotech and biopharma leaders, investors, researchers and enthusiasts stay ahead with access to timely and relevant information about the European biotech ecosystem. Members also have exclusive access to events featuring biotech leaders and decision makers throughout the year. The Insider Program is constantly evolving with new perks issuing from members' feedback and industry needs. By joining the community, you will also support us to continue creating good quality journalism and allow us to remain an independent media outlet - one of the few out there!

I am not a member, but my colleague is. Can I go on behalf of him / her?

If your colleague registered you as his/her +1, you can join as long as he/she is with you on the day of the event. Otherwise, you would need to subscribe to the 2-month membership free trial to participate the meetup. Please note that you can cancel the free trial anytime without being charged.

If I am the plus one, do I have to arrive at the event the same time as my colleague? And can I access all other events taking place on the same day?

No, you don't have to show up at the same time as your friend. We will put yout name on the guest list. You only need to show your ID at the entrance and can access the full program taking place on Wednesday.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You only need to bring your ID.

Is my registration or ticket transferable?

Unfortunatley no. Your ticket is linked to your ID and membership. Thus please make sure you put the right information and avoid misspelling while signing up.

How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

If you still have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to Yi Jen at

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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

1 Place de la Porte de Versailles

Hall 7

75015 Paris


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