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BioArbor is an entirely volunteer-run organization that hosts educational networking events for the life sciences industry in the greater Ann Arbor area.


BioArbor events specifically target emerging companies and entreprenuers and topics include:

Technology Commercialization - Product, Device, and Service

Financing and Business Development Strategies

Regulatory and Legal Topics Related to Life Science Companies

Industry and Research Trends

And Other Topics Useful to Life Science Entrepreneurs


BioArbor events feature a networking session followed by a panel discussion with invited speakers from both the national and local ecosystems and a post-presentation Q&A period. Speaker expertise varies based on the discussion topic but all have experience in areas such as drug discovery and development, medical devices, diagnostics, and tools.

Events are scheduled approximately six times per year, are free and open to the public, and are especially suited for those interested in starting or growing life science businesses.


Recordings of some past events are viewable on the Ann Arbor SPARK Vimeo channel.

Help us make BioArbor better.


David Gregorka

Venture Partner,
Baird Capital

Michael Johnson, MD

Entrepreneur in Residence, Lecturer
Zell Lurie Institute, University of Michigan

Lindsay Klee

Founder and Managing Partner,
Intent Capital

Mona Patel, MBA

Vice President of Clinical Education,
Boston Scientific

Stephen Rapundalo, PhD

President and CEO,

Braden Robison, MBA

Chief Operations Officer,
Seraph Biosciences, Inc

Robert Shereda, PhD

Patent Agent
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Laura Schrader

Managing Director,
EMA Partners, LLC

BioArbor is generously supported by: