September 5, 2023
Olaris Announces Third Metrowest 9/90 Seminar Series Event
Olaris, Inc., a precision medicine company in Framingham leveraging metabolomics and machine learning to discover and develop its myOLARIS™ diagnostics products, is excited to announce the third event in the 9/90 Metrowest Seminar Series, titled “Will Generative AI Fast-Track Innovation and Creativity?,” to be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:30am at 100 Crossing Boulevard in Framingham. The event will feature a panel of speakers with experience in the AI space.
The Metrowest 9/90 Seminar Series is a quarterly series of events featuring current topics in business relevant to the growing biotechnology industry in and around Framingham. The series is presented by Olaris as a way to bring together individuals in the industry and highlight the Metrowest area as a great place to work. The previous seminar series events covered topics surrounding advances in “Omics” technologies (proteomics, genomics, and metabolomics) and their ability to transform biomedical research as well as finance and the biotech industry.
The seminar series event begins at 9:30 AM at the 9/90 campus and is open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged due to limited capacity; please RSVP at https://bit.ly/3OXZAK4.
July 17, 2023
Olaris Announces Appointment of Dr. Nihel Bekhti as Metabolite Scientist Copy
Olaris, Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Nihel Bekhti, Ph.D. as Metabolite Scientist - MS. Dr. Bekhti holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Immunoanalysis from CEA Paris-Saclay and comes to Olaris via UMass Medical School.
June 5, 2023
Olaris, Inc. to present at American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2023 Meeting
Olaris, Inc., a precision medicine company leveraging metabolomics and machine learning to discover and develop its myOLARIS™ diagnostics products, is pleased to announce that the company’s research on developing a triple-quadrupole (QqQ) mass spectrometry (MS) platform for clinical metabolomics applications has been selected for a poster presentation on June 5th at the upcoming American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 2023 Annual Meeting, to be held June 4th-8th in Houston, TX.
June 5, 2023
Olaris, Inc. to present at American Transplant Congress 2023 Meeting
Olaris, Inc., a precision medicine company leveraging metabolomics and machine learning to discover and develop its myOLARIS™ diagnostics products, is pleased to announce that the company’s study on the metabolic changes occurring in donor hearts after Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) heart transplant has been selected for a poster presentation on June 5th at the upcoming American Transplant Congress (ATC) 2023 Annual Meeting, to be held June 3rd-7th in San Diego, CA.
May 16, 2023
Olaris Announces Second Metrowest 9/90 Seminar Series Event
Olaris, Inc., a precision medicine company in Framingham leveraging metabolomics and machine learning to discover and develop its myOLARIS™ diagnostics products, is excited to announce the second event in the 9/90 Metrowest Seminar Series, titled “How to Get There From Here: VC, investments and personal finance in biotech,” to be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 3pm at 100 Crossing Boulevard in Framingham. The event will feature a panel of investment and financial experts in the biopharma and biotechnology space, discussing everything from the current markets to how best to grow a biotech company at every stage of research and product development.
The Metrowest 9/90 Seminar Series is a quarterly series of events featuring current topics in business relevant to the growing biotechnology industry in and around Framingham. The series is presented by Olaris as a way to bring together individuals in the industry and highlight the Metrowest area as a great place to work. The previous seminar series event covered topics surrounding advances in “Omics” technologies (proteomics, genomics, and metabolomics) and their ability to transform biomedical research, while an event is planned for the fall to discuss the use of large language models such as ChatGPT in research and publishing.
The seminar series event begins at 3:00 PM at the 9/90 campus and is open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged due to limited capacity; please RSVP at https://bit.ly/990finance.
May 3, 2023
Olaris Appoints Analytical Chemistry Expert Dr. Jeffrey McDonald to SAB
Dr. Jeff McDonald is a Professor at the Center for Human Nutrition at University of Texas Southwestern. In the Center for Human Nutrition, Jeff’s lab uses mass spectrometry and other analytical techniques to measure lipids in a wide array of biological samples to understand basic mechanisms of lipid biology, lipids role in disease and disease progression, and how lipids can be used to diagnose disease. Dr. McDonald will lend his expertise to guide Olaris' efforts in coupling mass spectrometry and NMR for groundbreaking metabolomics research.
February 12, 2023
Olaris Announces Appointment of Dr. Masoumeh Dorrani as Metabolite Scientist
Olaris, Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Masoumeh Dorrani as a Metabolite Scientist. Masoumeh has years of expertise in mass spectrometry and holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Kentucky.
November 1, 2022
Olaris Featured in Microsoft News Article on Microsoft for Startups
Olaris was featured in an article by Microsoft News on the experience of CEO Dr. Elizabeth O'Day with the Founders Hub, part of the Microsoft for Startups program. The article highlights the support systems available through Microsoft for Startups as well as the entrepreneurial journey faced by a female CEO in the biotech industry.
October 13, 2022
Olaris CEO Dr. Liz O'Day Featured by Boston Business Journal as a 2022 Mover and Shaker
Olaris CEO Dr. Elizabeth O'Day was featured in an article by the Boston Business Journal as a 40 under 40 alumni Mover and Shaker, honoring the company's progress since her selection as a 40 under 40 recipient in 2020.
September 12, 2022
Olaris Announces Appointment of Dr. Jurre Kamphorst as Vice President of MS Technology & Biomarkers
Olaris, Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Jurre Kamphorst as Vice President of Mass Spectrometry Technology and Biomarkers. Dr. Kamphorst has a Ph.D. in Bioanalytical Sciences from Leiden University in the Netherlands and was most recently the Director of Clinical Metaoblism and Biomarkers at Rheos Medicines.
June 1, 2022
Olaris, Inc. to present at American Transplant Congress 2022 Meeting
Olaris, Inc., a precision medicine company leveraging metabolomics and machine learning for the discovery and development of its myOLARIS™ diagnostics products, which aim to optimize treatments and outcomes for individual patients, is pleased to announce that the company’s study on the application of the myOLARIS-KTdx kidney transplant graft status score to transplant recipients has been selected for a poster presentation on June 6th at the upcoming American Transplant Congress (ATC) 2022 Annual Meeting, to be held June 4th-8th in Boston, Massachusetts. To view the poster presentation, visit https://youtu.be/QNJmbLaQ5Xc .
May 6, 2022
Olaris CEO Selected As 2022 EY Entrepreneur of the Year® New England Finalist
We are thrilled to announce that Olaris Founder and CEO Dr. Liz O'Day has been named a New England finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business wards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.
April 4, 2022
Olaris Data Scientist Chen Dong Featured in Mass Life Sciences Center Success Stories
Olaris Data Scientist Chen Dong was featured in the Success Stories page on the website of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). Chen began as an MLSC-sponsored intern at Olaris in 2019, and his hard work has helped to drive Olaris' success, most recently with a publication on metabolite-based diagnostics for Parkinson's disease in men with LRRK2 mutations.
March 15, 2022
Olaris CEO Dr. Liz O'Day Serves as Visiting Scientist at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Olaris Founder and CEO Dr. Liz O'Day is serving today as a virtual visiting scientist at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Biochemistry and Biophysics Center. Dr. O'Day will give a presentation on how machine learning and artificial intelligence can be combined with NMR and metabolomics to better understand the biology underlying Parkinson's Disease.
March 8, 2022
Olaris Announces Appointment of Dr. Keri Sheehan as Director of Communications and Project Management
Olaris, Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Keri Sheehan as Director of Communications and Project Management. Dr. Sheehan holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on the molecular dynamics of the cytoskeleton in natural killer cells, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School and UMass Chan Medical School. She has over 5 years of experience in improving research communications and scientific journal processes.
February 28, 2022
Olaris CEO Dr. Liz O'Day Serves as Mentor for Boston Business Journal BizWomen Mentoring Monday
Olaris Founder and CEO Dr. Liz O'Day served as a mentor today in the 9th annual Boston Business Journal Mentoring Monday program. The one-of-a-kind virtual event brought together women in business for a networking and fun in a fast-paced coaching atmosphere. The Boston event featured keynote speaker Michelle Wu, 3 panel sessions, and breakout mentoring sessions.
February 3, 2022
Olaris Announces Appointment of Dr. Jifang Zhao as Senior Data Scientist
Olaris, Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Jifang Zhao as a Senior Data Scientist on the Data Science team. Jifang has years of expertise in statistics and machine learning and holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in Statistics from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he developed novel methods for processing large-scale, high-dimensional data from neuroimaging.
October 11, 2021
Olaris Attending HLTH 2021 in Boston with Microsoft for Startups
Find us at HLTH 2021 in Boston to connect and learn more about our to our pioneering metabolomics platform and machine learning algorithms that produce Biomarkers of Response which can differentiate drug responders from non-responders and ensure optimal treament. We are building our BoR pipeline across oncology, transplant, and neurodegeneration. Contact MfSatHLTH@microsoft.com to set up a time.
October 8, 2021
Women In Biopharma: Seven women in life sciences weigh in on the challenges facing the industry
This week, the Business Journal featured a handful of Boston-area women in the industry, both established leaders as well as those who are just breaking onto the scene, at its Women Who Lead in Life Sciences event. In the following pages, they discuss their careers, the challenges facing their industry and what needs to be done to promote women in the male-dominated field.
August 2, 2021
Olaris CEO Joins New AACR Working Group on Cancer Evolution
Why is cancer so hard to treat? How can we overcome resistance? Cancer is an everchanging disease-and many of the greatest treatment challenges are driven by clonal evolution. We must adapt to keep up!
In a great step, the AACR has formed the new Cancer Evolution working group, with Olaris CEO Dr. Liz O'Day on the Steering Committee. Co-chaired by Frank Laukien, CEO of Bruker, and Charles Swanton of the Francis Crick and UCL Cancer Institutes, this group of experts will translate cutting-edge research into new diagnostic, therapeutic, and prevention strategies.
A new way of treating cancer is coming, and biomarkers will be the guide!
July 9, 2021
Olaris CEO Recognized as Innovative Female Founder in Healthcare by Microsoft for Startups
When an estimated 7% of all health & life science startups are started by women, these five female founders are leading some of the most innovative companies in transforming healthcare services. Read more from Sally Ann Frank on The Record about how their startup ideas led to fast-moving businesses.
June 10, 2021
Olaris CEO Selected As 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year New England Finalist
We are honored to have Dr. Liz O'Day recognized among so many unstoppable business leaders in New England as one of the Finalists for EY Entrepreneur of The Year! For 35 years, the award has recognized game-changing entrepreneurs - those who have ushered in innovation throughout their careers and who are disrupting industries with each step they take.
June 3, 2021
Olaris BoR Technology on C-Sessions with Randall Broad
Olaris CEO and Founder Dr. Liz O'Day had the opportunity to share the origin of BoR technology with C-sessions and describe how our BoRs can be used as a tool to determine which treatment is best for each patient- even before they start therapy. Listen below to learn how Olaris BoRs in oncology can empower patients and providers to be confident in their treatment.
March 31, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day Selected to Join the Biological Magnetic Resonance Bank Advisory Board
Dr. O'Day is thrilled to join the BMRB advisory board to help expand the internationally renowned repository for biomolecular NMR data. Dr. O'Day will serve as a metabolomics and biotech advisor as BRMB develops additional content and tools to serve users of the repository.
March 3, 2021
Olaris CEO Featured on Catalyst Health Innovation Summit Panel
Dr. O'Day was joined by industry experts and thought leaders Joshua Weiner, Healthcare Strategy at Facebook, and Dr. Martin-Immanuel Bittner, CEO of Arctoris, to discuss biotech innovations during the pandemic and to share their insights on the future of healthcare during their panel at Cataylst HIF 2021.
January 20, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day, Olaris CEO, and Dr. Mike Pellini, Managing Director of Section 32 speak on BC panel
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day and Dr. Mike Pellini discuss how far biotechnology has come in the last decade and share their insights on how robust diagnostics will usher in the future of precision medicine. Watch their panel in the recap below.
November 3, 2020
Olaris CEO Featured in Authority Magazine's Female Disruptors Series
"My baseline for whether disruption is ‘good’ is thinking about whether the change in the industry will have a genuinely positive impact on people’s lives. Of course, this is a subjective measure, but in the case of Olaris, you can make the strong argument that our platform for determining which patients will benefit from a specific therapy will improve the lives of millions." - Dr. Elizabeth O'Day as interviewed in Authority Magazine's Female Disruptors series aimed to feature women bringing radical change to their industry.
October 30, 2020
Olaris Presents At BU Questrom's Annual Health and Life Sciences Conference
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day discussed how Olaris leverages metabolomics and machine learning through our Biomarkers of Response platform to determine the most effective therapies for patients - providing the right drug, to the right patient, at the right time.
October 26, 2020
Olaris Honored to Recieve BostInno's 50 on Fire 2020 Award
Olaris was selected for BostInno's 50 on Fire award for our Biomarkers of Response platform to determine whether a patient will respond to certain drugs or treatments for certain types of diseases. Our technology was recognized by STAT for developing biomarker-based tests over the past year for metastatic breast cancer, metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Parkinson’s Disease and for immunosuppressive drugs given before a kidney transplant.
October 20, 2020
Olaris Featured in Node by Slush Event with Astrazeneca
Olaris joined Astrazeneca on October 20th for the first of two digital engagement events with Slush, focusing on ‘Healthcare of the future – a roadmap towards collaborative value creation’ to present our unique Biomarkers of Response platform.
October 16, 2020
Olaris Presents at Groundbreaking Cancer & Evolution Symposium
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day joined influential scientists in cancer biology and evolutionary biology, including Azra Raza, George Church, Adelene Perkins, Frank Laukien, and Denis Noble, at the first meeting of the Cancer and Evolution Symposium to present the Olaris BoR platform for assessing breast cancer patient response to CDK4/6 inhibitors to improve outcomes.
View Dr. O'Day's talk below.
September 29, 2020
Olaris CEO Panelist Speaker at The Digital Clinical Biomarkers & World CDx Summit
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day participated in an excellent panel discussion on Women and Diversity in Precision Medicine with Dr. Maria C.M. Orr (Head of Precision Medicine for Biopharmaceuticals at Astrazeneca) and Nina Green (VP and GM of Companion Diagnostics at Agilent Technologies) at the Clinical Biomarkers and World CDx Summit in September.
Increasing diversity in precision medicine must be deliberate, and the "Yes And, No But" challenge can do just that. When accepting an opportunity, suggest a colleague or individual who you think would also benefit from and contribute to the experience but may not have been offered the opportunity. If you are unable to accept, suggest someone who is less likely to be invited to go in your place!