Back from the dead: FierceBiotech Radio resurrects for the Battle of the Biotech Bands

Sanofi Genzyme band Led Zymmelin performing on stage
Before the Battle of the Biotech Bands, Led Zymmelin had never performed outside of Sanofi Genzyme. (Brian Malloy)

You asked and we listened—FierceBiotech Radio will return to the airwaves in 2018, after what will be a two-year hiatus. But for those of you who can’t wait that long, here’s a special “risen-from-the-grave” episode covering this year’s Battle of the Biotech Bands, an (almost) annual Boston tradition which sees bands from the biotech industry compete to win prize money for charity.

Four bands competed this year:

  • Semi Good Lookin’, representing Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Blueprint Medicines and Harmonic Lab Solutions, playing for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
  • Led Zymmelin, representing Sanofi Genzyme, also playing for NORD
  • Life Size, representing GE Life Sciences, playing for the Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • Aural Gavage, representing Momenta Pharmaceuticals, playing for the Jolane Solomon Research Fund at Boston College

Download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher, or listen below. Let us know what you think, and what you'd like to hear about in future episodes at [email protected] or in the suggestion box below.


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Song list:

  • Thrift Shop, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performed by Semi Good Lookin’
  • I Love Rock N Roll, by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, performed by Led Zymmelin
  • Don’t Stop Believin’, by Journey, performed by Led Zymmelin
  • Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, by Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty, performed by Aural Gavage
  • I’ve Just Seen a Face, by the Beatles, performed by Aural Gavage

Editor's note: This story was edited to include a link to iTunes and Stitcher, and to update the email address.