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PODD: Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery - October 17-18, 2018

The 8th annual PODD: Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery is a strategic level partnering event presenting the widest range of drug delivery technologies.

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Who should attend?

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The 8th annual event is chaired by Dr Barbara Lueckel, Global Business Development Director, Roche Partnering Innovation at Roche and will be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA from October 17-18, 2018. 

The ultimate goal for PODD is to foster a meeting place that inspires innovation and advancement for drug development and delivery as well as providing support for the leaders behind the movement.

This annual conference is designed with three purposes:
1. To present a strategic level program for pharma and biotech business development professionals with a thorough overview of the latest drug delivery technologies available along with an update on deals and opportunities to improve therapies and extend the life cycle of a drug.
2. To provide drug delivery and specialty pharmas with a platform to present their technologies and get the latest insights on what the delivery and formulation needs are.
3. To offer ample networking time, facilities and services for one-on-one meetings to establish new business contacts and enhance existing ones.
The 8th annual event is chaired by Dr Barbara Lueckel, Global Business Development Director, Roche Partnering Innovation at Roche. 

2018 Featured Keynotes already confirmed include:
Robert Langer, PhD, David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT
Amy Schulman, Co-founder and CEO, Lyndra and Partner at Polaris
Jeffrey Karp, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Justin Wright, PhD, Global Head of Innovation, Novartis

We are delighted to announce the 2018 Track Chairs:
Nima Akhavein, PhD, Associate Fellow and Scientific Leader, GSK
Ulrich Bruggemann, Head Academics and Innovation, Global Medical Devices Development, Sanofi US
Mathias Romacker, Senior Director, Device Strategy, Pfizer
Michael Cucolo, Director of Business Development, BMS


Standard rate: USD 2195.0, Academic / Non-profit / Govt. rate: USD 1097.5


Kim Chin

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