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ExL Pharma Release: Big Pharma and Universities Increasingly Work to Advance Life Science Knowledge by Forming Strategic Partnerships, Public-Private Partnerships, and Open Innovation Programs: Pharmaceutical Research Collaborations Summit


6/18/2012 10:07:50 AM

NEW YORK, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ExL Pharma will host the 2nd Pharmaceutical Research Collaborations Summit August 14-15 at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston.

One of the critical questions facing the pharmaceutical industry today is where will future R&D dollars come from. The patent cliff and other forces are making it difficult for large pharmaceutical companies to maintain large-scale internal research departments. As a result, pharmaceutical companies frequently look outside of their company to benefit from discoveries that may be further along the development pipeline, reducing the financial risk of bringing them further.

The two-day program focuses on various strategies pharmaceutical companies take to benefit from outside research. Sessions will highlight case studies on partnerships between large pharmaceutical and biotech companies, universities, small biotechs, and virtual pharma companies. Panelists will discuss the different goals of the different institutions, venture capital opportunities, and intellectual property considerations. Attendees will hear presentations on open innovation case studies, regulatory issues, and the finer points of alliance management.

The diverse speaker staff draws from some of the leading life science research institutions and companies, including MIT, Abbott Ventures, Boston University, Biogen Idec, Tufts, Merck, Millennium, Novartis, Yale, Pfizer, Sanofi, and more. These different points of view will shed light on the dynamics that promise to drive scientific research in coming years.

To find out more information regarding attending the 2nd Pharmaceutical Research Collaborations Summit, please contact Shari Gelfand on sgelfand@exlpharma.com or visit 2nd Pharmaceutical Research Collaborations Summit.

About ExL Pharma

ExL Pharma, a division of ExL Events, Inc., is the industry leader in developing innovative, educational conferences that serve the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare communities in the United States, Europe, Latin America and various markets. Behind our diverse pharmaceutical event portfolio, ExL's experienced team conducts extensive market research and targeted outreach. The results translate into innovative, high-quality events designed to exceed the dynamic informational and networking needs of specific audiences and working groups.

Press Contact:
Shari Gelfand
(917) 258-5145
sgelfand@exlpharma.com

SOURCE ExL Pharma


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