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SFL's Managing Director Invited to Speak at Drug Information Association 49th Annual Meeting in Boston

6/7/2013 9:54:30 AM

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June 7, 2013 -- SFL is pleased to announce that Shayesteh Fürst - Ladani , Managing Director of the company, has been invited as a panel member and give a presentation at the DIA 2012 49th Annual Meeting to be held June 23 - 27 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, US.

Ms. Fürst - Ladani has been invited to spea k at the session “Co - development of Targeted Therapies and Companion Diagnostics: Identifying Regulatory Strategies to Overcome Challenges” on Tuesday, June 25 at 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm. In her presentation entitled “European regulatory oversight of companion dia gnostics”, Shayesteh will provide an overview of the latest developments of the European legislation on companion diagnostics (CDx) and explain potential implications for drug and IVD companies.

“This session will assist manufacturers in understanding the regulatory changes taking place for CDxs,” commented Shayesteh. “It will enable companies to learn about the practical implications of the new regulatory framework and understand what will be expected of them in the future in terms of meeting required stan dards.

Shayesteh is the Managing Director and founder of SFL. She has comprehensive experience in formulating global regulatory strategies and provides support for the development of drugs, orphan drugs, drug and device combination products, borderline pr oducts, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and advanced therapy medicinal products.

Shayesteh is Chair of the Combination Products Topic Group at EuropaBio. She has been member of the Program Committee of DIA EuroMeeting for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 le ading the Theme Drugs, Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics and their Combinations. In 2012 she received the Open University Business School’s Alumni Award Outstanding Contribution to an Organization.

For more information, please contact:

Faiz Kermani, PhD

Senior Communication Manager

SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication Ltd

Hochstrasse 51,

CH - 4002 Basel,


Tel: +41 61 361 9443

Fax: +41 61 361 9442

Email: office@sfl -

Web: www.sfl -

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