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Fierce Biotech: 2nd Drug Development Forum (EXL)


Sep 25, 2017 – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 Map

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The FDA approved only 22 new drug candidates in 2016 — less than half of the prior year, and the lowest level since 2010. The IPO market has collapsed to its lowest level since 2009. In the face of this regulatory and financial uncertainty, biotech companies must increasingly rely on creative deal-making and the discovery of new indications for established products. But that requires an entirely new approach to partnerships and pipeline strategy, from the highest levels of biotech leadership.

The FierceBiotech 2nd Drug Development Forum is unequaled at drawing together the industry's executive decision-makers. Its purpose is to guide you towards new strategies throughout the entire life cycle - of both your product and your company.

This year's agenda features:
Over 75 expert speakers - nearly all at the VP level or C-suite
Four detailed learning tracks covering biotech partnerships for funding, clinical research, R&D outcomes, and data resources
Four in-depth workshops
Learning and networking opportunities with over 350 biotech industry leaders

Who Should Attend
This event is aimed at professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and venture capitalist fields responsible for:
Business Development
Corporate Development
Mergers and Acquisitions
Alliance Management
Portfolio Management
Vendor Management
Clinical Research/Clinical Development
Strategy/Product Strategy/Strategic Development
Clinical Trial Management
Data Management
Regulatory Affairs
Patient/Medical Safety
Patient Centricity
Clinical Affairs/Operations
Regulatory Affairs/Compliance
This event is also of interest to:
Supply Chain Professionals
Law Firms
Clinical Data Management Specialists
Business Development Specialists

Key subject areas
Mergers & acquisitions to strengthen your drug pipeline
Remote clinical monitoring and its impact on development speed
The art of the biotech deal: creating syndicates and driving value
Building relationships and networking with KOLs
Prioritizing late-stage development programs
Optimizing teamwork with CROs for drug development
Biopharma alliances with venture capitalists and academic researchers
Avoiding the riskiest pitfalls in early outsourced biotech operations
Team-based approaches to securing “breakthrough” designation from FDA
The greatest challenges in product valuation
Selecting ideal partners for emerging markets and orphan / specialty drugs
Adapting to FDA’s “Fast Track”
Engaging patients to avoid pitfalls in clinical research
Recognizing changes in biotech funding sources and trends


Michael Aberman

Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations
Richard Anders

Estuardo Aguilar

Michael Bailey

Roy Baynes
Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development

Event Partners

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Please contact the event manager Marilyn below for the following:
- Discounts for registering 5 or more participants.
- If you company requires a price quotation.
Event Manager Contact: marilyn.b.turner(at)
You can also contact us if you require a visa invitation letter, after ticket purchase.
We can also provide a certificate of completion for this event if required.

This Event Listing is Promoted by
New York Media Technologies LLC in association
with EXL Events Inc.
$785 – $2,485

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