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Questex Launches New Conference Targeted to Biopharma Professionals, Fierce Biotech Summit Focuses on Biopharma Innovation

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex has launched a new conference targeted to biopharma professionals. The inaugural Fierce Biotech Summit is the only event that covers the entire pharma R&D spectrum, from basic research through clinical trials. It takes place September 19-20, 2022 in Boston. Register here.

The two-day conference will cover drug development from the earliest stage of research to FDA approval and highlight the players involved in getting a drug from the lab to commercialization. Brought to you by the editors behind Fierce Biotech, the conference brings together biotech executives to network and learn how to improve partnerships and pipeline strategies.

Topics include:

The Fierce Biotech Fierce 15 – Previous winners will discuss the challenges of advancing science while raising money and building a companyBiotech’s bear market and what it takes to attract investors while competing for key talent​Initiatives to drive diverse representation in clinical trials and improve prevention and treatment for all patient populations​The future of gene editing techniques and what’s next for advanced therapies​How companies decide when to apply adaptive vs. standard clinical trial design and what that can entailKey pricing and reimbursement considerations that impact asset choice and trial design

“Innovation has always been the lifeblood of biotech,” said Rebecca Willumson, SVP and Publisher of Fierce Biotech. “The industry couldn’t exist without creative thinkers willing to tackle the thorniest problems—and the investors willing to take the risk to back their big ideas. But biotech innovation in 2022 is different. COVID has changed the way innovation happens. At this conference, we’ll discuss what innovation means today—how it’s happening, where it’s happening, and who’s making it happen.”

The agenda features panel discussions, executive interviews and presentations from companies who are pioneering innovative ideas and new technologies to drive the industry forward, including:

Andrew Radin, Co-founder and CEO, Aria PharmaceuticalsImran Nasrullah, MS, JD, Vice President & Head, Collaborate2Cure Hub US, Business Development & Licensing, Bayer PharmaceuticalsJohn Evans, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Beam TherapeuticsGiuseppe Ciaramella, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer, Beam TherapeuticsFrank D. Yocca, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, BioXcel TherapeuticsFabrice Chouraqui, CEO, CellarityKenneth Park, M.D., General Manager, Life Sciences, Clarify HealthThomas Schuetz, CEO, Compass Therapeutics  Molly Gibson, Ph.D., Co-founder, Chief Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer, Generate BiomedicinesAndrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D., Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gritstone Bio David Lebwohl, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. Marian Nakada, Ph.D., Vice President, Venture Investments, JJDCVasu Rangadass, Ph.D., President & CEO, L7 Informatics, Inc.Craig Mickanin, Executive Director in Chemical Biology and Therapeutics and global head of the Genomic Sciences Group, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchDennis Zaller, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ROME TherapeuticsJosé Trevejo, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Jane Rhodes, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer, Verge GenomicsRachel Zolot Schwartz, VP, Head of Business Development and Commercial, Volastra Therapeutics 

See the complete agenda here.

Fierce Biotech Summit partners include:

Platinum: EGNYTE, FujiFIlm, L7 Informatics, Inc., Ocugen, Patsnap and Syneos HealthGold: Allucent, Curiox, Databricks, GCI Health, JLL and UncappedExhibitor: Clarkston Consulting and Marken, a UPS CompanySponsor: ProjectFarmaSupporter: California Life Sciences

For more information on the Fierce Biotech Summit, visit To register click here.

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About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy –connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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