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Our 7th Annual Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) event took place on October 19-20, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.
This annual Boston-based conference is designed with three purposes:
- To present a strategic level program for pharma and biotech scientists and 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.
- 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.
- To offer ample networking time, facilities and services for one-on-one meetings to establish new business contacts and enhance existing ones.
The 7th annual event was chaired by Dr Barbara Lueckel, Global Business Development Director, Roche Partnering Innovation at Roche. New to PODD this year, keynoting was Dr Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer and world leader in drug delivery, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives. We were also delighted to welcome two additional keynote speakers: Lars Rebien Sorensen, former President and CEO of Novo Nordisk and Dr Omid Farokhzad, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Nanomedicine at BWH.
Our distinguished speaking faculty also included the following Technology Track Chairs:
Mathias Romacker, Senior Director, Device Strategy, Pfizer
Matthew Burke, PhD, Head of Drug Delivery, GSK
Rene Holm, PhD, Head and Scientific Director, Drug Product Development, Liquids and Parenterals, Janssen
Robert Saklatvala, PhD, Director, Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences, Merck
Ulrich Bruggemann, Head Academics and Innovation, Global Medical Devices Development, Sanofi US
Justin Wright, PhD, VP, Drug Delivery Innovation, DDR&D Technology, Eli Lilly and Company.
An Insight into PODD
"I really enjoyed the PODD event once again. The team continue to bring the very best content to the event. The venue was spectacular and the organization impeccable. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thanks again for having me on the agenda."
- Keith Horspool, PhD, Boehringer Ingelheim
"Excellent PODD conference."
- James Spavins, formerly of Pfizer
"Was a great conference and getting better every year!"
- Rudy Emmelot, IntraTab Labs
"I have to say PODD was a great opportunity for me. I learned a lot and met great people. Thanks to The Conference Forum."
- Sina Eetezadi, Roche Pharmaceuticals
"I found the conference very insightful and the one-to-one meetings highly valuable. Congratulations on organizing a wonderful conference!"
- Mary Gardner, Hospira Inc.
"We were impressed by the size of the turn out, the caliber of the individuals in attendance and the quality of the panels, presentations and discussions. It was a pleasure and privilege for us to attend. We only hope that our presence added to your conference as much as your conference added to our position in the pharma community. The conference team consistently got "right" both the technicalities, as well as the personalities. Great job, well done. Congratulations, and kudos, to all of you."
- Susan Rosenbaum, Lauren Sciences LLC
"A nice and fruitful meeting."
- Sylvestre Grizot, PhD, MedinCell S.A.
"I enjoyed the opportunity and the new connections I made. I look forward to next year’s event."
- Jonathan Behr, PhD, Partners Healthcare
" Very much enjoyed both the 1st and 2nd PODD meetings - and looking forward to the 3rd in Boston next year. Great forum for anyone interested in drug delivery for the biopharma industry"
- Baruch Harris, PhD, Forum Pharmaceuticals
"Overall, outstanding conference, well done!"
- Ralph Solarski, PhD, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
"Congratulations on a very successful conference! It is a very unique conference and I enjoyed it very much."
- Avinash G. Thombre, PhD, Pfizer Inc.
- Jones W. Bryan, PhD, Supernus Pharmaceuticals
"Thank you for a great conference that brought us together to network and share ideas. The conference is refreshing and well organized. Congratulations for a job well done."
- Peter Hoffmann, PhD, ph Associates
"I enjoyed the panels and the meeting was well done."
- Jack Talley, EpiCept Corp.
"Nice job!! Thanks to the conference organizers."
- Jonathan M. Rigby, SteadyMed Therapeutics, Inc.
"Thank you for an excellent conference."
- Jane Nichols, MBA, Nanocopoeia Inc.
"I enjoyed the conference and received a number of interesting leads from it."
- Julius Knowles, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
"I was honestly very much impressed by the conference, the set up with presentations and panels and the high level number of executives from the different stakeholders."
- Sven Stegemann, PhD, Geriatric Medicine Society
"It was a great event and my thanks to you and your excellent team."
- Keith Horspool, PhD, Boehringer Ingelheim
"It was a great pleasure to attend PODD. Thank for organizing this meeting."
- Ye (Bill) Huang, PhD, Global Pharmaceutical Science
"I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, the meetings and the presentations."
- Monica Fernand, BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems