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2019 Associate Sponsors

Cambridge Design Partnership
Clearside Bio
iO life science

2019 Technology Sponsors

BioQ Pharma
Drug Delivery Experts
Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
Portal Instruments
Oakwood Labs

2019 Media Partners

Drug Development & Delivery


The 2nd annual Drug Delivery West (DDW) Summit provides a west coast venue for biotech, pharma and drug delivery companies to address scientific and business solutions for the best routes of delivery across different therapeutic areas with an emphasis on emerging technologies and to prepare for the future of R&D and clinical care.

2019 Co-Chairs

Announcing the 2019 Featured Speakers

Key Topic Areas for 2019

  • Nano-medicine’s Current Clinical Reality: An Analysis of Recent Results
  • Intracellular and Tissue Specific Delivery
  • Advances in Brain Delivery
  • Updates on Alternative Administration of Peptides
  • Exploring Other Routes of Administration for Ophthalmology
  • Current and Emerging Drug Delivery Needs in Oncology/Immuno-Oncology
  • Reducing the Barriers of Getting New Technologies Evaluated and Brought in earlier in Product Development
  • Nanostructured Materials for Enhanced Therapeutic Delivery
  • Advancing the Connected and Smart Drug Delivery Ecosystem
  • The Digital and Connected Health Ecosystem: Incorporating Wellness into the Pharma Model and How Drug Delivery will be a Key Enabler
  • Pharma Spotlights on Drug Delivery Needs
  • Early Stage Technology Showcase
  • Investor Perspectives on Drug Delivery Needs and Investments

Additional Program Features

  • Pharma Perspectives on Drug Delivery Needs and Partnering Philosophies
  • Technology Showcase and Presentations Covering a Wide Range of Drug Delivery Systems
  • Partnering Opportunities that include One-on-One Scheduled Meetings to Help Foster New Collaborations
  • Exhibit Hall that provides DDS Demonstrations

The DDW Promise:

  1. An agenda with high quality content reporting on trends, deals and science to prepare for the future of R&D and to reduce the burden of delivery to patients.
  2. To provide drug delivery and specialty pharmas with a platform to present their technologies.
  3. To offer ample networking time and partnering services for one-on-one meetings to establish new business contacts and enhance existing ones.

If you are interested in participating in the 2nd annual Drug Delivery West (DDW) Summit, please contact us at Thank you.


Kate Woda
Conference Producer

Michelle McDermott
Conference Producer

Valerie Bowling New

Valerie Bowling
Executive Director


Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Business Development

Geeta Bachani
Business Development Manager


Meg Gould
Conference Planner


  • "Thank you and your team for organizing an incredible conference! It was informative, interactive and inspirational. That was a fabulous first year launch for DDW and in record time. Every speaker was fascinating in one way or more. Everything was exquisitely done. I would love to continue to be involved."

    - Ann Daugherty, PhD, Genentech

  • "Really enjoyed it. Happy to do this again next year. Fantastic collaborations."

    - Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD, UCSD

  • "The program was informative and a lot of fun."

    - Garrett Vygantas, MD, OSF Healthcare Ventures

  • "The conference was a huge success. Thank you for inviting me to speak on such an interesting topic."

    - Uri Baruch, Cambridge Design Partnership

  • "The meeting was quite good and I enjoyed being part of it. Thank you for the invitation and kudos for having it go so well."

    - Bruce Kovacs, MD, Afecta Pharmaceuticals

  • ""I had a wonderful time at the conference! I loved learning about the drug delivery process and figuring out how my experiences as a patient fit into that process. I hope I will be able to use my new knowledge to help improve the process."

    - Cynthia Goldstein, Patient

  • "[What I liked best about the conference] was the diversity of speakers and their expertise. All sessions were well executed. Job well done."

    - Jelannes Johansson, Artery Therapeutics Inc

  • "Very organized and multi-disciplinary. People from all fields - patients, pharma, VC, service providers, medical devices, etc."

    - Andrei Yosef, Sorrel Medical

  • "Fantastic program. Pace was perfect, venue was great. Fantastic opportunity to network."

    - Catherine Lucas, Consultant

  • "Conference was well done. Patient panel was a great addition."

    - Andrew Ratz, Eli Lilly & Co