Nov 21 2017 17:30

We are pleased to announce details of a Special Edition OBN BioTuesday event, providing an overview and update from the industry on: ‘What’s happening in Cancer?’

Our high-level speakers will give an update on the latest innovative technologies and breakthroughs in cancer therapies by scientists and R&D companies in the Oxford area. They will also provide an overview of how the latest drug discoveries are being funded, focusing on the move towards collaboration between academia and big pharma to help accelerate the discovery process and introduce ground-breaking treatments into a clinical setting far sooner than ever before.

The event is kindly co-hosted by Ipsen and Immunocore and is being held at the Ipsen Bioinnovation site on Milton Park, Oxford, which is the UK R&D Centre for Ipsen on Tuesday 21st November.

About our hosts: Ipsen is a global specialty-driven biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and Specialty Care. It develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Neurosciences and Rare Diseases. Its commitment to oncology is exemplified through its growing portfolio of key therapies for prostate cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, renal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer Immunocore is the world’s leading T cell receptor (TCR) company developing biological drugs to treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, through its pioneering soluble TCR technology platform. The scientific expertise at Immunocore spans the entire process of drug development. From the discovery and validation of suitable disease targets, through to the design and engineering of immune-activating TCR-based reagents, and preclinical and clinical assessment.

Agenda: 17:30 Registration and networking 18:00 Welcome and introductions from Dr John Harris, CEO of OBN (UK) and Dr John Chaddock, Vice President Neurology & Site Head at Ipsen Bioinnovation Keynote presentations: 18:10Sarah Blagden, Associate Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford Department of Oncology – Sarah has been Associate Professor of Experimental Cancer Therapeutics in the Department of Oncology since 2015. Following medical training and subsequent specialist training in Medical Oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and the Royal Marsden Hospital, she was awarded a CRUK Junior Clinician Scientist PhD fellowship in 1999 at Cambridge University and held a Clinical Fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research’s Drug Development Unit. Sarah will provide an update on the latest clinical trials and scientific discoveries being spun out from the Oxford area. 18:20Stephan Braun, VP Oncology and Endocrinology, Ipsen Innovation – Stephan joined Ipsen in March 2016 and is helping to build and develop Ipsen's portfolio of global drug development in oncology, endocrinology and nuclear medicine by providing strategic medical leadership for drug discovery and drug development projects 18.40: Dr Eliot Forster, CEO of Immunocore – Eliot joined Immunocore as Chief Executive Officer in January 2015. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and will share an update on the latest developments and collaborations connected with their T-cell receptor cancer treatments 18.55Peter Nolan, Chief Business Officer of Oxford Biomedica – Peter Nolan was appointed to Oxford BioMedica's Board in May 2002, having been a senior member of the Company since its foundation. He has broad experience and knowledge of the biotechnology sector 19.10Showcase Presentations – 3 x 5-minute showcase presentation opportunities for Oxford based early stage companies involved in cancer research 19:30 Panel discussion and Q&A, chaired by John Chaddock 20.00 Networking over drinks and nibbles 21:00 Evening close

Venue: Ipsen Bioinnovation, 102 Park Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RY

Tickets: OBN Member – first ticket complimentary, additional ticket £25+VAT Non Members – £50+VAT

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