7th June 2017 15:30

Therapeutics and Biomarkers have specificities that drive the translation of an Idea that has been fully vetted to a protected Asset that can be wrapped up into a company. Market analysis around this carried out in a specific way and must take into consideration a particular regulatory environment, medical route to the patients and competitive therapies.

How one builds an asset for this within the context of Oxford presents a series of challenges to researchers within the Oxford University environment. To assist with issues of how to position this and a discussion of strategies that researchers need to be aware of and keep in mind in navigating the IP and non-IP ecosphere that the University’s policies present we will have a series of experts in different fields who have assisted entrepreneurs in such endeavors or have themselves been involved in doing so. Dr Matthew Perkins, the CEO of OUI will give a short talk to present the current policies at OUI and then return towards the end to answer any questions. · Entrepreneurs who have started companies in Oxford will be on hand to relay their experience and convey the questions to ask and the pitfalls to avoid. These include Professor Len Seymour (PsiOxus), Mike Stein (OxStem). · Academics engage in Translation will also be present including Professors Daniel Anthony and Grant Churchill will also be in attendance (Pharmacology). · On the legal side, Fiona Stevens (Gill Jennings) and Bradley Theobald (Theobald Associates and Fieldfisher). · On the market analysis side, Dr Jack Scannell, the co-head of UBS European Healthcare research has agreed to outline what it takes to understand the markets into which a product will be delivered including the regulatory barriers that need to be taken into consideration.

Workshops aimed at: Postdoctoral Fellows, Principal Investigators and Faculty, Final year DPhil students Selection process: As these workshops are aimed for highly motivated researchers, those interested are requested to submit a short application form briefly outlining their motivation and research interests. Preference will be given to those who commit to attending all 3 workshops; there will be a £25 refundable fee per person per workshop. The Workshops’ format: Registration at 3:30 but the workshop will commence at 4pm with a number Q&A and networking sessions. Deadline for application: May 19th For booking form, email Steven.zimmer@sgc.ox.ac.uk

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