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What Makes the Best Ecosystem for…

This series of panel discussions will gather experts and key opinion leaders from around the world to debate on the elements constituting the best environment to thrive on specific areas of drug or medical technologies development.   


 … Building a science team 

  • Ian Waddell, Charles River Labs
  • Sarah Niemann, Life Sciences Nord
  • Matthieu Vis, Provence Promotion
  • Brad L Stewart, Montgomery Co, Maryland
  • Niall Kerrigan, Calgary Economic Development


 … Developing MedTech products

  • Bill Carpou / Linda Di Mario, OCTANe, Southern California
  • Jose Feijoo, Gondola-Medical, Lausanne
  • Philip Shelton, Eastern Academic Health Science Network, Cambridge

 … Creating early stage companies

  • Ayokumni Ajetunmobi, Venture Development Manager at We Are Pioneer Group
  • Petra Burgstaller, Head of inQlab, BioM
  • Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein, Head of Jlabs EMEA
  • Stephan Emmerth, Director Business Development & Operations, Baselaunch
  • Olivier Tomat, Director of Genopole Enterpris
  • Petra Burgstaller, Head of inQlab, BioM

… Clinical trials 

  • Jelena Polajeva, National Institute for Clinical Research
  • Catherine Davidson, MIDAS
  • Yvonne Lungerhausen, Avance Clinical
  • Christophe Perez, Provence Promotion
  • Niall Kerrigan, Calgary Economic Development
  • LaQuinta Jernigan, MD Group


… Industry-Academia Interface 

  • Gino Martini, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Sarah Niemann, Life Sciences Nord
  • Emilie Braun, Mass General Brigham
  • Iris Ohrn, Business Gothenburg
  • Brad L Stewart, Montgomery Count Economic Development Corporation Maryland 
  • Niall Kerrigan, Calgary Economic Development Agency 
  • Catherine Gagnon, Axelys


 … Growing CROs 

  • Karen Williams, Charles River Labs
  • Jim McNally, BioAgilytix
  • Miranda Knaggs, We Are Pioneer Group


 … Digital Health

  • Bjorn Arvidsson, STUNS
  • Montse Daban, BioCat
  • Sohail Nourestani, Eurasante
  • Jaanus Pikani, Scanbalt



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