Drug Delivery West (DDW) Announces 5 Keynotes for the 2nd Annual Event

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DDW brings together some of the most prestigious drug delivery experts to address scientific and business solutions, with an emphasis on emerging technologies to advance medicine delivery for patients.

NEW YORK, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Conference Forum announces five keynotes from prominent pharma and

academic institutions on the forefront of drug delivery technology for the 2nd annual Drug Delivery West Summit to be held May 6-7, 2019 at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco.

Dr David Grainger, University Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah will open the meeting with a state of the industry address and a talk on nano-medicine's current clinical reality.

Dr Isabelle Aubert, an innovator in brain delivery and Professor of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto will present her keynote on focused ultrasound with blood-brain barrier modulation for delivery of therapeutics.

Recognized as one of the world's top 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review, Dr Zhen Gu, Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA will deliver a keynote discussion on the future impact of precision medicine on drug delivery along with a talk on leveraging physiology for bioresponsive precision drug delivery.

Dr Tejal Desai, Ernest L. Prien Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine will provide a keynote on nanostructured materials for enhanced therapeutic delivery. Dr Desai's work focuses on the use of micro and nanotechnologies to create new ways to deliver medicine to target sites in the body and to enable the body to heal itself.

Drug Delivery West's pharma keynote will be presented by Dr Justin Wright, Global Head of Innovation at Novartis. Dr Wright's keynote will focus on the Digital and Connected Health Ecosystem: Incorporating Wellness into the Pharma Model and How Drug Delivery will be a Key Enabler. Dr Wright leads the drug development process for biologics and small molecules at Novartis. He has developed models and partnerships in drug delivery innovation and has commercialized drug delivery systems for the biotech, vaccine, and pharmaceutical industries.

"We are thrilled to bring together an outstanding line up of some of the most influential innovators from pharma, biotech and drug delivery responsible for helping advance medicine delivery in patients and prepare the future R&D and clinical care," noted Kate Woda, Conference Director, Drug Delivery West.

The speaking faculty also includes representation from Genentech, Allergan, Merck, Novartis, GSK, Medimmune, Janssen, Amgen, Eli Lilly, EMD Serono and Bayer. Drug Delivery West will also feature extensive networking opportunities and includes a one-on-one partnering system to help facilitate business meetings and additional collaborations.

About Drug Delivery West 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.

About the Conference Forum The Conference Forum is a life science industry research firm that develops conferences primarily around how to get therapeutics to patients faster. They examine and challenge the complex ecosystem of drug development and delivery, bringing ideas together from a variety of sources to help advance clinical research with common goals that are patient-focused. They are committed to creating the best content, exchange of ideas and solutions among peers, as well as providing high quality networking.


SOURCE The Conference Forum LLC

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