Friday, November 16, 2012

Partnering for Cures is less than two weeks away

Partnering for Cures is less than 2 weeks away and the FasterCures team is buzzing with excitement.  Not only does this year’s meeting offer
  • Our best, most engaging PROGRAM yet
  • Over 85 fantastic SPEAKERS from across the medical research enterprise
  • Numerous onsite PARTNERING opportunities to find and share ideas with like-minded people and organizations
But we are also proud to be featuring 30 PRESENTATIONS by some of the most innovative cross-sector medical research collaborations out there. You won’t want to miss them describe their efforts to commercialize early-stage discoveries, share data, develop novel research tools, repurpose assets, and create innovative financial models to drive progress.

For example, did you know . . . 
  • The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative co-founded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Duke University, is identifying practices that through broad adoption will increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials.
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM Research are working together on a simulation of the whole human heart using the world’s highest performance supercomputer, a project which stands to significantly accelerate new discoveries in cardiovascular therapy
  • New York Genome Center is developing the infrastructure and practices to share data and repurpose research assets across eleven major academic medical and research centers with the aim of speeding the translation and commercialization of early-stage discoveries through large-scale genomics analyses
  • Code-N, a silicon valley life sciences “Big Data” start-up, is working to empower scientists to analyze data simultaneously “in the cloud” to make compound-gene-protein-disease connections that will open the door to new scientific discovery
  • Virtual biotech Phoenix Nest, created to find treatments for the ultra-rare pediatric disease Sanfilippo Syndrome, was built through collaboration between leading academics, experienced researchers and nonprofit disease foundations who met at last year’s Partnering for Cures
To learn more about these and other collaborations featured at the meeting, click here.

We’ll see you in a few weeks!

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