Date: 18 October 2012
Venue: UK Representation to the EU, Brussels
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What is the state of R&D, funding, and infrastructure in Europe? A Science|Business Policy Roundtable

Regenerative Medicine is one of the most exciting and promising fields of biomedical research today. Europe currently leads the world in therapeutic applications and medicines in this technology, and has successfully seen the first companies working in the field to spin-out from research universities with EMA approved products currently in the market.

However, with the recent patent ruling by the European Court of Justice and the debate regarding continued funding in Horizon 2020, what challenges exist for Europe to maintain its research lead in this field?

Science|Business will host a roundtable discussion of thought leaders and policy to make recommendations as to what the EU should do to improve the infrastructure and research climate for new stem cell technologies and regenerative medicines in Europe.  

Preliminary Agenda

8:30 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Introduction

9:15 –10:00
Session I

EU infrastructure and research support for regenerative therapies as well as human embryonic and other stem cell types

10:00 –10:45
Session II
Open discussion: International best practice and Infrastructure (EU, Japan, US)

10:45 –11:15
Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00
Session III
Comparison of regulation between the EU and EU National Governments

12:00 –13:00
Open discussion: Potential impacts of current regulation on stem cell and regenerative based therapies regarding IP and future commercialization

13:00 – 14:00
Buffet Lunch

Ruth McKernan
Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer's Neusentis
Katherine Littler
Policy Adviser, Wellcome Trust
Theo Meert
Senior Director External Innovation in Neurosciences, Janssen Pharmaceutica
Keith Thompson
Chief Executive, Cell Therapy Catapult
Magda Chlebus
Director Science Policy, EFPIA
His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Brenton
UK Ambassador to Belgium
Arnd Hoeveler
Head of Unit, Advanced Therapies and Systems Medicine, European Commission
Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag
Permanent researcher in biolaw and bioethics, INSERM
Amelia Andersdotter
Member, European Parliament
Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson
Professor of Transplantation Biology, University of Gothenburg
Rob T.A. Janssen
Secretary-General, Alliance for Advanced Therapies
Marina Yannakoudakis
Member, European Parliament

UK Representation to the EU

10 Avenue d'Auderghem / Oudergemselaan, 1040 Brussels

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