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Building on previous success, SMi proudly announces the return of 3rd Annual Biosimilars USA  conference to New Jersey in November 2016!

It's without doubts that the biosimilars market present lucrative opportunities for pharmaceuticals and biotech companies. Over the last 12 months, market participants have witnessed revolutionary steps in the US to facilitate commercialization. While FDA has just announced the acceptance of Amgen's Biologics License Application (BLA) for ABP 501*, Biocon** is also set to seek US FDA approval which the addressable market is worth more than $30 billion.

It's now time for industry colleagues to act, and to act fast to seize such opportunities. The 3rd A nnual Biosimilars USA meeting will update you with the latest market developments and regulatory updates to ensure you stay at the forefront of this evolving market! 

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Join us today  to:

  • Hear latest regulatory updates for smooth and speedy  approval
  • Learn successful biosimilar case studies to reshape your business model
  • Dissect regional market growth opportunities - where should you go next ?
  • Network with like-minded senior experts and engage in interactive debates

 

CEOs, Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Principals, Heads, Managers of:

  • Biosimilars/ Biobetters
  • Portfolio Management & Strategy
  • CSO
  • Alliance Management
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial
  • Planning

or anyone working with Biosimilars and Biobetters from pharmaceutical, biotechs and solution providers.

Abzena, Alston & Bird LLP, Apobiologix, Austrian Agency for Health & Food Safety, Bespak, Bio Outsource, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristows, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Formycon AG, Genentech, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals, Hospira,  IMS Health Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Medimmune, Merck, Merck Serono, Norwegian Medicines Agency, Oncobiologics, PAREXEL, Samsung Bioepis, Sandoz AG, Sandoz Inc., Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, Selecta Biosciences, STC Biologics Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, Wyatt Health Management and many more! 

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Dicicco

Richard Dicicco, Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

8:40 What to Expect? Regulatory Agency's Update on Biosimilars Application

Cindy Cao

Cindy Cao, Executive Director & Head of US Regulatory Affairs for Biopharmaceuticals, Sandoz Inc

  • Health authority perspectives on regulation of biosimilars (US, EU and other regions)
    > Totality of evidence
    > Data expectations
    > Naming
    > Labeling
    > Substitution and interchangeability
  • Extrapolation is a reality
  • Are immunogenicity concerns about biosimilars scientifically valid?
  • Can a company develop a single global biosimilar application?
  • 9:20 Regulatory Concerns for Interchangeability - Time to Define and Clarify

    Gustavo Grampp

    Gustavo Grampp, Director R&D Policy, Biosimilars, Amgen Inc.

  • What's in a name? Differentiating European and US terms and policies
  • What are the concerns? Medically-guided switching vs. pharmacy substitution
  • What's the standard? Survey of perspectives from policy makers and industry
  • What's next? Labelling, naming and pharmacy practice
  • 10:00 Put Aside Your Status as a Generic, Biosimilar, Innovator or Sponsor? How Can You Beat the Big Guys? (Part 1)

  • Barriers to market
    > Difficulties and dead-ends of R&D to make a biological
    > Obtaining FDA/State/EP and/or Asian Governments' regulatory approval
    > Cost and patent considerations
  • How to overcome?
    > Search and identify patents early - prepare in advance of BPCIA
    > Thorough evaluation of cost of bioequivalent work vs new biological with full clinical data
    > Do not be a Lemming: Avoid running as a 'herd' off the edge of a cliff
  • Robin Chadwick

    Robin Chadwick, Principal, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner

    Albin James Nelson

    Albin James Nelson, Senior Shareholder, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner

    10:50 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

    11:20 Biosimilars – Lessons Learned in Europe

    Steinar Madsen

    Steinar Madsen, Medical Director, Norwegian Medicines Agency

  • What decides uptake in clinical practice?
  • From biosimilar to biogeneric?
  • The future of biosimilars?
  • 12:00 The Emerging scenario by Biosimilars in Brazil

    Andrew Simpson

    Andrew Simpson, Scientific Director, Orygen Biotechnologia S/A

  • Public sector vs. private sector
  • Local manufacturing
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Succeeding with Biosimilars in Canada

    George Wyatt

    George Wyatt, Managing Director, Wyatt Health Management

  • Regulatory path at Health Canada - different from FDA and EMA
  • Common drug review tailored review process
  • Negotiations at the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance
  • Public and private drug plan coverage: New patients vs switching; preferential listings, anyone?
  • 14:30 Overview of Biosimilars Industry in China

    Jianguo Yang

    Jianguo Yang, CEO, Abpro Corporation -- China

  • Globalization of biosimilar from China to the rest of the world
  • Biosimilar development trend in China
  • Challenges and opportunities in China
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

    15:40 Development of Biosimilars in South Korea

    Kevin Kyumin Lee

    Kevin Kyumin Lee, Partner, Kim & Chang

  • Overview and current trend of the biosimilars industry in Korea
  • Regulatory approval of biosimilars in Korea
  • Patent disputes related to biosimilars in Korea
  • 16:20 Panel Discussion: Who's the Ultimate Winner? Biosimilars vs. Biobetters

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Richard Dicicco

    Richard Dicicco, Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

    9:10 Characterization of Innovator and Biosimilar Antibody Molecules

    T. Shantha Raju

    T. Shantha Raju, Senior Director of Analytical Sciences, MedImmune Inc.

  • Analytical characterization
  • Novel methods to distinguish
  • Clinical relevance of differences
  • 9:50 The Importance of Early Immunogenicity and Product Quality Assessment (PQA) in Biosimilar Development

    Laura Perry

    Laura Perry, Director of Scientific Affairs – Cell Line Development, Abzena

  • Understanding the causes and variations of immunogenicity between biosimilars and originators
  • Case study: EPO vs infliximab switching experiences
  • Methods for preclinical immunogenicity and PQA for early comparative analysis
  • De-risking approaches for biosimilars and biobetters
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

    11:00 Why Successful Commercialization of Biosimilars is Important to Vizient

    L. Ross Day, R.Ph. D.P.

    L. Ross Day, R.Ph. D.P., Director of Pharmacy, Sourcing Operations, Vizient Inc.

  • What is Vizient and who do we represent (50% of the US Acute Care Hospitals and 25% of Non-Acute Providers)
  • The size of biological spend in Vizient hospitals and the potential impact for biosimilar price reductions
  • Vizient's efforts to educate providers (hospitals and physicians) regarding myths that must be overcome to ensure successful commercialization of biosimilars
  • 11:40 How to Build a Convincing Business Case and Sustainable Model for Biosimilar mAbs

    Richard Dicicco

    Richard Dicicco, Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

  • mAb development and manufacturing cost drivers are declining
  • How to price and how low can you go: Case study of mAb development cost 2007 - present
  • Market access strategy and lifecycle: Case study of post-approval launch mistakes
  • Can biosimilars be a sustainable business at current variable costs?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Industry Partnerships: Key Success Factors in Biosimilar Space

    Catherine Godrecka-Bareau

    Catherine Godrecka-Bareau, Director Strategy & Portfolio Management, Biosimilars, EMD Serono

  • Stand-alone situation: High R&D costs, unclear regulatory pathways, uncertain business model, incomplete portfolios
  • We will win together through innovative partnership models
  • Case study: Airline industry - high fixed costs but low marginal costs
  • Translation to the biosimilar space
  • 14:10 Biosimilars – From Aspiration to Operations

    Edric Engert

    Edric Engert, SVP Biosimilars, Teva Pharmaceuticals

  • Corporate strategy
  • Portfolio strategy
  • Organizational implications
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Considerations for Commercial Success

    Molly Burich

    Molly Burich, Associate Director, Public Policy of Biosimilars, Pipeline, Reimbursement , Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc

  • Engaging key stakeholders to drive biosimilar adoption
  • The big question of reimbursement of biosimilars in the US - what is the future and challenges?
  • 16:00 Addressing the Clinical Risks of Switching

    Daniel Alvarez

    Daniel Alvarez, Senior Director, Asset Lead Biosimilars Research Development Unit, Pfizer Inc.

  • Types of switching, let's talk the same language
  • Considerations when switching to biosimilars - what are the risks?
  • Do we have data support switching?
  • How to transition from reference product to biosimilars?
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Catherine Godrecka-Bareau

    Catherine Godrecka-Bareau

    Director Strategy & Portfolio Management, Biosimilars, EMD Serono
    Molly Burich

    Molly Burich

    Associate Director, Public Policy of Biosimilars, Pipeline, Reimbursement , Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    Richard Dicicco

    Richard Dicicco

    Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

    Albin James Nelson

    Senior Shareholder, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
    Albin James Nelson

    Andrew Simpson

    Scientific Director, Orygen Biotechnologia S/A
    Andrew Simpson

    Catherine Godrecka-Bareau

    Director Strategy & Portfolio Management, Biosimilars, EMD Serono
    Catherine Godrecka-Bareau

    Cindy Cao

    Executive Director & Head of US Regulatory Affairs for Biopharmaceuticals, Sandoz Inc
    Cindy Cao

    Daniel Alvarez

    Senior Director, Asset Lead Biosimilars Research Development Unit, Pfizer Inc.
    Daniel Alvarez

    Edric Engert

    SVP Biosimilars, Teva Pharmaceuticals
    Edric Engert

    George Wyatt

    Managing Director, Wyatt Health Management
    George Wyatt

    George Wyatt

    Managing Director, Wyatt Health Management
    George Wyatt

    Gustavo Grampp

    Director R&D Policy, Biosimilars, Amgen Inc.
    Gustavo Grampp

    Jianguo Yang

    CEO, Abpro Corporation -- China
    Jianguo Yang

    Kevin Kyumin Lee

    Partner, Kim & Chang
    Kevin Kyumin Lee

    L. Ross Day, R.Ph. D.P.

    Director of Pharmacy, Sourcing Operations, Vizient Inc.
    L. Ross Day, R.Ph. D.P.

    Laura Perry

    Director of Scientific Affairs – Cell Line Development, Abzena
    Laura Perry

    Molly Burich

    Associate Director, Public Policy of Biosimilars, Pipeline, Reimbursement , Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    Molly Burich

    Richard Dicicco

    Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
    Richard Dicicco

    Robin Chadwick

    Principal, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
    Robin Chadwick

    Steinar Madsen

    Medical Director, Norwegian Medicines Agency
    Steinar Madsen

    T. Shantha Raju

    Senior Director of Analytical Sciences, MedImmune Inc.
    T. Shantha Raju

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    Biosimilars : Considerations for Optimizing Access and Price
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    Biosimilars : Considerations for Optimizing Access and Price

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    Abzena

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.abzena.com

    Abzena offers a suite of complementary services and technologies. Its range of technologies include immunogenicity assessment, antibody drug conjugation, protein engineering, PEGylation, cell line development , GMP manufacturing and a range of bespoke assays to enables the development of better biopharmaceuticals which will have a greater chance of reaching the market.


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    Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner is a nationally recognized boutique IP firm focused on strategic patent procurement with over 140 patent practitioners that have robust backgrounds across a wide spectrum of technology areas. Schwegman's clients include multinational corporations, middle-market businesses, universities, as well as start-ups and individual inventors.


    Wyatt Health Management

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.wyatthealth.com/

    Wyatt Health Management is Canada's leader in Biosimilars. We provide database offerings, payer market research and reimbursement consulting services in the Canadian market for pharmaceutical and non-drug technology firms. Established in 2002, we have developed a strong reputation for providing clients with customized, creative and practical solutions that address their public and private market access and reimbursement objectives, whether related to products or policy. Contact us. We would be pleased to help you succeed.

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    Official Media Partner
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    The Colorado Bioscience Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by working for a better business environment, grow the state's biotech workforce, fight for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and speak with a single voice on behalf of the industry.


    American Pharmaceutical Review

    Official Media Partner
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    American Pharmaceutical Review is the leading review of business and technology for the pharmaceutical industry throughout North America. Each issue offers unbiased editorial on drug delivery, information technology, research & development, analytical development and control, equipment and facility manufacturing and regulatory affairs. American Pharmaceutical keeps its 30,000 readers including senior executives, technical personnel, scientists, and others fully abreast of the latest trends and developments in the process of pharmaceutical manufacturing.


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    BiosimilarNews.com is a leading international knowledge and information source about biosimilars. The site helps the industry professionals, clinicians and also the public to find timely and appropriate information about this specific area. Biosimilar News - We keep you up to date.


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    Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

    515 US Highway 1 South
    Iselin 08830
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    Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

    Your simple delights will become memorable moments at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. This distinctive hotel in Edison, New Jersey, features 269 modern guest rooms, including 42 suites, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our hotel's location is centrally located amidst corporate offices and tourist attraction. Our accommodations stand out from other hotels in Edison, NJ, and provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. Marriott's Plug-in panels and 37-inch LCD HD TVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods and DVD players. We are one of the most conveniently situated hotels at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 1 and 9. We are also just five minutes from Woodbridge Center Mall, 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than one mile from the Metropark train station. With our premier location and amenities, our Edison accommodations provide an advantageous travel destination.

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    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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