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SMi proudly presents the 4th Annual Ophthalmic Drugs Conference taking place on the 22nd-23rd of November 2021, in London.

The global ophthalmic drug market is forecast to surpass $60 billion USD by 2025 with increasing focus from the industry on alternative delivery approaches and improving the effectiveness of the current repertoire of drugs in order to grow away from intravitreal injections and other surgical approaches to ocular therapy. With 50% of the global population predicted to have complications in their sight within the next few decades, ophthalmic medicine is set to become one of the biggest industries in pharmaceuticals.

As Europe’s leading Ophthalmic Drugs conference, we will explore new discoveries in the treatment of ocular disease, innovations in combination technologies, and the utterly unique challenges that are faced in the treatment of one of the most complex organs in the body.

This two-day agenda will offer peer-to-peer networking opportunities with leaders in the ophthalmic sphere, from Heads of Drug Development and Senior Directors of Ophthalmology, all the way to academic forerunners in the research into ocular therapy.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November.

Early registration is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.



 

Ophthalmic Drug Delivery is compelling for many reasons, including the major issue of patient compliance and tolerability of therapies.
The complexity of the diseases affecting the eye which encompasses both the anterior segment and posterior segment generally requiring unique technologies with respect to effective drug delivery.
When approaching the potential for drug delivery to the eye many issues come into play including the disease process, the therapeutics and regimen required, the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, the administration of the drug to be delivered, the formulation and manufacturing issues for delivery systems, cost of goods, regulatory landscape globally and clinical trial strategies, safety concerns, availability of adequate preclinical models and reimbursement environment globally.
 

• Identifying unmet clinical needs favouring DD technology
• Understanding the pharmacological challenges for DD and development pathway including cost and timelines
• Appreciating the science and art of formulating DD products
• Regulatory landscape for product approval
 

Aerie Pharmaceuticals; Alcon Management SA; Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals Gmbh; Carl Zeiss AG; Centro de Oftamologia Barraquer; Experimentica Ltd; Eyenuk; Global Ophthamology R&D, Santen Inc, USA; Graybug Vision Inc; iVeena; Iveric Bio; Kingston University; Kingston University London; Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); Medivis; MedPharm Ltd; MHRA; Nanoptima Ltd; Newcastle University; Novartis Pharmaceutical inc; Ophthalmic Drugs 2019; Ophthalmology Times Europe; Optceutics Ltd; ProMed Pharma, LLC; ProQR Therapeutics; RAFARM S.A. Pharmaceuticals; Roche; Roche Products Limited; Santen UK; Spark Therapeutics; Thea Open Innovation; Topivert; twoXAR; UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; UCL School of Pharmacy and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; University of Oxford; University of Reading; University of Strathclyde;

 

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Opening remarks and introductions

Brian Levy

Brian Levy, CEO, Ocunexus Therapeutics
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14:10 Identifying unmet clinical needs favouring drug delivery technology

Brian Levy

Brian Levy, CEO, Ocunexus Therapeutics
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14:50 Understanding the pharmacological challenges for drug delivery and development pathway including cost and timelines

Brian Levy

Brian Levy, CEO, Ocunexus Therapeutics
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15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Appreciating the science and art of formulating drug delivery products

Brian Levy

Brian Levy, CEO, Ocunexus Therapeutics
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16:40 Regulatory landscape for product approval

Brian Levy

Brian Levy, CEO, Ocunexus Therapeutics
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17:20 Closing Remarks and end of workshop

Brian Levy

Brian Levy, CEO, Ocunexus Therapeutics
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