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Space - the next frontier for 'global' pharma

25 Jan 2019
Phacilitate: Talks

Each time a new tool has been discovered, the pharma industry has made significant leaps in defining new treatments for patients.  Mapping of the human genome led to an explosion of personalized medicine applications, and new techniques for gene editing, like CRISPR, have provided opportunities for therapies that were previously unimaginable.  New and innovative approaches are the hallmark of what drives progress in the pharma industry.  With the International Space Station (ISS) as an accessible innovation platform, Space represents the next frontier for "global" pharma initiatives.  Microgravity, as a new tool, provides the potential to reshape the paradigm of pharma discovery and manufacturing.  Removing gravity changes the physical behavior of materials and biological processes allowing new insights into mechanisms of disease, the discovery of potential new therapeutics, and manufacturing opportunities that could revolutionize the industry.  Pharma excellence and progress to date has been achieved by pushing boundaries. Space represents an opportunity to move beyond the boundaries of Earth to for the next giant leap for pharma and Mankind.    As access to Space continues to become more accessible, it’s time for pharma to ask what if the next medical breakthrough isn't on the planet but 250 miles up in low Earth Orbit? 

Jana Stoudemire, Chief Commercialization Officer - Space Tango
  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Anne-Virginie Eggimann
    bluebird bio
  • Great program, great people, great venue.
    Klaus Kühlcke
  • Dynamic, interesting and highly interactive event that promotes exchange and networking in highly specialized field of gene therapy.
    Nathalie Clement
    Powell Gene Therapy Center, University of Florida
  • Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field.
    Dr James Trager
  • It was all business. I’ve never been to an event where over 80% of the conversations I had were constructive to my business objectives.
    Kurt Gielen
    Chemelot Campus B.V.
  • Great way to expand network with global experts in cell and gene therapy who are facing similar challenges.
    Steven Goodman