SOURCE: Elsevier Business Intelligence
BRIDGEWATER, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - Elsevier Business Intelligence announces the 2012 Top Projects to Watch and the companies confirmed to present at Therapeutic Area Partnerships (TAP) being held at Westin Copley Place in Boston from November 28th - 30th.
Every year, TAP's expert-panel hand selects the top 10 projects chosen to present in each major therapeutic area (Oncology, Cardiovascular/Metabolic Diseases, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Autoimmune/Inflammatory Diseases, and Hot Space which includes Women's Health, Dermatology, Bone & Muscle Disease, Ophthalmology, Rare Diseases and other high value and niche areas) based on the likelihood of their success as future products.
"Selected companies have been screened using a strict set of judging criteria for the Top 10 award and represent what our committees considered the most attractive opportunities the industry has to offer," said David Cassak, Vice President, Content, Windhover Conferences, a division of Elsevier Business Intelligence. "Winners have met rigorous criteria, including: unmet medical need, market potential, diversity of indications, strong science, multi-level partnering opportunities (biotech and pharma), potential for new opportunities beyond initial indications and corporate stability."
Some of the companies confirmed to present this year are: BIND Biosciences, Macrogenics, Resverlogix, Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., ARMGO Pharma, Inc., Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc., Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Relypsa, Esperion, Cortendo, GenPhar, Chimerix, Agenus Bio, Theraclone Sciences, Biota, Novovax, iTherX Pharma, Inc., Virobay, Inc., Array BioPharma, Naurex, EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, Zalicus, Agile Therapeutics, Cytokinetics, Tigenix, CrystalGenomics, Inc., Hygeia Therapeutics, OvaScience, GW Pharmaceuticals, and Ambit Biosciences Corporation. Visit the website often, as the list of Top Projects to Watch will be updated frequently.
Many presenting companies in previous years have gone on to establish major partnerships.
You may have heard of some acquisition and alliance successes from last year's conference: One of our Top 10 picks, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, has entered into a collaboration deal with Novartis for the development of a hepatitis C virus drug. Another one of our Top 10 picks, Avila Therapeutics, has been acquired by Celgene Corporation for the development of targeted covalent drugs that treat diseases through protein silencing.
Through TAP's premier partnering system, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of the industry's most talented biotechnology entrepreneurs and pharmaceutical leaders. Valuable networking opportunities from casual gatherings to one-on-one partnering meetings bring together top-level peers from around the globe to make this one of the industry's most dynamic events.
This year's agenda promises to deliver expert analysis of trends and opportunities in licensing and dealmaking, information on emerging biomedical opportunities, strategies for leading, financing and partnering, insights into fast-changing therapeutic areas and more!
Join this uniquely focused and highly productive meeting among business development leadership to improve the partnering process and encourage innovative thinking about productivity and dealmaking. Attend TAP this year and walk away with real opportunities for lucrative acquisitions and alliances. For more information or to register, visit www.tapartnerships.com.
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