One session on Wednesday morning addressed the use of molecular modeling in drug development. Ian Wilson, Portfolio and Strategy Manager, GE Healthcare discussed the development of PET clinical biomarkers. He mentioned the need to collaborate early, and the fact that academic partners can be great partners.
Missed Madame Piramal’s presentation, unfortunately, while running back and forth between segments of the building and the show floor. The message behind speakers at the session on Indian Biotech was clear: don’t think “low cost,” think innovation. BMS alumnus Rashmi Barbhaiya used the Nano, India’s new model car, as a metaphor.
On Tuesday afternoon, a panel discussed ways in which corporations might be able to stimulate the development of more therapies for serious diseases----the world’s top killers such as malaria. The topic is one that I’m very interested, but, unfortunately, I arrived late and missed much of the discussion.