SOURCE: Elsevier Business Intelligence

Elsevier Business Intelligence

August 28, 2012 15:09 ET

Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI) Hosts the 7th Annual Therapeutic Area Partnerships Conference at the Westin Copley Place, Boston on November 28th-30th, 2012

BRIDGEWATER, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - EBI invites biopharma's sharpest minds and key decision-makers to join their peers at Therapeutic Area Partnerships (TAP) being held at Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA from November 28th to the 30th. Keynote Speaker Robert S. Langer, MIT professor and founder of over 24 companies, will address "Overcoming the Barriers to Biomedical Breakthroughs from Academia to Industry."

The Keynote Leadership Address will be followed by a Roundtable of Pharma's Business Development Leaders: Barbara Yanni, Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer at Merck & Co., John Delyani, PhD, MBA, Head Therapeutics and Technologies, Strategic Alliances at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., John McDonald, Vice President of Business Development at Biogen Idec, James A Geraghty, SVP of North American Strategy and Business Development at Genzyme, and Nigel Sheail, Head of Global Business Development & Licensing at Bayer AG.

Since its launch seven years ago, Therapeutic Area Partnerships has made an imprint as the premier biopharmaceutical partnering event of the industry. A highly productive meeting, TAP brings together executives and industry leaders to assess the most promising drug programs available for partnering in 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.

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.

Every year, TAP's expert-panel hand selects the top 10 projects chosen to present in each therapeutic area 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 neuroscience 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." Many presenting companies in previous years have gone on to establish major partnerships. View the list of this year's confirmed Top Projects to Watch. Check back frequently, as there are more to come!

This year's agenda, now available online at, 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 much more!

Take full advantage of this opportunity and join a uniquely focused meeting among financing and 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, to register, or to hear what past attendees have said about TAP, visit

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