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RNA Therapeutics 2019

  • Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
  • Location: Greater London View Map
  • Start Date: February 20, 2019
  • End Date: February 21, 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: February 19, 2019
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  • Fulfilling the potential of genetic discoveries requires the development of therapeutics that can specifically modulate the expression of disease-relevant genes. RNA-based drugs and antisense nucleotides, are promising examples of a newer class of biologics. Researchers have tried to overcome the major challenges for utilising RNAs in a therapeutic context, including: intracellular delivery, stability and immunogenicity. Bringing together industry experts, to discuss the challenges for clinical translation of RNA-based therapeutics, with an emphasis on recent advances in delivery technologies and present an overview of the applications of RNA-based drugs for modulation of gene and protein expression and genome editing KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • Ekkehard Leberer, Senior Director, Alliance Management, Sanofi • Shalini Andersson, Senior Director and Head of New Modalities, AstraZeneca • Carsten Rudolf, Chief Executive Officer, Ethris Gmbh • Paul Agris, Founder and Director, The RNA Institute • Marian Gindy, Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Merck Research Labs, Merck and Co • David Giljohan, CEO, Exicure • Ingmar Hoerr, Founder and CEO, CureVac AG • David Blakey, Chief Scientific Officer, MiNA Therapeutics • André Gerber, Professor of RNA Biology, University of Surrey • Heinrich Haas, Vice President Drug Delivery, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals • Markus Mandler, Chief Scientific Officer, Accanis Biotech • Troels Koch, Vice President and Head of Research, RNA Therapeutics, Roche • Hans Kistemaker, Associate Director, ProQR HIGHLIGHTS - Discover the clinical progress of Spherical Nucleic Acids - Understand Sanofi’s strategies to deliver therapeutic oligonucleotides across biobarriers - Learn from ProQR how to plan for oligonucleotide supply from personalized medicine to large scale markets - Explore the development of small activating RNA – from bench to bedside with MiNA Therapeutics - Gain insight into the discovery and development of self-amplifying mRNA vaccines at GSK

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