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BioWednesday Cambridge: Repurposing Drugs – Opportunities and Challenges

17:30 - 20:30

Marks & Clerk, 62-68 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA
09 May 2018
Repurposing drugs is becoming increasingly more popular within the industry, especially with those drugs that fall at the final hurdle. With billions of pounds spent on early phases of drug development, including drug safety, it is becoming even more popular to use the information already gained during this process and transfer it to different targets and/or therapeutic areas.

This BioWednesday will explore how drugs can be repurposed, with examples from those working in this area. It will also focus on challenges faced with obtaining patents for repurposed drugs and strategies to overcome these hurdles.


17.30 - Registration, Tea and Coffee

18.00 - Welcome from Host and One Nucleus
            Nadia Shivji,
One Nucleus
            Steven Gurney, Marks & Clerk LLP

18.10 – How to Identify New Uses for Existing Drugs
  Speaker tbc

18.25 – Repurposing in Practice – Examples and War Stories
Sally Curran, AstraZeneca           

18.40 – (Re)patenting Repurposed Products? – An IP Perspective
            Steven Gurney,
Marks & Clerk LLP 

18.55 – Q&A with Speakers

19.15 - Networking over Drinks and Canapés

20.30 – Close

Members: free 
Non-members: £50 (plus vat) 
Academics: please contact

Title: BioWednesday Cambridge: Repurposing Drugs – Opportunities and Challenges
Start: 2018-05-09 17:30:00Z
End: 2018-05-09 20:30:00Z