Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals is focused on treating life-threatening diseases through cannabinoid science. By combining decades of life science and drug development experience with industry-leading expertise in cannabinoid science, EHP is discovering, developing and commercializing proprietary cannabinoid-derived medicines that address significant unmet needs. Currently, EHP is advancing two families of new chemical entities (NCE), derived from cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) that it has modified through rational drug design to affect validated receptors pertinent to targeted diseases. Its lead drug candidate, EHP-101, a synthetic derivative of CBD, is focused on treating multiple sclerosis and scleroderma. Its second, EHP-102, a synthetic derivative of CBG, is focused on treating Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The company intends to launch a Phase I clinical study of EHP-101 in 2018.
Cannabinoid interaction with the human endocannabinoid system has been recognized as providing many beneficial clinical and anecdotal health outcomes. Many countries are moving to legalize medical cannabis and estimates suggest that the global cannabis industry may be worth more than USD $146 Billion by 2025. Apart from the broad effects of natural cannabinoids on health, the application of science and biotechnology practices has the potential to significantly alter treatment paradigms broadly speaking and in the realm of neuroscience. Jim DeMesa, MD, will discuss the vital role of the body's endocannabinoid system and use of cannabinoids to address pain, nausea, inflammation, sleep disorders, and neurological diseases through the application of science. In addition, he will discuss avenues to invest in the many opportunities that are emerging with this progressive global cannabis trend.
BioPartner is an independent, government-accredited trade organisation, promoting international partnering for trade, investment and collaborations with UK Life Science companies. BioPartner's delegations promote the UK presence at major international biopharma conferences, and companies are assisted with access to government grants and heavily discounted entry fees. Through the BioPartner Programme, members receive extra benefits and support to effectively trade overseas.
Biotechgate is a global, comprehensive, life science database covering the Biotech, Pharma and Medtech industries. There are currently over 36,000 company profiles on the Biotechgate database. Biotechgate is commonly used to find product pipelines, collaboration partners, in/out-licensing opportunities and information about technology platforms, management details, new business leads and financing rounds. In addition, our licensing deals database supports companies in negotiating their licensing agreements.
Citigate Dewe Rogerson is one of the world’s leading strategic communications consultancies. Our Life Sciences team has established a reputation for excellence spanning financial, corporate and scientific communications; this has enabled us to become trusted advisors and to build a broad portfolio including some of the most innovative and exciting international life sciences companies. Our clients are at all stages of development, from start-up to multinationals, and our activities are focused on delivering campaigns that support corporate objectives. As a result, we have been involved in major corporate transactions and events in the life sciences sector over the past decade such as IPOs, other public and private fundraisings, and M&As.
Recent IPO transactions: ABIVAX (Euronext Paris - €60m), OSE Pharma (Euronext Paris - €21m), Nordic Nanovector (Oslo – NOK575m), Midatech Pharma (London AIM - £32m), Abzena (London AIM - £20m), arGEN-X (Brussels - €42m), Pixium Vision (Euronext Paris - €39.5m), Crossject (Euronext Paris - €17m). Other recent financings: Abingworth (£225m ABV VI), Rigontec (€14.25m Series A), Calcivis (£4.5m fundraising), ViraTherapeutics ($3.6m - Series A). Recent M&A: Heptares (up to $400m acquisition by Sosei), Prosonix (up to £100m acquisition by Circassia), bioquell (Sale of subsidiary for £44.5m).
Edison is an international advisory firm with around 450 corporate clients and 110 people working from offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney and Wellington. The team consists of 80 analysts, investment and logistics professionals with experience in capital markets, investor roadshows and communications. Healthcare is Edison’s largest sector, with 16 analysts covering over 100 biotech and medtech stocks across the UK, continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
FreeMind is a consulting group whose goal is to assist in maximizing potential to receive funding from non-dilutive sources. Established in 1999, FreeMind is the largest consulting group of its kind working with academics and Industry alike. FreeMind's proven long-term strategic approach has garnered its clients over 1.5 billion dollars to date.
Our expertise in applying for grants and contracts extends throughout every government mechanism open to funding the life sciences including all NIH institutes, DoD, NSF, FDA, CDC, BARDA, etc., as well as private foundations. FreeMind's knowledgeable and experienced team of Client Strategists and Project Managers are dedicated to guiding non-dilutive funding efforts from identification of the most suitable opportunity through to submission and subsequent award. Our team of experts will assist in making non-dilutive funding a key tool in a long-term financial strategy.
Instinctif Partners is an international business communications consultancy. With a track record of delivering truly creative programmes, the Life Sciences practice focuses on enhancing the value proposition for companies seeking investment, partnerships or customers. Our core skill is working with clients to communicate the value of their science and innovation to key stakeholders through the most relevant channels: crafting communications solutions that showcase each company, product or technology. Specifically, we are unique in offering specialist expertise seamlessly across corporate, financial, healthcare and marketing communications with outreach programmes to media, industry, professional, public, financial and investment communities. Our service offering covers all communications disciplines including strategic counsel, PR, IR, media relations, public affairs, crisis communications, internal communications, marketing, advertising, copywriting, design, research and event management. Our globally integrated and dedicated life sciences team serves clients around the world from our headquarters in London, and bases across Europe, AsiaPac and the USA. www.lifesciences.instinctif.com
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The Life Sciences-Series - Launched in 2014 four issues of the Life Sciences-Series appear annually. Based on the three pillars – technology, financing, investment – the issues combine current topics of life sciences with knowledge and networking from corporate financing and capital market. The mission: Building a cross medial bridge between the life sciences and the financial industry by the help of the quarterly Life Sciences issues, the monthly digital newsletter LifeSciencesUpdate
MedTech Strategist, a leading information and investment conferences provider focused exclusively on the rapidly evolving global medical device industry, is led by managing partners and co-editors-in-chief David Cassak and Stephen Levin, along with a seasoned editorial team and staff. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our team provides our community with both breadth and depth in our industry publication, MedTech Strategist, and access to unparalleled connections at our global investment and partnering conferences. In addition, the MedTech Strategist Community Blog complements the strategic medtech industry coverage that our publication is known for, with candid video interviews and short perspective articles focusing on the people and the passionate innovation behind the most exciting trends in the global device space. Think Strategically. Join Our Community.
Swiss Biotech unites the four leading biotech regions of Switzerland (BioAlps, BaselArea, Biopolo Ticino and Greater Zurich Area). The regions have early on combined efforts with the SWX Swiss Exchange which holds a leading position in terms of life-science listings and services.
The National Industry Association named Swiss Biotech Association Represents more than 150 companies to date and acts as the operational arm for the marketing alliance. Swiss Biotech raises Switzerland’s profile as an economic center in Europe and profiles the biotech industry with its key research institutions and companies.Swiss Biotechs’ mission is to spread the message of Switzerland as one of the top biotech locations in the world. This will be achieved by presenting a comprehensive picture of the drivers of biotechnology including research, education, economics, finance and industry. The bases for success in biotechnology are the critical mass of research institutes and accelerated technology transfer. The early integration of industry and well-trained workforce is another critical success factor for rapid economic growth. More than 40 technology parks throughout the country support the increasingly important and successful TechTransfer process.
Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc. is a corporate communications firm providing media strategy and execution for life science companies – biotech (therapeutics), medical devices and diagnostics.We work with both public and private emerging growth companies: 1. To enhance valuation 2. To build visibility for partnerships and strategic alliances www.tiberendstrategicadvisors.com