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Our top picks for BIO International 2019 - Argonaut Manufacturing
The 2019 BIO International conference is only one week away! Here at Argonaut, our team is preparing for a week filled with partnership meetings and exciting talks. This year a major conference focus is on rare diseases and precision medicine. With the packed programming schedule that BIO offers, it can be difficult to find the best presentations to attend. In this preview, our team highlights their top picks and can’t-miss talks from the program. Rare diseases in the spotlight While pharma portfolios are shifting from one-size-fits all blockbuster drugs toward rare and targeted patient populations, only 5% of rare diseases have a therapy available. “Closing the Innovation Gap in Rare Diseases: Where are we Headed?” will analyze how rare disease clinical development has changed, the improvements remaining, and how the overall healthcare system must adapt. The next five years of this paradigm shift will be explored. One major advantage of attending BIO is the strength of its invited speaker lineup. We look forward to joining Peter Saltonstall, President and CEO of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), for his Fireside Chat to get a firsthand view of the future of rare disease therapeutics. A focus of his presidency has been fostering partnerships between drug companies, device companies, and academia, so anyone interested in collaborating on a rare disease effort should attend. CEO Spotlight Argonaut CEO, Wayne Woodard, recommends “The Changing Landscape in Pharma/Diagnostic Partnerships” as his top pick for BIO 2019. 2:00 PM–3:00 PM Jun 4, 2019 107AB, Level …