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Pharma and Biotech Leaders to Converge in China at Asia Pharma R&D Leaders 2010 Summit

SHANGHAI, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The world is going through extraordinary times; markets are in turmoil and uncertainty is part of many businesses and industries. It turns out that the pharma industry has been relatively immune to the economic downturn, because illness doesn't take a vacation.

During the midst of the difficult times this year, the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson inaugurated an R&D center in Shanghai, the largest of its kind in Asia. A similar plan was laid down by its biotech counterpart Genzyme, who invested USD90 million in Beijing to construct the company's first ever research facility in Asia.

What has made pharma and biotech companies invest heavily in Asia?

Find out the answer at Asia Pharma R&D Leaders 2010. As the time is drawing near for the event, the world's industry leaders will be under one roof to provide solutions and case studies in the challenging areas of drug research and development.

This year's meeting will aim to improve understanding of how the Asian pharmaceutical market is changing. Meet with key pharma industry leaders to discuss and learn from their own experiences and hear from real-life case studies on operational, regulatory, and strategic challenges of outsourcing drug discovery work to Asia. This event also provides excellent networking opportunities by way of a speed networking sessions where attendees will exchange details and make new contacts, as well as our contact system, which will allow participants to arrange meetings and email conference with attendees, speakers and the press.

    An updated list of this year's highlighted topics:
    -- Partnering for innovation in Asia, new collaboration opportunities with
       big pharma
       Laurent Bertin, Vice President, R&D External Innovation, Sanofi-Aventis
       Hans-Jochiam Bohm, Head of Global Chemistry, Hoffman La-Roche
       Daniel Grant, Head of Strategic Alliances, Pfizer Australia
       Pierre Desmons, Director, Head of Development Partnerships,
        GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
    -- Regulatory updates in China and how the FDA is verifying the quality
       of outsourced work
       Christopher Hickey, Country Director (China), U.S. Food and Drug
    -- Successful stories of R&D operation management in Asia and Do's &
       Don'ts in outsourcing
       Steve Yang, Head of Research Asia Global R&D, Pfizer
       Lily Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Pharmaceutical R&D Asia,
        Johnson & Johnson
       Li Chen, Chief Scientific Officer Roche R&D China, Roche
       Tony Zhang, Managing Director and Site Head of China, Eli Lilly Global
       Canwen Jiang, Head of R&D Asia, Genzyme Corporation
       Kim Andersen, Vice President R&D, Lundbeck AS
       Samantha Du, CEO, Hutchison MediPharma
       Richard Wang, Director, Strategic Alliance and Collaboration for Asia,
       Yoshiki Nishikawa, Director of Kobe Pharma Research Institute Nippon,
        Boehringer Ingelheim

Plus, the event sets up an effective platform for attendees to meet face to face with a variety of Asia's local CROs and leading clinical practitioners to discuss the specifics of outsourcing requirements.

An international audience consisting of senior-level pharma and biotech executives from the R&D, clinical development, business development, global market access, licensing, and regulatory affairs functions will be in attendance. For the full program and list of companies scheduled to attend, please visit the event website at

    For more information on registration and sponsoring/exhibiting, please

     Daniel Chen
     Global Leaders Institute
     Phone: +86-21-3251-6046

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