Leading experts from pharma and biotech companies to meet in London in September at Biosimilars and Biobetters Conference

Leading experts from pharma and biotech companies to meet in London in September at Biosimilars and Biobetters Conference

Biosimilars & Biobetters 2014

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 25 April 2014

Impending patent expirations on blockbuster biologics and a volatile financial environment is causing payers to seek wider adoption of biosimilars in order to manage growing healthcare costs. As a result, the biosimilars manufacturing market is set to expand over the next decade and beyond as the drive to find cost-effective alternatives to biologics leads to the growing. In fact analysts predict that between 2013-2018, the global biosimilars market will grow at 27.58 %.

Returning for its fifth year and following on from the major success of previous events, SMI are proud to present the 5th annual Biosimilars & Biobetters Conference, 29th-30th September, 2014, London. With an in-depth focus on the current and future landscape of the biosimilars market, this meeting will allow input from key industry experts in the field to engage in meaningful and important discussions on how to accelerate drug development to market.

The event programme includes unique case studies, presentations and round table discussions on the key issues surrounding biosimilar commercial and manufacturing developments.

Event’s Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014biosimilars7.asp

For more information, please contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0) 207 827 6184 or e-mail fbegum (at) smi-online (dot) co (dot) uk.


•Global Head Generics, Thought Leadership, Alan Sheppard, IMS Health

•Founder, Carsten Brockmeyer, Brockmeyer Biopharma GmbH

•Regulatory Affairs Manager, Catherine Akers, Amgen Inc.

•CEO, Ineke Braat, Pan-Generika

•Partner, Liz Fuller, Bird & Bird

•INSERM Director of Research, Laboratory of Biotechnology and Applied Pharmacology, Michael Tovey, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

•Chief Regulatory Officer, Executive Vice President, Global regulatory – Governmental Relations, Michel Mikhail, Fresenius Kabi

•Senior Consultant, Peter Wittner, Interpharm Consultancy

•Chairman, Richard Dicicco, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals

•Legal Director, Sarah Faircliffe, Bird & Bird

•Principal Scientist & Head Analytical Development, Sharma Alok, Lupin Laboratories Ltd

•Medical Director, Steinar Madsen, Norwegian Medicines Agency

•Head of Safety Biosimilars, Uwe Gudat, Merck Switzerland Limited

•Managing Director, Victoria Fine, PSORIASENSE…

Plus, many more at this year’s conference.


•Optimizing the commercial potential of biosimilars in Europe

•The big guns are coming! …how will the entry of originator companies impact the biosimilars industry

•What is on the horizon? … Reviewing the opportunities and challenges for the biopharmaceutical industry

•Christening day…but what shall we call you! Discussing the ongoing debate on naming biosimilars and many more.

For more information, go to: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014biosimilars7.asp

Alternatively, contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0) 207 827 6184 or e-mail fbegum (at) smi-online (dot) co (dot) uk.

Contact for media partners: Julia Rotar, marketing manager, jrotar (at) smi-online (dot) co (dot) uk.

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