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Strategic Partnerships for External Innovation in Drug & Device

Advance Winning Strategies for External Partnerships to Fortify Innovation, Optimize R&D, & Secure Competitive Advantage

18-19 Apr 2018
Boston, MA, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Strategic Partnerships for External Innovation in Drug & Device

Traditionally, pharmaceutical, medical device, & biotechnology companies have looked internally to R&D departments to fill new product pipeline. However, there has been a fundamental shift in recent years, largely propelled by the declining ability for companies to sustain competitive advantage given pressures to decrease costs while still creating growth opportunities. To revitalize sustainable performance opportunities, organizations have focused on current innovation strategy looking outward to form strategic partnerships & alliances to continue to advance innovation initiatives.

This marcus evans program will address key changes and new considerations for maximizing benefits of external innovation. Participants in this event will focus on establishing long-lasting & mutually beneficial partnerships to propel innovation strategy.


Key Topics

  • Achieve corporate goals & ensure competitive advantage by championing external innovation
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships through proactive communication & transparency
  • Optimize scouting & filtering tactics to streamline Go-No-Go decisions
  • Define expectations for collaboration between small & large scale organizations
  • Enable conventional & unconventional partnerships to reap benefits of diverse partners & drive innovation
  • Previous Attendees Include

    US Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson, GE Electric Company, AstraZeneca, Wipro Technologies, Philips Healthcare, Integra LifeSciences, Covidien, Zimmer Dental, Abbott Laboratories Inc., Shire Pharmaceutical, Merit Medical Systems, St. Jude Medical, Stryker Instruments, Bayer Healthcare, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Eli Lilly and Company, Medtronic Inc., Boston Scientific, Baxter International

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    Practical Insights From

    Nicholas Pachuda
    World Wide Vice President Orthopedic Innovation
    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

    Girish Aakalu
    Vice President & Head of Global Scientific Affairs & Scientific Intelligence

    Stanley Russell
    Head of Quality Management Systems & Programs

    Gary Krishnan
    Senior Research Fellow & Global Lead External Technology & Innovation
    Eli Lilly & Company

    Dan Wolf
    Senior Director, Corporate Development

    Jason Powell
    Senior Director Alliance Project Leader
    AbbVie Inc.

    Ronald Dorenbos
    Associate Director, Materials & Innovation
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “High quality presentations, engaging audience, well-run.” – GSK Consumer
    • “Fantastic forum with many innovative thought leaders in various medical device, pharma, and biotech industries.” – Edwards Life Sciences
    • “Very informative and interesting. I’m very impressed with the knowledge of the speakers.” – Allergan
    • “Diverse, well organized presentations by experienced people.” - AbbVie
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Amanda Pink

    NBC Tower, 9th Floor
    455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312-540-3000 Ext: 6310
    Fax: 312-540-3000 Ext: 6327