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Monday, June 5
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Attendees must come to registration to pick up their badge.
North Lobby
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Department of Defense (DoD) is continuously engaging in efforts to protect the warfighter from…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Asia-Pacific populations share many concerns with the rest of the world, from aging populations to…
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In the last 10 years, APAC has become a hotspot for clinical trials: the region contributed almost…
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Asia Pacific is home to 60% of the world population, 35% of the global GDP and 5 out of the top 15…
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
View 13-minute podium presentations across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Join us on Level 1…
Session Rooms 103-104C
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The pharma industry is facing a wave of loss of exclusivity estimated at $200B through 2026 and an…
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, there are still varying…
This panel will discuss the next generation of digital therapeutics and the progress and promise of…
Targeted protein degradation (TPD) is a hot area of drug discovery aiming to expand the universe of…
Hear from biotech and pharma innovators who have created collaborations to turn technology…
This session will focus on pull incentives (e.g., the PASTEUR Act, BARDA procurements under Project…
The EU pharmaceutical landscape is experiencing its most significant transformation in over 20…
Join this special session for the launch of the inaugural BIO Film Festival. Hear from leading…
In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a teabag—you can’t tell how strong she is until…
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel Discussion 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Film Screenings* DISORDER Films: •…
Session Room 105
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Are you experiencing AI vertigo? The dizzying array of things AI can seemingly do--good, great, and…
Session Room 253ABC
Commissioner Califf has on numerous occasions noted combatting misinformation as a high priority…
The COVID-19 and Mpox health emergencies have underscored the need to be prepared to address future…
Join the discussion as to how we can address the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow by…
In April 2022, FDA issued draft guidance on developing a Race and Ethnicity Diversity Plan to…
The market volatility in the last 18 months has made it difficult for public biopharmaceutical…
Is this the yearIs this the year that biotech IPO's recover? How do you know when to make the leap?…
The clinical development of advanced therapies often proceeds without a robust understanding of the…
Novel enabling technologies (ET) and therapies emerge at an ever-increasing speed across multiple…
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drug approval rates in biotech are dismal, with CNS proving to be a particularly challenging area…
In today’s turbulent market backdrop, both life science companies and investors are required to…
We will dive deep into the challenges faced by biotech companies in securing funding, particularly…
Life sciences and healthcare companies are increasingly leveraging AI, machine learning and data…
This will be a Fireside Chat with Jim Healy at Sofinnova Investments, moderated by Querida Anderson…
COVID-19 lit a fire under global regulatory systems, triggering regulatory bodies and pharma…
Humanity will reach a critical milestone when we can rapidly reprogram and re-engineer biological…
How can patient advocacy groups attract an early-stage company to develop technology for their…
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This event is open to Premier and General Access registrants only. These events are first come…
Big Night Live
Tuesday, June 6
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Attendees must come to registration to pick up their badge.
North Lobby
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Don't miss world-famous journalist, Katie Couric as she shares her work with Stand Up to Cancer in…
Main Stage, Ballroom
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
View 13-minute podium presentations across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Join us on Level 1…
Session Rooms 103-104C
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public business organization that promotes the…
Session Room 102B
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a hybrid discussion with the directors of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research …
Session Room 205ABC
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Biotech is a cornerstone to serving the world’s health-related needs for all demographics; but in…
Determining Value: Perspectives on Value Assessments, Value Calculations, and a Discussion of Ways…
The advent of mRNA vaccines, accelerated by the global SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, marked the beginning of…
An inspirational conversation about what’s next for biotech as we strive to get ahead of disease in…
Session Room 253ABC
The 33rd edition of EY’s Beyond Borders Biotechnology Report offers a chance to take stock of the…
Capital is a critical component for success. Although digital health funding dipped from its peak…
This session will engage an expert panel in a discussion on a number of timely regulatory policy…
Organizations from pharma sponsors, site networks, technology and service providers, advocacy…
The early discovery stages of the research and development process is the most vulnerable time for…
Over the last decade, there has been an incredible surge in innovation in the life sciences,…
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for more geographic diversity in the production…
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Nature’s Building Blocks: Diversity & Equity • Why participation in clinical trials matters •…
Session Room 105
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Start-Up Stadium is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key…
North Lobby
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Christopher A. Viehbacher joined Biogen as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of…
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
BioProcess Insider Daily Interviews 1:30 – 1:45 PM Darren Head, CEO, Bionova Scientific 2:05–…
BioProcess Theater
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA). Many advances have been made in the…
The Asia-Pacific region outside of Greater China now holds around a quarter of all the world’s new…
The value of biotech companies can best be described as a discontinuous growth function with…
Inequities exist at every phase of the U.S. healthcare system — from clinical research to diagnosis…
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly changed the RNA landscape, with new and exciting technologies…
FDA and sponsors share the goal of productive and timely engagement during drug development. …
Join us for this exciting Fireside Chat with Frank Nestle, Global Head of Research and Chief…
Session Room 205ABC
A closer look at current legislative initiatives being considered by the Senate Judiciary…
An aggressive drop in the market and the aftermath of two years of deals via Zoom create a unique…
Commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the boardroom have been a priority in the…
Join a distinguished panel of international data privacy & data security experts for the latest…
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
View 13-minute podium presentations across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Join us on Level 1…
Session Rooms 103-104C
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Start-Up Stadium is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key…
North Lobby
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Over the last 47 years, since the creation of the statutory regulatory framework, we’ve evolved…
While the biotech industry has seen record years of venture investment, crossover investments, and…
For many new therapies, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is as much a commercial imperative…
The NIH estimates indicate that about 1 in 10 people in the United States have a rare disease, and…
This panel of top-tier biotech CEOs turned VC investors and advisors will discuss their outlook on…
The world is facing a demographic crisis, driven by unhealthy aging: societies across the globe are…
Cell therapies involve the use of living cells to treat or prevent disease. Cells are removed from…
As computational analysis and informatics play an increasingly important role in R&D, biopharma…
How have new understandings of cell biology, genomics, AI/ML based platform technologies expanded…
In the United States, there are two worldclass state-funded and voter approved biomedical research…
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Join us for this exciting Fireside Chat with Noubar Afeyan, CEO and Founder of Flagship Pioneering…
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
With every passing year, the life sciences industry leads new advancements and innovation with the…
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Representatives from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) will speak to…
Let’s talk about all the good things and all the bad things that may be when it comes to realizing…
Though the life science industry has made strides in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion …
Data only has value when it is discoverable, shareable, and usable, but most rare disease data…
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program was established in 1994 to increase access to childhood…
Join us for a robust discussion on the topic of International Regulatory Harmonization in our…
An increasingly vocal group of critics complain that life-sciences patents are holding up…
While academic scientists have always brought to light new insights, these have traditionally been…
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
David Thomas, BIO’s Senior Vice President of Industry Analysis, will provide an overview of recent…
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Explore the exhibit floor with special events, food, and drink presented by our incredible…
Exhibition Floor
Wednesday, June 7
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Attendees must come to registration to pick up their badge.
North Lobby
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf will discuss the latest issues at the FDA, the use of technology…
Main Stage, Ballroom
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
View 13-minute podium presentations across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Join us on Level 1…
Session Rooms 103-104C
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The success of the Accelerated Approval pathway has meant countless patients received access to…
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have changed the way we treat cancer patients. However, only a…
Session Room 253ABC
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
11:00 – 11:20 AM Advancing Data Driven Drug Discovery Letian Kuai, Vice President, Head of WuXi…
BioProcess Theater
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for a special edition of the popular weekly discussion of all things biotech. Reporting…
With growing inflation and economic turmoil, budgets are tighter than ever. Governments and other…
Legislative advocacy is cornerstone to achieving impactful public policy. Many advocacy efforts are…
China’s urge for innovation is strong and has enabled some biotechs to develop first in class and…
The development of cell, gene therapy, and genome editing presents several challenges. While…
Ironically, billions of dollars and FOMO investor zeal frantically chasing the promise of…
The pandemic forced support ecosystems for emerging biotechs to adapt their processes to continue…
Identifying effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases is challenging given that the…
The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) works across the healthcare sector to bring…
New viruses emerge with ever-increasing frequency; however, we still lack antiviral therapeutics…
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Nature’s Building Blocks: Patient Stories • Haemophilia treatments across generations • The…
Session Room 105
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Start-Up Stadium is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key…
North Lobby
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Join us to learn about special programs and resources supporting career opportunities and…
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Genetic therapies are transforming patients’ lives in ways unimaginable 20 years ago, and recent…
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 - 1:20 PM Enabling and Accelerating Targeted Protein Degraders and Molecular Glues Drug…
BioProcess Theater
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) contains some of the most significant changes to prescription…
While research shows that diverse teams perform better, are more creative, and contribute to higher…
The coming wave of gene therapies has already forced biotechs to change their development model…
mThe discovery of antibiotics was one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in the 20th century and…
The human genome contains approximately 30,000 genes. Of these, 6,000+ sites are estimated to have…
The psychedelics industry has evolved from a stigmatized counterculture to a scientifically robust…
This session will review exciting developments in cloud-based submissions which are now a reality…
An alarm is being sounded by patients, caregivers, and providers around the high acuity of distress…
Despite recent strides in medical innovation – in oncology, COVID-19, neurodegenerative disorders…
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
View 13-minute podium presentations across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Join us on Level 1…
Session Rooms 103-104C
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Start-Up Stadium is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key…
North Lobby
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Are AI-enabled solutions advancing quickly enough to outpace the rapidly evolving mental health…
Academic developers are major contributors to the research and development of cell and gene…
This panel will present comparative views of biopharma, investor-backed, and independent incubators…
This session will be based on LHS’ trademarked process of creating corporate narratives and…
Each year the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) various institutes award over $1.2 billion in…
Hear how leading science and tech companies are combining their unique strengths to discover and…
Session Room 253ABC
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has long been a global public health focus, representing a…
Hear from leading patient advocates and policy experts on IRA implementation from the patient and…
This panel will discuss the evolving landscape of immunotherapy in solid tumors, with a focus on…
This panel will focus on the unique voice that the life sciences industry can bring to the table in…
Session Room 210A
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Innovation. Which ideas and inventions are likely to serve as the foundation for the creation of…
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Leveraging biotechnology innovation will be key to meeting global efforts to combat climate change…
FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence launched “Project Optimus” in 2021, to encourage sponsors to…
Session Room 254A
Moderated by Drew Armstrong of Endpoints News, this interactive panel discussion aimed at early to…
What do biotech companies need to consider as they develop their global growth strategy? Companies…
COVID-19 is here to stay. With current prevention and treatment strategies, the virus will continue…
The IRA is market-driven. It is changing the US healthcare landscape with new approaches toward…
Brain aging drives devastating neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,…
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This event is open to Premier and General Access registrants only. These events are first come…
MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Thursday, June 8
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Attendees must come to registration to pick up their badge.
North Lobby
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The use of patient experience data (PED) to inform the development and benefit-risk assessment of…
Join us for a captivating Fireside Chat session where we'll have the privilege of hosting the…
Tackling a problem like cancer requires both the ingenuity of small biotech players and the…
Session Room 254A
Companies are using AI/ML models to make pre-clinical drug development a more streamlined process…
While often evaluated by the modality they employ or therapeutic area in which they focus, a…
The pharma pipeline is brimming with ever more personalized therapies, mutation-specific…
During the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December 2022, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden recognized…
Genome Editing therapeutic platforms (e.g. zinc finger nucleases, TALENs, meganucleases) have…
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Nature’s Building Blocks: Spotlighting Discoveries • The therapies made from synthetic DNA •…
Session Room 105
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
More than 10 years ago, the first immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) was approved in a monumental…
Session Room 254A
Cardiovascular disease is the leading public health issue in the United States, according to the…
Major changes in the diagnostics industry are underway with an increased push to self-testing,…
Next-generation approaches to gene therapy are emerging as one of the most promising areas of drug…
Vaccines are global health’s biggest success, helping people of all ages live longer, healthier…
Health systems are not only the source of scientific innovation that leads to new treatments for…
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
View 13-minute podium presentations across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Join us on Level 1…
Session Rooms 103-104C
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Start-Up Stadium is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key…
North Lobby
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In vitro diagnostics have seen incredible innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and advances in…
Panelists will discuss how to rethink innovation in oncology. Experts will touch on global patient…
Session Room 254A
In 2020, more than 71% of those with PhDs in health and medical sciences were women, strategically…
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Raise a glass to another successful year at the BIO International Convention and help us build…
Monday, February 26
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Attendees must come to registration to pick up their badge.