Miptec 2013 in Basel
Miptec - This annual European event dedicated to the science of drug discovery will take place from September 24 - 26, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland and will be jointly organized with the BioValley Life Sciences Week. Every year, more than 3,000 participants gather to contribute in over 100 lectures in 10 scientific tracks, 150 poster presentations and over 100 commercial exhibitors, and partake in a community of likeminded individuals to explore the opportunities and challenges at the frontiers of drug discovery.
Challenges but also Chances
The drug discovery community faces, great challenges in this decade. Under mounting pressure from patients and payers, they have to find the right medicines for the right patients. In order to succeed, they have to improve their means to investigate and remedy the biological mechanisms underlying disease in order to identify better validated targets for unmet medical needs.
Yet, this decade also holds the greatest promise to deliver on many fronts. Breakthroughs in new technologies have enabled pharmacogenomics to deliver personalized medicines to some patient populations, cell based therapies are advancing to the clinic, and exciting developments in biological engineering are enabling the interrogation of novel disease mechanisms.
Topics of the conference will be Stem Cells in Biomedicine, Next Generation Sequencing, High Content Screening and Medicinal Chemistry. This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. Ralf Schumacher, Dr. Christoph Westphal and Dr. Kári Stefánsson, Decode Genetics, with his talk on “Genetics of Common Disease“.
Online registration for MipTec 2013 is free of charge and is now open.