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06:30 07:15 (45 mins)

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Rise and Run

06:30–07:15 Meeting point: AC Hotel Barcelona Forum entrance

Ease yourself into a busy second day at BIO-Europe Spring with a morning run along the Barcelona waterfront. The pace will be comfortable enough to chat and runners of all levels are welcome. Bring a hat and gloves; this run will happen no matter the weather!


07:45 18:45 (660 mins)

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Registration open

Level 0, Entrance Hall

07:45 10:30 (165 mins)

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Continental Breakfast

Level 0, Exhibit Hall

07:45 18:00 (615 mins)

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Exhibition open

Level 0, Exhibit Hall

08:00 18:30 (630 mins)

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One-to-one Meetings

09:00 12:00 (180 mins)

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Company Presentations

Level 1, Rooms 118, 119, 120

10:15 11:45 (90 mins)

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Regenerative medicines and their impact on healthcare: From lab to market

Location: Level 1, Room 123

This session opens the discussion among representatives of different regions about the critical process of getting regenerative medicine scientific advances out of the lab to patients’ bedsides. According to market forecasts, the global regenerative medicine sector is expected to reach USD 30,237 million by 2022. Researchers from universities, hospitals and private companies continue to progress on developing technologies for a wide array of degenerative conditions, each with different scientific strengths and weaknesses. However, the path toward the commercialization is still not clear. There is a need for investments in infrastructure, increased research and development spending, but also new collaborations between institutions and businesses all around the world. No one will succeed alone. At this multinational roundtable learn how to pave the way on commercializing advanced and regenerative medicines; from representatives of top research, development, approval and commercialization organizations.

  • Moderator Josep Mª Canals, University of Barcelona
  • Panelist Patrick Bedford - Manager, CCRM (Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine)
  • Panelist Kunihiko Suzuki - Vice Chairman, FIRM (Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine)
  • Panelist Keith Thompson - CEO, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
  • Panelist Marcos Timón - Head of Service, European Medicines Agency / AEMPS

11:05 11:25 (20 mins)

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Break and Breathe

Location: Level 1, Room 127

Enhance your conference experience by using simple breathing techniques, movement and light stretches in order to charge your body and mind for better decision making and more energy throughout the day. The breath is a source of life. By practicing special breathing techniques, we can fight diseases, stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems and purify the blood. These breathing techniques are designed to make the body fit and to handle stress in everyday life. Open to all. No prerequisites required. Standing and seated (chair) positions only.

11:35 11:55 (20 mins)

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Break and Breathe

Location: Level 1, Room 127

Enhance your conference experience by using simple breathing techniques, movement and light stretches in order to charge your body and mind for better decision making and more energy throughout the day. The breath is a source of life. By practicing special breathing techniques, we can fight diseases, stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems and purify the blood. These breathing techniques are designed to make the body fit and to handle stress in everyday life. Open to all. No prerequisites required. Standing and seated (chair) positions only.

12:00 13:30 (90 mins)

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Transatlantic cooperation in precision medicine

Location: Level 1, Room 123

This session opens the discussion and aims to compare business environments for the development and internationalization of personalized and precision medicine between Canada and Europe. Through intervention of cluster representatives and success case stories across the Atlantic Ocean, we will share best practices, offer key advice and information and stimulate synergies and innovation. Join and participate in this bioXclusters+’ session where you will discover cluster benefits for SME internationalization across Europe and Canada as well as the recent success case in precision medicine from Mosaic Biomedicals and Northern Biologicals. bioXclusters partners will launch the session presenting each cluster partner assets for internationalization. Life sciences clusters from all over the world as well as SMEs involved in precision medicine products and services are welcome to participate in the open discussion and networking after the presentations. Registration through the partneringONE system will be required.

  • Moderator Albert Barberà - CEO, BIOCAT
  • Presenter Stephanie Wehnelt - International Affairs & Training, BioM
  • Presenter Clarissa Ceruti - Head of Technology Transfer, BioPMed
  • Presenter Emilie Roméo - Head of European Affairs, Lyon Biopole
  • Presenter Jordi Fàbrega - Director, Business Development, Biocat
  • Presenter Ella Korets-Smith - Executive Director, TO Health!
  • Panelist Judit Anido - Co-Founder and General Manager, Mosaic Biomedicals
  • Panelist Stefan Larson - CEO, Northern Biologics

12:00 14:00 (120 mins)

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Luncheon

Level 0 – Exhibit Hall

Level 2 – Banquet Hall

13:45 14:45 (60 mins)

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Stirring the entrepreneurial pot in Europe

Location: Level 1, Room 123

Europe is home to many of the biggest pharmaceutical companies and the best academic biomedical researchers. But the US has always been the dominant place with thriving hubs of biotech entrepreneurs, the home for people taking big risk and creating much of the value in healthcare. Quite a few countries aspire to create their own dynamic clusters like Boston and San Francisco, but haven’t pulled it off. What is happening today on the ground in various European hotspots, at the intersection of academia and entrepreneurship? Are seeds being planted today that could change the storyline over the next 5–10 years? Join Luke Timmerman, founder of Timmerman Report, for a lively conversation about the future of biotech entrepreneurship in Europe.

  • Moderator Luke Timmerman - Founder and Editor, Timmerman Report
  • Panelist Divya Chadha Manek - Head, Business Development (Commercial), NIHR
  • Panelist Alexander Mayweg - Venture Partner, Versant Ventures
  • Panelist Antoine Papiernik - Managing Partner, Sofinnova Partners
  • Panelist Issi Rozen - Chief Business Officer, Broad Institute

15:00 18:00 (180 mins)

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Startup Slam: Barcelona

Location: Level 1, Room 131

Startup Slam is a pitching competition offering emerging entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their company. Selected companies will present their innovative technologies to a panel of judges comprising business development executives, venture capitalists and industry experts.

Pitch Session 1:

Vaxxit

IDP Discovery Pharma

Junction Therapeutics

TILT Biotherapeutics

Oxford Endovascular

Oncostellae

Leukos Biotech

Pitch Session 2:

Oppilotech

Aligen Therapeutics

Epical Biosciences

MicroQuin

vitalityDNA

Peptomyc

Iproteos

  • Moderator Bauke Anninga - COO, The Innovation Forum
  • Moderator Emma Kohring - Communications Leader, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Judge Joris De Maeyer - Venture Coach, Bioqube Ventures
  • Judge Antonio Gomez - Spain New Ventures Lead, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Judge Nerida Scott - VP, Transactions, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Judge Montserrat Vendrell - General Partner, Alta Life Sciences
  • Judge Karen Wagner - General Partner, Ysios Capital

14:00 17:15 (195 mins)

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Company Presentations

Level 1, Rooms 118, 119

16:05 16:25 (20 mins)

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Break and Breathe

Location: Level 1, Room 127

Enhance your conference experience by using simple breathing techniques, movement and light stretches in order to charge your body and mind for better decision making and more energy throughout the day. The breath is a source of life. By practicing special breathing techniques, we can fight diseases, stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems and purify the blood. These breathing techniques are designed to make the body fit and to handle stress in everyday life. Open to all. No prerequisites required. Standing and seated (chair) positions only.

16:35 16:55 (20 mins)

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Break and Breathe

Location: Level 1, Room 127

Enhance your conference experience by using simple breathing techniques, movement and light stretches in order to charge your body and mind for better decision making and more energy throughout the day. The breath is a source of life. By practicing special breathing techniques, we can fight diseases, stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems and purify the blood. These breathing techniques are designed to make the body fit and to handle stress in everyday life. Open to all. No prerequisites required. Standing and seated (chair) positions only.

17:45 18:45 (60 mins)

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Exhibit Hall Hospitality Receptions

Level 0, Exhibit Hall

BioPartner at Booth 44

Gebro at Booth 57

Health Holland at Booth 45

Pharma Intelligence at Booth 51


19:00 22:00 (180 mins)

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Evening Networking Reception with Buffet-style dinner

Location: Cúpula de las Arenas de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385
Entrance: Diputació, 15-21
08015 Barcelona

Las Arenas is a 116-year-old bullring that was a beautiful and impressive stadium when it was built in 1900, and after an extensive six-year renovation and restoration is now both a shopping center and a venue for cultural, artistic, social and gastronomic events. The arena’s transformation includes the addition of a giant 767-meter dome, the largest wooden dome in Europe, creating an exceptional gathering space in the heart of Barcelona with a view of Plaza de España at the foot of Montjuïc.


SHUTTLE BUSES:

18:30–19:00 Shuttle buses depart from the conference center to the evening event.

21:30–22:30 Shuttle buses depart from the evening event to all conference hotels.