What's coming up at MedCity INVEST Precision Medicine Day 3?

The MedCity INVEST Precision Medicine healthcare conference on December 9-11 draws healthcare and life science executives and investors as we spotlight progress in the development of diagnostics, clinical trial innovation, AI in drug development, and reimbursement models for cell and gene therapy. To view the full agenda, click here. To register, click here. 10:30 AM–11:30 AM ET: Clinical Trial Design Trends Remote monitoring for clinical trials has the potential to transform clinical trial design, enabling a more diverse pool of participants, potentially easing recruitment obstacles and help patients fit participation into their lifestyles. How far have we come since Pfizer’s first remote monitoring pilot? Which technologies/use cases are proving effective? What are some of the challenges ahead? Moderator: Frank Vinluan, Business Journalist Speakers: Peyton Howell, EVP and Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Parexel Viraj Narayanan, Vice President, Life Sciences & Strategic Partnerships, COTA Clay Williams, Founder/CEO, Medaptive Health, Inc. 12:30 –1:30 PM ET: Investment Trends in Precision Medicine Join us for a discussion on investments year-to-date for health-tech and life science companies and the impact of M&A deals from 2019. How have investment strategies and priorities changed? How do they work with startups/growth stage companies? How are strategic investors changing the investment landscape? What have they learned from investment missteps and successes? Moderator: Peter Micca, Partner, Deloitte Speakers: Julie Grant, General Partner, Canaan Jeffrey Low, M.D., Principal, Novo Growth Christopher McFadden, Managing Director, KKR Credit 2:30–4:00 PM ET Pitch Perfect: Presentations from Life Science Startups Life Science companies share different approaches to addressing some of the
points in healthcare. Each startup with have 4 minutes to pitch followed by 6 minutes of Q&A with the judges. Biomeme’s end-to-end mobile platform empowers users to take real-time PCR everywhere they need it, from sample collection to data management. The company started out by creating the first iPhone add-on capable of performing molecular diagnostics. Since its inception, Biomeme has used advanced biology and chemistry along with world-class hardware and software engineering to create elegant solutions to complex problems. Over the years its team has grown, and along the way Biomeme has built the leading mobile molecular diagnostics platform. CEO: Max Perelman Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA EpiVario is a preclinical stage biotechnology company that is developing neuroepigenetic modulators to treat
memory related psychiatric disorders
. The company’s newly discovered epigenetic regulatory mechanism provides a target for treating
memory-related neuropsychiatric disorders
, since it plays a critical role in consolidating trauma-induced fear and stress responses, in addition to cue-induced craving that underlies various
addiction disorders
. Based on this paradigm-shifting finding, EpiVario is developing pharmacotherapeutics to treat
addiction disorders
, including
alcohol use disorder
. CEO: Thomas Kim Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA Gregor Diagnostics is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing a new screening test for
prostate cancer
Prostate cancer
screening has been a hotly debated topic over the last two decades because of the overdiagnosis and overtreatment caused by current screening methods. Gregor is developing a better solution that can limit these issues, while still saving men from this deadly disease. CEO: Tobias Zutz Headquarters: Madison, WI SOLUtion is an early-stage life science company developing more patient friendly drug delivery systems for reconstitutable drugs. We specifically aim to improve the administration efficacy of life-saving injectable medication with our TwistJect auto-injector for people living with
adrenal insufficiency
including Addison’s Disease and
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
. CEO: Julia Anthony Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA Stingray Therapeutics is an immune oncology company leading the charge to bring the next generation of new immune oncology agents forward. Today, all our immune oncology therapeutics are in only one arm of the immune system – adaptive immunity. But the immune system has two major arms that synergistically work together, adaptive and innate immunity. The company’s program in innate immunity inhibits the direct negative regulator of the major pathway, adding innate immunity into the fight against
, and has the promise of making immune oncology therapy dramatically more effective. CEO: Jonathan Northrup Headquarters: Houston, TX TrialSpark is a technology company that helps bring treatments to patients faster. Today, clinical trials are the bottleneck to bringing life-saving treatments to patients. Trials are slow, inefficient, and expensive. TrialSpark believes that it can use technology to accelerate the pace of clinical trials and bridge the gap between medical research and patients who need treatment. Client Growth Director: Joe Zaccaria Headquarters: New York, NY Judges: Wayne Barz is Chief Investment Officer, Ben Franklin Technology Partners – Northeast PA Rena Rosenberg is a Partner with Robin Hood Ventures