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Drug Discovery Summit

08 May 2013 - 10 May 2013 - Boston, MA, Hyatt Regency



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GTC is proud to present the Drug Discovery Summit, to be held in Boston, MA on May 8-10, 2013. This summit will bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research and new technologies and discuss the legal and regulatory strategies involved in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields. The conference also have designated opportunities to network with high-level executives from top pharma and various biotech/pharmaceutical companies, explore potential collaborations, and learn about relevant issues and deals that will affect the industry. 

Registration to the conference will allow you unlimited access to the 4 tracks outlined below:

3rd Epigenetics in Drug Discovery 
6th Imaging in Drug Discovery and Development
7th Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry
Orphan Drugs Research and Commercialization



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Newfound Strength in Regenerative Medicine
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