UCB CEO to Chair IMI Board for a Second Term
News Apr 02, 2014
UCB and IMI have announced that CEO Roch Doliveux has again been appointed Chair of the Governing Board of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).
UCB has been a member of IMI since its initiation in 2006 with Roch Doliveux joining the IMI Governing Board in May 2010, and Chairing the IMI Governing Board from 2012 to 2013.
IMI currently supports 46 projects with a combined budget of around €1.6 billion. IMI projects are tackling some of the biggest challenges in medicines research, with the goal speeding up the development of, and patient access to, better and safer medicines.
In addition, IMI supports a number of education & training projects. IMI has proved highly successful and a proposal to extend the initiative is now under discussion in the European Parliament and the EU Member States.
Roch Doliveux, CEO of UCB and Vice President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Association (EFPIA) says “Never has science given us so many opportunities to innovate and provide better health to citizens around the world. Yet science is now so complex that no one can harness its potential on its own. IMI is the biggest public-private partnership of its kind, and a role model for open innovation and knowledge sharing between the industry and academia. It is also without a doubt a key instrument to increase the well-being of patients across Europe.”
Michel Goldman, Executive Director of IMI said: “Roch Doliveux has long been a strong supporter of IMI, and his dedication and vision, and those of his colleagues on the Governing Board, have helped to make IMI the strong, successful organization it is today. I am confident that his leadership skills, combined with his focus on the needs of patients, will ensure IMI goes from strength to strength as it moves into the next phase of its existence.”
UCB is a significant contributor to the Innovative Medicines Initiative. UCB is participating in 21 of the consortia within IMI, leading 3 projects with academic partners: BTCURE, PRECISEADS and AETIONOMY.
Ingestible Drug-Delivery Materials May Improve Patient Treatment ComplianceNews
Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication.READ MORE
Researchers Develop New Method to Generate Human AntibodiesNews
Researchers hope their approach will help researchers rapidly generate therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of infectious diseases and other conditions such as cancer.READ MORE
Large-Scale Production of Living Brain Cells Enables Entirely New ResearchNews
After performing a biopsy on the patient, the skin cells are transformed into brain cells that effectively imitate the disease and the age of the patient.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
6th Edition of International Conference on Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants
Apr 16 - Apr 17, 2018
International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology
Nov 23 - Nov 24, 2017