|CONFERENCE DAY 2 – FRIDAY, 15 March|
|08:00–17:00||Registration, Poster Presentations and Exhibition open|
|08:45–08:50||Opening Remarks |
by conference organizer BIOCOM AG
|08:50–10:30||Plenary Session |
|Update and progress report with regard to AMR innovations for human and animal health|
The plenary session will give a progress report on AMR innovations and financing in the therapeutics and diagnostics field. It will have a one health approach, covering human health and animal health aspects. A focus will be on developments relevant for SMEs and mid-size companies. It will address their needs and day-to-day challenges and will open the room for solutions that will be presented and discussed throughout the day.
• Peter Beyer, WHO (Summary of Policy Session Day 1 & Presentation preclinical & clinical pipeline report)
• Aleks Engel, Repair Impact Fund (Update of activities & first investments)
Panel Debate: Too many cooks spoil the broth: Is the AMR field getting over-coordinated by public and private initiatives? What is really needed to drive innovation?
|11:00–12:30||Parallel Sessions |
|Session 3 |
Clinical Development & Regulation
The focus of track 3 will be on the challenges which comes along with clinical development of new antimicrobials thereby having a focus on trial design for non-traditional routes and the need for new guidelines, the value of clinical trial networks and measures in preclinical development that could reduce attrition in clinical phases. The session will be complemented by case studies from clinical stage SMEs & panel debates.
• Glenn Dale and Helmut Kessmann, Polyphor AG
|Session 4 |
Market Access - US market as role model or does Europe need a specific/own way?
The session will discuss one of the major topics in the AMR community: the broken economic model. It will focus on current instruments available to incentivise AMR innovation and looks at new PUSH and PULL strategies proposed by experts. A panel will shed light on the SMEs perspective: what are their needs with regard to reimbursement and return of investment and which instrument would fit the best to support growing the community?
|Session 5 |
Surveillance – A new tool to improve R&D for drugs and diagnostics, the challenge of data integration and the role of large industry/SMEs
The session will have a special focus on how surveillance data can be used to create a more efficient, reliable and successful drug and diagnostic development process to combat antibiotic resistance in the long-term. It will present current strategies and international efforts of sharing and collecting existing data and will discuss the role of industry and SMEs within this challenge. Another aspect will cover the challenges to integrate human and animal health data and the related challenge to identify relevant diagnostic tools.
Confirmed Session Chair:
• Ghada Zoubiane, Wellcome Trust
|12:30–14:00||Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Presentations|
|14:00–15:30||Parallel Sessions and Investor Partnering |
|Session 6 |
This session will focus on innovative SMEs with more traditional human therapies like small molecules or peptides to directly target resistant bacteria. The session will be jointly moderated by BEAM Alliance and CARB-X.
• Kevin Outterson, CARB-X
• Marc Gitzinger, BioVersys AG
• Marc Lemonnier, Antabio SAS
|Session 7 |
This session will highlight innovative companies with new diagnostic tests or panels for either susceptibility, point-of-care or point-of-prescription testing.
|Session 8 |
To address the one health approach, track 8 will present therapeutic and diagnostic innovations in animal health showcasing the most recent trends in this area and providing opportunities for interactions between human and animal health experts.
|Investor Partnering |
Pre-scheduled 1-to-1 meetings (13:30–15:30)
|16:00–17:30||Plenary Session |
|Financing Session |
Start-up Pitch and Investor's Talk
Traditionally, a session on early financing opportunities will close the conference. The session will be opened by 5-minutes pitches of 7 AMR therapeutic and diagnostics start-ups. The pitches will be ranked by a Jury of investors and representatives of funding initiatives from across the globe. The session will then be closed by a panel debate with representatives from private, public and corporate investors as well as by company representatives talking about their success of having raised private capital with AMR innovation in recent times.
• Peter Jackson, AMR Centre (Moderation)
• Emmanuelle Coutanceau, Novo Seeds, Novo Holdings
|17:30–18:30||Closing Reception and Poster Prize Ceremony|