Workshop &
Mentoring

Connecting
research and
industry in
healthcare

Venue

Escola de Medicina
Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga

Schedule

9h - 9h30 | REGISTRATION

9h30 | KEYNOTE SPEECH

When to transition from Research (R) to Development (D)? The key to successful translation | Prof. Michael Eaton
Professor Michael Eaton has worked in the Pharma Industry for more than 35 years and is one of the most renowned experts in the field of nanomedicine. In his talk, Michael will approach the difference between Research (R) and Development (D) and how knowing when to transition between these two stages of a technology is crucial towards successful translation to the market.

10h30 – 11H | SUCCESS CASES PRESENTATION

Centro Clínico Académico (2CA Braga) | Prof. Nuno Sousa
Professor Nuno Sousa is one of the most renowned Portuguese neuroscientists, having received multiple awards and chairing the Portuguese Society of Neurology. In his talk, he will present the Clinical Academic Center – a non-profit partnership between University of Minho and José de Mello Saúde Group that promotes clinical, translational research and clinical trials maximizing the development of innovative biomaterials, diagnostic strategies, regenerative approaches and therapeutic products.

FASTinov | Prof. Cidália Pina Vaz
Professor Cidália Pina Vaz is a Full Professor in Clinical Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, having contributed with over 100 published articles to this field. In her talk, Cidália will share her experience as the CEO of FASTinov, a successful UPorto spinoff that has brought to the market a disruptive diagnostic methodology for fast antimicrobial susceptibility tests directly from blood culture.

11h - 11h15 | COFFEE BREAK

11H15 – 13H | ROUNDTABLE – Good practices in Health Sciences towards successful translation

In this roundtable, the panellists will discuss the state of R&D in Health Sciences both at the national and international levels. The main aim of this discussion is to share good R&D practices with the community, namely what the industry is typically looking for in a new technology, how these collaborations typically unravel, and how to successfully foster new collaborations between academia and industry.

PANEL:
Michael Eaton (U. Nottingham) | António Murta (Pathena) | Purificação Tavares (CGC Genetics) | Nuno Sousa (2CA Braga) | Cidália Pina-Vaz (FASTinov)

MODERATOR:
Marta Catarino (TecMinho)

13H | END OF WORKSHOP

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Speakers and Experts


António Murta
Pathena


Carla Rodrigues
JPAB


Cidália Pina Vaz
FASTInov


Mike Eaton
Nottingham University


Nuno Sá Costa
JPAB


Nuno Sousa
2CA Braga


Purificação Tavares
CGC Genetics


Ted Parton
Mekinopsis Ltd.


Stephan Lensky
EpimAb Biotherapeutics, Inc

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