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President's Lecture 2019

Big Pharma – why even the best science might not be enough to save it.

25 Jun 2019

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Timings: 6.45pm - 8pm

The 2019 Lecture will be given by Dr Nessa Carey, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, Transitional Chair for Business Development and Innovation at the Quadram Institute and non-executive director at UCL-Business.

Big pharma is going through an incredibly tumultuous time. Approvals of new drugs remain worryingly low, and financial pressures are growing all the time. Whilst new technologies, and especially gene editing, hold great scientific promise, the routes to successful market launch remain fraught. In this provocative lecture, Nessa Carey argues that the industry can't 'science' its way out of its problems. Instead, it needs to build a new social contract with an often misinformed and untrusting population. 

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