THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced plans to participate in the World Medical Innovation Forum™ on cancer held April 25-27, 2016, in Boston. The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of senior corporate, investor and academic leaders. The forum was established to respond to the intensifying transformation of healthcare and its impact on innovation. This is the second year Amgen has participated in this event as a sponsor.
Three senior leaders from Amgen are scheduled to speak:
Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer, will participate in a fireside chat with Caroline Chen, a biotechnology and healthcare reporter at Bloomberg. The discussion will highlight Amgen's strategic focus in oncology/hematology, its approach to innovation, and its investment in immuno-oncology and combination therapies. This event is scheduled for 10:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 26.
Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development, will participate on the "Creating a Disruptive Cancer Pipeline" panel moderated by Robert Tepper, M.D., a partner at Third Rock Ventures and an adjunct professor at Harvard Medical School. The expert panel members will discuss the considerations in cancer pipeline development, the tradeoffs and what it takes to maintain success over time. The panel is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. ET on Monday, April 25.
David M. Reese, M.D., senior vice president of Translational Sciences, will present on the "Immunotherapy I: Checkpoint Activation and Cancer Vaccines" panel moderated by Nir Hacohen, Ph.D., an immunologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The expert panel members will review significant long-term cancer remissions and detail the experimental vaccines in development. The panel is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 26.
The above sessions will take place in the Novartis Ballroom of The Westin Copley Place, Boston.
About Amgen Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
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