2016 Conference Will See New Pistoia Alliance Strategy Announced

Wilmington, DE, 1st March 2016 – The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science organizations that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D, has announced the lineup of speakers for its 2016 European Conference.

The conference which be held at King’s College, London, on 19th April 2016, will see a number of speakers from across the Pistoia Alliance and connected organizations debate a number of important issues in life sciences research and development. In addition to this, the Pistoia Alliance’s recently appointed President, Steve Arlington, will announce the organization’s new strategy.

The panel sessions will focus on three main themes: mobile and wearable technology, robotics, and big data. In addition to the panel debates there will also be an award ceremony for the winners of the 2015 President’s Startup Challenge, and a chance for the audience to vote for the winners of the 2016 Mini Startup Challenge.

Confirmed panelists include representatives from MedCity, Qualcomm Life, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, AstraZeneca, DNAdigest, 23andMe, MedImmune, HELIX, and Genomics England.

Richard Holland, Executive Director Operations at the Pistoia Alliance, commented: “We have a very strong line-up for this year’s European conference, coupled with some very interesting topics that are of critical importance for life sciences research and development. Combined with the award ceremony for the winners of our inaugural President’s Startup Challenge and the live audience vote for our first ever Mini Startup Challenge, I anticipate a very exciting conference. The conference will provide delegates with an important first opportunity to hear about the new Pistoia Alliance strategy.”

Following the conference there will be a reception which all conference participants are welcome to attend, during which the winners of the Mini Startup Challenge will be announced.

For full details of the conference agenda please refer to: http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/PISTOIAEUR16

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