2019 Attendee Profile

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5th Annual Oligonucleotide & Precision Therapeutics: (OPT Congress)
March 17-18, 2020 * Hyatt Regency Cambridge * Cambridge, Massachusetts
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OPT Congress 2019
Attended by more than 130 unique companies

The Fourth Annual “Oligonucleotide & Precision Therapeutics” (OPT Congress) was held March 26-28, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

More than 200 industry leaders from 14 different countries joined the 2-day program dedicated to Oligonucleotide Discovery & Delivery, CMC and Regulatory Strategies. In addition, we delivered two in-depth symposiums focusing on Drug Discovery for Rare Diseases and New Frontiers in Gene Editing and Repair. NEW for 2020 we will be assessing the impact of AI on drug discovery.

The congress participation was represented well with 55% attended by executives. With more than 65% of the audience from biotech, another 15% from pharma, and the event represented by 130+ unique organizations, this event will continue to gather a diverse body of attendees from around the world to network, share ideas, and discuss cutting-edge science and technology.

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2019 Event Features

  • 200+ Participants
  • 2 Conferences
  • 2 Symposium
  • Dinner Courses
  • Dedicated Poster Viewing Sessions
  • Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours and Networking Functions

Hear what a few people had to say about OPT Congress 2019

“Well balanced content, perfectly executed logistics.”
     Dmitry S., PhD, CTO, Sirnaomics

“The scientific quality of the presentations was very high and the opportunities for networking were excellent.”
Ekkehard L., PhD, Senior Director, R&D Alliance Management, Sanofi

With special thanks to our Executive Advisory Board who help to shape the program:

  • Arthur Levin, PhD, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Avidity Biosciences
  • Muthiah (Mano) Manoharan, PhD, Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Dmitry Samarsky, PhD, CTO, Sirnaomics
  • Lubo Nechev, PhD, Vice President Process and Analytical Sciences, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

RNA Targeting with Antisense Oligonucleotides: Present and Future
Geary_RichardRichard S. Geary, PhD, Senior Vice President, Development, Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Key Contacts

For content and speaker suggestions
Oligonucleotide Discovery and Development

Gemma Smith
Senior Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: +447754.518.131
E: gsmith@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com

For content and speaker suggestions

Rare Diseases/Artificial Intelligence
Tanuja Koppal, PhD
Senior Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
E: tkoppal@healthtech.com

For partnering and sponsorship information:

Carolyn Benton
Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: 781-972-5412
E: cbenton@healthtech.com

For media partnerships:

Matt Wagner
Marketing Coordinator
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: 781.247.6253
E: mwagner@healthtech.com

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