2020 Attendee Profile

**List updated as of 3/6/2020


Bus Dev MgrAgilent Technologies
Mgr Bus DevAgilent Technologies
Sales MgrAgilent Technologies
MgrAjinomoto Co Inc
Dir CMC Regulatory AffairsAkcea Therapeutics
PresidentAligos Therapeutics
Dir Clinical ResearchAlnylam Pharmaceuticals
Dir Process ChemistryAlnylam Pharmaceuticals
Dir Regulatory AffairsAlnylam Pharmaceuticals
Distinguished InvestigatorAlnylam Pharmaceuticals
VP Process & Analytical SciencesAlnylam Pharmaceuticals
Sr ScientistAmgen Inc
ResearcherAncillare LP
VP Discovery & Translational ResearchAro Biotherapeutics
Chief Commercial OfficerArrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc
Dir Clinical DevArrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc
Sr ScientistArrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc
Bus Dev MgrBachem Americas Inc
Marketing CoordinatorBachem Americas Inc
Sr Dir Bus DevBachem Americas Inc
Exec DirBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr
Assoc Dir ASO Process Engineering & MfgBiogen
Postdoctoral ScientistBiogen
Scientist IIBiogen
Sr Process Engineer IIIBiogen
Sr Scientist IIBioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc
Exec DirBoehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund
Assoc Prof of Neurosurgery & DirBrigham & Womens Hospital
Postdoc Research SpecialistBrigham & Womens Hospital
Principal ScientistBristol Myers Squibb Co
Sr Research InvestigatorBristol Myers Squibb Co
Assoc DirBroad Institute
Graduate StudentBroad Institute
Research AssoBroad Institute
ScientistCardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH
PresidentCertified Scientific Instruments Inc
Graduate StudentCHA Univ
ProfCHA Univ
Chief of OperationsChemGenes Corp
PrincipalCMC Tyndall Consultant
Greenberg Starr ProfCornell Univ
Prof Physiology & Biophysics & DirCornell Univ
Assoc Dir Pre Clinical OncologyDicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc
Scientis IDicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc
VP Regulatory AffairsDicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc
Dir Preclinical Drug SafetyEisai Inc
Sr Principal ScientistEisai Inc
StaffEMD Serono
Sr Dir Program MgmtExicure
CEOFlamingo Therapeutics
StaffGeneDesign Inc
Assoc ScientistGlaxoSmithKline
Senior ManagerGlaxoSmithKline
Sr DirGlaxoSmithKline
Research Scientist & Deputy GMGreen Cross R&D Ctr
Chemist IIHorizon Discovery
Assoc ProfIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
ScientistIntellia Therapeutics Inc
Dir Translational Research & ChemistryinviCRO LLC
Asst Dir Mfg & OperationsIonis Pharmaceuticals Inc
CEOIonis Pharmaceuticals Inc
Principal ScientistIonis Pharmaceuticals Inc
Managing Dir & Co FounderIPQ Analytics LLC
Tech MgrJHL Biotech Inc
DirKairos Bioconsulting
Principal ScientistKairos Bioconsulting
ProfLeiden Univ
Sr ScientistLEO Pharma Inc
Sr ScientistLEO Pharma Inc
OncologistLondon Regional Cancer Ctr
Administrative AsstLyophilization Technology Inc
Research ScientistMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Research ScientistMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Assoc ProfMaxillofacial Surgery Svcs MFSS
Assoc ProfMD Anderson Cancer Ctr
HeadmiCure Therapeutics
Dir ResearchModerna Therapeutics
Principal ScientistModerna Therapeutics Inc
Sr Dir Discovery ChemistryModerna Therapeutics Inc
Patent AgentMorrison & Foerster LLP
Section ChiefNCNP
Researcher & Project MgrNIH NCATS
Bus Dev MgrNitto Denko Avecia Inc
Dir Analytical Dev & Quality ControlNitto Denko Avecia Inc
Project MgrNitto Denko Avecia Inc
Sr Bus Dev MgrNitto Denko Avecia Inc
Sr ChemistNITTO DENKO Avecia Inc
StudentNortheastern Univ
StudentNortheastern Univ
Research ScientistNorthwestern Univ
InvestigatorNovartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Inc
Principal ScientistNovartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Inc
Sr ScientistNovartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Sr ScientistNovartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Sr ScientistNovartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
VP & HeadNovo Nordisk Research Ctr China
Chief Business OfficerNuritas
Research ScientistOhio State Univ
Dir OperationsOligo Factory
PresidentOligo Factory
Research ScientistOligo Factory
Founder & CEOOliX Pharmaceuticals
Sr ScientistOrion Pharma
President & Principal ConsultantOrvieto Consulting LLC
Account ExecPace Analytical Life Sciences
Assoc DirPace Analytical Life Sciences
Marketing CoordinatorPace Analytical Life Sciences
Exec DirPfizer Inc
MgrPfizer Inc
Sr Principal ScientistPfizer Inc
Dir Bus DevPharmaceutics Intl Inc
PresidentPolyPeptide Grp
Dir PharmaceuticsProQR Therapeutics NV
Principal ScientistPTC Therapeutics Inc
Dir Cell BiologyQ State Biosciences
VP of Scientific AffairsQ State Biosciences
VP R&DQ State Biosciences
CSOQuark Pharmaceuticals
Sr VP Pharmaceutical DevQuark Pharmaceuticals Inc
Principal ScientistRoche Innovation Ctr Copenhagen
Principal ScientistRoche Innovation Ctr Copenhagen
Principal ScientistRoche Innovation Ctr Copenhagen
Principal ScientistRoche Innovation Ctr Copenhagen
Sr Dir Alliance MgmtSanofi Germany GmbH
Advanced Workflow SpecialistSCIEX
Events MgrSCIEX
Market Dev MgrSCIEX
Sr Global Market MgrSCIEX
Chair & ProfScripps Research Institute
ConsultantSirnaomics Inc
CTOSirnaomics Inc
President & CSOSirnaomics Inc
ProfSoonchunhyang Univ
VP & CSOSpring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc
Dir MarketingSTA Pharmaceutical A WuXi AppTec Co
VP Business OperationsSTA Pharmaceutical A WuXi AppTec Co
CEOStoke Therapeutics
CEOSungkyunkwan Univ
Graduate StudentSungkyunkwan Univ
Principal ScientistSungkyunkwan Univ
ProfSungkyunkwan Univ
ProfSungkyunkwan Univ
President & CEOSussex Research Labs Inc
VP of ChemistrySussex Research Labs Inc
Assoc DirTakeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
Assoc Scientific FellowTakeda Pharmaceuticals Inc
ScientistTCR2 Therapeutics Inc
MarketingTriLink BioTechnologies
Product MgmtTriLink BioTechnologies
VP Sales & MarketingTriLink BioTechnologies
Research Asst ProfTufts Univ
Prof Clinical & Experimental MedicineUniv degli Studi di Messina
Dir ChemBioPharmUniv of Bordeaux II
Graduate Research Assistant Deep LearningUniv of Central Florida
Distinguished ProfUniv of Colorado Boulder
Distinguished ProfUniv of Colorado Boulder
Distinguished ProfUniv of Colorado Boulder
ScientistUniv of Connecticut Farmington
Sr Graduate StudentUniv Of Massachusetts
Sr Graduate StudentUniv Of Massachusetts
Sr Licensing OfficerUniv of Massachusetts
Assoc ProfUniv of Michigan
Asst Prof PediatricsUniv of Minnesota Twin Cities
Prof Medicine & Genetics & Assoc DeanUniv Of Minnesota Twin Cities
DirUniv of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Advisory Board MemberUniv of Pennsylvania
ProfUniv of Texas Dallas
StaffUniv of Tokyo
Prof & Sr ScientistUniv of Toronto
Principal Exec VPVox Medica Inc
Principal Application ChemistWaters Corp
Principal Application ChemistWaters Corp
Sr VP Drug DiscoveryWAVE Life Sciences
Dir Regulatory Affairs CMCWAVE Life Sciences USA Inc
President & CEOWings Therapeutics
Assoc DirWuXi AppTec
Dir Bus DevWuXi AppTec
Dir Bus DevWuXi AppTec
Sr Marketing MgrWuXi AppTec Sales RSD
VP Bus DevWuXi AppTec Sales RSD
President & CEOZATA Pharmaceuticals Inc

2020 Event Features:

  • 200+ Participants
  • 2 Expanded Conferences
  • Dedicated Poster Viewing Sessions
  • Educational Short Courses
  • Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours and Networking Functions


2019 Attendee Profile

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:

Dan Miller, Marketing Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781.972.5492
E: dmiller@healthtech.com

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Oligonucleotide Discovery and Delivery