Imaging in Pre-Clinical & Clinical Drug Development

Venue: Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 18, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 16, 2007
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2007
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Description

The obstacles to successful drug discovery and development are numerous and well appreciated. In discovery, from target identification through lead optimization and validation, and in development, from first-in-man studies through large registration trials, inefficiencies and uncertainties complicate even well funded efforts by sophisticated and industrious scientists and clinicians. Despite huge outlays by the worldwide pharmaceutical research enterprise, the number of new chemical entities brought to market has actually declined in recent years, even as the cost of developing them has increased significantly.

Against this backdrop, biomedical imaging is poised to play an increasingly powerful role in enhancing the efficiency of the drug discovery and development process. Multiple modalities, including optical imaging, ultrasound, nuclear imaging (both positron and single photon tomography), x-ray computed tomography, and the many flavors of magnetic resonance imaging are all being integrated ever more fundamentally in the various phases of drug discovery and development. In CNS, oncology, rheumatology/inflammation, and many other clinical settings, imaging is proving invaluable.

Imaging in Pre-clinical & Clinical Drug Development will be held March 15-16, 2007, in Boston, MA. This conference will survey a wide range of topics in the field, from the latest advances in the modalities themselves to their application to cutting-edge preclinical and clinical problems. Presentations will be made from numerous distinguished contributors to the field’s advancement on both scientific topics and subjects of interest to the regulatory, data management and investment communities.

Please bring this conference to the attention of your colleagues and business associates. Please register early and submit an abstract. Come to Boston early and enjoy the cultural delights of this beautiful city or stay late and experience St. Patrick`s Day in Beantown. I look forward to welcoming you to the 2nd Annual conference on Imaging in Pre-clinical & Clinical Drug Development.

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