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Oncology and cancer treatment innovations and commercialization in the United States

October 27th, 2020 at 2.30PM (France time)


Lyonbiopôle, the Department of Community and Economic Development of Pennsylvania (USA) and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region are organizing an exclusive webinar with top-notch speakers from the oncology field in the United States.


Our panel of experts will explore 3 main topics:

  • DISCOVER: the current state of the Oncology/Cancer treatment R&D and market in the United States and in Philadelphia
  • PARTNERSHIPS: who are the key players in the Philadelphia region in this sector? What kind of partnerships could you (as a French company) have access to with these key players?
  • FUNDINGS: financing development and commercialization of oncology solutions in the region



  • Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., M.B.A. Wistar Institute, Vice President, Business Development & Executive Director WISTAR INSTITUTE is a world leader in early stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Pioneer in not-for-profit biomedical research with a track record of life-saving contributions in immunology and cell biology.
  • Paul Stead Adaptimmune, Vice President Business Development ADAPTIMMUNE is an international leader in T-cell therapy, transforming cancer immunotherapy with affinity enhanced T-cell receptors. It has clinical trials ongoing for three wholly owned SPEAR T-cells (ADP-A2M4, ADP-A2M4CD8, and ADP-A2AFP) in multiple solid tumor indications.
  • Karina Sotnik University City Science Center Philadelphia, Director, Business Incubation and Accelerator Programs SCIENCE CENTER PHILADELPHIA is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. It supports technology commercialization and technology-based economic development on the campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. The nonprofit shareholders include many of the distinguished institutions in the region. It provides lab and office space for start-up, growing and established companies

Moderator: Lyonbiopôle





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