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Repurposing drugs: the opportunity and the challenges

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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We are delighted to invite you to a seminar on strategies to address the opportunities and challenges of repurposing drugs for patients with diseases that are poorly treated with current therapies.

Drug repurposing represents a potentially rich source of new therapies because it involves the use of de-risked medicines that are already available to patients. The possible advantages of this approach include lower overall development costs and shorter development timelines, as well as economic and societal benefits for more sustainable healthcare systems in the long term.

However, to crystallise these benefits significant challenges need to be addressed. These include overcoming regulatory hurdles, demonstrating utility and achieving the appropriate endpoint to allow best access for patients.

To help charities and researchers devise their own strategies to repurpose drugs, LifeArc, supported by Pinsent Masons, is holding a seminar with a number of experts in the field to discuss issues such as intellectual property, regulation, commercial positioning and patient involvement. Please click here to see a draft agenda.

If you would like to join us for what promises to be an interesting and lively discussion, please register via the link below.

LifeArc are organising this meeting in conjunction with Pinsent Masons and by clicking on this link you will be redirected to a third party website. LifeArc make no warranties, representations or undertakings about, nor has any supervision or control over, the third party website (including, without limitation, in relation to its quality, content, reliability or security), nor shall LifeArc be liable for its use. Please refer to the terms of use and privacy policy of the third party website.

If you would like to ask any questions in advance of the seminar, please do send these over to Beth Marshall. We would welcome your comments and questions to ensure the session is as relevant as possible.

Repurposing drugs: the opportunity and the challenges