09:00 Registration opens
Exhibition and Partnering throughout the day
10:00 General Assembly of the Swiss Biotech Association (by invitation only)
Plenary Session
11:00 Welcome Address: Dominik Escher, President, Swiss Biotech Association
11:10 Key Note I: “Growing Along the Healthcare Continuum”
Richard Ridinger, CEO of Lonza Group Ltd.
11:30 Key Note II: "Accelerating Innovation Around the World"
Seema Kumar, Vice President, Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson

Presentation of the Swiss Biotech Report: Jürg Zürcher, Partner, Ernst & Young AG
supported by the SBA Steering Committee

Discussion "State of the Swiss Biotech Industry"
Jürg Zürcher, Partner, Ernst & Young AG
Dominik Escher, President, Swiss Biotech Association
Christian Moser, Patent Expert, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

12:30 Lunch  sponsored by 
13:30 Parallel tracks in the afternoon
“Analysts & Investors” “Emerging Companies” “Highlights in Research”
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Panel Discussion
"From early to late stage – financing for European biotech companies"
Martin Rohrbach, KPMG AG
Frédéric Martineau, EURONEXT
Chandra P. Leo, HBM Partners AG 
Andreas Emmenegger, Molecular Partners

Company presentations:

  • KPMG 
  • Newron Pharmaceuticals
  • Addex Therapeutics 
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals
  • InnoMedica

Johnson & Johnson Innovation – Make the Connection

Company presentations: 

  • Elthera   
  • Inositec  
  • MetrioPharm 
  • CIS Pharma
  • Strekin 
  • Versantis 
  • Glycemicon
  • T3 Pharmaceuticals
  • Juvabis
  • ImmunoQure       
  • AlveoliX  
  • leadXpro
  • Elanix Biotechnologies
  • Aurealis Pharma  
  • Combioxin

Presentation of BaseLaunch

Research Highlights:

  • MIDATA Personal Data Cooperative
    Prof. Dr. Ernst Hafen, ETH Zürich
  • Neuroscience
    Prof. Martin E. Schwab, University of Zurich
  • Competence Center for Biocatalysis
    Dr. Rebecca Buller, CCBIO
  • Immunology
    Prof. Giuseppe Pantaleo,
    University of Lausanne
  • Infectious Disease
    Prof. Nicolas Fasel, University of Lausanne
16:30 Apéro