GapSummit is the premier, global, intergenerational biotechnology summit. Industry world leaders, and the next generation of leaders, gather to substantively discuss pressing challenges facing the bioeconomy and catalyse innovation to address them. Join us on September 28 as we discuss the challenges in R&D and explore new models of innovation to bridge this industry-wide Gap.

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Research and development within biotech is plagued by high failure rates that limit the speed of progress. In recent years, it has become clear that the current level of productivity is no longer sustainable given the immense cost of R&D. For example, within drug development the challenge is manifested prominently in the low success rate of developing preclinical therapy candidates into commercial products. The same problem is faced by all sectors including agri-tech and white biotech.

Panel | Accelerating Research & Innovation Across the Biotech Landscape
Date   | 28 September 2020
Time   | 13:15 BST 
Chair  | Dr Jane Dancer (Business Development Consultant, F-star)
Panellists | Dr David Reese (EVP R&D, Amgen), Dr Joanna Holbrook (SVP of Research, Cambridge Epigenetix), Dr Dave Hughes (Global Head of Technology Scouting, Syngenta), Niall Mottram (Head of Industrial & Energy, Cambridge Consultants)

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