Medimmune and Antikor Biopharma to chair 5th ADC Summit in London

Top Quote SMI Group Reports (04.02.2016 - London, UK) Now in its fifth year and following the success of previous events, SMi's ADC Summit takes place in London on 23-24 May 2016. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 05, 2016 - Following the FDA's approval of Adcetris and Kadcyla, the pharmaceutical industry is making every effort to produce the best next generation of antibody drug conjugates. SMi's 5th ADC Summit brings timely discussions on latest innovations and ongoing challenges in the development of ADCs

    Furthermore, SMi is proud to announce that Rakesh Dixit, Vice President - R & D at Medimmune will be chairing the conference together with Mahendra Deonarain, Chief Science Office at Antikor Biopharma Ltd.

    Dr Dixit will also deliver a keynote address on Day One with a presentation on the advancement in ADCS. He will cover
    the Rs of ADCs: the right target, the right linker, the right warhead, the right antibody, the right site of conjugation.
    recent developments with site-specific conjugation improving the therapeutic index of ADCs
    how reducing hydrophobicity of homogeneous ADCs can improve therapeutic index
    the on- and off-target toxicity issues
    clinical development of ADCs

    Hosted over two days, the event is packed with unmissable case studies from leading pharmaceutical companies such as Takeda, Roche, Bayer, Pfizer, Novartis, Abzena and many more.

    In addition to the conference, the event will feature two exclusive half-day post-conference workshops held on 25 May 2016.

    1. ADC payloads: Availability and mechanisms of action
    Hosted by Femtogenix and King's Cross London

    2. Developments in high potency API manufacturing
    Hosted by SKAN AG

    For more information or to register visit the event website at

    To take advantage of the EARLY BIRD OFFER register before 29 February to save 400 off the conference price.

    For sponsorship opportunities contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email: amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    For delegate bookings contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0) 20 7827 6184 or email fbegum ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    For media enquiries contact Honey de Gracia on +44 (0) 20 7827 6102 or email hdegracia ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    5th ADC Summit
    23-24 May 2016
    London, UK
    Contact e-mail: hdegracia ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk
    Contact number: +44 (0) 207 827 6102
    Event Website:

    About SMi Group:
    Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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