Special room rate available for early birds


OMAHA, Neb. (July 15, 2019)—A special, discounted room rate is available for early registrants of the second MidWest Drug Development Conference.

The conference begins on Monday, Sept. 30, and concludes the following day, Tuesday, Oct. 1. The Capital District Marriott in downtown Omaha will host the event. The discounted room rate is available to guests who register before Aug. 30. Find the link to the discounted room rate on the conference website at https://www.mwdrugdevelopment.com.

The event will feature new therapeutics under development at each of the participating institutions. All told, the two-day conference will highlight about 50 therapeutics during 10-minute presentations. Another key feature of the conference are the one-on-one partnering meetings.

UNeMed and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are the primary sponsors of the event.

Included among the participants are such notable medical research institutions as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kansas State University, Mayo Clinic, the Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of South Dakota, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation or WARF.

According to the most recent data available, 2019’s participating institutions collectively spent more than $6.6 billion in research, created 2,764 new inventions, secured 745 new U.S. patents, and launched 117 new startups in 2017 alone, according to the Association of University Technology Managers.

At the inaugural conference last year, 113 people attended the conference, including representatives from 24 companies and investment groups. Attendees also scheduled about 146 one-on-one partnering meetings over the two day conference.

Cost is $500 per ticket, but a limited number of registration fees will be waived for those who represent pharmaceutical and biotech companies and investment groups. Contact conference organizers to learn how to receive a waiver code.

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