Returning to London for its landmark sixth year, the must-attend Pharma Integrates event will take place on 15–16 November at the Grange City Hotel, London. Supported in 2016 by in excess of 70 prestigious speakers and 300 senior industry executives, a top-tier programme of interviews and interactive debate led panel discussions in 2017 will focus on the strategic issues facing the drug manufacturing sector and, once again, play a vital role in shaping pharma’s future.

Topics for debate include rethinking pharmaceutical productivity, the evolving role of CDMOs, the changing demographic of drugs, patient centricity, serialisation and much more. And, with representation from the entire pharma community, including biotechs, SMEs, small to large pharma companies, CROs, CDMOs, consultants, patient groups and academics, this not-to-be-missed meeting also offers unparalleled networking opportunities.






In recent years, successful science has improved R&D productivity and new technologies have turned life-threatening conditions into manageable chronic diseases. Cost-effective genome sequencing, better clinical data, disruptive technologies such as drones, artificial intelligence, blockchain and measuring actual health outcomes through real world evidence has elicited the potential of stratified medicines. Against a backdrop of ageing populations and global political shifts, these value chain trends have led to patient-empowered product propositions of value-based schemes that recognise real outcomes, forcing pharma to readjust and take a leading role in shaping the new healthcare economy.

What role will technology companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon and potentially disruptive technology start-ups play in healthcare? They bring capabilities such as advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud technology and software development that are increasingly appealing to incumbent pharma companies who want to expand their value proposition and play a broader role in healthcare. They have a different view on innovation and return on investment i.e., moving from developing and commercialising medicines to delivering better outcomes by adding patient-centric and technology-enabled services and solutions.

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The current clinical development pipeline is very different to that of the past. What will the future look like, in terms of oligonucleotide drugs, orphans and ADCs, as well as the growth of immuno-oncology drugs and the widening gap between biologics and chemically synthesised medicines? What will the pharma industry look like 10 years from now and will personalised, cellular or stem cell therapies have made an impact?

Risk is defined as the combination of the probability of occurrence of harm and the severity of that harm. However, achieving a shared understanding of the application of risk management among diverse stakeholders is difficult. In relation to pharmaceuticals, although there are a variety of stakeholders, including patients and medical practitioners as well as government and industry, the protection of the patient by managing the risk to quality should be considered of prime importance. Drawing examples from NASA, FMCG, P&G, etc., the panel will examine how pharma views, manages and assesses risk.

As the productivity imperative looms ever-larger, companies need to rethink their strategic options and put productivity at the heart of any upcoming change programme or improvement agenda. Pricing and volume expansion is losing its appeal; advances in technology and analytics are opening the door to new, energetic non-pharma disruptors; and the threat of disintermediation in terms of data and patient engagement has become increasingly significant. Pharma’s R&D and commercial models are under pressure. There’s a problem. But, what’s the solution? Some say that fundamental changes are needed at the human level. Hire better and smarter people and retain them is the new mantra.

Real business impact can be achieved when you apply the right technology to address a functional need. In a post-Theranos environment, healthcare and biotechnology companies are still looking for unicorns in the life science arena, focusing on eHealth, diagnostics and combination therapies. What are the other elements are being considered and what opportunities are really out there?

A dedicated session on how the pharma innovation ecosystem has evolved during the past decade, driven by incubators, both home and abroad, and pre-competitive collaborations between academia, industry, the regulators and the wider supply and value chain companies. But, who’s funding this innovation and at what stage do you license out to Big Pharma?  Is it always right that development depends on attracting funds? What is the role of government, healthcare policy makers in nurturing this now critical part of the pharma discovery and development pool?

Instead of relying on organic market growth alone to propel revenue and profitability, what can CDMOs do differently? Could Big Pharma and CDMOs consider joint ownership or build and operate new business models? And, as globalisation affects the worldwide CDMO market, what are threats and opportunities, and how do CDMOs develop a sustainable business model in this landscape? Smart CDMOs are thinking about the redistribution of capability portfolios as a core strategy and learning from Big Pharma. Is this a viable route to meeting shareholder value? Having well-thought out strategies that target more attractive segments and capture market share are more crucial than ever for achieving healthy returns and meeting investor expectations!

What is the ideal size and structure of service providers to pharma? Who’s thriving and why? Are collaborations, partnerships between pharma and tech companies (large and small) the way forward as we move towards value-based healthcare models? What is the new commercial model / value proposition for pharma? Outcomes based / performance-based contracts? On eHealth and mHealth?

With digitization infiltrating manufacturing and overall healthcare, pharma needs to redefine data analysis, mining, etc., and review data security/privacy. In addition, blockchain, the concept of data integrity throughout the value chain comprising a continuously growing list of ordered records, is fast becoming an industry necessity.

A dedicated session on medicines manufacturing innovation, with a focus on disruptive technologies to improve productivity and cater to the future needs of flexibility in manufacturing and the increased demand for personalised diagnostics and medicines. Focus areas will include looking beyond manufacturing to how we can improve the distribution of pharmaceuticals to patients, the ability to supply a patient-specific pack and how both clinical and commercial supply chains are seeking to reduce cycle times and improve right-first-time production.

With access challenges even after successful but costly development programmes, industry needs to speed up the clinical development process and produce more for less. What can be done to reduce failure rates when bringing new medicines to market and should we be putting more emphasis on learning from orphan drugs through adaptive licensing and adaptive study designs allowing early but restricted access?

Looking at affordability and patient-recorded outcomes, the panel will address the future of immuno-X therapies, therapy experiences and drug interactions, as well as patient-centric dosage forms and medical devices, with a focus on patient centricity driven and enabled by end users: patients and healthcare providers in an R&D partnership. Examining the “Voice of the Patient,” patient representation at the technology assessment stage and validating outcome measures, the panel will discuss how to improve compliance, patient-physician commitment and product-derived value. 

The panel will table the rise and rise of data inputs in development studies, evidencing value propositions, quality of life assessments and activity monitoring, and examine how companion diagnostics and digital monitoring provide live, virtual data streaming to optimise both clinical decision making, outcomes and healthcare value. Using the example of a diagnostic or monitoring enabled tailored therapy approach, the discussion will address how digital monitoring can help healthcare to move beyond treatment into prevention and sustaining health. 

Will “precision medicine” require a shift to “precision payment”? Does the unpredictability of the current commercial model threaten investment in these areas? Plus, what are the likely changes to the innovation investment model and is it likely to be disrupted? The panel will address these issues and ponder the question: who will the new investors in R&D be?

The 2017 deadline for US serialisation has arrived and coded packs are mandatory from November 23rd. In fifteen months’ time, the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will also apply from February 2019. Pharmaceutical companies selling prescription medicines in these two biggest regional markets must include both a unique identifier and (in the EU) an anti-tampering device on all their unit-level packaging. Are you ready? What does it all mean for your supply chain and your wider business strategy?

There is a need for increased awareness / knowledge about the value of pharmaceutical innovation to society, but also on the investment / returns proposition of the pharmaceutical business, on the way medicines are priced and the way pharmaceutical companies conduct their business with customers (e.g., transfer of value to customers). Commercial innovation and outcomes-based contracting / managed entry agreements could address the affordability challenge, as well as differential pricing, better/more meaningful data and outcomes collected in development, etc.

The panel will discuss how flexible and innovative outsourcing strategies enable technology excellence in development. Focusing on project enablement for biotech SMEs and why expert contractors have the edge over “cheap and basic” services for R&D, they will touch on the pros and cons of using multiple expert CROs and CDMOs and pharma outsourcing strategies, asking: “What are the key drivers for their CRO/CMO partnerships?”


Pharma Integrates 2016 was challenging, lively and full of debate.



Pharma Integrates 2016 was a resounding success, in excess of 70 speakers contributed on the day.

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Pharma Integrates would like to thank our 2016 sponsors

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Book your ticket to Pharma Integrates 2017 today

Package includes:

  • Access to the full programme of conference interviews and panel debates (both days)
  • Champagne and canapé reception
  • Networking luncheon and refreshment breaks
  • Pre-event and on-site access to the mobile event networking app
  • Access to all filmed content post event

Book now to secure our early bird delegate rate of £995 + VAT.

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Pharma Integrates 2017 will be held on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, 2017 at the Grange City Hotel, London.

The Grange City is a luxury hotel in London near the River Thames, commanding sweeping views over the Tower of London and the iconic Tower Bridge. Reflecting its historic City location, the hotel site incorporates the last remaining section of London’s Roman Wall – which stands undamaged from when it was originally patrolled by Roman sentries.

Popular local attractions close to the hotel in the City of London include the Tower of London, Petticoat Lane Market, and St Katharine Dock.

The nearest underground station is Tower Hill, on District and Circle lines. When you exit the station, turn right and walk along Coopers Row for 50 metres: the hotel is on the right. The DLR Tower Gateway is 2 minutes away.

Special rates for Pharma Integrates 2017 are available. To book your discounted accommodation now please call +44 (0) 207 863 3700 or email Reservations quoting reference CCT169069 to secure a discounted rate.


8-14 Cooper’s Row,

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Pharma Integrates 2016 is supported by an 18 strong committee of recognised industry experts and leading practitioners


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Pharma Integrates 2016 is supported by the following Partners

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For all Speaker, Partner, Sponsor & Delegate Enquiries call Pharma Integrates on +44 (0) 20 8667 9551 or +44 (0) 20 8688 3906

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