Medicines made to measure



Our annual networking event is organised with the aim of bringing people together around a shared interest in life sciences, irrespective of whether they are professionals or students, with industrial, academic, economic or political backgrounds, from Switzerland, France or further abroad.
The 2010 edition will take place on the 29th of September in Geneva (HQ Merck Serono - Map), on the topic of personalised medicine.
The health care sector is experiencing a medical revolution. Preventive, predictive and personalised medicine is taking more and more space. Following on the study of the interfaces between biotech and medtech, called bioconvergence, which was our main focus over the past year, we decided to explore personalised medicine, notably its key drivers and barriers.
Promising perspectives are being opened up and many players are already working towards achieving them. We are looking forward to helping you discover them: they will be there for you!     

Press release BioAlps Award 2010
Press release BioAlps Networking Day 2010 



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(Networking Day programme and speaker profiles) 

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8:30 – 9:00: Arrival - Download the map


9:00 – 9:10:  Welcome

Tomas Roztocil (Merck Serono, External Relations Manager)

Benoît Dubuis (BioAlps, President)


9:10 – 9:50:   What the research in our region teaches us (10 mn per speaker)

Dany Mercan (Unilabs, Scientific Head Special Chemistry)

Ioannis Xenarios (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, 
Director of the Vital-IT Centre and of the SwissProt group)

Ilhan Celik (Merck Serono, Head of Biomarker Strategy Oncology)

Denis Hochstrasser (HUG/UNIGE, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, 
Chairman of  the Department of Genetics and Laboratory Medicine)


9:50 – 10:25: Personalised medicine & society (5 mn per speaker)

Pietro Scalfaro (Debiopharm, Director, Business Unit Diagnostics)

Jean-Yves Le Cotonnec (Triskel, CEO)

Valérie Junod (UNIGE-UNIL, Professor)

Discussion moderated by Fabrice Delaye, journalist at Bilan magazine


10:25 – 10:55: Coffee break


10:55 – 11:40: Companies developing personalised medicines (5 mn per speaker)

Rudi Pauwels (Biocartis, CEO)

Jonathan Knowles (Caris Life Sciences, CSO)

Stavros Therianos (Diagnoplex, CEO)

Didier Mauroy (Biofield, CEO)

Frédéric Reymond (DiagnoSwiss, General Manager)

Olivier Chételat (Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique, Section Head
Control and Signal Processing Systems)

Frédéric Eberle (Roche Diagnostics France, Head Medical Division Lab Network)


11:40 – 12:30: Perspectives & tendencies in personalised medicine (10 mn per speaker)

Elmar Schnee (Merck KGaA, Member of the Executive Board and General Partner;

Merck Serono, President)

Jean-Paul Rigaudeau (Unilabs, CEO)

Eric Manck (Biomérieux, CEO Swiss subsidiary)

Discussion moderated by Benoît Dubuis


12:30 – 13:00: BioAlps Award

Speech by Jean-Dominique Vassalli (UNIGE, Rector)

BioAlps Award and presentation of the two recipients by Benoît Dubuis 
(BioAlps, President) and Ariane Vlérick (BioAlps, Secretary General)

Brief laudatory by Frederic Neftel (Debiotech SA, President & CEO)

Brief laudatory by Paul Stoffels (Johnson & Johnson, Company Group Chairman, 
Global Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals)

Speech by Andrea Rappagliosi (EuropaBio, Chair of the Board)


13:00 – 14:00: Networking Cocktail


The graphic artist Ralph Kaiser will be illustrating the main themes of the event.



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