Conference Day One

Tuesday July 30, 2024

7:15 am Check-in & Coffee

8:15 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Nick Valiante Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Innovac Therapeutics

Unpacking 2024’s Successes & Anticipating the Next Challenges to Advance the Future of mRNA-Based Therapeutics & Vaccines

8:30 am CXOs’ Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Next Frontiers of mRNA-Based Vaccines & Therapeutics to Ensure Better Drugs Reach Patients Faster

  • Andrew Allen President, Chief Executive officer & Co-Founder, Gritstone bio, Inc.
  • Nathaniel Wang Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Replicate Bioscience
  • Sophia Lugo CEO, Radar Therapeutics
  • Nick Valiante Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Innovac Therapeutics
  • Trevor Hallam Chief Scientific Officer, Sail Biomedicines

9:30 am Clinical Safety & Impact of RNA Cell Therapy in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis

  • Chris Jewell Chief Scientific Officer, Cartesian Therapeutics New Data!

10:00 am mRNA Therapeutics: Riding the Next Wave in Biotech

10:30 am Morning Networking Break

Track 1: Discovery

Discovery

Chair: Denny Kraichely, Global Program Leader, Vaccine Development Management, Pfizer

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Unlocking the Power of Next Generation Base Editors & Replicating mRNA for Pushing the Frontiers of mRNA 


11:30am Advancing Next Generation Gene Editing with Beam Therapeutics’ Proprietary Next Generation Base Editor

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Giuseppe Ciaramella, President; Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Therapeutics New Data!


12:00pm Multimodal Support of mRNA Therapeutic Development

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Wayne Doyle, Head of Platform, Eclipse Bio


12:30pm Enabling Single-Dose, Multivalent Vaccination Against Pathogens of High Consequence Using a Muscle-Localizing Nanocarrier-Formulated Replicating mRNA

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Jesse Erasmus, Director, Virology, HDT Bio


1:00pm Accessing a Vast Design Space with a Modular High Throughput Platform for RNA Therapeutics & Vaccines

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Jesse Erasmus, Director, Virology, HDT Bio


 

Track 2: Translation
Track 3: Clinical Development
Track 4: CMC

1:10 pm Lunch Networking Break & Tech Slam

Track 1: Discovery

Discovery


Advancing RNA Drug Development & Design with Next-Generation Discovery Platforms


2:15pm Introduction to Orna’s Proprietary IRES Discovery & Drug Design Platform for Durable & Sustainable circRNA Expression

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Allen Horthota, Head of Platform, Orna Therapeutics New Data!


2:45pm Novel Efficient Cap Analogs Development and Application for mRNA Therapeutics

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Junlan Ren, COO, Henovcom


3:15pm Development of an mRNA Platform to Fight Infectious Disease

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George Thom, Director, Discovery Sciences - (IVEB) mRNA, AstraZeneca


Track 2: Translation
Track 3: Clinical Development
Track 4: CMC

3:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break & Poster Session

Track 1: Discovery

Discovery


Advancing Next Generation mRNA Drug Development with Optimized mRNA-LNP Platforms to Enable Targeted Delivery


4:30pm Introducing ZipCode Bio’s Proprietary mRNA
Medicine Platform

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Jason Zhang, Co-Founder and CEO, Zipcode Bio


5:00pm Shedding Light on dsRNA: Specific & Sensitive Detection Using Bioluminescence

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Jamison Grailer, Senior Research Scientist, Promega


 

Track 2: Translation
Track 3: Clinical Development
Track 4: CMC

5:30 pm Drinks Reception Hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific