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An Overview of Drug Discovery and Preclinical Development

5/21/2014
When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Where: Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield
2 Parkway North
Deerfield, Illinois  60015
United States
Contact: Zach Bousies
(312) 961-6502

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Drug discovery can be a long and arduous process starting with validation of target identification through selection of lead candidate and on to preclinical demonstration of safety and efficacy. In this complimentary seminar, we will present a case study review of these steps in drug discovery as well as key considerations in preclinical development that are necessary for therapeutic approval and registration. For more information, please click HERE.


Agenda: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Registration
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Welcome & Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Introduction
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joseph A. Cornicelli, Director, Inflammation & Cardiovascular Pharmacology Services
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. ​ Question and Answer Session
12:45 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Dr. Joseph Francisco, Senior Client Services Scientist
1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Dr. Joseph A. Cornicelli, Director, Inflammation & Cardiovascular Pharmacology Services
Joe Cornicelli, PhD is the Director of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Pharmacology Services for Charles River, and has over 22 years of experience in drug discovery and development. Trained at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cornicelli completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Mayo Clinic Foundation and Columbia University, where he was part of the research faculty in the Department of Medicine. He joined Warner-Lambert in 1985, where he served as a Research Fellow in the inflammation and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. In 2007, Dr. Cornicelli joined Charles River as the Director of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Pharmacology Services. He is responsible for directing discovery efforts for the assessment of potential therapeutics for inflammatory, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Cornicelli is a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Joseph Francisco, Senior Client Services Scientist
Joe Francisco is a Senior Scientist in the business development unit at Charles River. In this role he provides scientific and regulatory guidance on the preclinical development of small molecule drugs and biotechnology derived therapeutics. His primary area of focus is the pharmacology and toxicology of therapeutic proteins, with an emphasis on monoclonal antibodies. Previously Joe was a Senior Program Advisor in the Navigator group at Charles River. In these roles he has provided strategic and tactical guidance to a diverse array of domestic and international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies ranging from small virtual companies to large multinational organizations. Joe also has experience as an independent consultant, working with small biotechnology companies, to establish preclinical strategies to support the development of novel therapeutics. Prior to joining Charles River, Joe spent seven years at Seattle Genetics in positions of increasing responsibility focusing, on the research and development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. Before joining Seattle Genetics, Joe was a scientist in the Protein Sciences division of Monsanto and a scientist in the Pharmaceutical Research Institute of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Joe received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from Rice University. He has co-authored over 20 scientific publications and a number of US and international patent applications.

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking ​
Area Airports Chicago O'Hare International Airport - ORD Airport Phone: 1 773 686 1250
Hotel direction: 17 mile(s) N Take 294 North; exit Lake Cook Rd, turn left; turn right onto Saunders Rd; turn right into Parkway North Center to hotel. This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate transportation: American Taxi; fee: 35 USD (one way) ;on request Chicago Midway International Airport - MDW Airport Phone: 1 773 838 0600 Hotel direction: 45.1 mile(s) SE Take 55 South to 294 North. Take 294 North; exit Lake Cook Rd turn left; turn right onto Saunders Rd. and right into Parkway North center to hotel. This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Alternate transportation: American Taxi; fee: 60 USD (one way) ;on request Other Transportation Bus Station Greyhound 20.3 mile(s) NE Train Station 

 

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