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1 Anforderungen der Life-Science Industrie an die Hochschulen Hans Widmer Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

2 There s nothing more extraordinary than a normal life 2 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

3 Agenda What really matters University ranking how it matters What industry is looking for 3 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

4 Powerful demographic trends are changing healthcare and raising the bar for innovation Aging Rise of chronic diseases Growing population Increasing demand for healthcare 4 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

5 Drug development is a lengthy, costly and risky undertaking 5 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

6 Helping patients by science-based innovation Science Understanding disease mechanisms 6 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern, 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

7 Agenda What really matters University ranking how it matters What industry is looking for 7 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

8 Good scientists go where good scientists are Scientists Univ. Ranking Individuals Σ Personal relationships Hiring Collaborations Technologies Education 8 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern, 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

9 Agenda What really matters University ranking how it matters What industry is looking for Industry university collaborations 9 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

10 Framework Agreements Scripps Sandoz/Novartis collaboration Aim: Science providing insights for the discovery of drugs Results No commercial products Thousands of manuscripts reviewed >60 priority patent applications filed Challenges Mission Scope/focus Incentives Administration 10 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

11 The Academic Institute Model Novartis and the Friedrich Miescher Institute (since 1970) Fundamental biomedical research through academic and applied research Home to >300 scientists (100 PhD Students, 100 Postdocs, 23 group leaders) Employing 42 nationalities and has 75 Swiss employees Publishing >100 peer reviewed articles per year (~20% Nature, Science, Cell) Citations per paper (January 2005 April 2015) from ISI Web of Knowledge ( Biology and Biochemistry Clinical Medicine Molecular Biology and Genetics 20 0 U.Basel U.Bern U.Geneva U.Lausanne U.Zürich ETH Zürich EPFL FMI 11 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

12 Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Public Private Partnership A joint undertaking between the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and Associations (EFPIA). Collaborative research driven by EFPIA companies Competitive calls for proposals to select public partners Open collaboration in public-private consortia (data sharing, wide dissemination of results) Both founding members, EFPIA and EU share financing: EFPIA partners in-kind contribution is matched 1:1 by EU with cash to public partners 12 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

13 What makes collaborations successful? Science driven Novel scientific insights Therapeutic hypothesis academia industry Personal relationships Trust, passion Committed project champions Lowering bureaucracy Fair and reasonably quick agreements stake/risk mission/goal trust/openess credit/reward 13 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

14 Agenda What really matters University ranking how it matters What industry is looking for Industry university collaborations Research and Education 14 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

15 Each project draws from core competencies Preclinical Safety NextGen Sequencing Genetic s Pathway s Bioinformatics Synthetic Biology Project Stem Cells/ Regenerative Medicine Biologics Chemistry Imaging 15 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only Translational Medicine

16 Cross-disciplinary science & technology Preclinical Safety NextGen Sequencing Genetic s Pathway s Big Data Synthetic Biology Project Stem Cells/ Regenerative Medicine Biologics Chemistry Imaging 16 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only Translational Medicine

17 Evolution of drug modalities Cell & Gene Therapies Cell & Gene Transfer Cell therapy: transfer cells with relevant function into patient Biologics Gene therapy: transfer of genetic material and the uptake of the gene into the appropriate cells of the body Protein engineering Develop optimized recombinant proteins Small Molecules Chemical engineering Synthesize small molecules with specific targets 17 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

18 Agenda What really matters University ranking how it matters What industry is looking for Industry university collaborations Research and Education Hiring 18 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

19 Fit of industry needs with motivation and skills of the individual scientist Scientific excellence Develop treatments for patients Collaboration in multi-disciplinary teams 19 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

20 Trends for hiring NIBR experience over last 5-10 years Complexity high scientific quality, PhDs require a good postdoc fellowship Effective collaboration in teams Modern scientific changes Scientific informatics such as genomics/biomarkers Clinical understanding at pre-clinical research Industry experience isn t a pre-requisite, but Evidence of excellence (e.g. extra curricular) Working under time pressure, with competing demands 20 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

21 Our advice to young scientist considering a career in industry What drives you? Be curious Keep growing and learning Be courageous and take risks Develop selfawareness and impact on others Expose to different cultures and ways of working Develop professional skills in addition to research skills Leave your comfort zone! Face new challenges and learn from it 21 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

22 Three wishes Summary Science driven academic-industrial collaborations Enable projects no one party could do (combine complementary skills) Deliver results with biomedical / translational impact University research with breakthrough potential Fundamentally new insights (high risk / high gain projects) Develop pioneer technologies Educate world-class scientists with a passion to help patients Excellence in their own discipline(s) Team players in global, interdisciplinary projects 22 What does industry expect from academia? Hans Widmer Bern 12 Nov 2015 Forschung für Leben Business Use Only

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