London Genetics' Third Pharmacogenetic Conference is Attracting a Wide Range of High Calibre Speakers

By London Genetics Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LONDON, June 9, 2011 -

London Genetics Limited, an expert in the use of pharmacogenetics in
clinical drug discovery and development, is pleased to announce that its
third annual pharmacogenetic conference will feature top-level presentations
from players in all parts of the healthcare chain. To be held on 8-9th
November 20111, in Windsor, UK, the theme for this year's conference is
'Stratified Medicine: Making It Happen'. Topical issues will be discussed and
debated with presentations from academia, the FDA, EMA, AstraZeneca,
Novartis, Quintiles, Medco and the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine,

The conference is focused on how stratified medicine is affecting a range
of activities, from reimbursement, prescribing and regulatory approval, to
study design, use of biomarkers, data interpretation and the co-development
of drugs and diagnostics. Consideration will also be given to some of the
ethical issues, with a discussion from Professor Jonathan Wolff, member of
the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party for its recent report,
'Medical profiling and online medicine: the ethics of 'personalised
healthcare' in a consumer age'2.

Dr Elizabeth Foot, CEO of London Genetics, said, 'We are delighted at how
the agenda for London Genetics' third annual pharmacogenetic conference is
developing, and are looking forward to hearing about the latest thinking in
this rapidly evolving area. There was very positive feedback on the quality
of the talks and interactions at last year's conference, and we expect the
2011 event to be just as successful for London Genetics, which has recently
signed a research collaboration with an undisclosed pharmaceutical company.'

1. London Genetics 3rd Annual Pharmacogenetic Conference, 'Stratified
Medicine: Making It Happen', 8-9th November 2011, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor,
. For more details on the agenda and conference, please go to Conference

2. 'Medical profiling and online medicine: the ethics of 'personalised
healthcare' in a consumer age', Nuffield Council on Bioethics, October 12th

About London Genetics: London Genetics Limited (LGL), a not-for-profit
company, is an expert in the use of pharmacogenetics in clinical drug
discovery and development. Established in 2007 with funding from the London
Development Agency, its seven founding partners are leading London academic
and medical institutions with clinical and genetic expertise and significant
patient resources. The company provides pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies with access to this expertise and resource, as well as providing
strategic advice on the application of pharmacogenetics for successful drug
development. LGL has broad therapeutic expertise, based on its access to
3,000 academic groups with a GBP650m annual research spend. Recent deals
include a partnership with Diaceutics to accelerate biomarker development in
the biopharmaceutical industry, a cancer vaccine collaboration with
Astrimmune, and a pharmacogenetics alliance with the global CRO Quintiles.
LGL is based in central London and has ISO 9001 accreditation. For further
information, please go to

For further information on London Genetics, the conference or sponsorship
opportunities please contact:

    London Genetics Ltd
    Elizabeth Foot, CEO + 44(0)207-927-8330

    Emma Palmer Foster, Strategic Communications Consultant


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