First Announcement - Meet the Experts: Transporter Conference Boston/Cambridge 2019

May 07, 2019

We are pleased to announce our 9th Meet the Experts Transporter Conference to be held on 4-5 September, 2019 in Cambridge, MA. In addition to the 2-day conference, we are offering an optional Workshop on 3 September. In support of our commitment to advance transporter research and knowledge, this program focuses on the most relevant and up-to-date aspects of transporter science and industry applications that can help inform drug development programs.

Speakers and Topics

Piyush Bajaj, Takeda: Emerging in vitro kidney models to study drug elimination and nephrotoxicity
Choi-Fong Cho, Harvard: Blood-brain barrier organoids
Xiaoyan Chu, Merck: Dabigatran etexilate and digoxin - a comparison
Li Di, Pfizer: Protein binding methodologies and relevance for DDI - an industry perspective
Vadivel Ganapathy, Texas Tech Univ: Transporters for delivery of nanomedicines
Yutai Li, Merck: In vitro and in vivo models to study drug inflicted changes on bile acid/salt homeostasis
Jennifer Liras, Pfizer: IVIVE of key transporter activities in the BBB
Isabelle Ragueneau-Majlessi, Univ of Washington: Metabolic enzyme and transporter testing - recent New Drug Applications
David Rodrigues, Pfizer: Keynote: ADME Biomarkers: Vision and status report
Patrick T Ronaldson, Univ of Arizona: Blood-brain barrier in disease
Laurent Salphati, Genentech: Variability of oral exposure and a formulation strategy
Avner Schlessinger, Mount Sinai: ASCT2 - a drug target
John Schuetz, St Jude Children's Research Hospital: Heme/ porphyrin metabolism and transport
Manthena Varma, Pfizer: Keynote: Transporter enzyme interplay
Yan Zhang, Incyte: Epacadostat - metabolism and transport


In addition to the main conference, SOLVO will be hosting a Workshop on Tuesday, September 3 in which SOLVO scientists will provide training on the theory and practice of studying drug transporters in the lab, including in vitro methods for studying transporters, transporter study design, bioanalytics, transporter data evaluation and interpretation, and timing and application of transporter studies in drug development. Please note that this event is an optional add-on for attendees who have registered for the Transporter Conference.

Registration information

Call for Abstract:
SOLVO invites all attendees to submit poster abstracts for this meeting. Moreover, we will select 2 abstracts for short oral poster presentations during the plenary session of the conference. Once registered for the conference, submit your abstract to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday, August 9, 2019.

Free Registrations Available for Academic Researchers:
A limited number of FREE REGISTRATIONS are available for attendees from academic institutions who have submitted a poster abstract. To apply, submit your abstract to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday 9th August, 2019.

Early bird registration fee until 4 July 2019: $250
Standard registration fee after 4 July 2019: $350
One-day pre-conference Workshop: $50
Early bird registration fee for Academic researchers: $200
Standard registration fee for Academic researchers: $300

Your registration fee covers the conference program, lunchbox, coffee breaks, and reception.  Seats are limited, so reserve yours early! Please click here to register!


Boston Marriott Cambridge welcomes you to the city's thriving downtown district with 4-star sophistication and exceptional service. The hotel is ideally situated in the vibrant Kendall Square neighborhood, just a short distance from landmarks including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University; downtown Boston is only moments away.

Conference Housing Information

Boston Marriott Cambridge offers rooms on discounted prices for the Meet the Experts Transporter Conference – Boston/Cambridge 2019 participants till the August 12, subject to availability. After August 12 rooms can be booked on full price if available.

Room rate: $249/night
Start date: Monday, September 2, 2019
End date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Please note that the price doesn't include the taxes & fees.

Reserve your room by contacting Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290.
Book your room on this link.

If you have any question, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Best wishes,
SOLVO Biotechnology

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