NEEDHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 16, 2007 -- The Pharmaceutical Strategy Series (PSS), a division of Cambridge Healthtech Institute, posted details for its Global R&D Congress, May 15-16, 2007, Park Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Speakers and delegates from PSS's annual China and India conferences, as well as those involved in projects in Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, will discuss the opportunities and challenges of drug discovery and development in emerging regions.

"We are extremely pleased to present this conference to the industry," said Micah Lieberman, Conference Director for the Pharmaceutical Strategy Series and conference chairperson. "PSS conducted months of research and interviews with R&D executives; and based on our findings, we've developed a comprehensive event for bio/pharmaceutical companies to successfully expand and/or develop their R&D operations overseas. Basic research and discovery, preclinical development, and clinical operations will be carefully reviewed so our delegates' companies can start reaping the full benefits of outsourcing R&D in Asia."

The Global R&D Congress brings together an impressive roster of speakers representing US FDA, Merck, Wyeth, Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, to name a few, who will participate in case studies and panel discussions. Participants will attend a complimentary pre-conference tutorial, Planning a Global Strategy Around Intellectual Property Law: IP Barriers, and Trends, to be led by Greg Kalbaugh, US-India Business Council and Mak Jawadekar, Ph.D., Pfizer.

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The Pharmaceutical Strategy Series (PSS) is a division of Cambridge Healthtech Institute. PSS programs have been designed to help the R&D leaders and corporate executives assess business opportunities, enhance corporate value and forecast the economic and regulatory landscape within the rapidly changing pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries. PSS chooses the most topical issues to cover, based largely on advice given by the PSS Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is comprised of decision-makers at most of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. Presentations in each Executive Forum will give you the ideas, information, and resources you need to make faster and smarter decisions.

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