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Pharmfest 2016: The Value of Innovation

A day of insight on the past, present and future of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics and Feliciano School of Business partnered with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey on April 13 to host the biannual PharmFest, which has become New Jersey’s leading industry and academic forum on emerging issues and trends in the pharmaceutical life sciences.

Open to the public, the all-day event featured a series of panel discussions on the industry’s hottest subjects and gripping remarks from the day’s keynote speaker, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. CEO John Crowley, who discussed patient-focused drug development. Other guests included Aprecia CEO Don Wetherhold, GNS Healthcare President Diane Wuest and HealthCare President and CEO Dean J. Paranicas. Topics of discussion included innovative applications of technology in health care, health care analytics and personalized medicine.

The program welcomed nearly 200 faculty, staff, students and industry professionals interested in the diverse disciplines that encompass the pharmaceutical, health and medical technology industry.

The event was held on campus in University Hall. Tours of the University’s new state-of-the-art buildings – the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences and the Feliciano School of Business. The Center for Environmental and Life Sciences tour also included a look into the research of CSAM’s students enrolled in the Science Honors Innovation Program (SHIP). The event concluded with a networking reception where students had the opportunity to talk with industry elite as well as some of Montclair State University’s own alum.

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