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We are thrilled to announce Pfizer will participate as special guests at this years Eastern New England Biology Conference.

Pfizer Senior Director of Pharmaceutics Dr. Nicholas Warne, will deliver the Keynote address (see below). Further, a panel of distinguished Pfizer scientists will deliver the Pfizer Student Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Forum to cap off the conference in the afternoon.

With a leading portfolio of products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatment and cures for diseases across a broad range of therapeutic areas, Pfizer strives to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them. Pfizer is an industry-leader of promising new products that have the potential to challenge some of the most feared diseases of our time, like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, Pfizer is committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life.  

Keynote Speaker

Biotechnology in Massachusetts: Our History and Future

imageNicholas Warne, PhD   
Senior Director of Pharmaceutics R&D 
Pfizer 

Dr. Warne is the Senior Director of the Pharmaceutics R&D Group at Pfizer BioTherapeutics R&D in Andover, Massachusetts. Nick has been at Pfizer, formerly Wyeth BioPharma and Genetics Institute, for 23 years and has focused on protein stabilization, formulation development and drug product process development.   Nick holds numerous protein formulation patents and, with his group, has made over 100 presentations at national meetings and in journals.  His team has contributed to bringing five biotechnology products to market as well as numerous compounds into clinical trials.

Pfizer Student Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Forum

imageThe Pfizer Student Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Forum will cap off the Eastern New England Biology Conference in the afternoon from 1:30 PM to 3 PM.  During this time, scientists from different Pfizer departments will meet with groups of students for 15 minutes to discuss their particular area of expertise.  Every 15 minutes, the scientists will move on to another student group.  This is an ideal opportunity for our students to expand their knowledge and understanding of biology career choices available upon graduation and beyond, and for Pfizer to reach out to the next crop of top biology students in the Boston area.