Cure Symposium by Deerfield – Drug Development Lecture Series

The Discovery of New Therapeutics Drug Development: A 3-Part Series

The series will contain three foundational lectures that provide a high-level overview of drug discovery, development and commercialization applicable to all therapeutic modalities (small molecules, biologics and advanced therapeutic medicinal products).



Drug Development Series – Part 2: Drug Development From Discovery Through Market Authorization

April 27, 3:30 PM EST

This unique and in-depth symposium will provide an overview of the interplay between preclinical development, clinical, regulatory and CMC in supporting the progression of novel therapeutics from clinical candidate nomination through market authorization. The discussion will focus a specific emphasis on the design of an IND enabling and clinical development program to achieve the desired target product profile and product label.



Drug Development Series – Part 3: Drug Commercialization and Launch

June 8, 3:30 PM EST

In this lecture, we will focus on drug commercialization and early planning for launch to maximize the commercial value of a novel therapeutic. Specific emphasis in the session will be placed on discussing early planning for launch and commercialization, The discussion will also highlighting some of the common pitfalls during commercialization and how to avoid them while you and building an organization for launch success.



About Cure Symposia

Hosted on Wednesdays at 3:30pm EST by Cure, Deerfield’s innovation campus, the Cure Symposia is a series of lectures that have the potential to provide significant value to investigators seeking to commercialize their discoveries.  These robust expert discussions focus on various topics that hope to enhance the knowledge and resources for entrepreneurs, academics and management teams.

The Cure Symposia aims to provide tools to grow both professionally and personally spanning across different healthcare sectors and topics. Some of the dynamic thematic programming includes:

  • Policy
  • Scientific Themes
  • Management Training
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship Training
  • Digital Innovation
  • Philanthropic Topics
  • Market Opportunities
  • Market Access
  • Innovation Insights
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Past Lectures

Drug Development Series – Part 1:  The Discovery of New Therapeutics

March 9, 3:30 PM EST

This session will provide a high-level overview of the therapeutic discovery process. Specific emphasis will be on defining the goals of discovery programs, designing relevant screening tools and test articles, and preparing for the next stage of development by integrating developability characteristics and biomarkers for clinical translation.

Event Summary


For more information, please visit Cure by Deerfield or contact:

Seohee You, Ph.D.
Great Lakes Discovery Scientific Collaboration Manager