OMAHA, Neb. (May, 15, 2019)—The MidWest Drug Development Conference will enter its second year, and registrations are now open.

The event will feature the top therapeutic technologies from more than a dozen Midwestern medical research universities and institutions, including Mayo Clinic, the University of Wisconsin’s WARF, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Notre Dame, to name a few.

Learn more and register at the MidWest Drug Development conference website:

About 50 technologies will be highlighted during 10-minute presentations at the two-day conference. The conference will also include ample opportunity for networking and one-on-one partnering meetings.

The conference begins on Monday, Sept. 31, and concludes the following day, Tuesday, Oct. 1. It will be held at the Capital District Marriott in downtown Omaha.

Cost is $500 per ticket, but a limited number of registration fees will be waived for attendees that represent pharmaceutical firms, investment groups or other parties interested in supporting early-stage therapeutics. Contact conference organizers to learn how to receive a waiver code.

The full list of presenting institutions are the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kansas State University, Mayo Clinic, Purdue University, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri (Columbus), University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

According to the most recent data available, 2019’s presenters collectively spent more than $5.74 billion in research, created 2,313 new inventions, secured 704 new U.S. patents, and launched 108 new startups in 2017 alone, according to the Association of University Technology Managers.

At the inaugural conference last year, 113 people attended the conference, including representatives from 24 companies and investment groups. About 146 one-on-one partnering meetings were scheduled over the two day conference, which resulted in several new partnerships.

Meet new partners, unearth hidden gems at the Midwest Drug Development Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2019. Fourteen major Midwest medical research institutions with their best and brightest technologies will be in one place, including Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas State, Purdue, Notre Dame, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin (WARF). Those institutions accounted for (according to 2017 AUTM data): $5.74 billion in research 2,313 new inventions 877 licensing agreements 702 U.S. patents 145 new products 108 startups formed 22 blockbusters (licensing agreements worth $1 million or more)