OMAHA, Nebraska (March 25, 2021)—As the vaccine rollout for the COVID-19 pandemic continues to gain speed, planners have opened registrations for the anticipated return of the MidWest Drug Development Conference on October 4-5.

Cost is $500 per ticket, but a limited number of registration fees will be waved for attendees that represent pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and investment groups. Contact conference organizers to learn how to receive a waiver code.

Tickets can be purchased at Discount codes can be entered during the check-out process.

After canceling what would have been the third MidWest Drug Development Conference in 2020, planners announced earlier this year that plans were underway to bring the conference back to a live, in-person event in 2021.

A dozen major American institutions have already announced their intention to present technologies in 2021: Kansas State, Mayo Clinic, Ohio State, Purdue, Iowa, Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska Medical Center, Oklahoma and WARF.

Each participating institution will highlight two or three new therapeutic developments in short, 10-minute presentations. Specific information about those presentations will be announced later this spring or summer.

In 2019, the second year of the conference, 17 universities presented 42 new, drug-related technologies. The audience was a collection of pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, venture capital groups and other potential partners who could help further develop those new technologies. That same year, 111 people attended, including representatives from 30 companies and investment groups. About 240 one-on-one partnering meetings were scheduled over the two-day conference.

UNeMed is the conference’s primary organizer and sponsor, and is the technology transfer office for all Omaha campuses of the University of Nebraska.

Those interested to learn more about upcoming development as they happen may subscribe to the conference newsletter. They may also reach out to conference organizers to learn more about the conference, speakers, sponsorships opportunities, or other details.