Unlocking tomorrow’s cures: sharing the medicines development story in the European Parliament
As a scientist by training it’s one of the great joys of working at EFPIA that we get to share the exciting progress being made by our industry pushing the boundaries of science. That is why we are delighted to be hosting an innovative and interactive exhibition in the European Parliament this week. Visitors will be able to follow the journey of how a new medicine is developed by playing the games in our escape rooms as well as being able to speak to various researchers from our members who will share their story and their valuable contribution to health.
We’re incredibly honoured and grateful to MEP Lieve Wierinck, MEP Françoise Grossetête, MEP Adina Valean who are sponsoring our exhibition and activities in the European Parliament this week under the theme of “unlocking tomorrow’s cure”.
There will be a range of activities and events surrounding the exhibition including our opening event, plenary event (where we will focus on collaboration with patients and other stakeholders) as well as fireside workshops, taking place in the exhibition space on the 3rd floor of the ASP building where you will hear about everything from new cancer/oncology treatments, migraine management, stem cell research, the challenges of developing medicines for children, the future vaccines and many many more.
With over 7000 new medicines in development there will be plenty to discuss. We are proud of the stream of innovation being delivered by our industry and recognise the challenges of introducing that innovation into healthcare systems under pressure from an aging population and rising demand for services.
EFPIA and its members believe in health and believe that investing in health, is key for the European citizens. We want to continue contributing to strong European leadership in the area of health and to learn from, exchange and share our experience and ideas with all stakeholders.
I look forward to meeting with you at the exhibition and at the events throughout the week. You can follow the conversation around the exhibition via #HealthinnovationEU and #WeWontRest.