CET Life Sciences Center Seminar & Happy Hour

Rachel Howell
October 3, 2014

Please join us as the CET Life Sciences Center for a

Seminar & Happy Hour 

  An Overview of Drug Development including 

the Role of Companion Diagnostics

With presenter

David Deere, MBA, MAIS 

Mr. Deere will provide an overview of the phased clinical drug development aspects (pre-IND research through Phase IV) required for the FDA, and touch on the parallel mechanisms for international counterparts. Additionally, he will conven a brief review of the new but increasing role that personalized or companion diagnostics will have in the overall review process.

Time permitting, a succinct discussion of the Agency’s philosophical approach to regulatory purview, their actual statutory charge, and what this might indicate for novel medical technologies targeted at improving and optimizing healthcare service delivery; something which should prove essential toward obtaining the enhanced value propositions required in the near term.  

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 

4:00 P.M.  Program

The Gateway to Nashville Building

(Behind Union Station)

111 Tenth Avenue South, Suite 110 

Nashville, TN 37203

 5:30 P.M.  Happy Hour

 The Flying Saucer

(Located above CET Life Sciences Center)

*Validated Parking Provided*

 Gateway to Nashville Parking is located behind The Flying Saucer

Please RSVP by October 10th to


About the Presenter:

David Deere, MBA, MAIMS, is a seasoned life science and healthcare product/services professional, who provides business consultancy for early stage organizations. His focus is identification of value proposition, business case development, funding of pre-commercial organizations, upstream/downstream strategic optimization, and commercialization. He was an executive with experience in life science commercialization with such companies as Smith-Nephew, Hoffmann-La-Roche/Genentech and Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc