New Roche Award for Antibody-based Cancer Therapy Research
PENZBERG, Germany, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Researchers from academia throughout Europe are invited to participate
In a newly created award, pRED`s Discovery Oncology unit of Roche (SIX: RO, ROG;
OTCQX: RHHBY) in Penzberg, Germany invites European researchers to submit abstracts which
describe their scientific work in the field of tumor-selective membrane targets for
antibody-based cancer therapy. The award aims to honor and support outstanding research in
the academia field and will further strengthen Roche’s interaction with the international
“Roche has a long tradition of successful exchange with many research institutions all
over the world,” states Klaus Bosslet, Head of Discovery Oncology Penzberg. “With the new
award we emphasize our commitment to intensifying collaboration with academia and
continuing support of innovative cancer research.”
The abstracts will be reviewed by a jury consisting of scientific experts from
academia and Roche. Qualified applicants include graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows from the research labs based in Europe. The authors of the ten best contributions
will be invited to the Roche Penzberg campus near Munich, for oral presentation, poster
discussion and award ceremony in November 2013. The three winners will be selected at the
symposium and receive an award of 4,000 EUR, 2,000 EUR, and 1,000 EUR, respectively.
For submission and related information, please visit http://www.roche.de/abstract. The
deadline for abstract submission is August 15, 2013.
About Roche pRED
Roche’s Pharma Research and Early Development organization – Roche pRED – consists of
some 2,500 scientists and clinicians with a shared vision of excellence in science, a
proud heritage of healthcare innovation and a commitment to deliver new and effective
medicines to patients. Working in partnership with Roche’s world-leading Diagnostics
Division, Roche pRED strives to make personalized healthcare a reality, and change the
practice of medicine for future generations. Roche pRED focuses on four therapeutic areas:
oncology, neuroscience, virology and cardiovascular-metabolism at six strategic sites
worldwide. For more information: http://www.roche.com
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare
with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest
biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, infectious diseases,
inflammation, metabolism and neuroscience. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro
diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.
Roche’s personalised healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostic tools
that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients.
In 2012 Roche had over 82,000 employees worldwide and invested over 8 billion Swiss francs
in R&D. The Group posted sales of 45.5 billion Swiss francs. Genentech, in the United
States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in
Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.roche.com.
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