Navidea President, Dr. Mark Pykett, to Participate in Panel Discussion on Companion Diagnostics at BIO CEO
DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NAVB), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mark Pykett, will participate in an industry panel discussion on companion diagnostics development on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM EST as part of the 14th Annual BIO CEO Conference at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
The moderated panel discussion, titled, “Drugs Need Friends Too – Companion Diagnostics & Drug Development,” will feature biopharmaceutical executives analyzing key elements of the development and collaboration process, including the regulatory environment, a global marketplace overview and collaborations between industry and academia. The panel will also focus on the future of diagnostics, and the role of novel technologies that are expected to provide better patient selection, optimized target expression and the utility of multiple mechanisms in the diagnostic process.
Additional details regarding the presentation can be accessed at http://www.bio.org/node/4975.
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NAVB) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of precision diagnostics and radiopharmaceutical agents. Navidea is actively developing three radiopharmaceutical agent platforms – Lymphoseek®, AZD4694 and RIGScan™ – to help identify the presence and status of undetected disease and enable better diagnostic accuracy, clinical decision-making and ultimately patient care. Navidea’s strategy is to deliver superior growth and shareholder return by bringing to market novel radiopharmaceutical agents and advancing the Company’s pipeline through selective acquisitions, global partnering and commercialization efforts. For more information, please visit www.navidea.com.
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Released February 13, 2012