Conference Day 1, 14 September 2016
09:00 – 09:15     

Opening Session

Greetings: Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Algirdas Butkevičius

09:15 – 10:00     

Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman, Israel

Technological Entrepreneurship – Key to World Peace and Prosperity

10:00 – 10:15     

Refreshments

10:15 – 11:00     

Session:

Private-public partnerships in life sciences research and innovation

  • Mr. Yūji Kuroiwa, Governor of the Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Mr. Takaaki Iwasa, Executive Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Mr. Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, Executive director, Japan Bioindustry Association
  • Mr. Marius Skarupskas, Viceminister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Mr. Zhang Shixin, Deputy Director General  of the Department of Science & Technology of Shandong Province
11:00 – 11:10     
  • Rudy Van Eijsden, Netherlands, Digital Quantification of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
  • Rokas Janauskas, Lithuania, Regulation of clinical trials in Lithuania
  • Tadas Juknius, Lithuania, Smart Bandage – Medical Device that Can Control Healing Process
11:40 – 13:10
11:40 – 13:10
11:40 – 12:10

Keynote: David Mirelman, Israel

Keynote: Makoto Suematsu, Japan

12:10 – 12:30

Vytenis Arvydas Skeberdis, Lithuania

Irene Fermont, Israel

12:30 – 12:50

Desire Collen, Belgium

Kenjiro Kosaki, Japan

12:50 – 13:10

Dagi T Forcht, USA

Vidmantas Petraitis, USA

13:00 – 17:00

Workshop Horizon 2020: Opportunities for SMEs by Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology together with the Ministry of Economy

13:10 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 14:50

Plenary

Michael May, Canada

CCRM: Maximizing Commercial Outcomes from Academic Discovery Through Global Collaboration

14:50 – 15:00
  • Laura Kaliniene, Lithuania, Bacterial viruses: have we harvested it all? The lessons we learned from studying unique phage
  • Veronique Jasner, Israel, Risk Management in medical devices using animal tissues
  • Arvydas Ūsas, Lithuania, Muscle-derived stem cells for tissue engineering and regeneration
15:00 – 15:30

Poster Session. Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00
15:30 – 16:00

Keynote: Takuya Yokokawa, Japan

Keynote: Ryan Wiley, Canada

16:00 – 16:15

Aras Mattis, USA

Manfred Horst, France

16:15 – 16:30

Makoto Asashima, Japan

Vitalis Briedis, Lithuania

16:30 – 16:45

Valentin Fulga, Canada

Juergen Bauer, Germany

16:45 – 17:00

Arik Hasson, Israel

Ariel Blumovich, Israel

 

 

Conference Day 2, September 15
09:00 – 09:50

Plenary

Lumir Hanus, Czech Republic

Endocannabinoid System, Phytocannabinoid History, and Israeli Model for MMJ

09:50 – 10:00
  • Eriks Jakobsons, Latvia, Tissue evacuated during joint replacement procedure as a significant source of mononuclear cells
  • Juozas Kupcinskas – Lithuania, Challenges and Perspectives of Biomarker Research in Complex Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Prof. Zeev Zalevsky – Israel, The Era of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Bio-Medical-Optics
10:00 – 10:30

Poster Session. Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15
10:30 – 10:50

Ronen Shemesh, Israel

Keynote: Luis Lasalvia, USA

10:50 – 11:10

Tomas Andrejauskas, Lithuania

Linas Jonušauskas, Lithuania

11:10 – 11:30

Mangirdas Malinauskas, Lithuania

11:30 – 11:45

Arita Dubnika, Latvia

11:45 – 12:00

Shay Leventhal, Israel

12:00 – 12:15

Domantas Ozerenskis, Lithuania

 

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

13:15 – 15:45

Startup Pitch Challenge

Top 10 entrepreneurs of Life Sciences Baltics 2016 Startup Program on stage at exhibition area

13:15 – 13:50

Plenary

Virginijus Siksnys, Lithuania

CRISPR-Cas9: From Microbial Antiviral Defense System to Genome Editing

13:50 – 14:00
  • Janis Ancans, Latvia, Standardized Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Tendon Injuries in Horses
  • Vaida Surviliene, Lithuania – The Use of Saliva Samples to Estimate Levels of Steroids in Grey Seal (Halichoerus Grypus) Pups
  • Sima Garberytė, Lithuania, Evaluation of Predictive Markers in the Ovarian Cancer Microenvironment and Peripheral Blood
14:00 – 14:30

Poster Session

14:30 – 16:00
14:30 – 15:00

Serge Pampfer, Belgium

Yoshihide Esaki, Japan

15:00 – 15:20

David Quarm, United Kingdom

Anna-Winona Struck, Germany

15:20 – 15:40

Osvaldas Pugovics, Latvia

Mauricio Wajngarten, Brazil

15:40 – 16:00

Aiste Jekabsone, Lithuania

Alisa Buchman, Israel

Winner of Life Sciences Baltics Pitch Challenge
  • Koatum (Latvia). A med-tech startup, working on development of hybrid bioactive medical implant coatings. The method allows creating multiple bioactive layers on one implant, where both isolative and bioactive features are present. As a result, no metal-to-tissue contact is guaranteed, providing for rejection-free faster healing with no complications. Patients, suffering from intolerance of implants, are also able to rehabilitate.
Participants of Life Sciences Baltics Pitch Challenge
  • BabyMoon Project (Moldova). It is a biomonitoring system, based on a baby carrier, specially designed for premature babies, that uses sensor technology for biomonitoring the vital signs and development of the baby, and sends the collected data to a mobile app for parents, to web interface for medical personnel and to its API for data analysis.
  • CheeksUp (Latvia). A startup building a virtual mirror game that interacts with patients through visual biofeedback used for orofacial rehabilitation (facial nerve paralysis) and articulation improvement for children.
  • Violet Cell (Lithuania). They develop technologies for interfacing therapeutic cells with human body. Their technologies allow cells to survive in environments where they usually do not – this enables advancing synthetic biology and cell therapies towards clinical applications, as currently this is limited by the issue of therapeutic cell rejection.
  • Fidens (Lithuania). A company creating devices for treatment of blood circulatory disorders and hands shake stabilizer for Parkinson’s disease.
  • Antimicrobial silicone coatings and antimicrobial catheters (Lithuania). A team that created antibacterial catheters and silicone coatings with strong antibacterial effect to gram positive and gram negative bacterial strains using multifunction, unique nanocomposites. These new, cheap silicone-nanocomposites material could be used as catheters materials and in other medical fields.
  • Fractomus (Lithuania).  A company that develops innovative tools for biotechnology industry based on direct, as well as indirect application of proprietary type of electromagnetic fields, which stimulate and control biochemical and biological processes across a full range of scale – from atomic to cellular to inter-cellular. The novelty of indirect application involves various mediums which can absorb, maintain and transfer the effect of electromagnetic fields.
  • Breathcount (Lithuania). A device and an app monitoring lung functionality and helping to prevent asthma attacks.
  • Aresi Labs (UK). A multidisciplinary startup focusing on the areas of innovation and digital development, and providing services in 3 major areas: Intelligence & Consulting, Research and Software Development.
  • Koatum (Latvia). A med-tech startup, working on development of hybrid bioactive medical implant coatings. The method allows creating multiple bioactive layers on one implant, where both isolative and bioactive features are present. As a result, no metal-to-tissue contact is guaranteed, providing for rejection-free faster healing with no complications. Patients, suffering from intolerance of implants, are also able to rehabilitate.
  • Conelum (Latvia). A startup developing rapid microbiological diagnostic tests for food and drink industry companies.