Regional BioCamp 2014

May 25 - 27, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Regional BioCamp 2014 is a three day forum, that brings together selected top students with distinguished experts and top managers. It is a great opportunity to gain direct insight into the world of research and international business environment within the pharmaceutical industry.

Contemporary therapy treatments of metabolic disorders on the fourth Regional BioCamp
28 May, 2014 | At this year’s fourth Regional BioCamp, organised by Lek, a Sandoz company, the healthcare experts, experts from faculties and Lek, Sandoz and Novartis spoke about modern therapies for the treatment of metabolic disorders, about rare diseases and the importance and role of biosimilars. The participants, 35 students from 10 countries, challenged themselves in preparing a case study how to develop and send to the market a new product. The best individual performance came from Boris Brus from Slovenia and Janko Ignjatović from Serbia. Boris Brus, Alja Oblak, Julija Rohrer, Karolina Rudnicka, Lara Saftić, Predrag Stojaković and Marko Trampuž proved themselves as the best performing team … more »


  • Key-note presentations of leading scientists from academia, Sandoz and Novartis:
    • New developments in the generic pharmaceutical industry and biosimilars
    • Worldwide experience in biosimilars development
    • Starting a company
    • New treatment strategies for metabolic disorders
    • Patient view on treatment opportunities
    • Career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Students’ workshop:
    • How to develop and launch a pharmaceutical product
  • A visit to Sandoz development facilities in Slovenia.

Sunday, 25 May

  • Ljubljana sightseeing and welcome dinner in Ljubljana city centre

Monday, 26 May: New Treatment Strategies for metabolic disorders

  • Welcome address by Vojmir Urlep, President of the Lek Board of Management
  • Opening address by Marc Reuss, Head of Global Human Resources, Sandoz
  • Key note presentations by:
    • Dr. Karin Klokkers, Head Slovenian Development Center, Lek
    • Dr. Harald Gschaidmeier, Head Project Management and Global Medical Affairs, Sandoz
    • Prof. Dr. Paul Herrling, Chair Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, Novartis
    • Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gobec, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana
    • Prof. Dr. Tadej Battelino, Head Department of Endocrinology, Diabets and Metabolic Diseases, Division of Paediatrics at University Medical Centre Ljubljana
    • Assist. Dr. Barbka Repič Lampret and Assist. Mag. Mojca Žerjav Tanšek, Paediatrics at University Medical Centre Ljubljana
    • Dr. Jakob Šušterič, director, Mesi d.o.o.
  • Case study introduction and work in break-out sessions

Tuesday, 27 May

  • Case study finalization in break-out sessions
  • Visit to one of the Lek, a Sandoz company development centers and Lavička collection
  • Case study team presentations
  • Key note presentation:
    • Darija Brečevič, Head Global Talent Management, Sandoz and Matjaž Tršek, Head Sandoz Development Center Holzkirchen

Participating countries

  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serbia
  • Macedonia
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation

Previous Regional BioCamps

2013 | 2012 | 2011