DSM and Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Drive Discussion on Future Business Models in Healthcare

  DSM and Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Drive Discussion on Future
                        Business Models in Healthcare

HBA Metro Chapter Flagship Event: Creative Collaborations in Healthcare.

PR Newswire

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 3, 2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM and the Metro Chapter of the
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) will host an expert panel
examining the global and domestic market forces shaping the healthcare
landscape and the collaborations that are accelerating the pace of health care
innovation and development. 

The event, to be held on May 21, 2013, brings global industry leaders in
biopharmaceuticals and consulting to present their business models for the
future and solicit non-governmental organization opinion on addressing the
world's most pressing healthcare issues via public-private partnerships. The
event is part of an educational series offered by the HBA to offer women
executives an opportunity to participate in thought leadership briefings,
industry strategy discussions and networking. "We welcome the opportunity to
host this HBA event, and further not only the discussion among global
healthcare thought leaders, but also to provide a forum for women executives
to network and support one another in the advancement of their careers and
professional development," stated Hugh Welsh, President DSM North America.

"As healthcare costs continue to soar, it is imperative that we develop a more
efficient and cost-effective model of healthcare delivery, and products that
cure or prevent disease rather than merely treat ailments. Over the past
decade, R&D productivity is declining, costs are rising while scientific
output has stayed broadly flat," Alexander Wessels, President and CEO of DSM
Pharmaceutical Products commented. "In the wake of health reform, we are at a
crucial moment in healthcare, and DSM is excited to host the brightest in
biopharma in a call for increased partnership and knowledge-sharing."

The event will be held at the DSM North America headquarters in Parsippany,
New Jersey. Panel speakers include Jo Pisani, Partner, Pharmaceuticals &
Lifesciences Strategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Barbara Bush, CEO and
Co-Founder, Global Health Corps; Paul Antinori, Senior Vice President and
General Counsel, The Medicines Company; Lara Fontaine, Vice President,
Worldwide R&D Strategy & Portfolio Solutions, Pfizer; Pam Bolton, Vice
President, Membership and Advisory Services, GBCHealth; and Pamela R. Demain,
Executive Director, Corporate Licensing, Merck. "At HBA, we believe it's
critical to initiate discussion and increase connectivity between private and
public players," said Kathleen Fitzpatrick, HBA Metro Chapter President.
"Creative collaborations now take place in ways that would have been
unthinkable a few years ago—and it's these partnerships that will be the
catalyst to increased market efficiencies and a higher quality of patient

More information and registration can be found on the HBA Metro Chapter
Website. Follow the event live on Twitter via @HBAnet_metro.

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and
materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials
Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social
advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers
innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global
markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed,
pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and
electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.
DSM's 25,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around USD $13 billion. The
company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA)
The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a
global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of
women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in
Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia
and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for
women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and
leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry;
provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in
the industry; fosters mentoring relationships and serves as a conduit and
sponsor for research on career advancement issues. The HBA has over 6,000
individual members and over 130 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as
the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide and
was named by Leadership Excellence as having one of the top leadership
development programs in North America for the last four years. More
information can be found at: www.HBAnet.org.

HBA Metro Chapter
The HBA Metro Chapter is the founding and largest chapter of the HBA in the
heart of the east coast's life sciences corridor, serving members in New York,
New Jersey and Connecticut. The HBA Metro Chapter provides a wide variety of
leadership development offerings, including Affinity/Special Interest
Programs, CONNECTIONS Networking Events, evening Keynote Programs, virtual
programs, an annual group mentoring program and special offerings for
executive and senior-level women via the chapter's Executive Women's Outreach
initiative. A host of volunteer opportunities are available for members who
seek to support the chapter and enrich their HBA experience. More information
can be found at: www.HBAnet.org/chapter/metro.

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For more information:

DSM North America                             DSM North America

Hugh Welsh                                    Sheetal Bhadekar

tel. +1 973 257                               tel: +1 973 257 8323
                                              e-mail: Sheetal.Bhadekar@dsm.com
e-mail: hugh.welsh@dsm.com
Lindsey Thompson
HBA Metro Chapter PR Chair
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
212-508-9658/ (c) 646-321-0053
e-mail: lthompson@makovsky.com

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