Professor, Department of Pharmacy , Faculty of Medicine, The University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Prof. Una Riekstiņa, the director of the Pharmacy bachelor's and master's study programmes at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Latvia. She was nominated from Latvia to the European Medicines Agency's Committee of Advanced Therapies in 2014. Her research interests include mesenchymal stem/stromal cells, targeted drug delivery to the tumor microenvironment, and biological medicines such as advanced therapy medicinal products. In her presentation entitled “The EU regulatory framework for EV-based medicinal products”, she will discuss the challenges of translating extracellular vesicle (EV) research into clinical applications, as well as the regulatory requirements for EV-based medicinal products.