Corporate Sponsors



Amgen harnesses the best of biology and technology to fight the world’s toughest diseases, and make people’s lives easier, fuller and longer. We discover, develop, manufacture and deliver innovative medicines to help millions of patients. Amgen helped establish the biotechnology industry more than 40 years ago and remains on the cutting-edge of innovation, using technology and human genetic data to push beyond what’s known today.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Building on our legacy of innovative treatments for a range of cardiovascular, renal and metabolic conditions, our R&D strategy takes a holistic view of the needs of people with metabolic diseases such as diabetes, who often have multiple, related conditions. We are pursuing the next wave of innovative medicines for obesity, kidney and liver diseases – including metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH).

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Elsevier’s Neuroscience portfolio of journals, books, and online solutions provide first class information and innovative tools to empower research development and initiate innovation. Our content is written by world renowned, award-winning authors and reviewed by expert teams of editors. We are proud to play an integral part within the Neuroscience community and to participate in the advancement of this field.

Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

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Med Associates, Inc

Med Associates, Inc is the leading manufacturer, software developer, and supplier of products for behavioral psychology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and related fields of research. Our goal is to be the industry leading supplier of biomedical research instrumentation in the field of behavioral research. We support science as the key to understanding the mechanisms of the mind and body in humans and animals. As an organization, we strive to grow in productivity and quality as we develop and maintain our products. We support our customers and each other through an environment of mutual respect, open communication, and continuous learning to grow as individuals and as a team.

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a world leader in diabetes innovation. Our legacy in novel protein therapeutics began in 1923 and continues today with our expertise in engineering therapeutic proteins to improve the lives of people living with diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. Our mission is to innovate tomorrow’s novel therapies; we are committed to supporting and collaborating with academic research institutions to explore new approaches to effectively treat diabetes and obesity.

Research Diets, Inc.

Research Diets, Inc. formulates and produces purified OpenSource Diets® for laboratory animals. Custom diets shipped in 5-7 days. BioDAQ® Food and Liquid Intake Monitor for mice and rats mounts to home cage and records the time, duration, amount of each meal automatically. BioDAQ NHP monitors food intake of socially housed NHPs. Research Diets, Inc.


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