Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. For further information, please go to www.bioindustry.org
BioDundee is a partnership between the public, private and academic sectors. Our mission is to build on the strength of the life sciences sector in Dundee and Tayside internally through knowledge exchange and skills development, building partnerships and collaboration, and provide a platform for information exchange and networking, while externally promoting and positioning the Dundee life sciences sector to relevant audiences as a centre of world-class life science activity.
Bionow is the membership organisation for the biomedical / life-sciences industry in the North of England and offers a range of specialist business support products and services such as procurement, insurance, recruitment, events and other specialist services such as business planning and consultancy. All are aimed at enabling the potential of biomedical businesses and making them more competitive by providing significant bottom line savings. With over 120 subscribing members from across the UK membership is applicable to both companies within the North as well as those across the UK and beyond who would like to make connections into this vibrant and important cluster.
Eagle Genomics supplies quality outsourced bioinformatics solutions. We combine cloud computing and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) expertise with a track record in building scalable, efficient genomics analysis workflows using both commercial and open source software. Eagle’s services have added value to R&D processes and reduced time to market at many global life sciences companies including big pharma, crop science, personal hygiene and animal health.
Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.
Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.
Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical / Life Science company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all. At HRS we have a passion for science and put this first in all of our dealings.
LES Britain & Ireland (LES B&I) is one of 32 member societies of the global umbrella organisation LES International (LESI) and is also one of the most active. It is the society for professionals and business people interested in licensing, the transfer of technology, and the commercialisation of intellectual property rights. The Society provides unique opportunities for multidisciplinary education and networking, locally and globally. Through regular meetings of council, committees and special interest groups, members of the society are kept abreast of national and European Commission legislative proposals. They can also become involved at international level, and they have the opportunity to contribute to debate on crucial topical issues. Conferences, regular meetings and special events in London and throughout the regions offer members excellent opportunities to explore licensing-related subjects in depth and to meet fellow practitioners from business and industry, academia and the professions. Further information is available from our website, www.les-bi.org
London Life Science
London has an active, highly concentrated and globally competitive life science sector incorporating numerous medical facilities, world leading academic institutions and a diverse range of companies. The city provides the perfect laboratory for research and development, producing unique opportunities for collaboration and investment.
LondonLifeScience.com is a new portal to help organisations navigate this complex research landscape. It creates an online interface between organisations in the capital, bringing the best life science minds together and encouraging collaboration, whilst competitively driving the sector forward.
LondonLifeScience.com has been developed by London Medicine (a division of London Higher, the body representing higher education institutions within London). To learn more, email Amy.Lightstone@londonhigher.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @LondonLifeSci.
MediWales is the Welsh Life Sciences Forum – the networking and representative body for the sector. MediWales is owned by its members who are largely made up of academics, businesses and clinicians – what we’ve termed ABC, along with business support organisations and research centres. Partially funded by the Welsh Government, MediWales promotes and supports its members through events; publications – publishing both the MediWales Review and the UK Life Science Industry magazine; the website; and representing the sector’s needs to government. Through its association with other “Medilink UK” regional organisations, MediWales is in regular communication with the entire UK Life Science sector.
Mintz Levin has served as one of the leading law firms to the life sciences industry since the indus try’s birth in the 1970s. Today, we advise hundreds of businesses and other organizations in all sectors of the industry’s ecosystem -- from start-ups looking for their first funding to public companies with products on the market, as well as venture capital firms, investment banks, and research and academic institutions. Our attorneys provide experienced counsel to clients globally in a broad range of matters, including corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and collaborations, intellectual property, litigation, regulatory, employment and benefits, bankruptcy and commercial lending, immigration, and real estate. Mintz Levin is a full-service law firm comprised of 450 attorneys with eight offices (London, Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Stamford, and Los Angeles) and an affiliate relationship in Israel.
Pharmaceutical Licensing Group (PLG)
The Pharmaceutical Licensing Group (PLG) is a not-for-profit association, which is part of a European wide network, for executives active in pharmaceutical and biotechnology business development and licensing. It is the premier and original networking group for this industry sector. As a professional association, the overall PLG mission is to provide its members with a forum for;
• meeting and discussing matters of general interest
• networking opportunities
• promoting best practice in the profession
• providing training and education
Further details, including future meeting dates, can be found at www.plg-uk.com.
The South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) is a company limited by guarantee, owned by its 1300 members. Its mission is to facilitate the profitable and sustainable growth of companies and service providers in health and social care and the health technologies sector – pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and telecare/telehealth. SEHTA drives collaboration and provides support services to members from Academia, Business and Care/Clinicians to address UK and international market needs.
Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Ltd
Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Ltd is a full-service, Cambridge UK-based, out sourced intellectual organisation and management company with global reach. Stratagem IPM Ltd fills a developing need within industry for the provision of strategic advice and intellectual property management for life science, medtech, cleantech and high technology companies. Stratagem’s qualified patent and trade mark attorneys use a commercial perspective and hands on management approach to enhance the value of IP assets.