UK Department for International Trade
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Chris HowieSector specialist
Alacrita Holdings Limited
Alacrita is life science consulting for a networked age. You can expect the caliber and capabilities of a top-ranked consulting firm, but you'll find a difference in our expertise. We've built our team carefully, hand-picking only those consultants with deep domain knowledge and senior business experience. With more than 200 successful client assignments each year, we're proving what's possible for commercial life sciences in a new era of opportunity.
Anthony WalkerManaging Partner
Alderley Park Ltd
The UK's largest bioscience campus: dedicated to helping shape the future of the world's health. Alderley Park offers exceptional bioscience facilities for R&D focused life science companies at every stage of their life-cycle, from start-up to global corporate. Its Mereside campus is part of Manchester Science Partnerships, one of the leading science and technology park operators in Europe. Offering 1m sq ft state-of-the-art chemistry, biology and pathology labs, dedicated incubator facilities and a range of shared scientific services, it’s the ideal place to support pioneering innovation. MSP’s unique partnership connections and support services can also open the doors to new regional and national networks and funding, providing opportunities that can transform businesses and help take them to the next level. The Park is home to national centres of excellence including the AMR Centre and Medicines Discovery Catapult, alongside a cluster of life science companies including Cancer Research UK, Concept Life Sciences and Evotec, to name a few.
Mrs Elaine WilsonBusiness Development Manager
Mr Keith MillerLife Science Specialist
Aptus Clinical Ltd
Aptus Clinical is a specialist UK- based oncology clinical research organisation which helps life science companies to optimise their clinical development strategies and effectively transform promising molecules into valued medicines.
What makes Aptus Clinical different is our flexibility – our clients benefit from our network of highly experienced and skilled experts from all technical disciplines, but only pay for what they need, when they need it. Our scientists have global expertise in all aspects of drug development so no challenge is too great, and being highly professional, they integrate seamlessly into a client organisation. This gives our clients all the benefits of an in-house clinical department, but at a significantly lower cost. In addition, our well-established relationships with some of the world’s leading experimental cancer centres, access to large patient populations and flexible arrangements to support optimal project delivery are just a few of the benefits to be gained from working with Aptus Clinical.
Jonathan LewisBusiness Development Director
Arcinova is a Contract Research and Development Organisation (CRDO), providing the pharmaceutical industry with a comprehensive range of services.
At Arcinova, we are focused on Process, Research, Development, Scale-Up and small scale manufacturing, including bioanalysis, DMPK, regulatory and consulting services, covaering drug candidates in Development and launched to the Market.
Nathalie HutherBusiness Development Manager Europe
BioIndustry Association (BIA)
Established in 1989, the BIA (BioIndustry Association) exists to encourage and promote a financially sound and thriving bioscience sector within the UK economy and concentrates its efforts on emerging enterprise and the related interests of companies Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the 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.
Michael McGivernMembership and Business Development Manager
BioPartner UK leads the UK Delegation to several partnering conferences each year. It is a UK Accredited Trade Organisation facilitating international partnering for trade, investment and collaborations with Life Sciences organisations across the UK. BioPartner is a membership organisation, supporting UK SMEs and startups, and signposting organisations worldwide to UK expertise.
BioPartner has alliances with organisers of international biopartnering events, and with UK membership organisations, operating both independently and in partnership with the UK government. BioPartner disseminates tradeshow access grants to help UK-based SMEs exhibit their services and products in new overseas markets.
Lin BatesonChief Executive
Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research
CEIDR (Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research) is a partnership between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Liverpool focused on translational partnering in infectious diseases. Liverpool has the largest concentration of translationally-focused public sector R&D expertise in infectious diseases in the UK, with a track record of working successfully with commercial partners to impact product development. Consequently, CEIDR is ideally positioned to develop partnerships between research and industry to address current and future health priorities.
CEIDR became fully operational in 2018 and will develop into the portal for external organisations to make connections, source expertise and resources in infectious diseases, building relationships with industry and academic organisations to advance drugs, vaccines and diagnostics towards market. The aim is for the CEIDR brand to become synonymous with excellence in infectious diseases R&D undertaken in LSTM, the University of Liverpool and our clinical partners in Liverpool and overseas.
Clinical Network Services (UK) Ltd
Clinical Network Services (CNS) is an integrated service group focused on product development headquartered in Australia with offices in New Zealand, the UK and the USA. CNS creates value for small-medium sized biotechnology companies by progressing early stage products through phase 1 & 2 clinical trials or the marketplace sooner.
CNS offers a unique service where it integrates BioDesk, an intelligent global product development and regulatory affairs consultancy, with our committed, highly experienced Australian/New Zealand clinical operations and biometrics team. BioDesk’s expert consultants offer CMC/manufacturing, toxicology, clinical and regulatory affairs strategic advice and guide products efficiently through critical post-discovery development and into the clinic for the first time.
With over 15 years’ experience on more than 300 projects, CNS is one of the most experienced providers within the local market and a partner of choice for biotech companies. CNS’s small-medium size is considered a big advantage when relating to similar sized clients, though CNS takes a global development/ regulatory approach to ensure value is strategically added at every stage of the product development life cycle.