Dr Vineeta Tripathi, Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer, Vitarka Therapeutics talks about the valuable lessons learnt, through her participation in a life sciences development programme, to accelerate her biotech start-up providing novel therapeutics for cancer indications.
New data from the BioIndustry Association (BIA) and Clarivate shows 2021 was the highest year on record for investments into UK biotech and life sciences companies. £4.5bn was raised in public and private financings, £1.7 billon (60%) more than in 2020.
I am looking forward to our first in-person events of 2022 this week, headlined by the BIA’s Annual Gala Dinner. This is a chance to celebrate the fantastic work undertaken by the sector throughout 2021 and raise money for our Charity Partner of the Year, Kidney Research UK. There are a few individual tickets left, so do book quickly if you are interested in attending.
Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, former chair of the BioIndustry Association and former Chair of Innovate UK, discusses the future of antivirals in relation to COVID-19 and how this works with current government processes.