As the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, I chaired an emergency Board meeting of the International Council of Biotech Associations (ICBA) on what more our sector can do to help the global vaccination effort.
The Bruntwood SciTech network is home to some of the UK’s most pioneering science companies, from small medtech startups and scaleups, all the way through to global life science companies that are uncovering world-leading discoveries, creating new medicines and shaping the future of our healthcare. So who are some of the UK’s most innovative life science businesses at the forefront of helping to create a fairer and healthier world?
Cambridge, 12th May 2021: The Babraham Research Campus’ vision is to be one of the best places in the world for discovery bioscience research and innovation; a leading sustainable ecosystem to start, nurture, scale and grow bioscience business.
The Government has used the Queen’s Speech to highlight its ambition to lead the world in life sciences as part of its plans for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on the back of the successful vaccination programme. Improving health, creating jobs and levelling up were other key themes set out as the foundations for the Government’s policy agenda.
Jabbed! a TV documentary telling the inside story of the UK Vaccines Taskforce is on Channel 4 this evening at 10pm. Tune in to see interviews with familiar faces including Kate Bingham and Ian McCubbin. I hope the documentary puts front and centre the early work done by the BIA COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Taskforce as part of the UK’s great vaccine story.
Oxford, UK, May 10 2021 – Magdalen College Oxford, owner of The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), one of the UK’s leading parks for science and technology companies, has announced that it is seeking a strategic partner with which to accelerate development of the Park.
Five months, five companies: Life-changing ideas, game-changing support. Accelerate@Babraham, the bio-entrepreneurial incubator initiative founded and developed by the Babraham Research Campus - supported by key industry and investor organisations - opens applications for its 2021/22 cohort today.
New oversubscribed global fund to invest in late-stage clinical programmes with pharma/biotech partners Abingworth has closed on over $1 billion in 2021 in two new funds
Leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Quay Pharmaceutical has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The company won its award for International Trade.
A partnership between the National Horizons Centre and Discovery Park, the Life Sciences Opportunity Zone for ambitious companies, is promising to bring opportunities to both organisations.