to 21 Mar

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

The International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing 2019 brings an opportunity to present and discuss all the innovations in Industrial biotechnology. This conference allows leading academic scientists, researchers and industrialists from all over the world to exchange and share their experiences, recent innovations, practical challenges, advanced equipment and research results. Biotechnology has got a broader set of speakers, and a broader array of programs aimed at both scientists and industrialists. The discussion will be various topic like biopolymerbioplasticsbiofuelspharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, high value-added biochemicalsfermentation and nanobiotechnology

This conference has been planned and executed by Allied academies. Allied Academies is a well-developed and presumed publisher which started distributing in the year 1994.

Allied academies invite all the participants from all over the world to attend the conference on Industrial biotechnology from March 20-21, London, UK. This includes prompt keynote speakers and presentations, Oral and Poster presentations, and much more. In addition, this also includes various workshops guided by eminent delegates.

 Targeted audiences: Biotechnology researchers, Business associates, Biotechnology entrepreneurs, students, training institutes, Industrial Biotechnology associations and societies and Biotechnology Industrialists. 

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12:00 am00:00

BIA Regional Lunch

Join us on Wednesday 13 March for another popular BIA networking lunch. This is an ideal opportunity to meet new business contacts, network with members and hear from local members. We will also be joined by selected Turkish life science companies participating in Innovate UK’s Newton Fund programme, T-DEB, which promotes R&D partnerships between Turkey and the UK

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9:00 am09:00

Future Skills for the Life-Sciences

Future skills for the life sciences is a conference held by the Royal Society, to explore the skills required for a thriving life sciences sector in the UK. The creative ways that future skills needs are being addressed will also be highlighted. See full agenda on our webpage.

Attending this event

This open event is free to attend and is intended for those with an interest in the life sciences sector, from a variety of backgrounds including academia, industry, government, as well as regulatory and other scientific bodies.

Contact the Industry team for more information.

About the conference series

This meeting forms part of the Royal Society’s Transforming our Future series. The Transforming our Future meetings are unique, high-level events that address scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and bring together leading experts from wider scientific community, industry, government and charities.

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9:30 am09:30

Smarter innovation to drive growth: a business support workshop for SMEs

Innovation can be the catalyst for the growth and success of your business

Business innovation can be the implementation of new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving existing services. Innovation can be the catalyst for the growth and success of your business, helping you adapt and grow in the UK and global marketplace.

However, we understand that knowing what support is available to your business and how to access this can often be confusing to navigate, especially for smaller companies. Innovate UK has come together with the Sheffield City Region LEP to offer a free one day event for the South Yorkshire business community and organisations that support business innovation; to help delegates learn more about what support is out there.

The event will also explore and discuss the opportunities that adoption of digital technologies will present to businesses. The recent ‘Made Smarter’ review estimates that the positive impact of faster innovation and adoption of digital technology could be as much as £455 billion for UK manufacturing over the next decade, creating a conservative net gain of 175,000 jobs throughout the economy and enabling more efficient, and cleaner production systems.

So come along to hear about how these opportunities will support your business and to learn about what support is available both nationally and locally, and how to access it.

Aims of the event

To help participants;-

Understand where to go for innovation funding;
Know who to approach for support in accessing funding;
Connect with potential collaborators and research partners;
Understand what is required in writing a successful grant application;
Learn about the opportunities that digital technologies may unlock for your business.

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5:30 pm17:30

OBN BioTuesday

'What's New in Microbiome Research'

The balance of the gut microbiome has a huge impact on our general well-being and overall health, and this special edition BioTuesday will provide a summary of the latest trends, research and industry thinking about this fascinating topic, including:

  • How new research led by a team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Germany suggests that more than 200 non-antibiotic medicines with human-cell targets, from anti-inflammatory drugs to antipsychotic compounds, can also trigger significant changes in the gut microbiome

  • How microbiome characteristics can predict people’s traits, such as cholesterol levels or obesity

  • How particular microbes and molecular processes help to maintain health in the human microbiome and the link it has to mental and neurological disorders

  • How the balance of the gut microbiome is greatly affected by diet and has the potential to unlock a variety of clinically relevant opportunities

The evening will feature presentations from a range of expert industry experts including:

  • Professor Ian Charles, Director at the Quadram Institute, who specialise in understanding how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease

  • Professor Glenn Gibson, Head of Food Microbial Sciences at the University of Reading, whose current research includes, chronic gut disease, autism, obesity, gut flora development microbiology, probiotics and prebiotics.

  • Denise Kelly, Microbiome specialist and Venture Partner at Seventure, who finance the development of innovative companies within Life sciences, with a particular focus on the microbiome space

  • Edward Green, CEO at CHAIN Biotechnology who develop Clostridium-based microbial technology for high-value healthcare products

  • Mike Romanos, CEO at Microbiotica – who identify gut bacteria linked to phenotype with unprecedented precision in order to discover and develop live bacterial therapeutics and biomarkers

  • Dmitry Alexeev, RnD Director at Atlas Biomed - Dmitry will share an insight for Atlas Biomed into their 'Listen to Your Gut' Microbiome test where results show how diet affects your gut bacteria

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6:00 pm18:00

BioWednesday London: The J P Morgan Healthcare Conference: The Mood Music

The J P Morgan Healthcare Conference and associated events in San Francisco are events in the life sciences calendar. If you didn’t attend and you are curious about the key insights and what the ‘mood’ is for the biopharma industry in the year ahead, then join us for a discussion on the key take home messages.  We will review sentiment from a range of speakers who attended the conference, including those on both sides of the deal making, as well as commentary and analysis from the week.  You’d also be welcome if you attended and have feedback to share.


18:00  Registration and networking over tea and coffee

18:30 Welcome from One Nucleus and Instinctif Partners

18:40  Panel Discussion: “What are the key themes, predictions and ‘mood music’ from this year’s J P Morgan Healthcare Conference”


Sue Charles, Instinctif Partners


Mike Ward, Informa Pharma Intelligence

Madeleine Armstrong/Jacob Plieth, Vantage

Kevin Johnson, Medicxi

Peter Pack, Crescendo Biologics

Andy Richards, Congenica

Nooman Haque, Silicon Valley Bank

19:30  Final Remarks

19:40  Networking over refreshments

21:00  Close

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8:30 am08:30

KTN: Digital Business Meet-up

If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at our monthly informal information and networking event in London. The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family including, Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors.

The engaging speakers will highlight a range of upcoming opportunities and various benefits for digital companies, researchers and academic institutions working across a diverse range of sectors.

 At the session, you’ll be able to:

– Discover more about the various forms of support available from Innovate UK
– Meet advisors who can help you navigate the innovation landscape as well as make valuable business introductions
– Learn about the how the Knowledge Transfer Network and Digital Catapult work with businesses
– Introduce your own digital business to others via a 3 minute showcasing presentation
– Network with other businesses

If you are interested in giving a 3 minute presentation:

– Presentation slots are given on a first come first served basis at the event, by signing up on the sheet provided on the day (we encourage 1st time speakers only each month).
– There will be a projector and laptop available at the venue.
– You can bring a maximum of 2 slides with you on a USB.
(Ensure that you leave enough time for your audience Q&A)
Register your place today.

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6:00 pm18:00

OBN BioThirstday

We are back in Oxford for our first BioThirstday of 2019 and would love you to join us!

If you would like maximise your networking opportunities, raise your profile and connect with like-minded people from the life sciences industry do come along.

The evening is agenda-free, the first drink is on us - and then it's up to you! 

There is no charge to attend - registration is online only.

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6:30 pm18:30

Biotech Buddies London

Biotech Buddies Is A Casual Gathering For C-Level Executives, Business Development Of Biotech & BioPharma Organisations, Investors, Consultants And Life Science Service Companies. Started By A Group Of Executives From London Who Were Meeting And Socialising At International Biopharma Partnering Conferences, And Yerned To Have A High Quality Regular Social Networking Event In London. 2 Years On, This Event Now Has A Regular Attendance Of Between 50-60 Professionals.

With a £40 entry charge to keep out the Riff Raff, this is a non-profit activity with all proceeds going towards the bar and unlimited pizza. The Bread Street Kitchen is a Gordon Ramsay Bar and Restaurant in the City of London very close to St. Pauls Cathedral. It is a spacious and glamous venue ideal to network whilst relaxing amongst professional peers and key life science opinion leaders.

We often have a splattering of rock star CEOs from some of Europe's most successful biotechs attending. This is mixed with a friendly bunch of business development excutives from some of the world's leading pharma, consultancy firms, service companies and business media. We have a no hard sell policy at the event, instead we meet up to get to know each other, swap ideas and make feel welcome fellow colleagues. We have an R&D Leaders "Agile" workshop during the afternoon of this day, who will be joining us at this months meet-up.

We encourage the "Up Coming Millennial Stars" to join us, to help them network with the very amiable "Ole Guard." Tickets are limited to 60, so book now to avoid disappointment at this December event, that will be busier than normal. We have a a full refund policy for everybody if you are forced to cancel 24 hours or more before the event, whatever your reason. We look forward to meeting you, so why wait to book........

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2:00 pm14:00

"Agile" R&D Leaders Lab

Are you an R&D Leader in the global life science community?

Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years they have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams.

Now agile methodologies—which involve new values, principles, practices, and benefits and are a radical alternative to command-and-control-style management—are spreading across a broad range of industries and functions including the C-suite.

Pharma and Biotech who notoriously are slow to change and who are rooted in the linage of academic institutions, have not embraced, or sometimes not even heard, the word agile. With the introduction of new technologies, such as AI and Digital Tech, R&D leaders have to be ever more flexible and creative to engage with these new concepts where necessary. Also by focusing on the needs of the group, we will develop peer to peer discussions around any challenging topics the group have, such as funding and strategic partnersips.

As an R&D Leader you will benefit from this "Agile" workshop and it will help you build deeper connection with your peers. In turn the aim is to build your confidence when working in areas normally outside your comfort zone, by learning and discussions with this "Agile" peer network. You can speak to people in your position about issues you may not have opportunity to discuss else where.

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to 25 Jan

BIA Gala Dinner 2019


  • 24-24 JAN 2019


We are delighted that the 2019 Gala Dinner will return to The Brewery, London on 24 January. The evening kicks off with networking drinks from 19:00

Our flagship BIA Gala Dinner continues to be the premier bioscience networking event of the year. With over 700 life science professionals from over 300 biotech companies, investors, government and the media, join us to network, meet old friends and make new business contacts.

Host a table and provide an exceptional opportunity to entertain valued existing clients and network with prospective customers, or book individual tickets online using the register now button above. 

We invite you to get dressed up and join the glitz of our gala dinner: an evening of excellent food, fine wine and grand company. Find out more about our Charity of the Year, and bid for an array of prizes during the auction – where all prize profits go to straight to the charity.

19.00: Doors open - registration, champagne and canapés reception
19.50: First call for dinner
20.00: Second call for dinner
20.15: Speeches
20.40: Service begins - silent auction opens for bidding
22.30: Dinner ends and guests continues networking - entertainment
  1.30: Carriages

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4:00 pm16:00

Strategic Technologies in Life Sciences: The Future is now

The 21st century is proving to be one of the most exciting and prolific periods of innovation in biosciences and healthcare. Advances across biology, technology, engineering and data science are converging to help create new, potentially life-changing solutions for individuals and societies across the globe. The BIA has identified areas of  strategic importance in this new and exciting age of science.

During this relaxed afternoon event we will look at the explainer videos that the BIA have developed and hear from companies within each technology and what exciting new developments are happening in that space. We will also hear from an investor from each technology and hear about why they are excited about investing in that particular space.

Join us in London before our Gala Dinner and take this opportunity to meet up with colleagues and partners for some relaxed networking and learning. We will have space for you to work from 15.00 and change for the Gala Dinner if needed.


Pinsent Masons
30 Crown Place


15.00  Space to hot-desk and work

16.00  Registration and networking

16.15  Introduction to the BIA strategics technologies

16.20  Antimicrobial resistance - Glyn Edwards, Summit Therapeutics and Kate Rowley, BioScience Managers

16.40  Cell and Gene Therapies - John Dawson, Oxford Biomedica and Clare Terlouw, Syncona

17.00  Genomics - David Atkins, Congenica and Alastair Kilgour, Parkwalk

17.20  Engineering Biology - Ted Fjallman, Prokarium and Oliver Sexton, Midven

17.40  Close - networking with drinks and canapes


Free for members and non-members

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Innovate UK in the East of England 2019
8:30 am08:30

Innovate UK in the East of England 2019

Anglia Ruskin University to play host at new Science Centre in Cambridge on 22nd January 2019.

The East of England is a hotbed of scientific research and innovation and only through collaboration between people can the value of it be truly captured by industry.

Innovate UK in the East of England welcomes the thinkers and the doers, the innovators and the entrepreneurs. The people that push the limits. The people that ask questions.

You will hear how Innovate UK and its ‘family’ support business innovation across the region and realise the benefits of working with universities and the knowledge base to accelerate innovation.

This event is for individuals, or people in businesses – large and small – with ideas and ambition but are unsure how to progress them. Where do I get information about funding? Who can I connect with? What support services exist in my area?

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to 18 Jan

UKSPA/Imperial White City 2019

The next UKSPA event will take place on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 January 2019 at Imperial College White City campus, London. Imperial College last hosted UKSPA members three years ago and this event will be an opportunity to share progress and learning points as this development has moved from plan to reality

Registration is now open for this two-day meeting. Click here to register.

The event programme can be downloaded here.

At the start of the two-day meeting there will be an opportunity to tour the facilities, including the Innovation Hub (I-Hub) and the White City Incubator.

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to 14 Dec


Driving success in Life Science & Healthcare: Convergence of Technology, Investment and People

Building on the evolution of the past 17 years, Genesis 2018 will assemble senior executives and decision makers from across the Life Science and Healthcare field to present, discuss and demonstrate their collective insight and thought leadership for the sector, themselves and their stakeholders. 

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Annual bioProcessUK Conference
to 22 Nov

Annual bioProcessUK Conference

The BIA is delighted to launch the 15th Annual bioProcessUK Conference, taking place in Edinburgh on 20-22 November 2018.

The conference goes from strength to strength and 2017 saw over 285 delegates from 160 leading organisations attend to hear the latest news/updates and developments within the manufacturing and biologics arena. 2018 is set to be another remarkable success and we advise registering early to avoid disappointment.

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2018 – Pharmaceutical Flow Cytometry & Imaging
to 15 Nov

2018 – Pharmaceutical Flow Cytometry & Imaging

Flow Cytometry & Imaging from single cell to the patient

The 6th biennial Pharmaceutical Flow Cytometry and Imaging meeting will be held at GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage, UK. Flow cytometry and imaging are two powerful technology platforms that enable high-content analysis of physiologically-relevant cell systems and pre-clinical and clinical biomarkers. Since our first meeting in 2008, we have seen the technology develop and the applications widen across many areas of industrial and academic drug discovery and development. This meeting will focus on the application of Flow Cytometry and Imaging to illuminate biology from the single cell to the patient.

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