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2015 BioCap Conference

Location: Alderley Park Conference Centre, Cheshire

The fourth annual BioCap Conference, will bring together international investors, companies who are seeking finance and those who have a track record of raising finance.

BioCap is the only specialist life science investment and showcase conference in the North of England and is aimed at highlighting the wealth of life science investment opportunities.

We are delighted that George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences will deliver a presentation by video, recorded specifically for the event and the morning session will feature the launch of the new Greater Manchester and Cheshire Life Science Fund.

The 2015 BioCap Conference is kindly sponsored by Manchester Science Partnerships.

The following Investors are already confirmed for this years event: Acceleris, Advent Venture Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, AstraZeneca, Deepbridge Capital, EV Group, Finance Wales, Finance Yorkshire, Imperial Innovations, InnovateUK, IP Group, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Kreos Capital, Laidlaw & Company, London Stock Exchange, Midven, MVM Life Science Partners, Net Scientific, Northstar Ventures, Panmure Gordon, Parkwalk Advisors, Scottish Equity Partners, Sixth Element Capital, Spark Impact Ltd, Syndicate Room, Synergy Health, Takeda Ventures, UKTI VC Unit, Ventac Partners, Wellcome Trust, WG Partners, Xenos with more to follow.....

As part of the conference, we will also be hosting a ‘company pitching’ session. The pitching competition has now closed and the details of the companies who have been selected will be announced shortly.

Conference Programme





Coffee & Registration


Welcome to the Conference

Rowena Burns, Manchester Science Partnerships


Keynote Address

George Freeman MP (Video)


Launch of the GM & Cheshire Life
Science Fund - Can early stage local
funds really impact the global life science industry?

Bill Enevoldson, GMCA
Chris Doherty, MSP
Gareth King, Catapult Ventures
Caroline Simpson, Cheshire East Council
Clare Hayward, Cheshire & Warrington LEP
Graham Boulnois, B-V Life Sciences Ltd


Coffee, Networking & Exhibition


Company "Showcases"

Steve Little, Premaitha Health plc
Harry Singh, Biofortuna Ltd
Charles Blundell, C4X Discovery Holding


Company "Pitches"

Absynth Biologics
Crystec Pharma
N4 Pharma


Lunch, Networking & Exhibition


Company "Pitches"

The Research Network


Workshop 1: Raising Finance - IPO window is open

Neil Murray, Redx Pharma
Mark Fahy, London Stock Exchange
Paul Jones, Liberum
Alex Clarkson, Diagnostic Capital
Isabella Schidrich, NASDAQ


Workshop 2: Are you investment ready?

Lloyd Payne, Euprotec
Simon Graindorge, IP Group
Phil Roper, KPMG
Ceri Williams, Rate Setter
Andrew Kay, Blueberry Therapeutics


Changeover Break


Alternative funding sources & models

Richard Seabrook, Wellcome Trust
Mark Williams, Rate Setter
Gino Martini, Startup Funding Club
Aldo DeLeonibus, Inventya


Closing remarks

Delegate Prices
Premium Member: £100.00 + VAT
Member: £125.00 + VAT
Non-Member: £215.00 + VAT

Pre-Conference Dinner
This year we will be hosting an exclusive invitation-only pre-conference dinner at the Mereside Restaurant, Alderley Park on the evening of Tuesday 29th September.

Exhibition and Sponsorship
For details of the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at

Please find an extensive list of local accommodation options in the downloads section of this page. Remember to quote "The Alderley Park Conference Centre" when booking in order to obtain the best rate.

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