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2015 BioInfect Conference

Location: Alderley Park Conference, Mereside, Alderley, SK10 4TG

A major 1-day conference looking at the critical issues relating to the development of new anti-infectives and the endemic problem of resistance.

Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. It is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society.

The Conference is kindly sponsored by Boyds, Shore Capital and HGF Limited, Manchester Science Partnerships and Acceleris Capital.

We are delighted that Lord Jim O'Neill will be  the keynote speaker this year. Jim is Chairing the UK Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR).

Conference Chair, Jim Hancock

08.45 - 09.30

Coffee & Registration

09.30 - 09.35

Welcome to the Conference

John Stageman, Chair, Bionow

09.35 - 10.10

Keynote Address

Jim O'Neill, Chair, The UK Review on AMR

10.10 - 11.10

'Proposed financial models to address the global AMR challenge'

Which models have been proposed?
Which models might work?
Which models won't?

Session Leader: Jo Pisani, Partner, PWC

Ramanan Laxminarayan, VP for Research & Policy, Public Health Foundation of India (via video)
Neil Murray, CEO, Redx Pharma
Hala Audi, Head of Review Team, The UK Review on AMR
James Anderson, Chief Medical Officer (Pharmaceuticals), GSK

11.10 - 11.40

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

11.40 - 12.40

'Animal Health - diagnostics and good husbandry with companion and farm animals'

How do we meet the needs of both human and animal health?
What developments are driving progress in this area?
How can we reduce the disease challenge?
How diagnostic tests are influencing farmyard practices and the treatment of pets.

John Fitzgerald, Secretary General,  Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Alliance
Anna Jackson, Veterinary Technical Manager, Elanco
Professor Rob Smith, University of Liverpool
Jill Moss, Co-Founder, The Bella Moss Foundation
Mark Dosher, Co-Founder, The Bella Moss Foundation

12.40 - 14.00

Lunch, Workshops, Networking & Exhibition

'Developing a patent strategy to enable growth and investment' workshop hosted by Jonathan Atkinson, HGF

14.00 - 14.20


Andrew Wilks, Executive Chairman, SYNthesis med chem

14.20 - 15.20

'New Approaches, collaborations and partnerships'

How do we encourage companies back into the sector?
How do we incentivize the development of new antibiotics?
What novel approaches can be utilized?

Colin Garner, CEO, Antibiotic Research
Florence Sejourne, CEO, DaVolterra
Joe Larson, Deputy Director, BARDA
Alex Oldham, Global Product Vice President, AstraZeneca
Jonathan Pearce, MRC Translational Research Team
Professor William Hope, University of Liverpool

15.20 - 15.50

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

15.50 - 16.50

'Diagnostic Technologies'

How can new rapid diagnostics can support more accurate prescribing?
How do health systems use diagnostics today?
What are the challenges in developing and adopting rapid diagnostic tests?
What funding models can be envisaged which would enable the development of rapid diagnostics?

Ben Cobb, Director Diagnostics, Epistem
Neil Butler, CEO, Spectromics
John Manwell, COO, Global BioDiagnostics
Till Bachman, Reader in Personalised Medicines, University of Edinburgh
Sanjay Patel, NICE Antibiotic Stewardship Guideline Development Group

16.50 - 17.00

Closing remarks

Steve Bates, CEO, BIA

Delegate Prices
Premium Member: £125.00 + VAT
Member: £150.00 + VAT
Non-Member: £250.00 + VAT

Exhibition and Sponsorship
For details of the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 16802007714 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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