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2016 BioCap Conference

Location: Alderley Park Conference Centre, Alderley Park, Cheshire

The fifth 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.

The following Investors will be attending BioCap this year:
Acceleris Capital, Albion Ventures, Amgen, Angel Capital Group, AstraZeneca, Brightstar Partners, Cantor Fitzgerald, Catapult Ventures, Complete Resourcing, Deepbridge Capital, Diagnostic Capital, Edmond De Rothschild Investment Partners, Epidarex Capital, EV Group, Enterprise Ventures, FreeMind Group, Fullbrook Thorpe, Imperial Innovations, Innovate UK, IP Group, Laidlaw & Company, Liberum, Life Science Biznes ConsultingLongbow Capital, London Stock Exchange, Ludlow Wealth Management, Mercia Fund Management, Midven, MVM Life Science Partners, NetScientific, NorthStar Ventures, North West Business Angels, RBS, Seroba, Shore Capital, Spark Impact Ltd, SV Life Sciences, SyndicateRoom, Synergy Health, Tbailey, Wales Business Angel, Warwick Ventures, West Coast Business Angels, Wellcome Trust, WG Partners, Zeus Capital, YFM.

As part of the conference, we will also continue to host the popular ‘company pitching’ competition and 2016 will also see the introduction of pre-booked partnering meetings for delegates and investors to meet to discuss potential collaborations.




08.30 - 09.00

Coffee & Registration

09.00 - 09.10

Welcome to the Conference

Rowena Burns, CEO, Manchester Science Partnership

09.10 - 10.40

State of the Nation: Life Sciences in the North - 2 Sides of the Story

Chaired by:
Simon Wallwork, Slater Heelis

Chaired by:
Simon Bradbury, Appleyard Lees


Graham Bond, RSM
Norman Molyneux, Acceleris Capital
Mark Fahy, London Stock Exchange
Charles Breese, Larpent Newton & Co.
Andy Jones, AstraZeneca

Graham Boulnois, Medicines Discovery Catapult
Peter Dines, Mercia Technologies
Ray Barlow, Amgen
Curtis Dobson, Microbiosensor

10.40 - 11.10

Company Showcases

Steve Franklin, Evgen Pharma Plc
Paul Colbon, Liverpool ChiroChem

11.10 - 11.40

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

11.40 - 13.10

Company "Pitches"

Gareth King, Catapult Ventures
Jim Greene, Seroba
Simon Graindorge, IP Group
Oliver Sexton, Midven
Kath Mackay, Innovate UK

CellCap Technologies
Newcells Biotech
Rapid Rhythm
Sapient Sensors
The Research Network

13.10 - 14.30

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

14.30 - 15.00

Company Showcases

Sameer Kothari, Zilico
Ansar Jawaid, Precision Medicines

15.00 - 16.30

121 Partnering

Pre-bookable meeting with fellow delegates via online partnering platform

15.00 - 16.00

How do we take the Northern Cluster to the next stage to attract global funds?

Chaired by:
Graham Bond, RSM

Lloyd Payne, Evotec
Anthony Baxter, Cyprotex
Savvas Neophytou, Deepbridge Capital
Gordon Bateman, Complete Resourcing
Mark Hollingworth, Integral Finance
Stuart Jacobwitz, FreeMind Group

16.00 - 16.20

Results of Pitching Competition

16.20 - 16.30

Closing Remarks

The Pitching Competition has now closed. Shortlisted companies will be announced shortly.

Delegate Prices
Premium Member: £115.00 + VAT
Member: £145.00 + VAT
Non-member: £250.00 + VAT

For all sponsorship and exhibition opportunites, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at

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