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BioInfect 2014 – Setting the global anti-microbial agenda

Location: Alderley Park Conference Centre, Alderley Park, Cheshire

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

Following on from the success of the conference in 2013, the programme will focus upon the areas of:

  • National and International aspects of progress
  • The related issues in animal health
  • Technology showcase - innovative solutions under developments by SMEs
  • New commercial models
  • Incentives via supportive Regulation

The 2014 Conference is kindly supported by AstraZeneca and sponsored by, HGF Ltd, Boyds and Shore Capital.

Speaking at the conference in 2013, Dame Sally Davies Chief Medical Officer, noted that "the golden age" of effective antibiotics has come to an end as no new class of drugs has been development since 1987. She warned of the danger of going back to a pre-antibiotic era, where a simple infection could be a death sentence - a warning echoed by other speakers from around the globe. Dame Sally's speech can be viewed via the video link on this page.

Conference Chair: Mr Jim Hancock




08.45 - 09.25

Coffee & Registration

09.25 - 09.30

Welcome to the Conference

John Stageman, Chair of Bionow

09.30 - 09.55

Keynote Address

Sir Anthony Coates, Helperby Therapuetics and Antibiotic Research UK

09.55 - 10.10

Experiences from the front line

Martin Kiernan, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

10.10 - 10.50

"Progress: National and International Perspectives"

* What progress has been made?
* What are the international aspects?
* What approaches are delivering impact?
* What is left to do?
* What is stopping us?

Speakers & Panel:
John Fitzgerald, Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Alliance
Neil Murray, Redx Pharma
Ian Oliver, Ernst & Young
Hala Audi, UK Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

10.50 - 11.20

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

11.20 - 12.20

"Animal Health - the issues"

* How do we meet the needs of both human and animal health?
* What is driving resistance?
* How do we produce the food we need without compromising antibiotics?

Speakers & Panel:
John Fitzgerald, Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Alliance
Tony Simon, Zoetis
Susan Dawson, University of Liverpool
Peter Borriello, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Defra

12.20 - 12.40

International Perspective

Ramanan Laxminarayan, Public Health Foundation of India

12.40 - 14.00

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition



14.00 - 15.00

Company Technology Showcases

Leading examples of innovative companies driving development in this area

Dave Cook, Blueberry Therapeutics
David Williams, Discuva
Jonathan O'Halloran, QuantuMDx
Andy Ratcliffe, Redx Anti-Infectives


15.00 - 15.30

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition



15.30 - 16.30

"Commercial Models"

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

John Rex, AstraZeneca
Fraser Gray, GSK
Keith Williams, Boyd Consultants
Eleanor Malone, Iterim Editor, Scrip Intelligence

16.30 - 17.00

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Outtserson, Boston University

17.00 - 17.10

Closing Remarks

Steve Bates, BIA

Delegate Prices
Premium Member: £105.00
Member: £120.00
Non-member: £180.00

For details of the sponsorship and exhibitor packages, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at

> Register here