Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference

Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference

Online Event
Wednesday 16th - Thursday 17th September 2020


The Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference goes Digital! This years' conference will be hosted over two days to allow you to attend the sessions you want to, network with delegates and maintain your other work commitments. The conference will address the needs and requirements of pharma manufacturers who compete on the global stage. Featuring pre-booked virtual partnering meetings alongside speaker presentations and panel sessions, this online event is not to be missed.

The conference will explore the challenges and enablers for pharma manufacturing in the North and start a conversation through which the Northern manufacturing sites begin to collaborate on areas of common interest and to better influence academia and Government industrial strategy to support manufacturing in this sector.

To promote careers & skills development within this critical industry, Bionow have enabled more than 100 students from across the North of England to attend this years' event who will be able to engage with delegates from AstraZeneca, Allergan an AbbVie company, Seqirus, Elanco, Canta CMC Solutions, Cobra Biologics, FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, LJMU, Quay Pharma, Keele University, GSK, Durham University, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, Autoscribe Informatics, RSM, Discovery Park Ltd. Melhor Consulting, National Physical Laboratory, National Horizons Centre, Seda Pharmaceutical Services, F2G Ltd., Newcastle University, UCL, NEPIC, Factorytalk Ltd., Enterprise Ireland, University of Huddersfield, University of Bradford, ATG Scientific, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, AF Chempharm, Teeside University, Perceptive Engineering, Centre for Process Engineering (CPI), Made Smarter UK, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Spark Improvement, The University of Edinburgh, RSSL, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd, EviView Ltd, Marks & Clerk, Crest Solutions, University of Chester, STFC, Edge Hill University, Industrial Technology Systems Ltd (ITS), NIS, Sterling Pharma Solutions, Growth Platform/LEP, BioPharma Group, and many more to follow......



  • Virtual Reception Area

  • Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Keynote Speaker

    Andy Evans, VP Clinical Manufacturing and Supply, AstraZeneca

  • Skills - Industry Working Together

    Chair: Rob Olliver, Senior Manager, Allergan Biologics
    Rachel Brickell, Skills & Education Consultant
    Katie Evans, Programme Leader BSc Biotechnology, Liverpool John Moores University
    Tony Bradshaw, Group Director of Talent, Cobra Biologics
    Hannah Hill, Principal Production Technologist - Mammalian Cell Culture, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

  • Virtual Coffee and Networking Area

  • Challenges around Manufacture of Complex Products

    Chair: Andrew Sisson, Director of Supply Chain & Support, AstraZeneca
    Muhammad Safwan Akram, Principal Lecturer, National Horizons Centre
    Paul Young, Director - Process Sciences, Allergan Biologics
    Caterina Minelli, Principal Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
    Kevin Murphy, Technical Services Manager, AstraZeneca
    Upali Goonetilleke, Research Scientist, AstraZeneca

  • Virtual Coffee and Networking Area

  • Manufacturing Effectiveness

    Chair: Richard Ryrie, Process Engineering Manager, Elanco
    Paul Laidlaw, Head of Manufacturing Excellence, AstraZeneca
    Allen Camm, Relationship Manager, Made Smarter UK
    Gemma Jones, Director, SPARK Improvement

  • Biotech & Beers Networking

    Sponsored by Keele University

  • Virtual Reception Area

  • Welcome

    Kris Holmes, General Manager, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd

  • Keynote

    Steve Bagshaw
    Non Executive Chairman at Fujifilm Diosynth, Non Executive Director at Arcinova and Director at CPI

  • Outsourcing Manufacturing & Best Practices

    Chair: Peter Doyle, CMC Drug Development Professional, CMC Canta Solutions
    Panel Members
    Maura McArdle, Head of Business Development (Europe), Quay Pharma
    David Gray, Project Manager Global External Sourcing, AstraZeneca
    Tony Hitchcock, Technical Director, Cobra Biologics
    Paul Stott, CEO. Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services

  • Virtual Coffee and Networking Area

  • Scale Down Modelling

    Chair: Lisa-Marie Foulkes, Head of MS&T, Seqirus
    Alexandra Croxford, Development Scientist, Elanco
    Shari Narayanan, Process Scientist, Seqirus
    Andrea Rayat, Lecturer in Bioseparations, UCL

  • Virtual Coffee and Networking Area


Registration for this conference has now closed.

Showcase Companies



Company Showcase Packages

Pre-recorded company showcases will provide participants with the opportunity to introduce their company, promote and generate interest in specific products or services, attract potential partners and collaborations and most of all grow your network!

These digital exhibition packages have been introduced to provide additional benefit and value to delegates, who can create a captivating video presentation and increase engagement with fellow delegates.

Each Company Showcase Package will consist of:- 

  • 1 x Delegate Pass
  • Pre-recorded Company Showcase (3 minutes in length)
  • Showcase uploaded to Event Delegate Area Pre-conference and available Post-conference
  • News Article promoting the Conference and Company showcases with link to pre-recorded material to be circulated to the network and Bionow website / newsletter
  • Social Media Content as a Showcase Company in the run up to the Event
  • Ability to have online Marketing Material within the resource area of the Event Delegate area
  • Logo on Event page on Bionow website

Please click HERE to view the Company Showcase Guidelines