2021 BioFocus Conference

2021 BioFocus Conference

Digital Event
Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th July 2021

About

BioFocus is a two day conference, bringing together industry, academia and experts within the field of life sciences. BioFocus will inspire your business to connect, engage, benefit and grow.

Comprising conference, company showcases, pre-booked partnering and virtual networking sessions, this event will provide a unique opportunity to hear about the latest technologies, innovations, key sector initiatives and funding opportunities.

BioFocus will feature sessions including:-
  • Keynote Speakers
  • The North East Vision for a Global Cluster
  • Developing a Leading Hub for Innovation
  • Translation and Growth for the Sector
  • Meeting the COVID-19 Challenge
  • End to End Infrastructure to Manufacture Medicines
  • Skills - Growing and Retaining Talent
  • Investment and the Ecosystem - Strengthening the Cluster
  • Digital Networking and Pre-booked Partnering Meetings

Keynote Speaker
We are delighted to announce Brian Walker, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy & Resources and Chair of Medicine, Newcastle University as Keynote Speakers at the Conference.

Attendees
To promote careers & skills development within this critical industry, Bionow are enabling students from across our Member Universities to attend this years' event who will be able to engage with delegates from NE LEP, CPI Enterprises, Newcastle City Council, QuantuMDx, Arcinova, Invest NE, Iksuda Therapeutics, Northstar Ventures, Epidarex Capital, British Business Bank, Durham University, Fibrofind, EDI, LightOx, Centre for Process Innovation,  Sterling Pharma Solutions, National Horizons Centre, SRG, ramarketing, Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre, Gliff.AI, Northumbria University, NEPIC, Integrated Covid Hub North East (ICHNE), AHSN, Edge Hill University, University of Manchester, Bonaccord, University of Chester, The MTC, Illumina, University of Edinburgh, FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Liverpool John Moores University, Advarra, University of Liverpool, Cinetique Translations, GSK, Newcastle University, Savannah Wisdom, University of Leeds, NHSA, Potter Clarkson, PHC Europe, Bouygues E&S, Marshall-DDP, AF Chempharm and many more to follow......

Keynote Speakers

Brian Walker

Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy & Resources and Chair of Medicine, Newcastle University

Brian Walker is Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy &a...

Alastair Burt

Professor of Precision and Molecular Pathology Director, NovoPath – Newcastle MRC/EPSRC Molecular Pathology Node Theme Lead, Precision Medicine, Genomics and Informatics Honorary Consultant Histopathologist,, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Alastair Burt graduated from the University o...

Conference Sponsor

Agenda

  • Digital Registration Desk / Networking

  • Welcome Address Conference Opening

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Welcome Address

  • Keynote Address

    • Brian Walker, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy & Resources and Chair of Medicine, Newcastle University
  • The North East Vision for a Global Cluster

    Chair: Colin Bell, Business & Sector Growth Director, NE LEP
    Speakers

  • Virtual Networking & Partnering

  • Investment/Ecosystem and Strengthening the Cluster

    Speakers
    David Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Iksuda Therapeutics

    Daniel Marshall, Senior Associate, Epidarex Capital 

    Alex Buchan, Investment Director, Northstar Ventures

    Shaun Fooy, Senior Manager, UK Network, British Business Bank

    Alfredo Ramos, Managing Director, CPI Enterprises
    Chair

  • Virtual Networking & Partnering

  • Translation and Growth for the Sector

    Chair: Carrie Ambler, Professor, Durham University & Chief Scientific Officer, LightOx
    Speakers
    Jelena Mann, Chief Executive Officer, Fibrofind

    Sam Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer, LightOx

    • Will Dracup, Chief Executive Officer, EDI
    • Helen Cole, Industry Partnership Manager, Northern Health Science Alliance
  • Meeting the COVID-19 Challenge

  • End to End Infrastructure to Manufacture Medicines

  • Biotech & Beers Networking

  • Digital Registration Desk / Networking

  • Conference Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Keynote Address

    • Alastair Burt, Professor of Precision and Molecular Pathology Director, NovoPath – Newcastle MRC/EPSRC Molecular Pathology Node Theme Lead, Precision Medicine, Genomics and Informatics Honorary Consultant Histopathologist,, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Skills - Growing & Retaining Talent

    Panel
    Jen Vanderhoven, Director, National Horizons Centre

    Emma Banks, Head of ramarketing, ramarketing

    Xander Brouwer, Institute of Coding Partnerships Manager, Newcastle University

  • Virtual Networking & Partnering

  • Supporting the Delivery of Cell and Gene Therapies

    • Finn Willingham, Operations Manager, Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre
  • Developing a Leading Hub for Innovation

    Chair: Alan Welby, Director of Innovation, NE LEP
    Speakers
    Bill Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, Gliff.AI

    Emma Barron, Business Development Manager, Northumbria University

    Ryan Siddall, Innovation Manager, NEPIC

    John Tyson, Head of Innovation Lab, Integrated Covid Hub North East (ICHNE)

    Rachel Morris, Associated Director, AHSN NE

  • Conference Close

Registration

Registration will open shortly. For further details please contact events@bionow.co.uk

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
  • Logo on Event page on Bionow website

Please click HERE to view the Company Showcase Guidelines