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2014 BioCap Conference

Location: Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ

Bionow, Baker Tilly and Weightmans LLP are delighted to be hosting the third annual BioCap Conference. The 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 Conference is kindly sponsored by Manchester Science Partnerships and Appleyard Lees.

This not to be missed conference will develop relationships with potential partners for your business, allow you to understand further the funding landscape and show your support for the North of England life science cluster.

We are delighted to announce that Jon Moulton, Managing Partner at Better Capital will be presenting the Keynote Address at the Conference.

The following investors are already confirmed to attend: Acceleris, Advent Venture Partners, Albion Ventures, Angel Capital Group, Equistone Partners Europe, GHO Capital Partners, Index Ventures, IP Group, Kreos Capital, Mercia Fund Management, MVM Life Science Partners, Oxford Capital, SiliconValley Bank, Takeda Ventures and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

Conference Programme




08.30 - 09.10

Coffee & Registration

09.10 - 09.15


Rowena Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Manchester Science Partnerships

09.15 - 09.35

Keynote Address

Mark Treherne, CEO, Life Science Investment Office

09.35 - 10.25

Venture Capital & Angel Investment

Norman Molyneux, Acceleris Capital
Sinclair Dunlop, Epidarex Capital
Christoph Ruedig, Albion Ventures
Ian Moules, Takeda Pharmaceutical

10.25 - 11.05

Coffee, Networking & Exhibiton

11.05 - 11.35

Company Showcases

Helen Shaw, Proveca
Simon Ward, Incanthera

11.35 - 12.25

Company "Pitches"

Absynth Biologics
Alderley Analytical
Blueberry Therapeutics

12.25 - 13.40

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

13.40 - 14.00

Keynote Address

Jon Moulton, Managing Partner, Better Capital

14.00 - 14.50

Company "Pitches"

Alchemy Pharmatech
Gelexir Healthcare
Lumbacurve International
Newtec Vascular

14.50 - 15.50

Raising finance – the IPO route

Brian White, Shore Capital
Alex Clarkson, Diagnostic Capital
Mark Fahy, London Stock Exchange
Marco Boorsma, Forbion Capital

14.50 - 15.50

Preparing your company for a transaction – PR & communications

Ceri Batchelder, HMA Digital Marketing
Laurence Auffret, CINETIQUE Translations
Kath Darlington, The Scott Partnership

14.50 - 15.50

Ensuring transaction readiness – maximising value & minimising risk

Danny Green, Yaqarit
Simon Bradbury, Appleyard Lees
Simon Raftery, Weightmans LLP
Colin Smyth, Baker Tilly
Tony Ormond, Bright Grey

15.50 - 16.15

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

16.15 - 16.45

Company "Pitches"

Regenerative Solutions

16.45 - 17.30

Alternative Funding Sources & Models

Ann Connolly, J&J Innovation Centre
Steve Bates, The BioIndustry Association
Brian Williamson, JumpStart
Duncan Young, MRC Technology
Tony Edwards, Baker Tilly

17.30 - 17.35

Closing Remarks

Geoff Davison, Bionow

17.35 - 19.00

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Appleyard Lees

Delegate Prices
Premium Member £90.00
Member £100.00
Non-Member £150.00

For all Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at

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