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About BioForward

BioForward is OBN's 'Roadmap for Growth' Life Sciences event, designed to provide the support, skills, know-how and industry connections required to build a commercially successful business. 

Now in its fourth year, the event is attended by leaders and decision makers of growing R&D companies across all therapy and technological areas, along side companies who provide critical support services to emerging companies within the life sciences ecosystem.

BioForward Features:

  • An Industry exhibition showcasing up to 50 trusted suppliers, specialising in a range of services, essential for emerging life sciences R&D companies including: Pre-clinical and clinical development, IP, tax & financial management, regulatory compliance, insurance, facilities, location management, manufacturing, lab supplies, communications, sales & marketing, business development, new technology, consultancy, HR & talent
  • A full day of pre-scheduled, in-person 1-1 partnering meetings that delegates can schedule at their convenience powered by Hello Partnering
  • Plenty of formal and informal networking opportunities, including the BioForward drinks reception 
  • A packed programme of targeted workshop sessions, designed to provide R&D companies with the know-how and practical skills to support the growth of their business and overcome challenges. Workshop topics include:

  • An update on the latest grant funding options available
  • Biologics Analytical Methods: Trends and Strategies to Accelerate Development - Kindly sponsored by Catalent
  • Selecting the right your CRO partner for your growing company - Kindly sponsored by Precision for Medicine
  • Manufacturing and Clinical Considerations in Cell & Gene Therapy - Kindly sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Overcoming the latest manufacturing & supply chain challenges - Kindly sponsored by Merck
  • An update on the latest R&D tax credits incentive and what this means for business - Kindly sponsored by TBAT Innovation
  • Business development - how to pitch to potential partners & collaborators
  • Roadmap to Regulatory Success in early development - Kindly sponsored by NDA Group
  • Building and retaining your team for long term growth

Who should attend?

BioForward has been specifically designed for growing life sciences R&D companies, and high-quality Service Providers who can provide the critical support and advice required to help them build a commercially sustainable business.

We are pleased to be able to offer one complimentary ticket for each R&D Company, with follow on tickets available and a vastly reduced rate. 

Complimentary tickets are also available for life sciences focused PhD Students.

For more information detailed in the flyer, please click here.


The King's Centre
Osney Mead
England, United Kingdom

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