Welcome to the February edition of the OBN Update. We are looking forward to a year where business will be (mostly) back to normal and we can meet more of you again in person. And don't worry if you are unable or not quite ready to meet up face-to-face, as we will have plenty of opportunities for you to join our events online.
|J&J Innovation call for proposals closes 7 February|
We have been working with J&J Innovation to help them engage with the UK Life Sciences sector over the last few months. For a broad overview look here and for more detailed information on their areas of interest please look here
The last date to submit an application to meet 1:1 to discuss potential collaboration opportunities is 7 February, 2022 EOD. Find out more and submit your application here.
With many other conferences being delayed or going digital only, this proven, must-attend London conference catalyses growth and supports in-person re-engagement across the life sciences industry.
The event is attended by an ever-evolving audience of early stage and emerging life sciences R&D Companies, investors, large pharma, and other valued partners across the life sciences ecosystem. It features a focused, relevant, and stimulating programme, led by great speakers, who bring their knowledge, expertise, and vision to the fore in exciting, high-quality sessions.
BioTrinity 2022 will feature a dedicated 'Scientific Track', focusing on six core therapy areas; Oncology, CNS, Microbiome, Inflammation, Rare Diseases, and AI & Data, as well as a second 'life sciences business' track addressing topics from finance and investment, regulatory, government strategy and tax.
We have a range of ticket and package options available – click here
to book and view the latest rates.
|Last chance to sign up for the OBN Spring Lecture!|
There are still a few tickets left for the OBN Spring Lecture on 'The Impact of AlphaFold for Biology and Medicine'. The Lecture will be presented by Prof. Dame Janet Thornton, Director Emeritus of EMBL-EBI on 3 March 2022 at Somerville College, Oxford.
|+++ NEW EVENT FOR LIFE SCIENCE STARTUPS +++|
|BioTech Bootcamp, London, 10 March 2022|
Did you know that around 82% of all Life Sciences companies fail due to avoidable management mistakes. Clarity of vision, and getting it right from the start, are critical to establishing the foundations for a genuinely successful business.
OBN, in partnership with our Investment & Tax Special Interest Group (ITSIG), are delighted to announce our inaugural BioTech Bootcamp event, designed to assist and support CEOs and Founders of early-stage Life Sciences companies to maximise their chances of business success in the sector.
Taking place in London on 10 March 2022
at Penningtons Manches Cooper
, the event is FREE OF CHARGE* and limited to just 50 places, so be sure to book your place quickly. You can find out more about the event and the speakers, and also register here
* A £75 deposit is payable but will be refunded (minus transaction fees) following confirmed attendance.
|'A Grand Day Out' at BioSeed 2022!|
What a great way to kick off the year! BioSeed
saw just under 200 investors and early stage companies gathered in person at County Hall on Tuesday 25 January for a full day of business and networking.
Jason Brown, SVP Business Development at Evotec gave an insightful and inspiring keynote, and the overall standard of presentations was uniformly high with some fascinating pitches. It was also great to have sponsored sessions devoted to companies from the BioInnovation Institute in Denmark and from Switzerland. If you missed the event take a look at the presenting companies here
It was great to see so many of you in person and we already looking forward to next year’s event!
GenScript Biotech Corp. has expanded its UK operations with new offices and a fully functional logistics center in Oxford. The facility will support UK customers with fast delivery of high-quality products and services for expediting research.
|Catch-up with the latest webinar content|
OBN Members can take advantage of our digital content on the OBN website, so do keep up-to-date with our latest information sessions.
In December, Angela Hobbs, Chair of OBN's HR Special Interest Group led a challenging round-table discussion on: 'Accelerating Innovation Through Diversity in Life Sciences.
Please click here to see this session.
|Welcome to our New Members|
|Discounts for OBN Members|
OBN Members can access significant conference discounts through BioPartner.
Discount information can be found here.
Contact Lee Pratley to find out how you can make huge savings on Lab and office supplies, business travel
and utility bills.
If you have any News, Jobs or Events you would like to share with OBN Members and Contacts, please email Colin O'Neill, Communications and Marketing Manager, with the details.
|Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors|