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Press Releases

BIA welcomes Chancellor’s life sciences growth package

The UK Government has announced a package of investment and policy initiatives to support the continued growth of the sector following a meeting of the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt MP, and industry leaders in Downing Street.  

BIA launches #BIGIMPACT campaign to encourage talent with digital skills to start a career in biotech

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is launching #BIGIMPACT, a new campaign encouraging people with digital and data-driven skills to consider a career in the biotech industry. The campaign shines a spotlight on new career pathways that are possible in biotech, for example, an AI engineer, bioinformatician or data analyst.

Venture deals continue to flow for UK biotech under dark clouds

The first quarter of 2023 has seen deal flow continue for the UK’s innovative life science and biotech companies at all stages of development, new data from the UK BioIndustry Association and Clarivate shows. As global macro-economic headwinds, suppressed public markets and political uncertainty weighed on investor confidence, venture investment remained steady, with private UK biotechs securing £258 million across 20 deals, with an average deal size of £13 million.

BIA calls on NICE to refresh evidence informing how rare disease medicines are evaluated and paid for

The UK BioIndustry Association has today published research suggesting the UK’s medicines evaluation body is basing its methods and processes for evaluating medicines for rare diseases on outdated evidence. Rare insights: examining the social values of treating rare diseases presents the findings of primary research into public opinion on how treatments for rare diseases should be evaluated and funded within the NHS.


Member News

Coulter Partners announces Gerben van 't Klooster as chief development officer at TargED Biopharmaceuticals

Coulter Partners, is pleased to announce the placement of Gerben van 't Klooster as Chief Development Officer (CDO) of TargED Biopharmaceuticals.

Touchlight creates world’s largest DNA manufacturing facilities in London, UK

- Facility will have capacity that exceeds today’s global plasmid DNA demand and can enable commercialisation of genetic medicines. Supplying many of the top biopharmaceutical companies in the world.

Discovery Park and EKC Group join forces to boost STEM careers in Kent

A partnership has been forged between Discovery Park and EKC Group, a further education provider, to inspire more of Kent’s young people to experience a career in science, technology, engineering and maths.

New senior hire for the medical writing team at Boyds

Leading global drug development consultancy Boyds has made a new appointment to its medical writing team in response to rising demand for its services.


BIA blog

In2scienceUK, promoting diversity and inclusion within STEM

In2scienceUK is a charity that empowers young people from low-income backgrounds to reach their potential and progress to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Madonna, mass consumption and microbes

In his guest blog, Dr Edward Green, CEO at NCIMB shares the potential of microbes to achieve some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and address global challenges.

CEO Update - 22 May 2023

On Thursday I will be attending the bi-annual UK Life Science Council, the set piece meeting of the UK life science industry with the UK government. Thanks to months-long backroom work, by the BIA team and civil servants, I think the scene is set for a productive discussion on the Scale Up finance agenda, what we need to do to get clinical trials going again in the UK and how we can support the development of a skilled workforce in life science.

CEO Update - 15 May 2023

Today we launched the #BIGIMPACT campaign to encourage next-generation digital talent to start a career in the biotech industry. The campaign addresses an urgent need for data, machine learning and AI skills and shines a spotlight on new career pathways that are possible in biotech.


Latest resources

Here's a selection of featured BIA resources. Explore our Resources Hub  

Flexible Apprenticeships in the Life Sciences sector - Manual

The government's flexible apprenticeships manual which outlines how to effectively implement the flexi job model.

Guide to the Government for BIA members - May 2023

BIA member's guide to the government: This document provides an extensive guide to the Government for BIA Members, with focus on recent government changes and newly created Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

Influencing and shaping our sector | BIA update: January - April 2023

Advocating for the life science and biotech sector: report on how BIA is influencing change with government stakeholders.

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Women in Biotech - West London

Scale Space, London
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Life Science Leadership Summit 2023

Fanhams Hall
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BIA Summer Party 2023

The Langham Hotel, London, London
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Life Science Leadership Summit 2023

Fanhams Hall
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BIA Summer Party 2023

The Langham Hotel, London, London
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TechBio UK 2023

Kings Place, Kings Cross