The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the voice of the innovative life sciences and biotech industry, enabling and connecting the UK ecosystem so that businesses can start, grow and deliver world-changing innovation.

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Biotech and life sciences news and insights

Press Releases

UK biotech investment increases amidst progress in City of London to unlock new capital

The second quarter of 2023 has seen steady growth in financing activity for the UK’s life sciences sector, as revealed by new data released by the BioIndustry Association (BIA) and Clarivate. The positive news comes soon after industry figures welcomed recent announcements to unlock new sources of capital in the City of London.

BIA is first occupier at Victoria House, London’s life sciences hub

Oxford and Pioneer Group launch plans for central London's largest office-to-life sciences conversion project, securing first lease with BIA.

BIA joins UK Health Data Research Alliance

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) joins the UK Health Data Research Alliance as a member, alongside UK national data custodians, NHS foundation trusts and research institutes to help develop best practice around the ethical use of health data. 

Pensions industry commitment to unlock investment welcomed by biotech leaders

Life science leaders applaud new initiatives to unlock pension fund assets for investment in the sector.

 

Member News

Mogrify extends Series A financing to $46 million USD

Funding will support advancement of Mogrify’s dedicated pipeline of in vivo reprogramming therapies through pre-clinical translation, continued platform optimization, and facilitation of new and existing biopharma collaborations.

Macomics expands in Edinburgh, appoints Professor Paul Crocker to SAB

Macomics Ltd, a leader in macrophage drug discovery, continues its growth trajectory with expansion in Edinburgh into dedicated facilities within the Roslin Innovation Centre.

Evotec opens new state-of-the-art biology facility on Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus

Evotec SE today celebrated the Grand Opening of a new facility, Building 95 (“B95”), on the Company’s Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus at Milton Park.

MicrofluidX welcomes new board members and scientific advisor

MicrofluidX, a UK-based developer of technologies that streamline the development and deployment of cell and gene therapies, today announces the appointment of two new board members and an additional scientific advisor to support the company.

 

Blogs and spotlights

Dispatches from the party conferences – Liberal Democrats

In this first instalment of dispatches by the BIA team attending the conferences, Dr. Martin Turner, BIA's Head of Policy and Public Affairs, reports on what he’s heard from the Liberal Democrats.

Women In Biotech Mentoring Programme: Mentee experience – Alex Gajdosova

In this interview, Alex Gajdosova, an Investment Analyst at 4BIO Capital reflects on her inspiring career journey and her decision to participate in the BIA’s Women In Biotech Mentoring Programme as a mentee.

CEO Update - 25 September 2023

The government is introducing legislation to reverse the reinstatement of the 1.5% stamp tax charge on issues and certain transfer of shares to depositary receipts issuers and clearance services – so as, broadly, to preserve the position as before the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act was passed.

Women In Biotech Mentoring Programme: mentee experience - Hilary Birrell

In this interview, we delve into the remarkable career journey of Hilary Birrell, a seasoned biochemist with 35 years of experience in clinical trial operations. She shares her motivation for becoming a mentee in the Women In Biotech Mentoring Programme and the invaluable insights gained from her mentor.

 

Latest resources

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

BIA position on WHO pandemic accord

The UK Government is currently involved in the negotiation of an international treaty on pandemic preparedness and response at the World Health Organization (WHO). The BIA has submitted a position statement to Government.

Lab and office spaces at MRC Harwell

 

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The Future of UK Regulation Conference 2023

No.11 Cavendish Square, London
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TechBio UK 2023

Kings Place, Kings Cross
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20th Anniversary bioProcessUK Conference

Brighton