BIA launches biotech manifesto

The United Kingdom (UK) will have a general election on Thursday, 12 December. The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has today launched a biotech manifesto with its recommendations on how political parties can support the innovative UK life sciences sector. 

Steve Bates OBE, Chief Executive of the BioIndustry Association said: “The UK life sciences sector is creating innovative therapies and medicines for patients, and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country. This general election is an opportunity for political parties to back this exciting sector, which contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy and delivers life saving and life enhancing medicines for patients.”

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Notes to editors:

  1. To see the BIA biotech manifesto, please follow this link. 
  2. For more information please contact Jack Fellows BIA Communications and Media Manager at jfellows@bioindustry.org or 020 7630 2196.

About the BIA 

Established over 25 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative life sciences in the UK. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives.