BIA reacts to publication of the 2021/22 Genome UK Implementation Plan

Steve Bates OBE, Chief Executive of the BIA said: "The UK has a long legacy in genomic research and the Government is right to build on our global competitive advantage by committing to a series of actions to begin to deliver on the ambitious vision set out in Genome UK. The UK is in a unique position globally to leverage our strong academic base and leadership in major initiatives such as the 100,000 Genomes Project to truly kick-start a world-leading genomics industry.

“Now is the time to fully take advantage of the UK’s genomics legacy to transform healthcare and build a strong innovative economy. SMEs are the key drivers of the genomics industry's growth and will be essential partners in delivering the Genome UK vision. Through our seat on the National Genomics Board, the BIA is committed to working closely with the Government to deliver on our joint vision of making the UK the most attractive location globally for genomic start-ups and SMEs.”

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Notes to Editors

1. For more information please contact Jack Fellows, Communications and Media Manager on jfellows@bioindustry.org or 07825942934

2. To read the implementation plan, please follow this link