BIA responds to launch of the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP)

Commenting on the launch of the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP) Steve Bates OBE, Chief Executive of the U.K. Bioindustry Association said: 

 

“UK life science companies look forward to working with the National Institute for Health Protection on its vital mission. If the UK is to successfully bring on new technologies and have the ability to scale up at pace it’s imperative to consider the incentives for, and desired capacity within, the UK life science industry for the long term, which will compliment and work alongside the newly announced Institute and its world leading scientists. The UK’s ground breaking innovative companies are already working on COVID-19 solutions in partnership with the public sector –successfully embedding this culture for the long term will be a key for the country’s response to future threats and the NIHP’s success.”

 

ENDS

Notes to Editors

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

2. The press release from the Department of Health and Social Care can be found here

 

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.