• Press Release

World leading antibody scientist Dr Jane Osbourn awarded OBE in Queen’s Honours

Dr Jane Osbourn, Vice-President of Research and Development at AstraZeneca and Chair of the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

UK Life Sciences Industry welcomes launch of Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland

Today, 4 June, sees the unveiling of the UK’s newest life sciences asset, Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI) at a BIO reception in Philadelphia hosted by the UK Department for International Trade, Invest Northern Ireland, the Welsh Government, BIA, AstraZeneca and the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. It will be followed by a formal launch event on 5 June at the Union League of Philadelphia from 08:30-10:00 EST. 

BIO convention is a global opportunity to champion the UK’s successes says BIA

The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) will be attending the BIO International Convention 2019, which will be hosted in Philadelphia, USA, from 3 – 6 June.

BIA | New report unveils a thriving service and supply sector for UK medicines discovery

Driving innovation into state-of-the-art technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Complex Cell Models is key to maintaining the UK’s global competitiveness

Changes to SME R&D tax credit scheme could harm a thriving sector says BIA

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is calling for the Government to think again on proposals which could see harmful changes to the way that SMEs are supported through R&D tax credits.

BIA welcomes legal confirmation that discoveries made through “routine” research can be patentable in ICOS vs Actavis ruling

In a ruling handed down today (27 March) by the UK Supreme Court, Lord Hodge has confirmed that discoveries made through well-established or routine research protocols can be inventive and rewarded with a patent

Investors maintain confidence in UK biotech at start of 2019

New figures published today (Monday 25 March 2019) by the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) and Informa Pharma Intelligence shows a strong start to 2019 for venture capital investment in UK biotech.

BIA welcomes Minister’s Reassurance on the Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Government last night committed to further consultation with the BIA on the UK’s future Intellectual Property rights regime in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit following concerns raised in the House of Lords. 

2018 a record year for UK biotech fundraising

New figures published today (Thursday 24 January 2019) by the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) and Informa Pharma Intelligence reveal that the UK biotech sector raised a record £2.2 billion from investors in 2018. The total is the best ever recorded by the trade association and almost double that raised in 2017. The data is presented in the report Confident capital: backing UK biotech and launched by the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP, at the BIA's Strategic Technologies event in central London today.

BIA response to Health Secretary's plan to contain and control AMR

Steve Bates OBE, CEO of the BIA said:  “It’s great to see the UK government and NHS committed to exploring a new payment model for antibiotics in our market. The UK took a lead in putting Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) on the global agenda and it’s really good to see it taking a first mover advantage on innovative pricing and reimbursement for AMR.