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CEO Update - 20 February 2024

I'm looking forward to the BIA Committee Summit this week. It will be great to see 200 members in Westminster at one of the most lively and insightful events we do each year. I know it's the volunteer expert army that gives the BIA its unique impact with government and it's always great to understand the committee's priorities and the ideas at the intersection between committees that arise from the event.

Beyond health: why BIA is championing the biorevolution 

The BIA has named this frontier of science Deep Biotech. Our brand-new report, "Deep Biotech: Disruptive innovation for global sustainability" highlights how deep biotech is key to creating a sustainable UK bioeconomy and making the UK a science superpower that benefits all. 

Recent decision from the EPO smooths the way to obtaining patents in Europe

The BIA’s Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC) helps BIA understand and shape the environment for IP ownership to ensure strong protection for BIA member companies. Our EU policy subcommittee has taken a look at what a recent European decision means for the right to claim priority to an earlier filed patent application. This blog sets out some of the details of the case, and the practical implications for BIA members.​​​​​​​

CEO Update - 12 February 2024

It was great to see the hugely positive response we’ve had to the launch of our new report "Deep Biotech: Disruptive innovation for global sustainability". I believe we're on the cusp of a biorevolution powered by Deep Biotech, and I want our Association at the forefront of shaping the future of Deep Biotech and championing its disruptive potential.

Enter the dragon: Exploring China’s life sciences market

Next week, Chinese people across the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year. This is the “year of the dragon”, a symbol of strength for the Chinese people. It also represents prosperity, a value Chinese strive for across aspects of life, society and business.

#NAW2024: Will Smith on his Process Development Apprenticeship

I started my apprenticeship in 2020 with Gyroscope therapeutics as a process development apprentice where I worked in a small team developing a process for the production and purification of recombinant adeno-associated viruses (rAAV) to treat dry AMD.

#NAW2024: Will Crisp's journey through Level 5 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

I have recently finished a level 5 laboratory technician apprenticeship, while working as an apprentice at Gyroscope Therapeutics. I am 22 and started the apprenticeship after finishing my A levels.

#NAW2024: Hélène Trottin's journey through MBA apprenticeship

"The apprenticeship helped me open my mind about the extent of career possibilities in our industry and beyond. It made me more confident about my own capabilities, and how these could be of benefit to both my career and my organisation."

CEO Update - 5 February 2024

Fantastic news that new BIA Board member Ros Deegan, CEO of OMass Therapeutics has been appointed by the Prime Minister to serve on his prestigious Business Council alongside some of the biggest names from across UK business. Read on for Labour’s plan for the life sciences sector and our latest award.

#NAW2024: Role of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

This National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February 2024), Dr Kate Barclay, BIA's Skills Strategy Consultant, delves into the key phases of this transformation and unveils the exciting role of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) in working with employers to shape skills training for our future workforce.