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CEO Update | Tuesday 11 June 2019

Many congratulations to BIA Chair, Dr Jane Osbourn who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours announced at the weekend. Jane is a true pioneer in our sector, who not only has pioneered world-class research and contributed to blockbuster discoveries but is a passionate advocate for the UK life sciences sector. For me, Jane’s greatest qualities are her abilities to communicate and lead, she has and always will be a trailblazer in our sector and I’m delighted that she has received this award. In Westminster the Conservative leadership contest to replace Theresa May is underway and we have produced a life sciences focused guide to the runners and riders which is available here.


Instinctif Partners’ Corporate and Capital Markets practice has made two Managing Partner promotions in its UK business.

Guest blog | Action Medical Research | Meet the researcher: Dr Tomoki Arichi

Inspired by the ‘amazing growth’ of a young child’s brain, Dr Tomoki Arichi wants to understand more about the impact of illness on brain development – with a grant of almost £200,000 from Action.

Medicines Discovery Catapult’s Virtual R&D Discovery Services platform announce twenty-two partnerships

Leveraging the UK’s renowned contract research sector to boost industrial growth Medicines Discovery Catapult’s Virtual R&D Discovery Services platform announce twenty-two partnerships Today [26 April 2019], Medicines Discovery Catapult announces the launch of twenty-two partnerships with UK contract research organisations (CROs). The aim is to boost UK life sciences R&D and international competitiveness by channelling high quality projects through best-in-class service providers.

Video of the Week | National Apprenticeship Week 2019 | Advanced Therapies

During National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and participating employers gathered at Oxford BioMedica to discuss how the first of its kind advanced therapies apprenticeship programme is key to meeting the industry demands for advanced therapies. Dr Ian Campbell, interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK, delivered the keynote speech and highlighted the Government’s commitment to the programme. Other highlights of the day included a Q&A session with current apprentices and the launch of three new programmes in regulatory affairs, senior management and the Scottish modern apprenticeship in life sciences.

Coulter Partners places Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for OxStem

Coulter Partners was very pleased to partner with OxStem Limited, a leading biotechnology company focussed on regenerative medicine, to secure the appointment of Dr Stuart Collinson as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Coulter Partners opens Paris office and announces further global expansion

Global Life Sciences search specialist, Coulter Partners is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Paris and another 14 appointments worldwide, during an extremely successful year which has seen group sales grow by 31%. Business in the US has grown by 165% since last year and this region now accounts for 45% of group sales.

Unrivalled imaging capabilities now available to accelerate UK drug development

Medicines Discovery Catapult integrates Alderley Park’s imaging services and expertise, further enhancing preclinical imaging capabilities Today [9 April 2019], Medicines Discovery Catapult has agreed with Alderley Park Ltd to integrate Alderley Park’s imaging services and expertise into their pre-clinical imaging capability, further enhancing their offering to UK SMEs.

CHAIN Appoints New Non-Executive Directors

CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to their Board.

UKSPA award for Discovery Park's education and tenant community activities

Discovery Park, a thriving high-quality science park playing a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, is delighted to announce that the impact of its Education and Tenant Community activities has been recognised via an UKSPA award.