Influencing and shaping our sector, BIA update: April - July 2018
The BioIndustry Association (BIA)’s ongoing engagement enables our members’ voices to be heard at the highest levels. This quarterly update gives an overview of key policy developments and the BIA’s continued engagement with policymakers, regulatory authorities and wider stakeholders on behalf of the UK life sciences industry, from April to July 2018.
This quarter, the BIA has continued to call for clarity and business certainty around Brexit to protect public health and ensure patients’ access to medicines. We engaged Ministers, MPs, and senior civil servants at our 18th annual Parliament Day to ensure our sector remains high on the government’s agenda following the changes in the Cabinet after the “Chequers deal” and the same day as the Brexit White Paper was published. See our updated Guide to Government for the relevant Ministers to our sector.We have also organised the launch of the Industrial Biotechnology Strategy in Parliament, responded to several government consultations on valuable finance policies for the sector, and continued to advocate for the importance of Supplementary Patent Certificates (SPCs) for innovation. Read about this and much more