Influencing and shaping our sector, BIA update: October 2018 - January 2019
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 October 2018 to January 2019.
This quarter saw the publication of the second Life Sciences Sector Deal, which highlights both the importance of UK life science SMEs and the Government’s continued confidence in the strength of the sector. And we published new data which showed that UK biotech raised £2.2bn from investors, making 2018 a record year.
Brexit remains uncertain but continues to move at pace. We are working with government, industry, and stakeholders on a range of issues from no deal planning and medicine regulation, to intellectual property and future trade. But it is not all about Brexit – to highlight the strength of the sector further, we relaunched a parliamentary group for life sciences and built new connections during a BIA members’ visit to China. Read about this and much more in the report.