The BioCentury Show: Steve Bates on BIA’s role in UK Biotech

As the U.K. has ramped up its status as a biotech hub, it’s been aided by the readiness of the BIA to step in and ward off problems that could have sent the sector in a downward spiral. That, according to CEO Steve Bates, is part of the payoff of the trade organization’s work in building ties with all the players in the growing hub — a lesson that might translate to other regions hoping to build critical mass in biotech.

On The BioCentury Show, Bates, who has headed the BioIndustry Association since 2012, discussed some of the actions the organization has taken over the past year, where having the right touchpoints, expertise and nimbleness allowed it to represent the sector and steer government decisions.



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