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Northern Powerhouse Life Sciences and Healthcare Showcase Event

Tuesday 3 March: 09:00 - 13:30 

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We would like to invite you to join leading companies from the Northern Powerhouse region of England for a morning of presentations and networking. The delegation is visiting the Capital Region to help build relationships with key decision makers and build close trade and collaboration ties.

The Northern Powerhouse region of England is a global centre of excellence in Precision Medicine, Experimental Research, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, to name a few.  For the year ending 2019 Q3, exports of goods relating to healthcare and life sciences from the Northern Powerhouse to the United States totalled almost £1billion, up 16.5% compared with the previous 12 month period. The North of England is also home to one of the largest clusters of orthopaedic, medical device and surgical companies in the UK, with more medtech companies than in the Golden Triangle (London, Oxford and Cambridge). 

About the Speakers

Chris Taylor, Aptamer Group Ltd
Aptamer Group develops bespoke Aptamers, a chemically-synthesised alternative to antibodies.

Steve McConchie, Aptus Clinical 
Aptus Clinical is a full-service clinical CRO with industry-leading expertise in oncology, rare diseases and cell and gene therapies.

Julie Wright, DataTrial
Datatrial provides software solutions enabling clinical organisations to better collaborate and safely capture, store, and analyse their trial data and information.

Sam Whitehouse, LightOx
LightOx is a biotech company that is developing therapeutics to target the most common oral cancer, using a simple local delivery system that combines both diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.

Dai Hayward, Micropore Technologies    
Micropore has a proven, scalable technology to deliver monodisperse microcapsules, controlled release products, and emulsions for improved product performance.   

Simon Charnock, Prozomix
Prozomix has expertise and capability in commercial-scale production of biocatalysts for supply to the pharmaceutical industry and in the commercialisation of maximum diversity biocatalysts mined via proprietary high-throughput metagenomic techniques.

Sue Wallis, ThinkOuts  
Think Outs helps providers of high intensity user services and link workers; GP Practices; Primary Care Networks; healthcare telephone services; call centres; and complaints services to improve efficiency, client outcomes and employee satisfaction.

The Agenda

 09:00 – 09:30


 Welcome and Introductions
 Susan Waterson, Head of Northern Powerhouse for Inward Investment 

 Richard Buckley, Vice President for Global Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca and Chair of the British America Business Council’s Health & Life Sciences Committee

 09:30 – 10:30





 Northern Powerhouse Showcase
 Each company will present for 15 minutes.

 10:30 – 11:00

 Coffee Break and Networking

 11:00 – 12:00





 Northern Powerhouse Showcase
 Each company will present for 15 minutes.

 12:00 - 13:30

 Networking Lunch  




















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