BioPartner UK

Exhibiting at booth 6 with the UK delegation

BioPartner UK leads the UK Delegation to several partnering conferences
each year. It is a UK Accredited Trade Organisation facilitating international partnering for trade, investment and collaborations with Life Sciences organisations across the UK. BioPartner is a membership organisation, supporting UK SMEs and startups, and signposting organisations worldwide to UK expertise.

BioPartner has alliances with organisers of international biopartnering events, and with UK membership organisations, operating both independently and
in partnership with the UK government. BioPartner disseminates tradeshow access grants to help UK-based SMEs exhibit their services and products in new overseas markets.

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Lin Bateson
LinkedIn logo Chief Executive 
Alasdair Stamps
LinkedIn logo Chairman 


The Life Science Network for Wales

Founded in 1992, MediWales is the life science network and representative body for Wales. MediWales provides advice, support and business opportunities for our members, whilst promoting collaboration within the life science and health technology community in Wales.

With 180 members, our network is largely made up of life science organisations, pharmaceutical services and medical technology companies. We actively encourage engagement with the clinical research community and our membership includes NHS health boards and universities. We are an independent, not-for-profit limited company.

Our mission is ‘The advancement of human life science in Wales.’ 

Our focus is creating opportunities for our members.

Company type
Sam Tudor
LinkedIn logo Project Manager 

UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the national trade association for innovative life sciences in the UK. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. Our members include: Start-ups, biotechnology and innovative life science companies, Pharmaceutical and technological companies, Universities, research centres, tech transfer offices, incubators and accelerators. A wide range of life science service providers: investors, lawyers, IP consultants, IR agencies. We promote an ecosystem that enables innovative life science companies to start and grow successfully and sustainably, and we do this through Influence, Connect, Save:

The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators, to patient groups and the media. We also work with organisations at an international level to ensure that UK biotech is represented on the global stage including Europabio, EFPIA and ICBA.  BIA is the key thought leader for the sector – working across a wide range of related issues including policy, finance, science, regulatory, legal and talent.

The BIA provides many varied opportunities for life science leaders to connect with each other – to network, share and learn from experience, to access sector thought leadership and to take key issues forward.  From the famed BIA Gala Dinner, to the CEO & Investor Forum, Women in Biotech networking evenings, quarterly committee meetings and our many regional events, to name but a few, the BIA provides access to a highly respected and diverse network. BIA also works to ensure that we provide opportunities and promotion for our members internationally – through panels and networking events at major events overseas, we are raising the profile of the UK as a global hub.  We know that promoting what you do as an organisation is important, and we help organisations to raise their profile – at events and through our online presence and communications.

For many of our emerging members (and a good number of well-established ones too) the BIA Business Solutions Scheme provides significant savings that are helping them to grow more cost-effectively.  We believe this is the most competitive scheme of its kind in the UK.

Michael McGivern
LinkedIn logo Membership and Business Development Manager