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ON Helix Welcome Reception

15:00 - 19:30

EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD
12 July 2017

15.00 - Registration, Tea/Coffee and Networking 

15.30 – Summer BioNewsRound Award Final
Presentations by the 10 selected finalists ahead of delegate voting

16.30 - Tea/coffee, networking

17.00 - Announcement of Summer BioNewsRound Award Winner

17.15 - Panel Discussion: How can CROs and Academia collaborate to enhance Translational Research?  

Numerous industrial sponsors, large and small, now rely upon CROs to undertake much of their early stage R&D. The panel will discuss how the divergent CRO sector can work with Academia, Technology Transfer Offices and early stage companies in order to strengthen drug discovery programmes and hence secure grant, investment, collaboration or partnering deals.

This lively debate will set the scene for ON Helix, where we will discuss other ways to reduce the innovation gaps and shorten time to market for new drug and healthcare technologies.

18.00 - Drinks reception

19.30 – Close

Summer BioNewsRound Award 

The BioNewsRound Awards were created as a platform to showcase success stories in the Life Science sector and to build confidence among investors, policy makers, entrepreneurs and innovators alike. 

It is one thing to be doing great things, but without communicating those success stories in an engaging and motivational way, the extent to which it engages others in the sector can be limited. To this end, the BioNewsRound Awards recognise achievements by judging not only the achievement itself, but the manner in which the story was disseminated. 

We are delighted to announce the finalists for our Summer BioNewsRound Award. The finals will take place at the ON Helix Welcome Reception on 12 July at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton.

Each finalist will present their entry in four minutes and the audience will vote on the winner during the event. Please click on the company's name below to read it's entry.

  • Astex - Cambridge-based Astex Pharmaceuticals Celebrates as Cancer Drug Receives US Marketing Approval
  • Congenica - Congenica raises £8M ($10M) in Series B financing round to drive international expansion of its genome analysis business
  • DNAe - BARDA Awards $51.9 Million Contract to DNAe to Develop Semiconductor DNA Sequencing Platform for Rapid Diagnosis of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections and Influenza
  • F-star - F-star Expands its Relationship with Merck through a new Strategic Collaboration to Develop Bispecific Antibodies in Immuno-Oncology
  • Microbiotica - Cambridge Innovation Capital plc and IP Group plc announce the creation of Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute spin-out company, Microbiotica
  • SkinBioTherapeutics - Successful IPO and raised £4.5m
  • King’s College London - Scientists unveil the UK’s largest resource of human stem cells from healthy donors
  • Abzena - Result of Bookbuild
  • Quadram Institute - Quadram Institute reaches major construction landmark
  • EMBL-EBI - Human Cell Atlas data platform kicks off with support from CZI
Title: ON Helix Welcome Reception
Start: 2017-07-12 15:00:00Z
End: 2017-07-12 19:30:00Z