Bionow supports business growth, competitiveness and innovation within the biomedical and life science sectors across Northern England. Our membership services add value and cost-efficiency to scientific, clinical and business operations within early stage and growth-oriented firms. Simply put, we are here to help you grow your business.

Organisation type
Diane Quinn
LinkedIn logo Events manager 

BioPartner UK

Exhibiting with the UK delegation at booth 5a

BioPartner UK leads the UK Delegation to several partnering conferences 
each year, and is your contact at BIO-Europe Spring. 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.

Organisation type
Lin Bateson
LinkedIn logo Chief Executive 
Della Bateson-Chaffe
LinkedIn logo Operations manager 
Alasdair Stamps
LinkedIn logo Chairman 
William Watson
LinkedIn logo Board member 


MediWales is the life science network for Wales, a not-for-profit, independent company that creates business opportunities and partnerships for our members. We support 180 members from the medical technology, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries, NHS health boards, university departments and professional services and suppliers.

We create collaboration through our popular programme of events that focus on strategic issues for the life science industry, including regulatory updates, market access, finance and funding, clinical unmet needs and international trade. Throughout the year we host a range of Special Interest Groups focusing on Medical Technology & Diagnostics, BioPharma and Natural Compounds.

Debbie Laubach
Operations Manager 


OBN is the UK’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit R&D Membership organisation for Life Sciences with over 400-member companies, ranging from start-ups through unicorns to Big Pharma, and relevant service sector providers.

Our services include discounted purchasing, professional training, advising, advocacy, networking and partnering via c40 high-quality networking events per year throughout the UK. These are complimented by our four, annual, flag-ship events:

BIOTRINITY®, London 30th April – 1st May 2019: Europe’s leading Biopartnering and Investment conference.
BIOSEED®, London, 20th Jan 20120: A unique platform for early-stage Life Sciences Companies seeking seed and series-A funding.
BIOFORWARD®, Birmingham, 11th Oct 2019: A high-quality international partnering conference providing a roadmap for R&D companies looking to achieve sustainable business growth.
OBN AWARDS, Oxford, 7th Nov 2019: A leading Life Sciences awards event, celebrating innovation & outstanding achievement across the UK Life Sciences Industry.

Organisation type
Dr John Harris

One Nucleus

Established in 1997, One Nucleus is an award winning not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation centred on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Headquartered in Cambridge, at the heart of Europe’s largest Life Sciences & Healthcare cluster, we support those institutions, companies and individuals undertaking activity in or with the above region.

Through providing the local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable our members to maximise their performance. This support helping them achieve, or better still exceed, the goals they have set for themselves. Biomedical and Healthcare R&D have always been impactful in driving social and economic progress. In an increasingly outsourced, collaborative and multi-disciplinary sector, bringing the best people together is key to translating great innovation into great products that markedly improve patient outcomes and drive economic development. Attracting and enabling the best people to engage with is at the heart of the One Nucleus team ethos and what we continually strive to deliver.

Organisation type
Dr Tony Jones

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International (SDI) is part of Scotland’s main enterprise, innovation and investment agency and works to help international companies find partners in Scotland and Scottish companies develop their business overseas. SDI also works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow.

SDI has a network of offices around the world and provides a wide range of support services covering each phase of international activity, including: business mentoring, market intelligence, business location information and investor aftercare.

The Scottish Life Sciences sector counts more than 700 organisations and 35,000 people with particular strengths in supporting drug discovery and development, regenerative medicine/stem cells, animal health, medical devices, digital health and clinical translational medicine. 

Marie-Anne Omnes
LinkedIn logo International Trade Specialist Life Sciences 
Dr Patrick Kunz
LinkedIn logo Senior Trade Specialist Science & Technology 

UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)

Established in 1989, the BIA (BioIndustry Association) exists to encourage and promote a financially sound and thriving bioscience sector within the UK economy and concentrates its efforts on emerging enterprise and the related interests of companies Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BIA is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. 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.

Organisation type
Jon Kudlick
Director of Business Development and Membership Services 
Michael McGivern
Membership and Business Development Manager