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. www.obn.org.uk

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. www.biotrinity.com
BIOSEED®, London, 20th Jan 20120: A unique platform for early-stage Life Sciences Companies seeking seed and series-A funding. www.bioseed.eu
BIOFORWARD®, Birmingham, 11th Oct 2019: A high-quality international partnering conference providing a roadmap for R&D companies looking to achieve sustainable business growth. www.bioforward.co.uk
OBN AWARDS, Oxford, 7th Nov 2019: A leading Life Sciences awards event, celebrating innovation & outstanding achievement across the UK Life Sciences Industry. www.obn-awards.com

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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.

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Dr Tony Jones

OxStem Limited

OxStem is a drug discovery company, spun-out from the University of Oxford, with the unique vision of developing in-situ cell programming therapies to treat what are typically (but certainly not exclusively) age-related conditions, such as Dementia, Heart Failure, Macular Degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in the developed world), Diabetes and Oncology.

The idea is straightforward – to use the Stem Cell and Medicinal Chemistry expertise within Chemistry and its associated partners at Oxford to identify new classes of drugs that can re-program or stimulate existing endogenous cells – awakening previously defunct or dormant cellular processes.

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Dr Carolyn Porter
Chief Business Officer 
Dr Amy Varney
VP Operations