BioPartner UK

BioPartner UK is your point of contact for the UK delegation to Cologne. Visit us in the Exhibition Hall to find out more about doing business with UK companies, and to meet those in 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.

Lin Bateson
Executive Director 
Alasdair Stamps
Chairman 
Miss Caroline Wright
Exhibition Assistant 
Mr Luke Lloyd
Marketing Communications Executive 

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

The Cell Therapy Catapult was established in 2012 as a centre of excellence in innovation, with the core purpose of building a world-leading cell therapy industry in the UK. Supported by Innovate UK, our mission is to drive the growth of the industry by helping cell therapy organisations across the world translate early stage research into commercially viable and investable therapies.

membership
Organisation type
Dr Almira Bartolome
BD Europe 
Dr Sarah Maxfield
Business Development 

Department for International Trade, London Region

Exhibiting at booth #57 with the following companies:

Biotech and Money
CTRL Group Ltd
Formuli
Nanomerics
Pharmidex
Phastar
Richmond Pharmacology Limited
SCIAD
Seven Bridges
Strategy in Life Sciences
Tecrea Ltd
Therakind
Touchlight

View the Department for International Trade's brochure for Bio-Europe here.

membership
Organisation type
Mr Chris Parsons
International Trade Adviser 
Mr Rory Smith
International Business Advisor 

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International is a government-funded organisation which provides access to key Scottish product and service companies in the life sciences, together with research and clinical expertise from Scottish Universities and Research Institutes and financial support programs to support your development.

Scotland’s life sciences sector consists of over 650 organisations employing over 32,500 people and is one of the world's leading centres for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scotland has built a reputation as one of Europe's leading locations for the development of new tools and technologies, as well as the clinical assessment of new cell-based therapies. These strengths are based on the connectivity of the translational, clinical, analytical and regulatory support mechanisms.

Mrs Emily Lekkas
International Senior Executive 
Ms Katharina Kraehahn
Senior Business Development Executive 

United Life Sciences

United Life Sciences (ULS) is a strategic partnership representing over 1240 life science and healthcare organisations across the UK and internationally. The partnership was formed by four Founding Partners: the BioIndustry Association (BIA), Bionow, BioPartner UK and One Nucleus (ON) in 2014 and MediWales joined in 2015.

The ULS collaboration has member and the wider UK life science sector at the heart of its purpose and is the basis for all joint activities. We strive to avoid duplication of effort and coordinate the founders' activities whilst recognising each other's areas of strength so that member companies can benefit from more effective and coherent sector support.

Since 2012 ULS partners have worked together on a range of activities - including the creation and publication of a UK Life Science Manifesto 2015 - 2020, which is aimed at all political parties, and calls for the Biomedical Catalyst scheme to be continued in the interest of the nation's health and wealth: click here to download the 2015 updated BMC report. ULS has also hosted a number of joint events both in the UK and overseas, and will be undertaking further joint initiatives plus providing cost effective attendance at each other's events to maximise the international impact of the UK. Discounts are available to each other's members for 3 of each of our major events so please check with your membership organisation for details.

membership
Organisation type
Ms Karen Parr
UK BioIndustry Association 
Lin Bateson
BioPartner UK 
Ms Debbie Laubach
MediWales 
Mr Ed Sexton
UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)