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Innovation Workshops

Recognising that whilst parallel stream workshops at a conference offer attendees and session sponsors the opportunity to meet and discuss very focussed topics of interest, that traditional format also has limitations in terms of competing for attention, accessibility and legacy. 

Organised by expert partners and international collaborators, these one-hour live and interactive online sessions enable ON Helix delegates to gain insight and discuss the topic whilst making more targeted connections. 

Innovation workshops are only available via the event app.

They are available to those registered as in-person delegates, digital only delegates, and if you are only interested in the Innovation workshops, you can now register just for the Innovation Workshops at £35+VAT.


  • 11:30-12:30Addressing the Real Estate Needs of Life Science Occupiers

Helping occupiers understand what is happening in the UK life science market, what trends we are seeing and how that’s influencing occupier needs

  • 13:30-14:30Belgium Vaccines Powerhouse


  • Belgium is a top export country of biopharmaceuticals - Vaccines which makes the country one of the top contributors in Europe.
  • In 2020, Belgium exported for € 56 billion of medicines developed and produced in the country, helping patients all over the world.
  • Furthermore Belgium was a key player in the development of large-scale production of vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic with 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines shipped all across the world in 2021.



  • 10:00-11:00Innovation Showcase

- Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
- Catalent
- PharmEnable
- Cambridge Pharma 

  • 11:30-12:30 - Innovation Showcase

- Diversa Technologies
- Abzena
- Sampled
- Precision for Medicine

  • 13:30-14:30How to Reach an Engaged Audience in Life Sciences When They Are Most Receptive to Your Brand

  1. Demo of the app
  2. How we help our audience
  3. How you can reach and engage with our audience 
  • 15:00-16:00Leveraging Proven Technology to Speed Path to First-In-Human Studies with GPEx® Lightning



With over 20 years of proven expertise, Catalent Biologics has worked with 600+ mAbs and 80+ proteins, produced 16 biopharmaceutical drugs using GPEx® cell line development technology, and manufactured 45+ commercially approved products.

Introducing GPEx Lightning, a fast, flexible way to shorten the path to production of phase 1 material. During this talk, we will share the latest data leveraging GPEx Lightning to generate highly stable, highly productive cell pools and discuss how the GPEx suite of technologies can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual program on its path to clinical trials.

Learn more about:

  • Novel, non-viral gene insertion technology for CHO cell line engineering
  • Characteristics of cell line engineering technologies that help develop a wide variety of therapeutic proteins
  • How high pool stability and expression can lead to shorter development timelines.


  • 10:00-11:00Business Biology – The Study of Protecting Lives Within your Business

- “Science is nothing but perception” Plato - Understanding Business Protection - challenge your beliefs when it comes to the people risks your business is exposed to. 
- “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” Leonardo Di Vinci - Explore some of the risk management tools you can use to protect your business - it’s not as complex as you think! 
- “Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try” JFK - What you can do today in order to protect your business’s most valuable assets - it’s people. 
- “Success is best when it’s shared” Howard Shultz - How the team at Partners&. will work with you and help embed a successful people risk resilience model within your business.


  • 11:30-12:30Device, Diagnostic and Diet: Meet the companies of Arise Innovation Hubs


Arise Innovation hubs are delighted to present the healthtech innovations from three of their resident companies.  Taking you on the journey of development of devices to support healthcare from FutureNova, diagnostics to improve treatment in diabetes from Neuropad and how the genetic revolution is informing our diet for optimum performance from Team Gene.


  • 13:00-14:00Innovative Approaches to Accelerate Drug Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of innovation in drug development.

This webinar will cover how to incorporate innovative approaches and decentralized clinical trial (DCT) elements to maximize drug development.


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