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Access to the right technology, people and money are the mainstays of success for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors in the Life Sciences sector. Whilst each element is essential, none are sufficient on their own in translating great science discoveries and inventions into innovative medical treatments that can have a global impact on patients lives. These mechanisms by which these elements can be brought together are manifold, including via spin-out formation, licensing, collaboration, contract research and more. The agenda at ON Helix will provide an ample mix of debate across business, science & technology and people comprising keynote plenaries and parallel streams as follows:

(preliminary programme as illustration)


Plenary Topics:

  • Building a world class academic research institute
  • Finding the right innovation – A Pharma dealmaker’s dream
  • The patient perspective
  • The Impact of charitable research funding
  • What should be in your virtual data room?
  • When is the right time to think about reimbursement?


Money Track:

Covering the spectrum of financing, deal making and collaboration. Topics may include:

  • Does biology compete or synergise with technology for 2019 investors?
  • Maximising value through collaboration
  • Government funding as a catalyst
  • Company Showcase – Therapeutics
  • Company Showcase – Discovery and Development Platforms
  • Company Showcase – Digital Health


 Technology Track:

Covering advances by therapeutic or technology area. Topics and case studies may include:

  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Microbiome
  • Cell & Gene Therapy
  • CNS
  • Companion Diagnostic Development
  • Trends in clinical trial design


People Track:

Covering all aspects of the people in Life Science research. Topics may include:

  • Latest trends in patient recruitment
  • Communication of the Future
  • Working with patient advocacy groups
  • What will the legacy of the 100,000 Genes project be?
  • How to develop the optimal 21st century biomedical research labour pool?
  • How to create a culture of collaboration

The programme will run over two days with ALL delegates welcome to attend the final plenary panel and reception on day 1