BioDundee International Conference

BioDundee International Conference

Free Virtual Conference, Exhibition and Networking

Wednesday 12th May, 2021

09:00 – 16:30 (BST)

 

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The 20th BioDundee International Conference in association with AMICULUM and Medtronic took place virtually on Wednesday 12th May 2021, along with an accompanying exhibition and networking opportunity. 

The theme of this year’s conference was “Life Sciences and Healthcare: Key Sectors for Economic Recovery” and featured speakers from academia, business and government across different sessions throughout the day. 

Established in 1997, BioDundee is a partnership between the public, private and academic sectors. It aims to promote Dundee as a world-class centre for life science and healthcare activity, as well as build the strength of the sectors in the city and wider Tayside region.  

 

Life Sciences and Healthcare: Key Sectors for Economic Recovery

Session 1 – The UK Landscape for Life Sciences and Healthcare: Funding and Legislation sponsored by MHA Henderson Loggie

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Discussing the key trends within the life sciences sector (particularly drug discovery, digital health-tech, medical devices, artificial intelligence and the transition of healthcare from the hospital to the home) and the opportunities and impacts they represent for funding strategies. It will also cover recent legislative changes, along with pending legislation and the impact these may have for funding.

Featuring speakers from bio-tech companies, pharmaceutical companies and representatives from equity investment firms.

 

Session 2 – Driving Health Technologies in the New Environment sponsored by Scottish Health Innovations Limited (SHIL)

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The growth in health innovation has already revolutionised patient care and the breakthroughs it brings will continue to go from strength to strength as part of a forward-thinking collaborative ecosystem. As a sector, life sciences are a vital contributor to Scotland and will deliver considerable growth in this period of change and opportunity.

HealthTech’s work in supporting the NHS to innovate, optimise and redesign healthcare pathways makes it one of the most strategically important sectors to Scotland’s life sciences industry.

As we aim to continue to gradually emerge from the pandemic, our focus must remain firmly on accelerating innovation in Scotland to solve real problems in the NHS and Social care, while constantly creating jobs and opportunities.

The session aims to highlight some of the drivers & uniqueness that Scotland has to offer this sector and we will hear from experts on how the infrastructure can support and attract innovation to our shores.

A follow on event ‘Health Technology: Scotland’s Opportunity‘ took place on Wednesday 19th May.

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Session 3 – The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

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The innovative pharmaceutical industry in Scotland is made up of small, medium and large companies which serve the drug discovery supply chain and provide medicine and services to patients.

This session will focus on The Scottish Life Sciences Covid-19 Strategic Response Plan and will feature panellists from four parts of the supply chain.

They will discuss the next steps of implementing the response plan, including the improved use of data; collaboration between industry, the NHS and government; and the creation of a vaccines and advanced therapies strategy.

 

Session 4 – Animal Health, Agri-tech and Aquaculture (AAA): Strengths and Opportunities in Scotland

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Animal health, Agri-tech and Aquaculture features as a priority focus area for the Life Sciences Scotland Strategic Response Plan.

This session will look at some of the biggest opportunities for growth, including animal health research and development investment to help contribute to tackling disease; the use of data and how it can drive innovation and emerging technologies; and the opportunity to tackle climate change through net zero projects within AAA.

 

Session 5 – 20 Years On: Reflecting and Looking to the Future sponsored by Research and Innovation Services, University of Dundee

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Over the past 20 years there have been incredible discoveries and progress made by members of the BioDundee community, which have had a global impact and been recognised in international impact ratings.

Through Tay Cities and other projects, the research and related commercialisation base in the city is set to develop over the coming decades, with investment in infrastructure and resources, further establishing Dundee’s reputation as a hub for innovation and discovery.

This session will look back at some of these projects and their effect and look forward to what’s coming next.

 

Session 6 – What do the next 20 years hold for the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors? sponsored by Invest in Dundee

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The session will focus on the ‘health is wealth’ agenda.

As the world seeks to recover from the effects of the global pandemic, it has been widely accepted that the existing models of health and care delivery are not sustainable into the future.

This creates real opportunities for collaboration between health and care delivery organisations, academia and industry to co-design with citizens the next generation of healthcare solutions.

The panel will share their views of the future direction of travel, where the emphasis should be to deliver maximum benefit and how Dundee (and Scotland) can play a leading role.

 

Itinerary

09:00: Welcome and Introductions
09:20: Session 1 - The UK Landscape for Life Sciences and Healthcare: Funding and Legislation
10:00: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition
10:20: Session 2 - Driving Health Technologies in the New Environment
11:00: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition
11:20: Session 3 - The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
12:00: Lunch - Networking and Exhibition
13:00: Session 4 - Animal Health, Agri-tech and Aquaculture (AAA): Strengths and Opportunities in Scotland
13:40: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition
14:00: Session 5 - 20 Years On: Reflecting and Looking to the Future
14:40: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition
15:00: Session 6 - What do the next 20 years hold for the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors?
15:40: Closing Address
16:00: Networking and Exhibition
16:30: Virtual Conference Closes

Session 1

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    MHA Henderson Loggie

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    Rod Mathers

    Corporate Finance Partner, MHA Henderson Loggie (Chair)

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    Professor Andrew Hopkins

    CEO, Exscientia

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    Dr Deborah O’Neil

    Chief Executive Officer, NovaBiotics Ltd

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    Dr Samantha Atkinson

    Interim Chief Quality & Access Officer, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

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    Dr Andrew McNeill

    Managing Partner, Eos Advisory

Session 2

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    Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL)

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    Peter Ellingworth

    Chief Executive, ABHI (Chair)

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    Mark Cook

    Director of Government Affairs, Medtronic

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    Jonathan Cameron

    Deputy Director for Digital Health & Care, Scottish Government

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    Dr Debbie Wake

    CEO and cofounder MyWay Digital Health, NHS Diabetes Consultant, Clinical Reader, University of Edinburgh

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    Professor Emily Jefferson

    Director Health Informatics Centre (HIC), University of Dundee

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    Dave Tudor

    Managing Director MMIC, Biologics and Quality CPI (Chair)

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    Colin MacKay

    CEO, Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services

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    Tom Shepherd

    Chief Executive Officer, Captor Therapeutics

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    Dr Julie Brady

    Business Development Manager for Drug Discovery University of Dundee

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    John Arthur

    Director, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, CPI

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    John MacKenzie

    CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre (Chair)

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    David Farquhar

    CEO, IGS Limited

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    Dr. Jenna Bowen

    Postdoctoral Researcher, SRUC / SEFARI Fellow

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    Dr Simon Doherty

    GlobalScot, Institute of Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast

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    Dr Lawrence Brown BVM&S MBA MRCVS

    Innovation Manager for Health, Edinburgh Innovations

Session 5

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    Research and Innovation Services, University of Dundee

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    Alison Henderson

    Chief Executive Officer, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce (Chair)

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    Robin Presswood

    Executive Director of City Development, Dundee City Council

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    Mary Ballantyne

    Independent Consultant / Current Team Leader, Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, NHS Tayside

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    Sir Mike Ferguson

    Regius Professor of Life Sciences, University of Dundee

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    Professor Derek Stewart

    Director of the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, The James Hutton Institute

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    Simon Hewitt

    Principal, Dundee & Angus College

Session 6

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    Invest in Dundee

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    George Crooks, OBE

    Chief Executive Office, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (Chair)

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    Richard Hebdon

    Interim Deputy Director – Health & Life Sciences, Innovate UK

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    Calum MacRae MD, PhD

    Director, One Brave Idea / Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Professor, Harvard Medical School

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    Dr. Alison Dun

    Executive Director, Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)

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    Andrew Fowlie

    Lead for Health, Social Care and Industrial Innovation and Scottish Health Industry Partnership, Chief Scientist Office, Directorate for Chief Medical Officer, The Scottish Government

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