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Brexit - What does it mean for the Life Sciences




London, UK


20 Jun 2018

Reference No: CF1805309-C

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Key points about this Training Event

  • Analyse the strategies available to maintain the UK's current competitive edge in the sector
  • Help companies to look beyond the current short-term uncertainty so that they can visualise possible future scenarios
  • Focus on R&D investments and how to seize the partnership potential
  • Explain how to foster investments within the UK: Including new tax regimes, flexible investments and innovation
  • Debate the future of EU Research Programmes in the UK
  • Present strategies to modernise the current framework and reduce administrative burdens for Clinical Trials
  • Outline the potential strengths and limitations of post-BREXIT manufacturing, trade, export and supply chain
  • Discuss how to maintain the highest safety standards and manage data, risk management, safety and compliance
  • Look into the future: How to transform the UK into the most attractive market for international new business.
Event Description

Course Outline:

The life sciences industry is critically important to the UK economy: it has a £64 billion turnover and employs more than 233,000 scientists and staff across the UK. It is also one of the most highly regulated and globally harmonised industry sectors, with a substantial proportion of the relevant regulation currently originating from membership of the EU in the form of Directives or Regulations.  The impact of BREXIT is therefore critically important.

This impact will very much depend on the basis on which the UK leaves the EU, which is, as yet, very uncertain. The possibilities range from a comprehensive free trade agreement to some form of mutual recognition of rules to third country regulatory equivalence or, in the worst case, crashing out with no deal at all. From the perspective of the life sciences industry, the greater the degree of integration with the EU, the better the outcome.

The key areas that may be affected by BREXIT are:

  • Clinical trials
  • Marketing authorisations
  • Quality assurance and product safety
  • R&D and funding
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • The regulatory environment – European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Parallel importation
  • Intellectual property rights

Speakers include:

Kath Mackay, Deputy Director of Health and Life Sciences, Innovate UK,
Senior Representative, Simmons & Simmons
Julia Brown, Senior Director of Healthcare, Life and Chemical Sciences, High Value Manufacturing and Health, Scottish Enterprise
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chair, Strategic Partnership Board, Health Innovation Manchester
Richard Barker OBE, Director, Centre for the Advancement and Sustainability of Medical Innovation
Martin O’Kane, Head of Clinical Trials Unit, MHRA
Warwick Smith, Director General, British Generic Manufacturers Association
Abbie Lennox, Head of Global Regulatory Strategy & Operations, RB Health
Lolita Childs, Head of Quality, Allergy Therapeutics (UK) Ltd
Leslie Galloway, Chairman, EMIG
Jules Chappel OBE, Managing Director, Business, London and Partners

When & Where?

20 June 2018

London, UK - Venue TBA


Private Sector £595**           
Small Company £295
Public Sector £295
Academic £150


Private Sector Discounted Price of £495 if Registered by 15 May 2018

Small Company refers to a company or group with fewer than 50 employees

Applicant Requirements
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • R&D and R&D Operations
  • Clinical and Clinical Operations
  • Sourcing, Outsourcing and Programme Directors
  • Data Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • European Affairs
  • Intelligent Pharmaceuticals
  • Strategic Alliance Management
Reference No: CF1805309-C
City & Financial Global is an independent, research-based conference organiser which specialises in the financial and corporate markets. It organises between 40-50 high level events a year, covering a wide range of topics, in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.


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