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Our Patrons are a group of prominent regional organisations who make a valuable contribution to the Life Sciences sector

3M applies science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, their 91,500 employees connect with customers all around the world.  The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing 2,900 people across 21 locations, including 10 manufacturing sites.  Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems and high-performance coatings.

AdamsonJones offers intellectual property (IP) services encompassing patent, design and trademark protection and advice in the UK, Europe and throughout the world.

BioCity provides a home to the curious, to the radicals and the pioneers going toe-to-toe with the healthcare challenges that affect us all, globally.  BioCity is an ambitious business incubator supporting the growth of ambitious life-science businesses. Founded in 2002, when the concept of a business incubator offering 360° support within a self-contained campus was unheard of, a small team of dedicated people fought hard to turn that great idea into reality.

De Montfort University (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through research and education. Named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the Times Higher Education, the majority of DMU’s research activity is world-leading or internationally excellent.

Hallam is a full-service digital marketing agency with a wealth of experience of delivering specialist digital campaigns for businesses in the life sciences sector.  Their team of 50 digital experts will work with you to increase your online visibility, generate leads and sales and grow your business online.

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd are an established manufacturer, wholesaler and exporter of Branded Generic Medicines and Healthcare Products worldwide. With service spanning over 25 years, they have become a trusted name in the pharmaceutical industry and are one of the leading innovators of new products with a strong emphasis on patient’s needs.

One of the UK’s leading commercially focused universities, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has over 29,000 students from across 137 countries. NTU enjoys a thriving research community, that encompasses both staff and students, with a strategic focus on research themes key to the economy and society. These include, Health and Wellbeing, and Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials; the sustained excellence and impactful innovation across these research areas led to NTU being awarded a Queens Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university.

Orion is a globally operating Finnish developer of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests.  Orion’s R&D core therapy areas are CNS disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.
Potter Clarkson LLP is an award-winning, full service intellectual property firm of patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. Recognising the need to understand their clients’ technologies and business objectives in order to devise effective patent strategies, they offer unrivalled expertise in protecting and commercialising innovation. With a team of over 35 in the biotechnology and chemistry group, they are particularly well-regarded for their successful prosecution, opposition and appeal work.

Quotient Sciences is dedicated to accelerating the development of new drugs for patients around the world. We provide formulation development, clinical pharmacology trials, and clinical and commercial manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. These services are provided either individually or as an integrated service offering via our Translational Pharmaceutics® platform which is proven to shorten timelines and reduce drug development costs.

Shakespeare Martineau have one of the few life sciences specific legal teams in the country. They will use their legal skills, experience and knowledge of the industry to provide you with relevant and practical advice and solutions. The team includes experts in commercial contracts, intellectual property, corporate finance, employment, business defence, regulatory compliance and property law.

TBAT Innovation is a business consultancy specialising in assisting organisations to access UK and EU grant funding, maximising R&D Tax Credit claims, project management and technical consultancy. TBAT has numerous successes in the life sciences sector across both grant funding and R&D Tax Credits.
The University of Nottingham is one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. It provides a range of services to support companies, including innovation funding to enable businesses to access university expertise and facilities; providing professional development; making new technologies available for licensing and offering the opportunity to collaborate with leading academics on research projects.
The University of Leicester engages in profound scientific discovery delivered through the Leicester Institute of Precision Medicine, Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology and Biomedical Research Centre in tandem with industry, to solve some of the world’s most pressing health concerns: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease.
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