Medicines

The medicines sector is characterised by a few large pharmaceutical companies and a large number of SME “biotech” companies.

Support for companies of all sizes is provided by the Health Team across the sector but particularly linked with the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and advanced therapeutics. Members of the Health Team are closely aligned with the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership and the Bioindustry Association.

KTN also organises the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community. Its core goal is to accelerate the outcomes from the medicines manufacturing ISCF Challenge which has seen £146m invested in different projects, including the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre and Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres.

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Current Medicines funding opportunities

Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D

Opens: 15/08/2022 Closes: 12/10/2022

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.

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2022 CRACK IT Challenges - replacing, reducing and improving animal testing

Opens: 08/09/2022 Closes: 03/10/2022

Funding of £1.2M is available through the 2022 CRACK IT Challenges competition to solve two Challenges: “Animal-free tumourigenicity assessment of CAR-T and other genetically modified T cells” and “Development of an in silico model to predict thyroid receptor mediated human endocr

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iX Challenges: Re-processing, Re-using or Modifying large quantities of PPE and Hand sanitiser

Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 30/09/2022

This challenge is to support the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in finding innovators that can reprocess, re-use or modify large quantities of PPE gowns, goggles, visors and hand sanitiser into new products that have further application or use. Innovators should have capacity…

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An Introduction to the DHSC funded SBRI - Vaccines for epidemic diseases: Readiness for clinical development call for applications
Recorded: 12th October

An Introduction to the DHSC funded SBRI - Vaccines for epidemic diseases: Readiness for clinical development call for applications

Register for this event covering the new 1-year SBRI competition, Vaccines for Epidemic Diseases, which will be delivered by Innovate UK and opening on 11th October.

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Programmes related to Medicines

Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap is a new interactive reference tool for the UK medicines sector, mapping and categorising over 3,000 sites of organisations engaged in or supporting the end-to-end supply chain for medicines.

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

Supporting manufacturers of medicines in order to grow the UK economy

Health Funding Map

Health Funding Map

The map was developed by KTN and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) with the help of a wide range of funders. It helps in the navigation of the complicated world of health innovation funding.