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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.

Our Medicines Expert

Karen Wilkinson

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Funding Opportunities

UK and Canada biomanufacturing innovations in cell and gene therapies

A collaborative opportunity with the National Research Council of Canada on process improvement in biomanufacturing of gene and cell therapies.

Opens: 26/10/2020 Closes: 23/12/2020

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SBRI - AI supporting early detection and diagnosis in heart failure management

Organisations can apply for a share of £120,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop an AI tool to provide accessible heart failure data from routine patient information.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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Recorded: 25th November

Mathematical Modelling for Next Generation Formulated Products: Pharmaceutical

This two-hour session will focus on the Pharmaceutical applications of the mathematical modelling of next generation formulated productsBig Idea.

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Health and Life Sciences Funding Round-Up

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Health and Life Sciences sector. Last updated 27th November 2020.

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Precision Medicine Innovation Landscapes in Israel & the UK

KTN will host a webinar on the 1st October 2020 at 10am (UK time) on the outcomes of the Israel Precision Medicine Global Expert Mission.

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