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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

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Health Cluster 1

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for healthcare, with closing dates in September 2021, April 2022 and September 2022. These include tackling diseases and reducing disease burden, staying healthy, health industry, health care, new technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society, and health-promoting environment.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 06/09/2022

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Biomedical Catalyst 2021 Round 2: Feasibility & Primer Awards

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.

Opens: 18/10/2021 Closes: 01/12/2021

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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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Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community Summer Update

Take a look at the latest news, events and funding of relevance to the Medicines Manufacturing community in our round-up.

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Putting the Focus on Environmental Sustainability of Medical Packaging

Find out about KTN’s workshop on 29th June, which examined how to make packaging for medical products more sustainable.

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Programmes related to Medicines

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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.

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Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

Supporting manufacturers of medicines in order to grow the UK economy

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Health Funding Map

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