UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)

The UK BioIndustry Association, the BIA, is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include start-up, emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA works to further the interests of members and the industry – nationally and internationally. Our heritage of innovation, enterprise and success dates back to our founding over 20 years ago.

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News Archive

20/11/2020   BIA launches report on rare disease medicines appraisal...more
12/10/2020   BIA reports record quarter for UK biotech as £1bn is raised ...more
18/08/2020   BIA responds to launch of the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP)...more
01/06/2020   £30 million Biomedical Catalyst to launch...more
27/02/2020   BIA reports relaunch of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences...more
22/01/2020   BIA reports UK biotech records 3rd highest year for investment...more
14/01/2020   BIA says global players are announcing the UK as destination of choice for innovation ...more

05/12/2019   UK BioIndustry Association 2020 charity partner is Versus Arthritis...more
11/11/2019   BIA launches biotech manifesto...more
01/11/2019   BIA announces new Chair and appointments to the BIA Board...more
16/10/2019   The BIA calls on Government to refill the Biomedical Catalyst as an urgent priority...more
09/10/2019   BIA urges medicines exporters to book government procured ferry space...more
29/09/2019   BIA reports UK Biotech raises £869 million in the year to 31 August...more
25/09/2019   BIA announces a series of Brexit "Business Readiness" events...more
09/09/2019   BIA announces MoU with AZ and Wuxi China I-Campus...more
10/06/2019   UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) Chair awarded OBE...more
13/05/2019   Medicines Discovery Catapult and BIA unveil 2019 State of the Discovery Nation report...more
25/03/2019   UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) reports strong 2019 start for VC investment...more
23/11/2018   All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Life Sciences is relaunched...more
29/10/2018   Congratulations to Lisa Anson (CEO of Redx Pharma, BioP member) who joins the BIA Board...more
17/10/2018   BIA launches explainer documents to celebrate cutting-edge R&D in UK biosciences...more
23/08/2018   BIA responds to UK Government Brexit advice on stockpiling medicines...more
17/07/2018   Pharmaceutical industry responds to Trade Bill amendment on medicines...more
13/06/2018   BIA: New £2.5bn British Business Bank fund for innovative UK businesses...more
23/05/2018   BIA comments on Government response to Brexit Health Committee report...more
14/05/2018   BIA calls for new fund structure for biotech investment...more
04/05/2018   UK Bioindustry Association and Royal College of Physicians collaboration...more
10/04/2018   BioIndustry Association/Informa Biotech Financing Update: solid start to 2018 VC financing...more
16/01/2018   BIA intervenes in Supreme Court case of critical importance to the bioscience sector...more

23/10/2017   BIA announces new appointments to the BIA Board...more
20/09/2017   BIA and MHRA publish report following joint conference...more
24/07/2017   BIA members come together to improve access to rare and very rare disease medicines...more
24/02/2017   BIA launches Science and Innovation Advisory Committee at annual Committee Summit...more
27/01/2017   Kate Bingham receives BIA Lifetime Achievement Award...more
13/01/2017   The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) response to NICE and NHS England consultation...more

06/12/2016   Alzheimer’s Research UK named BIA Charity of the Year for 2017...more
28/11/2016   BIA responds to UK's ratification of the UPC Agreement...more
13/10/2016   BIA calls on government -support for innovative businesses must remain globally competitive...more
29/09/2016   BIA launches directory of mentoring and training schemes...more
07/07/2016   BIA responds to the launch of the Biomedical Catalyst 2016...more
16/06/2016   New BIA Report Shows UK Biotech Venture Capital Hit Record High in 2015...more
27/05/2016   The UK is the largest overseas group at the BIO convention:BIA leads on issues...more
27/05/2016   BIA Launches Briefing Paper On Orphan Medicinal Products...more
17/03/2016   BIA raises more than £30,000 for JDRF...more
27/01/2016   Strength of UK Investment Opportunity for Life sciences is Showcased...more

23/11/2015   The Bioindustry Association announces JDRF as its charity of the year...more
13/11/2015   BIA launches briefing paper on advanced therapies...more
22/10/2015   BIA publishes new overview document as Patent Box implementation gets underway...more
15/10/2015   Building the Third Global Cluster EY-BIA Report Launched...more
10/09/2015   BIA Files Amicus re: US Genetic Testing Patents...more
08/09/2015   UK government must reinforce its commitment to science...more
10/08/2015   New BIA Report Calls for the Biomedical Catalyst Scheme to be Continued...more
25/06/2015   BIA publishes a new report: Celebrating UK bioscience ...more
17/06/2015   Any new AMR economic model should be based on informed stewardship says BIA...more
12/06/2015   BIA joins UK bioscience showcase: delegation is second largest at BIO2015...more
28/04/2015   BIA launches vision for the UK life sciences sector in 2025/...more
26/03/2015   BIA members amongst winners of latest Biomedical Catalyst funding round...more
19/02/2015   BIA inputs to important European Medicines Agency (EMA) consultation...more

17/12/2014   BIA welcomes Science and Innovation Strategy's long-term investment into UK science...more
17/12/2014   ABPI and BIA welcome plans to establish new cell therapy manufacturing centre...more
02/12/2014   New BIA research demonstrates public support for rare diseases treatment...more
13/10/2014   BIA welcomes one stop shop for regenerative medicine regulatory advice in the UK...more
07/10/2014   United Life Sciences launched and publishes UK Life Sciences Manifesto 2015-20...more
07/10/2014   BIA and E&Y report shows a flourishing UK biotech ecosystem....more
23/09/2014   ABPI and BIA establish New Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership...more
19/09/2014   Financial Secretary David Gauke MP and Lord Drayson talking at UK Bioscience Forum...more
17/07/2014   ABPI and BIA launch materials for understanding of biosimilar medicines...more
14/07/2014   BIA wins Conference of the Year Award for UK Bioscience Forum...more
20/06/2014   33 UK companies receive business-led awards under the Biomedical Catalyst...more
17/06/2014   Largest ever number of UK companies exhibiting at BIO...more
14/05/2014   BioIndustry Association signs Concordat on openness on the use of animals in research...more
08/04/2014   BIA comment on launch of MedCity...more
19/03/2014   BIA welcomes cell therapy manufacturing centre announcement in Budget 2014...more
14/03/2014   BIA welcomes Early Access to Medicines Scheme ...more
27/02/2014   BIA comment on Horizon Discovery's announcement of plan to list on AIM...more
23/01/2014   Strategy for UK Life Sciences: progress made but still more to do...more

10/10/2013   UK is the strongest bioscience cluster in Europe...more
09/10/2013   New generation of UK biotech flourishing thanks to Biomedical Catalyst...more
01/10/2013   First UK synthetic biology trade mission sets its sights on San Francisco...more
13/09/2013   BIA interviewed on Pharma Television...more
14/08/2013   Record funding available for international trade missions...more
31/07/2013   Biomedical Catalyst awards announced...more
01/07/2013   BIA, Bionow, Biopartner UK & One Nucleus collaborate to support UK life sciences...more
09/07/2013   Biomedical Catalyst to re-open on 29 July 2013...more
26/06/2013   Chancellor´s Spending Review provides extra £185 million for TSB incl. Biomedical Catalyst...more
24/06/2013   Keynote speakers for BIA´s UK Bioscience Forum announced...more
04/06/2013   BIA applauds raising of Biomedical Catalyst in Parliament...more
16/05/2013   Improved Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure for the conduct of multinational clinical trials...more<
14/05/2013   BIA calls for Government to re-fill the Biomedical Catalyst...more
16/04/2013   BIA issues summary of its policy and parliamentary impact in Quarter One 2013...more
26/02/2013   BIA welcomes IPO decision on Research and Bolar Exemptions...more
19/02/2013   New patent court makes UK natural European home for global life science businesses ...more

04/11/2012   BIA warmly welcomes Biomedical Catalyst awards announcement...more
31/10/2012   BIA welcomes funding announcement for MRC-AstraZeneca compound collaboration...more
24/10/2012   BIA hopeful new government proposals will help boost UK as a location for clinical trials...more
13/09/2012   BIA welcomes appointment of John Brown as Chairman of the Cell Therapy Catapult...more
11/09/2012   BIA says crowdfunding can support UK govt's strategy, but... more
03/09/2012   BIA publishes new crowdfunding initiative report ...more
02/08/2012   BIA welcomes first awards made through the Biomedical Catalyst...more