Dr Grahaem Brown
About Competitive Drug Development International Ltd.
CDDI is an international biotechnology and pharmaceutical consulting company, led by senior people who together have developed more than 20 products globally from discovery to market. CDDI can give support with a broad range of drug development activities across the three key disciplines of Clinical, Non-clinical and CMC.
Services include Virtual Asset Development (VAD), where CDDI provides a fully integrated development team directed by strong project leadership, Evidence Based Protocol Feasibility (ebf) for data-driven and rapid patient recruitment, and CMC services from API and formulation development of NCEs and NBEs, through to CMO management of GMP manufacturing.
Our working method is hands-on, not just consulting, which means, we don’t just advise you, but actively implement the strategies and plans that we formulate with you. For more information please visit www.cddi.co.
Mr Lewis Cameron
Avillion was registered in London UK in December 2012 and we are fully financed by the venture capital groups Abingworth and Clarus ventues. We are a company focused on co-development and financing of late-stage programs, where we provide partners with 100% financing for regulatory approval studies with the intent of accelerating the approval of drugs in the US and the EU.
We offer partners an unique and attractive option for the advancement of their pipeline- where we incur 100% of the clinical and regulatory risk of a program, thereby enabling partners to limit their P&L burden and have an advantageous financial position (EPS preservation).
Dr Andrew Carnegie
Epistem is a biotechnology company with a specialist understanding of epithelial tissue and stem cell analyses, operating three distinct business divisions.
The Contract Research Division delivers innovative preclinical research services in the areas of oncology (inc. leukaemia), mucositis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, wound healing and skincare. Working with over 200 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care companies worldwide, it offers proprietary assays for target validation, screening, efficacy, and translational biology using some of the latest technology, including small animal imaging, and with a GCLP accredited histology suite.
The Personalised Medicine Division is committed to facilitating a more tailored approach to patient treatment and care. It applies innovative gene expression technology to discovering novel drug-induced biomarkers to GCLP standard. It has also developed Genedrive™, a ‘point of care’ molecular diagnostic device providing a ‘near patient’ diagnosis in less than 30 minutes using hand held apparatus.
Our Novel Therapies Division is identifying the key regulators (proteins and peptides) of epithelial stem cells with the aim of developing therapeutics to control cell production.
Epistem LtdBusiness Development Manager
Mr Alastair Carrington
Established in 1989, the BIA (BioIndustry Association) exists to encourage and promote a financially sound and thriving bioscience sector within the UK economy and concentrates its efforts on emerging enterprise and the related interests of companies with whom such enterprise trades.
With over 300 members, the BIA supports a wide range of sectors, majoring on the human health benefits of the technology and represents the interests of these innovative companies to a broad section of stakeholders from patient groups to politicians, advancing its members interests both within the UK and internationally to create a healthy UK bioscience sector which benefits society.
BioIndustry Association (BIA)Business Development Executive
Mr Kieran Casey
Founded as Clinical Development & Support Services Ltd (CDSS) in 1998, Illingworth Research is a Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) providing a wide range of clinical development services to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology and medical device industries. We are experts in the management of Phase I to IV clinical trials across many different therapeutic areas.
From our base in Cheshire UK, where we are co-located with our sister company ResearchNurses.co, we offer the ultimate clinical research outsourcing partnership for sponsors across the globe.
We have worked with all types of clients, from start-up biotechnology companies to large international pharmaceutical companies, providing strong sponsor/CRO partnerships to deliver a competitive advantage.
Illingworth ResearchDirector Business Development
Dr Paul Clewlow
Sygnature Discovery, founded in 2004 in Nottingham, UK, is a leading provider of integrated drug discovery services to pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and academics located in Europe and the USA. Through its unique ‘federated’ CRO model, Sygnature undertakes complete drug discovery programmes and hit finding, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation projects for its clients. The company employs 75 laboratory-based, industry-experienced PhD medicinal chemists, computational chemists and in vitro biologists.
Working within the highly-complex, competitive and fast-paced pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, Sygnature has developed a unique approach to offering a premium integrated drug discovery service – the delivery of in-depth, pharmaceutical industry-derived drug discovery expertise and flexible FTE-based resource housed in a ‘state-of-the-art’ R&D facility, but at a cost effective price. From the outset, Sygnature has operated a business whose primary focus has been value creation for its clients, through the application of drug discovery expertise, close working relationships and complete transparency.
To facilitate the delivery of top quality drug discovery services to its clients, Sygnature has strategic alliances with Cyprotex Discovery (ADME/toxicology), Saretius (pre-clinical pain/CNS and metabolic disease models), Pneumolabs (pre-clinical respiratory models), Horizon Discovery (X-ManTM isogenic cell lines), ChanTest (ion channel experts) and Proteros (X-ray protein structure analysis).
For more information, visit: www.sygnaturediscovery.com and www.integrateddrugdiscovery.com.
Ms Andrea Cotton-Berry
Ockham provides high-quality, global clinical research and strategic development services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, assisting them in the achievement of their strategic planning, technology transfer, licensing, regulatory planning and submissions, pre-clinical development, and manufacturing goals.
Ockham also provides fully integrated clinical trials support in the areas of Clinical Operations, Data Management and Biostatistics, as well as Regulatory dossier compilations. In addition, it offers functional and specialty resourcing services to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies that require Clinical Operations, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) auditing, Data Management, Statistical Programming, Biostatistics, and Medical Writing solutions.
Ockham OncologyGlobal Director, Client Services
Mr Victor Dillard
Desktop Genetics is a UK-based biotech software company dedicated to making commercial R&D more productive and cost efficient. We develop bespoke workflow tools to simplify the most time-consuming and frustrating challenges facing molecular biologists in genome-editing, disease biology, antibody engineering, cell line development, functional genomics and protein production.
Each tool comprises a collection of functional modules, powered by our proprietary DNA Search Engine technology. To date, modules have let users search for DNA sequences across the world, create an in-lab knowledge base with persistent DNA and oligo sequence data, automatically calculate optimal cloning strategies and repurpose existing DNA. Easily deployed with your existing DNA sequence databases, our technology streamlines and automates workflows so that your skilled personnel can focus on the critical research that drives your business.
Founded by scientists and researchers, our team is experienced with the technical, operational and financial challenges facing molecular biology laboratories today. We are fluent in the languages of biology, programming, and R&D operations, ensuring your needs are translated into a superior business and research tool. We look to partner with life science companies to deploy existing modules and develop new ones from the ground up. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help make your DNA work for you.
Contact: Victor Dillard, COO - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Barbara Domayne-Hayman
Autifony Therapeutics is developing pharmaceutical treatments for hearing disorders, which affect a significant proportion of the population. Autifony ‘s approach is focused on Kv3 potassium channel modulation, a novel mechanism of action. These ion channels regulate neuronal activity within the auditory system, and our new drugs aim to treat age related hearing loss and tinnitus. The lead programme entered Phase I clinical trials in May 2013.
Given Autifony’s focus on modulation of Kv3 channels, which have also been implicated in other neurological and psychiatric disorders, there are opportunities for Autifony to investigate these other indications with compounds with different profiles. Autifony was recently awarded Technology Strategy Board funding to progress the development of a candidate drug for the treatment of schizophrenia, working together with academic collaborators at the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle.
Autifony Therapeutics Limited was formed in 2011 as a spin-out from GlaxoSmithKline. The company is privately funded by leading venture capital investors SV Life Sciences, Imperial Innovations and Pfizer Venture Investments. Autifony’s head office is at the Imperial College Incubator in London, and has a subsidiary with medicinal chemistry and biology labs based in Verona, Italy.
Autifony Therapeutics LtdChief Business Officer
Mr Rick Dyer
Almac provides a comprehensive range of integrated services from research through to commercialisation. Almac is a financially stable, privately owned organisation with over 3,300 employees located within the US and UK. Over 95% of work is repeat business, testament itself to the quality, innovation, efficiency and the high level of customer satisfaction provided.
Almac’s integrated solutions extend from research to commercialisation and include:
Biomarker Discovery & Development:
· Companion Diagnostic Development
· Genomic Services
· Bioinformatics Consultancy
· Proprietary Discovery Arrays
API Services & Chemical Development:
· API Development & Manufacture
· Peptide & Protein Technology
· Accelerated First in Man Solution
· Solid State Services
· Isotope Chemistry
· Preformulation & Early Stage Development
· Scale Up and Late Stage Development
· Clinical Trial Manufacture
· Contained Development & Manufacture
· Physical & Chemical Characterisation
· Method Development & Validation
· API & Drug Product Testing
· Stability Testing
Clinical Trial Supply:
· Comparator Blinding
· Packaging & Labelling
· QP Release
· Global Distribution & Supply Chain Management
· IVR / Web
· Statistical Services
· Manufacturing & Packaging
· Product Launch & Distribution
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