From Eliot Forster, MedCity’s Executive Chair
More evidence, if evidence were needed, of the priority life sciences enjoys at the highest political levels came in October, when MedCity was delighted to be present at a high-level rountable meeting hosted by the Mayor of London and Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP. The meeting sought to highlight the key needs of the sector, given its strategic importance to the greater south east and the UK economy, and challenges for the sector around infrastructure, long-term funding and access to the NHS were highlighted.
The Minister notes the success of MedCity’s Golden Triangle based activities, while the Mayor noted the critical importance of having a dedicated, informed Minister for Life Sciences. We are going to be working closely with the Office for Life Sciences and the GLA to build on the meeting, and we keep you in the loop as we progress.
In other news, thanks to all who came to MedTechSouthEast and Health Tech 2020 – both vibrant events that illustrated the variety and creativity of the medical technology sector. And looking forward, I hope that we’ll see many of you at our medtech networking event and Genesis 2015 in December – details about both are below.