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Sarah Haywood - Welcome

Welcome – Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity

Christmas is around the corner but there is still lots keeping us busy this month. I chaired a panel on digital technologies at the Patient First conference, spoke at the opening of Cocoon Networks about digitising the NHS, and I was at the launch of Shire’s new London office this week speaking about the importance of investment into the golden triangle.

It was great to see support from the Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, this month as he spoke in The Telegraph about the remarkable strength of the UK’s life sciences sector, and there was a comment piece in The Times about investment into innovation at university spin-outs from Cambridge, Oxford and London.

We are now looking forward to events in early 2017 including the Future of Healthcare Investor Forum in January and the Biomedical Research Centre showcase in February. We moved into our new offices at Cocoon Networks yesterday and our telephone number is now 0203 179 8100.


Finally, I wish you all a restful Christmas break and I hope to see many of you next year as we continue to support, grow and promote life sciences across London and the greater south east.

MedCity at Genesis


MedCity joined over 300 companies at Genesis

We were out in force at One Nucleus’ annual networking event Genesis this month, which focused on
the Science, Technology and Business
of 21st
Century Biomedical Innovation. Sarah spoke with
Pharma Ventures about our successes over the last two years and why it is important
for the NHS to go digital.

Watch Sarah here


Shire opens in Paddington

Leading biotech company focused on
treating rare and speciality diseases, opened their London HQ in Paddington on Monday. Hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby, the launch brought together biotech, Government and patient insight.


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New space cements confidence in sector

This year has brought political and economic uncertainties, but development across our life sciences cluster has not slowed down. From The Crick opening to expansion of Cambridge’s biomedical campus, we are showing the world that we are still open for science.

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Mayor of London
Prof. Bart De Strooper

UCL to host landmark hub for Dementia Research

Great news for UCL as they have been chosen to host the new £250m Dementia Research Institute which will be headed up by Prof. Bart De Strooper. We were part of a multi-organisation team that lobbied for a UK hub to tackle degenerative disorders.

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Eliot Forster

#LondonIsOpen for life sciences


Eliot took part in a video by the Mayor of London to showcase the Capital’s world-renowned life sciences ecosystem, alongside The Crick, Imperial, digital companies and students.

Watch the video

Funding and opportunities


Merry Christmas and see you all in 2017!

MedCity was established in April 2014 by the Mayor of London with the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the capital’s three Academic Health Science Centres – Imperial College Academic Health Centre, King’s Health Partners and UCL Partners.

The next edition of MedCity Update will be sent in January 2017.

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