MedCity and the Northern Health Science Alliance are leading a UK life sciences delegation to Japan from 9 – 12 October. Academics from leading UK universities and life sciences companies are part of a visit, aimed at showcasing the UK’s ecosystem and forging collaborations with Japanese pharma and academia.

This year, the life sciences sector was positioned as one of the UK’s fastest developing industries, with a turnover in excess of £70bn, and employing 241,000 people across the UK. With investments from companies such as MSD into a UK Discovery Centre in London, supporting up to 950 jobs, and Qiagen into the Global Genomics Campus in Manchester, the UK remains a top destination for innovation and commercialisation. As the National Health Service celebrates its 70th birthday, we are back at BioJapan for the fourth year, to showcase the UK’s ecosystem of innovative companies and academic research; particularly focusing on translational medicine, genomics, and the ongoing importance of the exchange of information regarding healthy ageing.

Take a look at the companies on the UK life sciences delegation 

UK Life Sciences Delegation Agenda

Life Sciences Symposium: Ageing, Gene Editing and AI – 9 October 2018
Nihonbashi Life Science Building, Tokyo

On Tuesday 9 October, we are hosting a UK Life Sciences Symposium in Tokyo, where leading UK health scientists, universities and national research institutions will provide insight into the UK life sciences sector, and their work in ageing, gene editing, artificial intelligence. Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University College London, and Genomics England, amongst others, will be providing talks and a number of companies, including Invicro and Richmond Pharmacology, will be providing company infoshots.

This is followed by a Global Cluster Presentation and a joint reception hosted by Link-J and METI.

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BioJapan Expo – 9 – 12 October
Pacifico Yokohama

The UK stand will be at Booth D-28 – come find us or get in touch with our participants through the partnering system! You can also hear from a range of UK delegate speakers featured in the scientific panel programme including Dr Namshik Han, University of Cambridge; Prof. Mimoun Azzouz, University of Sheffield and Prof. Sian Harding, Imperial College London.

UK Life Sciences Reception – 10 October, 8pm
InterContinental Yokohama Grand, Yokohama

We’re hosting the official UK Life Sciences Reception on the first day of BioJapan, sponsored by Colliers and Phastar.

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The UK as the Global Hub for Life Sciences Excellence – 12 October 2018, 12:40 – 14:20
BioJapan Expo, Yokohama – Seminar Stage A

On the final day of BioJapan, we are hosting a seminar looking at the UK as a world-leading destination for life sciences research and innovation and its long and deep history of scientific collaborations with Japanese institutions. Find out why life sciences is positioned as one of the UK’s fastest developing industries and hear about current Japanese-UK partnerships, clinical trial opportunities, and how you can collaborate with the 5,000 companies and world-class universities in the UK, particularly in the areas of advanced therapies, ageing and artificial intelligence.

Just come along!

Get in touch with the MedCity team attending for more information and to meet up.

Sarah Haywood, CEO:
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