30 September 2008

UCL Business is sponsoring a technology stream at the Genesis Conference, the seventh annual conference of the London Biotechnology Network, set to take place in London on 13th December.

The yearly Genesis conference is a successful biomedical industry networking event, attracting more than 800 delegates from a variety of sectors. Around 450 companies were represented last year, including many major and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies, as well as investors, and a large number of smaller companies. The conference provides a cost-effective networking opportunity, giving companies of all sizes the opportunity to develop their partnering and investment plans for the coming year.

UCLB is sponsoring the UCL Biomedical Innovation Showcase technology stream at this year’s conference. The three-hour session will consist of over a dozen ten-minute talks highlighting some of University College London’s (UCL’s) most promising spinout companies and licensing opportunities. Topics will include novel therapeutics (such as a treatment for hepatic encephalopathy), drug delivery technologies, medical devices (for example, for tissue fabrication), diagnostics approaches (for example, for breast cancer) and bioimaging technologies.

Additionally, there will be banners showcasing research innovations that have been developed for a commercial market by UCL academics. These will be attended by the inventors after the speakers’ session, creating networking opportunities and providing good representation of UCL’s extensive commercial output.

Cengiz Tarhan, Managing Director of UCL Business PLC, said “UCL Business is extremely pleased to have been invited to host a session at this important event in London’s biotechnology calendar, and to showcase the world class research that is being performed here at UCL. It will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the remarkable innovation of UCL scientists and ensure that we continue to work with and build new relationships with innovative companies in London and beyond.”

This high-profile event promises to be an interesting and useful occasion, from both an academic and a business prospective. It will be a chance to both review the recent advances made by UCL researchers, and to establish new business connections.

The Genesis Conference will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, on the 13th and 14th December 2007.

Visit the Genesis website and register to attend.