Established in 1982, Chiltern is a leading global clinical CRO offering specialized services in all phases of oncology, hematology and a range of other therapeutic areas, together with global sourcing and functional service provider (FSP) solutions. Chiltern’s 2,100 people work in more than 40 countries and offer expertise, engagement and tailored, responsive solutions to meet the demands of biotech and pharmaceutical partners of all sizes.

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Ms Frances Murphy
LinkedIn logo Account Manager 
Ms Dora Allouche
LinkedIn logo Business Development Director, Europe 
Mr Bernd Saynisch
LinkedIn logo Director Business Development 
Ms Andrea Cotton-Berry
LinkedIn logo Director, Client Services 

Clinical Network Services (UK) Ltd

Clinical Network Services (CNS) is an integrated service group focused on product development headquartered in Australia with offices in New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

CNS creates value for small-medium sized biotechnology companies by progressing early stage products through phase 1 & 2 clinical trials or the marketplace sooner.

CNS offers a unique service where it integrates BioDesk, an intelligent global product development and regulatory affairs consultancy, with our committed, highly experienced Australian/New Zealand clinical operations and biometrics team.

BioDesk’s expert consultants offer CMC/manufacturing, toxicology, clinical and regulatory affairs strategic advice and guide products efficiently through critical post-discovery development and into the clinic for the first time.

With over 15 years’ experience on more than 300 projects, CNS is one of the most experienced providers within the local market and a partner of choice for biotech companies.

CNS’s small-medium size is considered a big advantage when relating to similar sized clients, though CNS takes a global development/ regulatory approach to ensure value is strategically added at every stage of the product development life cycle.

Further information about CNS and its intelligent development services can be found at

product development,regulatory,consultancy
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Mr Paul Cronin
LinkedIn logo Director, Business Development 

Epistem Ltd United Kingdom

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.

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Dr Andrew Carnegie
LinkedIn logo Business Development Manager 

Grant Thornton UK LLP

With our knowledge of the market, and our international reach as the UK member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we can provide a full range of advisory services for companies in the life sciences sector, whatever stage they are at in the business cycle.

We act on behalf of listed, privately held and private equity backed pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology companies.

We offer solutions and advice in the following service areas:

  • corporate finance to provide due diligence for VCs and acquisitive companies, as well as lead advisory services for companies looking to sell or acquire
  • audit and tax compliance,
  • specialist tax advisory services including R&D tax credits
  • fund raising and flotations
  • risk management and internal audit
  • private client services
  • strategic services
  • transfer pricing
  • valuations


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Mr Alistair Wardell
LinkedIn logo Partner 

Sphere Fluidics Limited United Kingdom

Sphere Fluidics has developed unique, patented products for ultra-high-throughput, single cell analysis (Cyto-Mine) and provides novel R&D services in this area for rapid biopharmaceutical discovery and devt.

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Dr Frank Craig
Dr Frank Craig
LinkedIn logo CEO 
Dr Rob Marchmont
LinkedIn logo Commercial Director 

SYNthesis med chem United Kingdom

SYNthesis med chem is a global contract research organisation providing both synthetic and medicinal chemistry services. Established in 2007, the company operates a unique, “best of both worlds” business model combining Western medicinal chemistry and project management expertise with cost effective and scalable synthetic chemistry based in China. 

The company's medicinal chemists, based in the UK, Australia and the USA provide the design, innovation, creativity and problem solving expertise required to complement the skills and capabilities of the company's synthetic chemists based in Shanghai and Suzhou, China.

SYNthesis medicinal chemists are all experienced and highly skilled scientists with a track record of delivering clinical candidates, a passion for discovering new medicines and a comprehensive insight gained from managing more than 100 projects covering all phases of the pharmaceutical R&D pipeline. They also act as project managers for all custom synthesis and medicinal chemistry projects.

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Mr Simon Bury
Mr Simon Bury
LinkedIn logo Head of Business Development 
Professor Andrew Wilks
LinkedIn logo Chairman 

United Life Sciences

United Life Sciences (ULS) is a strategic partnership representing over 1000 life science and healthcare organisations across the UK and internationally. The partnership was formed by four Founding Partners: the BioIndustry Association (BIA), Bionow, BioPartner UK and One Nucleus (ON) in 2014.

The ULS collaboration has member and the wider UK life science sector at the heart of its purpose and is the basis for all joint activities. We strive to avoid duplication of effort and coordinate the founders' activities whilst recognising each other's areas of strength so that member companies can benefit from more effective and coherent sector support.

Between 2012 and 2014 ULS worked informally together on a range of activities - including the creation and publication of a UK Life Science Manifesto 2015 - 2020 which is aimed at all political parties. Find out more at the BIA website and read the joint Press Release.

trade organisation,network,membership
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Ms Karen Chandler-Smith
LinkedIn logo UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) 
Dr Tony Jones
LinkedIn logo One Nucleus 
Ms Debbie Laubach
Dr Christopher Doherty
LinkedIn logo Bionow/Manchester Science Partnership