The crucial question of whether there will be more or less early stage investment in 2012 is the subject of a second panel bringing together Sofinnova Partners, Apposite Capital, SV Life Sciences, Forbion Capital Partners, and Index Ventures.
Andy Smith Director of Investor and Public Relations of OBN, said: "Access to finance is one of the most pressing priorities for the majority of biotechnology companies and this year's BioTrinity provides vital insight into current trends and thinking of the investors they need to attract. The recent announcements on funding for life science R&D in the UK represent a positive change in sentiment to the sector and companies active at the earliest stage."
Other panels on day one at BioTrinity focused on trends in pharma M&A, and value-based pricing, with a high profile panel including Sir Andrew Dillon, CEO of NICE. Day two panels will cover trends in pharma licensing, ways of balancing revenue generation with R&D and spin outs.
OBN is a not-for-profit business network which provides comprehensive support for its member biotech and medtech companies in the Oxford and South-East England biocluster and the rest of the UK. Our activities can be summarised as networking, partnering, group purchasing, and fundraising advice. Through its delivery of Europe's fastest growing biopartnering and investment conference, BioTrinity, OBN generates more R&D-company-to-investor interactions than anyone else in Europe. OBN is sponsored by Shire, as Corporate Patro
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