About BioForward

  • BioForward is a unique, high-quality, international conference, focussed on creating and developing a practical roadmap for early stage, emerging, and developing companies to achieve sustainable business success and growth. 
  • This one-day conference, organised by OBN in collaboration with Birmingham Health Partners, will take place in the Aston Webb Building at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 4th October 2018
  • This new, annual event will provide life science companies with the knowledge, skills, connectivity, and support necessary to maximise their chances of success, helping to ensure their offerings get to market and beyond. 
  • BioForward is aimed at professionals from early stage, emerging and developing life sciences companies who are keen to gain the knowledge, skills, connectivity, and support necessary to maximise their chances of success and efficiently navigate through the various development phases to market and beyond.
  • BioForward will feature: Panel Discussions themed around the major challenges emerging companies face when developing BioTech, pharmaceutical or MedTech products, such as collaboration and open access, making the most of your financial resources, maximising your data assets and overcoming manufacturing challenges.
  • A series of practical ‘How-to’ sessions, providing delegates with the opportunity to listen and interact with experts and influencers, thereby educating participants on applying the information shared in the Panel Discussions to real-life business settings.
  • An Exhibition featuring specialists from preclinical and clinical development, manufacturing, quality, regulatory, human resources, IP, tax/investment/grants, business strategy and marketing.
  • Opportunities for Networking and Partnering with fellow delegates.
  • John Harris, CEO of OBN, said: “As the leader of a growing life sciences company it is critical to make the right decisions at the right time, minimising risk and maximising the chance of success. BioForward provides an unrivalled environment to access the very best support and advice available, from a wide variety of sources. We are excited to be launching this event, and the level of interest already expressed emphasises that BioForward will be addressing a significant and unmet need in the sector.

About the Organisers

BioForward is organised by OBN, Europe’s most innovative life sciences membership organisation, in collaboration with Birmingham Health Partners.