Feb 20 2018 17:30

We are pleased to announce details of our first BioTuesday event of 2018 which is taking place on the 20th February at the Saïd Business School in Oxford. The theme for discussions on the night will be: ‘De-risking the Valley of Death – How R&D companies can access the knowledge network to maximise success’

The Valley of Death phase in the development of an R&D company is identified as the phase from one to six years, where they are moving from lead generation through to phase 1 development. There are many hurdles and challenges to overcome during this time and many companies falter, hence the reference to the ‘Valley of Death’. Via a series of insightful keynotes and case studies this BioTuesday event will look at how R&D companies can bridge the valley by accessing and fully utilising the existing knowledge network.

In addition to our keynote speakers, we will hear from several companies based at the BioHub in Alderley Park who have successfully utilized the knowledge and expertise network of ex-Astra Zeneca scientists after the company move from Alderley Park to Cambridge.





John Harris | CEO, OBN
Ned Wakeman | Director, BioHub at Alderley Park


Chris Doherty | ‎Managing Director, Alderley Park,‎Manchester Science Partnerships


18:25Industry & Investment Keynote: 


18.40Presentations from companies who have thrived after accessing talent from the

knowledge network:


1)ApconiX – an integrated toxicology and ion channel company at the forefront of innovative thinking in nonclinical toxicology and safety science

2)Aptus Clinical – who specialise in the provision of expert clinical research professionals

3)Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services – provide Pharmaceutical Development Services, Clinical Pharmacology Services and Consultancy for the Pharma Industry


19.10Panel discussion




20.00-21.00Networking over drinks and canapés



Edmond Safra Lecture, Said Business School, Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HP


This event is kindly supported by BioHub at Alderley Park.



OBN Member – first ticket complimentary, additional ticket £25+VAT

Non Members – £50+VAT

We look forward to welcoming you on the night.

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/obn-biotuesday-de-risking-the-valley-of-death-accessing-the-knowledge-network-registration-41042047870

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