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An insight into Scottish Life Sciences & Healthcare – 28 January, 5:30PM

An insight into Scottish Life Sciences & Healthcare

5:30 pm

Online Event

The Scottish Government in partnership with a range of Scottish organisations, deliver this inaugural ‘Business and Burn’s’ gathering to celebrate the deep connections between the U.S. and Scotland.

Choose your categories and choose your talks. A range of leading speakers and sectors experts have been brought together to share the dynamism, innovation and creative spirit which can be found across Scotland through a series of conversations in the areas of Life Sciences, Inclusion, Social Enterprise, Sustainability, and the critical importance of inclusivity.

Life Sciences and Healthcare Panel Talk 5.30pm 

With over 770 life sciences organisations employing more than 41,000 people, Scotland is one of the largest life sciences clusters in Europe. From global pharmaceutical companies to medical biotechnology startups, Scotlands has the networks, support and skills required to succeed.

This session will look at why Scotland can claim such a prominent position in this sector and what we can expect in the future.


Julie Brady, Business Development Manager, Drug Discovery
The Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee tackles unmet clinical need through small molecule drug discovery, bridging the gap between academic scientific research and commercial drug discovery and development.

Sandy Donaldson, CEO, Impiricus
Global track record in challenging norms and delivering value in pharma and medical device organisations.

Dr Poonam Malik MBA PhD FRSB, Board Member, Scottish Enterprise
Leverages strategy, leadership & management with Healthcare, Life Science, Biotech & MedTech (STEM) expertise.

David Ridd, Marketing, Communications & Business Development Manager, Edinburgh BioQuarter
The former broadcaster, and head of external communications at NHS Lothian is now playing a key role in developing Edinburgh’s proposition for its unique £1 billion Health Innovation District.

Debbie Wake, CEO, MyWay Digital Health
Co-founded MyWay Digital Health in 2017 to improve health globally through data driven solutions. CEO/ clinical lead for MyWay Digital Health (MyDiabetesMyWay) and Reader/ Consultant Physician at University of Edinburgh/ NHS Lothian.

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