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Webinar: Running a UK Life Science business in the COVID-19 pandemic – 26 March 11:00am

Webinar: Running a UK Life Science business in the COVID-19 pandemic

11:00 am

Online Webinar

Join this UK Bioindustry Association webinar, looking at running a UK life science business in the COVID-19 pandemic – what to consider and what support is available.

The webinar will also provide a brief update on what the sector is doing to support the UK and global effort against COVID-19.


Steve Bates
BIA,Chief Executive Officer

Steve Bates has been the CEO of the UK Bioindustry Association since 2012. He currently chairs the International Council of Biotech Associations and has been a Board member of Europabio since 2015. Steve is the visible face of the vibrant UK life sciences industry to government and media. He sits on the UK’s Life Sciences Council and Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Implementation Board. Steve has championed with government effective industrial incentives like the Biomedical Cataylst which have crowded-in private sector investment into UK SMES. He has forged links for the sector across the USA, Europe and in China. In his time at the BIA Steve has developed new member groups focused on cell and gene therapy, genomics and engineered biology. A strong advocate of partnership working, Steve champions sector collaboration with research charities and academia. Proud to lead an organisation with a diverse Board with over 40% female representation, Steve is committed to next generation talent and developing the skills needed for the sector to flourish. Before the BIA, Steve worked for Genzyme and as an advisor to the UK Government of Tony Blair. He was made OBE for services to innovation in 2017.

Michael Warren
BIA, Strategic Policy Advisor

Michael joined the BIA in September to lead our policy and public affairs work on Brexit. He has extensive experience spanning a wide range of senior government and communications roles, most recently as a member of the executive team at Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.