Published on 14 July 2021
Milton Park at BioTrinity 2021
Milton Park had a stand at BioTrinity, a hybrid virtual and in person event in London hosted by the OBN.
Kate Bingham (former chair of the UK Government's Vaccine Taskforce) was a keynote speaker giving an excellent talk on the challenges the taskforce faced in finding the fastest way to get vaccines, how they could be distributed globally and how we could be better prepared in the future. She also talked about building a portfolio of vaccines and how the taskforce super-charged the vaccine production using a highly collaborative approach all through the medium of Zoom during 2020.
Kate Bingham went on to talk about the future, about scaling up vaccine manufacture in the UK; investing in skills in advanced manufacturing; using AI to predict and model Covid variants and other diseases; sharing of data, diplomacy, and collaboration between companies; how bulk manufacturing should be done in countries with small populations; and how the pandemic has shone a spotlight on science.
Other keynote speakers included Keynote:
- Dr June Raine, with a talk on 'Will We See a Permanent Shift in the Speed of Regulatory Approvals Post Pandemic?'
- Mark Stevenson from Thermo Fisher Scientific (based on Milton Park) discussed ‘How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way We Serve Science?’
- Tim Haines from Abingworth presented 'A Life Sciences Investment Update'
- Matthew Duchars from VMIC UK, provided an Insight into the UK's front-line defence against future pandemics.
Milton Park hosted a ‘Meet the Sponsors’ session where we talked about our latest projects including the Bee House and the Milton Park Science Incubator. Big thanks to John Chaddock from Ipsen who gave a talk during the session on their latest news including winning a ‘Great Place to Work UK 2021’ award.
Save the date for next year's BioTrinity - 26-27 April 2022.