Cardiff University backs BioWales 2017

6 February 2017

Speakers at BioWales

Cardiff University has been confirmed as title sponsor of BioWales 2017, the leading event for the life sciences sector in Wales.

A major UK life science showcase, BioWales returns to Wales Millennium Centre on 7-8 March 2017.

The theme of this year’s event is Health and Wealth, where unique opportunities in Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine and Medical Technology are empowering patients and professionals through better services and information on a global scale...

'Science underpins innovation'

Julie James, Wales’ Skills and Science Minister, said: “BioWales is the flagship event for life sciences in Wales and one of the UK’s leading biotech conferences and I am pleased that Cardiff University has decided to support this prestigious event..."

"Science underpins innovation and Cardiff’s track record as a top five UK university for research excellence continues to drive improvements across the life sciences sector, helping to provide better patient care through the development of better products and services.”

Julie James AM, Minister for Skills and Science, Welsh Government

Professor Dylan Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Biomedical and Life Sciences said: “We are really proud to be part of one of the UK’s leading life science conferences taking place in Wales. The event will attract an international audience providing an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our innovation in the life sciences and to further develop important links with business and industry..."

“The University is a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in a network of hubs to develop precision medicine across the UK - further acknowledgement of our expertise in researching and developing medical technologies for the UK healthcare sector.”

Professor Dylan Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

'A thriving and innovative research culture'

Now in its 15th year, BioWales builds on Wales’ collaborative strength, bringing together industry experts, life science investors and international networks, focussing on the interaction between business, academia and healthcare.

Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Engagement at Cardiff University added: “We have a thriving and innovative research culture at Cardiff University. One that connects our academics to industry, business, government and the third sector in Wales, the UK and internationally..."

"Events such as Bio Wales help support Cardiff Innovation System - our vision to create economic and social prosperity by creating places where people can work in partnership to turn ideas and innovations into products, technologies, spin-outs and start-ups.”

Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Engagement

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