BioIndustry Association Welcomes Francis Crick Institute Strategy

Published: Jun 06, 2013

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Today, Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, unveiled the organisation's strategy to coincide with the topping out ceremony for the institute. Commenting on the strategy, Steve Bates, BioIndustry Association (BIA) Chief Executive Officer, said:

"I am delighted to see yet another significant step along the path towards the establishment of this landmark venture for bioscience in the UK.

"The BIA is engaging with the Francis Crick Institute to ensure that the UK's innovative bioscience companies can collaborate in an open and permeable manner with the Institute.

"It is great to see that one of the strategic priorities for the Institute is to develop effective partnerships with industry and the NHS."

For further information, please contact Robert Winder, Head of Communications,, 020 7630 2191; mobile 07825 942 934.

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BioIndustry Association

Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. For further information, please go to

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