LATi 2015 Chemistry Showcase

Thursday, 12th March 2015 at 3:30pm - 7pm

Location: Charnwood Biomedical Campus (former Astra Zeneca site)

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LATi 2015 Chemistry Showcase: How to Engage Big Pharma

The LATi 2015 Chemistry Showcase and exhibition is a unique and focused networking event for people that work in bioscience, pharma and drug discovery.

The Chemistry Showcase will provide an opportunity to network with key players in the industry and learn about the innovative work done in the chemistry and pharmaceutical field locally. 

David Lathbury, formerly of Astra Zeneca and Gerry Thomas of Sygnature Discovery will share their experience of working with big pharmas and provide insights useful to SMEs who wish to collaborate with and engage with the big pharmaceutical companies locally and internationally.

The LATi 2015 Chemistry Showcase is focused on the specialist pharmaceutical and drug discovery activities undertaken by LATi members in collaboration with companies based within Nottingham Biocity and Medilink East Midlands.

The event will provide an opportunity to learn about the innovative work done by LATi members in the chemistry and pharmaceutical field, and about the collaborations with other centres of excellence in the Midlands and across the UK.

This event is open to everyone who works in the bioscience industry as well as related fields.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network and meet a wide range of companies involved in pharmaceutical research and development from across the region.

Opening Keynote: How to successfully engage Big Pharma

Gerry Thomas of Sygnature is to provide insights and insider advice on how to engage with big pharma companies.

Gerry joined Sygnature Discovery in March 2014 as Director of Business Development and is a PhD Medicinal Chemist with over 20 years' experience working in roles across both drug discovery and development in both pharma and biotech.

Gerry has experience of leading programs from hit finding to Phase II clinical studies and has previously worked at OSI Prosidion, Shire, BASF(Knoll) and Boots Pharmaceuticals. He obtained his BSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Glasgow and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Nottingham.

Industry Speakers (5-minute soapbox-style talks):

  • Faz Chowdhury of Nemaura Pharma
  • Alan Harris of Alacrity Pharma Associates
  • Tony Mete of Medsyndesign
  • Gerry Steele of Pharmacryst
  • Jonathan Moss of BAST
  • Steve Brough of Key Organics (Cornwall)

Closing Keynote: Should SMEs engage with Big Pharma?

David Lathbury PhD, Director of Astute Chemical Development Consultancy, former Director of Process Chemistry at Astra Zeneca, and Vice President of Chemical Development at AMRI is to provide the closing address.

Drawing from his experience of working for some of the largest pharmas and running his own consultancy, David Lathbury will be addressing the question of whether SMEs should engage with Big Pharma.

David will be talking about the differences in approaches, time lines and costs. He will also cover the ease of forming long term productive relationships that can lead to long term business, and the risks and rewards for SMEs of forming these relationships.

Continue the chemistry showcase conversation at LATi Bar at the Canal House in Nottingham on Wednesday, 18th March from 18:00 (free of charge to all attendees of the LATi 2015 Chemistry Showcase)

Exhibitors (new exhibitors announced)

  • Medilink East Midlands
  • UKTI
  • NTU working with you
  • The University of Nottingham
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Charnwood Biomedical Campus
  • Adamson Jones
  • Serjeants
  • Lacerta Technology
  • Datalink Electronics
  • Sygnature Discovery
  • Nemaura Pharma
  • Alacrity Pharma
  • Pharmacryst
  • BAST
  • Key Organics
  • XenoGesis
  • 3M Medical
  • HPC

LATi members: Free of charge
Non-members: £30, which includes entry ticket for one person and free membership of LATi for one year (April 2015-March 2016)
We will invoice you once you have booked. Payment by BACS or cheque only.

Exhibition space: Sold Out

Continue the conversation at LATi Bar ... 
Join us at the Canal House in Nottingham on Wednesday, 18th March from 18:00 for a follow-up networking event the week after the Chemistry showcase, free of charge to showcase attendees.

Register today to continue the chemistry conversation at LATi Bar


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at 1:39am on Friday, 26th July 2019 Great project!

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