Dr Mary Canning has been Recognised as a Leader in UK Life Sciences

CAMBRIDGE, UK – 10 NOVEMBER 2020. Released today by BioBeat, the seventh annual Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report highlights 30 examples of resourceful leaders in the UK bioscience sector.

The UK life sciences sector has risen to the challenges posed by COVID-19 with exceptional innovation and collaboration across industry, clinicians, the NHS, academia and government. Members of the BioBeat community are at the forefront of global scientific research and clinical trials, significantly shaping the trajectory of the pandemic.

Many of the leaders featured in the report have been instrumental in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are pioneering healthcare innovations that will bring benefits to patients across a wide range of conditions.

Taking the theme ‘Connecting for Strength’, the report showcases women at the forefront of the UK’s flourishing life sciences sector including:

  • Pioneering scientists developing revolutionary healthcare products
  • Financial experts shaping the sector through diverse investments
  • Motivating and inclusive collaborators who get the job done
  • Innovators whose inventions are making an impact on patients’ lives
  • Infrastructure specialists supporting innovation at scale, from concept to execution

For the first time, this year’s Movers and Shakers also features nearly 200 alumni from previous reports, demonstrating the strength and breadth of the BioBeat community across UK life sciences.

Introducing the report, Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK Vaccine Task Force, trustee of the Francis Crick Institute and Managing Partner at SV Health Investors, says: “The women profiled within this report are outstanding leaders who are changing the face and future of healthcare. Each has contributed immensely to the UK’s world-class science, retaining talent, driving economic growth and improving patient care through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Their successes will inspire our next generation of scientists and encourage the growth of a more diverse talent pool.”

BioBeat founder Miranda Weston-Smith adds: “It is the strength in our human connections that enables entrepreneurs and researchers to bring ideas to life. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the very best of British science, highlighting the resilience of the sector and our capacity for collaboration and innovation. Congratulations to all the leaders profiled in this year’s report, and heartfelt thanks to the nominators and expert reviewers who provide their time and insights to make this such a valuable resource.”

The Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report is released in advance of the BioBeat20 Summit: Accelerating data-driven health on Tuesday 17th November 2020, in partnership with the Francis Crick Institute. crick.ac.uk/whats-on/biobeat20 

Delivered as an online event this year, the summit will bring together leading experts to discuss the tipping points for data-driven health adoption and investment.

It’s an unmissable opportunity to explore what’s driving clinical and patient adoption of digital health technologies, examine the critical influences on investment and weigh-up how global trends are shaping companies.

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