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BioBriefing: Bringing New Technologies to the NHS Market in the UK

April 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm AEST

Dr Mike Burrows is the National Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Coordination Director in the UK and will be in Melbourne as a part of the Going Global program.

AHSNs are the only bodies that connect the National Health Service and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. They are catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.

Dr Burrows will present an overview of the healthcare market in the UK – how it functions and what it is seeking from suppliers – providing attendees with an intelligent approach to meeting market needs.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Accessing the right UK contact point
  • Identifying opportunities to access the UK market
  • Navigating procurement and regulatory requirements

With a panel discussion and audience Q&A on successfully navigating the market with additional UK panellists:

  • Jon Mowles – Life Sciences Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade (DIT) (UK)
  • Divya Chadha Manek – Head of Business Development (Commercial), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (UK)

If you would like to participate in the full Going Global Module #1 – UK – Doing Business with the NHS you can find out more and apply here

Date:  Tuesday 17th April 2018
Time:  Registration 3:45pm for a 4.00pm – 5.20pm presentation and discussion, followed by networking
Venue: KPMG, Tower Two, Collins Square 727 Collins Street  Melbourne

BioMelbourne Network Members: $65
Non Members: $130
(Prices include GST.)

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Note: Participants registered for the “Going Global” program will receive two registrations for this event

Cancellation Policy:
A full refund is given up to 7 days prior to the event
No refunds within 7 days of the event


Dr Mike Burrows – National AHSN Network Coordination Director (UK)

Mike Burrows is the National AHSN Network Coordination Director, and until recently, the Managing Director of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). Previously he was the Director of the NHS England (Greater Manchester) Area Team, a role that followed on from that of Chief Executive of NHS Greater Manchester. From May 2004 until May 2011 he was Chief Executive of Salford Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT). Originally a Doctor of Biochemistry, Mike has worked in the NHS for 32 years now, both in the finance discipline and general management. He has an active interest in the use of evidence-based medicine and a passionate believer in the benefits of strong ties between the NHS, academia and industry. In this respect, he was one of the founding Board members of the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) and under his leadership developed Salford PCT to be one of the leading research active PCTs in the country.

In his current role, Mike has the responsibility for engaging the NHS, academia & industry to generate health & wealth particularly through the adoption and diffusion of innovation and research output.

Mike is also the Interim Chairman of the University of Salford.

Divya Chadha Manek – Head of Business Development (Commercial), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (UK)

Divya Chadha Manek is the Head of Business Development (Commercial) for the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). Her role is to maintain strategic relationships with Global and UK life sciences companies. Divya facilitates key discussions between life sciences industry and the Clinical Research Network. She provides advice and works collaboratively with companies on how they are able to tap into the Clinical Research Network services to ensure clinical studies are set up quickly and efficiently so that they recruit to time and target. Divya also leads on ensuring that the Clinical Research Network is abreast of new study delivery innovations to ensure that the organization is evolving to service life sciences industry requirements.

With a degree in clinical psychology and a master’s in clinical research, Divya has worked with the CRN for the past 10 years. She has experience in clinical research from a site level and from a national perspective in the U.K.

Jon Mowles – Life Sciences Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade (DIT) (UK)

Jon Mowles works for the Department for International Trade (DIT) as a Life Sciences Sector Specialist. Jon has spent his career working in the healthcare and life sciences sector, during which he has undertaken a wide range of roles in industry and research.

Jon started his working life at University College Hospital, London researching the emergence of anti-microbial resistance in various pathogenic bacteria, before moving on to become Principle Microbiologist at the UK government’s research centre at Porton Down where he managed income-generating projects as well as introducing ‘Good Laboratory Practice’ to the centre. He then became General Manager and UK Director at Serono/BioChem Pharma prior to working as an independent management consultant working for Swiss, French, US and Japanese biotech companies. Latterly he co-founded two UK-based biotechnology companies, one service based and one a bio-pharmaceutical product-based company, a spin-out from Harvard Medical School, before commencing work with DIT.

Jon has worked for the Life Sciences Organisation, within DIT, for the past 8 years. Jon has degrees in microbiology and an MBA from the University of London.

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April 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
$65 - $130
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