Get Ready London, Refresh is Coming!


Looooondon we are coming! 😍

London is one of the most vivid cities in terms of biotechnological and pharmaceutical research, development and production. We liked it so much last year we had to make another stop! So, you’re invited to join us and the rest of the London biotech gang for a relaxed biotech meetup on the 12th December 2018. Feel free to bring your Christmas spirit along! 🎅

Get ready to meet some great people, listen to some awesome speakers, and enjoy some free beer. You will be able to find us at Central Working Victoria looking super cool in our Labiotech t-shirts.

Thanks to RebelBio and Clustermarket for being such cool partners and both NIBC and for supporting us 😉 One special thanks to OneNucleus for helping out! ☺️


Ryan Cawood- CEO and Founder at Oxford Genetics is first up for the speakers. Ryan is the founder of Oxford Genetics, a UK synthetic biology company working to improve the discovery, design and manufacture of complex biologics, with a particular focus on viral vectors and CRISPR genome engineering. He holds a DPhil in gene therapy and oncology from the University of Oxford. He is passionate about developing new platform technologies that push the boundaries of existing approaches to allow the promise of the genetic revolution to be realised. He has been running Oxford Genetics for 7 years as the CEO.

Our second speaker is Tim Haines- Managing Partner at Abingworth. Tim joined Abingworth in 2005 having been Chief Executive of the Abingworth portfolio company, Astex Therapeutics. He was instrumental in establishing it as one of the leading UK biotechnology companies. Astex was acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and recently had a breakthrough drug for breast cancer approved by FDA. Previously, Tim held Chief Executive positions at Datascope Corp. (NASDAQ) and Thackray Inc. (J&J Depuy acquired) and was General Manager Baxter UK.

What to expect?

  • Relaxed biotech event
  • 2 fireside chats with awesome speakers
  • Networking opportunities with the biotechnologists in your area
  • 70 attendees
  • Free entry
  • Free beers and snacks
  • The unique Refresh vibe

Remember to leave your tie/blazers at home so you can chill out and be a biotech nerd in comfort.


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