Supporting Sponsors

Concept Life Sciences provides integrated, high quality drug discovery, development and analytical services to the life science sector. Formed as a result of targeted acquisition and organic growth, the Company has the in-house expertise and resource to support customers with projects spanning from target discovery to the clinic, adding value and IP throughout the discovery pathway.

With a track record of delivering knowledge-based, science-led solutions, the Company employs over 700 FTEs, including more than 500 highly skilled, experienced scientists, supporting its global client base from 10 state of the art laboratory facilities.

Concept Life Sciences has worked with all of the top 10 pharma and biotech companies, and is targeting revenues exceeding $60m in 2017. Having experienced rapid growth, the Company remains focused on problem solving, quality, collaboration, and flexibility.

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.

We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed products to as many people as possible, with our 3 global businesses, scientific and technical knowhow and talented people.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the economic and community development agency delivering the Scottish Government’s economic strategy across the north and west of Scotland, a region which covers more than half of Scotland.

With around 300 staff, HIE supports hundreds of client businesses and social enterprises; strengthens communities, particularly in fragile areas; develops key sectors, and invests in infrastructure to create a more competitive and low carbon region.

As one of our priority sectors for growth, Life Sciences are key to the economic development of our region. In particular the sub-sectors Medical Technologies and Diagnostics, Digital Health and Marine Biotechnology play an important role and are well represented across the business base and academic expertise.

Home to GlaxoSmithKline, RUA Medical, GS Biotech, Barony Universal Products and others, North Ayrshire offers a successful and well connected place to do business.  Our premier business location, i3 – Scotland’s Life Science Enterprise Area – is continuing to expand and the Council is investing £10m in further development of sites and workspace.

Located on the West coast of Scotland, just south of Glasgow City, North Ayrshire Council plays a leading role in improving the lives of North Ayrshire’s people and is committed to building a vibrant local economy which contributes to the UK and Scotland’s economic success. Generating 7.9% of Scottish turnover and contributing 10.3% to Scotland’s GVA from life sciences manufacturing, the area is an important player in this critical sector.

Award Category Sponsors

Concept Life Sciences provides integrated, high quality drug discovery, development and analytical services to the life science sector. Formed as a result of targeted acquisition and organic growth, the Company has the in-house expertise and resource to support customers with projects spanning from target discovery to the clinic, adding value and IP throughout the discovery pathway.

With a track record of delivering knowledge-based, science-led solutions, the Company employs over 700 FTEs, including more than 500 highly skilled, experienced scientists, supporting its global client base from 10 state of the art laboratory facilities.

Concept Life Sciences has worked with all of the top 10 pharma and biotech companies, and is targeting revenues exceeding $60m in 2017. Having experienced rapid growth, the Company remains focused on problem solving, quality, collaboration, and flexibility.

Haseltine Lake is a major European Intellectual Property practice. With decades of experience in helping life sciences businesses protect their valuable innovations, Haseltine Lake can unlock the power of your IP.

Our team of highly qualified attorneys across a number of European offices in Glasgow, London, Bristol, Munich and the Netherlands, can help you get the protection you need, and make your IP budget go further.  Founded in 1850, Haseltine Lake enjoys long-standing, closely integrated relationships with its clients, based on trust, transparency and flexibility.