BioBeat unveils 2017’s 50 Movers and Shakers

2/11/2017

A new report, released today, unveils 50 female leaders in healthcare business in the UK, including 14 from Cambridge and the surrounding area.

Women are transforming the pace, scale and ambition of what we can do in responding to global health challenges.

Produced by BioBeat, 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 emphasises how diversity of thinking is critical to the success of the sector in the UK (1).

The 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 report also celebrates how women are driving innovation in healthcare. It comes within weeks of the Government announcing that, by 2023, the UK should be in the top quartile of comparator countries for the speed of adoption and the overall uptake of innovative medicines, devices and digital products (2)..

Based in Cambridge, BioBeat’s partners are Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre and the Innovation Forum. BioBeat Founder Miranda Weston-Smith comments: “Women are transforming the pace, scale and ambition of what we can do in responding to global health challenges. I am so excited to present 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 – they are outstanding innovators and leaders who are giving us all a healthier world.”

Nikki Yates, Senior Vice President, UK & Ireland Pharmaceuticals, GSK introduced the report and comments: “Diversity of talent is critical to life sciences and it is great to see the contribution these women are making. 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 celebrates leaders whose dedication is about innovation in the healthcare business. It is fantastic to see that these are female leaders, and that they are recognised for the progress they have made over the past year.”

Spotlight: Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness in Cambridge

14 female leaders from Cambridge and its surrounding area are included in the report:

  • Jean Abraham, University of Cambridge
  • Sarra Achouri, CamBioScience
  • Oriane Chausiaux, Heartfelt Technologies
  • Jane Dancer, F-star
  •  Anne Dobrée, Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds
  • Jasmin Fisher, University of Cambridge & Microsoft Research
  • Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald, University of Cambridge & Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust
  • Eleanor Fung, AstraZeneca
  • Alexandra Grigore, Simprints
  • Prof. Joanne Hackett, University of Cambridge
  • Karen Livingstone, Eastern Academic Health Science Network
  •  Serena Scollen, ELIXIR
  •  Ruchi Sharma, Stemnovate
  • Laura Taylor, Congenica

(1) BioBeat. 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017. Available online: http://www.mws-consulting.co.uk/news-publications

(2) Office for Life Sciences. Life sciences: industrial strategy. 30 August 2017. Available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/life-sciences-industrial-strategy. Last accessed: 10 October 2017. 

 

About BioBeat

BioBeat is a collaborative innovation platform for healthcare entrepreneurs and leaders, founded by Miranda Weston-Smith. BioBeat champions collaboration by bringing together scientific and business expertise, and creating a forum for investors and entrepreneurs to partner, which ultimately brings benefits to patients in the form of innovative new treatments. The publication of the 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report and a summit event – BioBeat17 – are the focus of the platform’s annual activities.

Based in Cambridge, UK, BioBeat’s partners are Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre and the Innovation Forum. Find out more information at http://www.mws-consulting.co.uk/biobeat/

About BioBeat’s 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness

The 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report has been released by BioBeat every autumn since 2014. The full report for 2017 is available to download and has been produced with the support of:

  •  The Francis Crick Institute
  • The Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School
  •  Innovation Forum
  •  BioStrata
  • Naked Ideas, Branding Specialists in Biotech

About the BioBeat17 summit

“Re-shaping biotech partnering”

1.30pm–6.30pm on Thursday 16 November 2017

The Francis Crick Institute, London, NW1 1AT

 BioBeat17 will explore how biotech partnering can make a greater impact on health and wealth. Leading women in the sector will present strategies and opportunities for successful translation between academia and biotech. Open to all.

BioBeat17 is the fifth summit hosted by BioBeat, and will be held in conjunction with the Francis Crick Institute. This half-day event is for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors. To find out more, download the full programme.

Space is limited so tickets must be booked in advance online