BioFocus 2022

BioFocus 2022

Marriott Hotel Metrocentre, Newcastle, Gateshead
Wednesday 22nd June 2022

BioFocus is a one-day conference, bringing together industry, academia, and experts within the field of life sciences. BioFocus will inspire your business to connect, engage, benefit and grow.

Comprising conference, exhibition, and significant networking sessions, this event will provide a unique opportunity to hear about the latest technologies, innovations, key sector initiatives, and funding opportunities.

2021 attendees..
NE LEP, CPI Enterprises, Newcastle City Council, QuantuMDx, Arcinova, Invest NE, Iksuda Therapeutics, Northstar Ventures, Epidarex Capital, British Business Bank, Durham University, Fibrofind, EDI, LightOx, Centre for Process Innovation,  Sterling Pharma Solutions, National Horizons Centre, SRG, ramarketing, Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre, Gliff.AI, Northumbria University, NEPIC, Integrated Covid Hub North East (ICHNE), AHSN, Edge Hill University, University of Manchester, Bonaccord, University of Chester, The MTC, Illumina, University of Edinburgh, FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Liverpool John Moores University, Advarra, University of Liverpool, Cinetique Translations, GSK, Newcastle University, Savannah Wisdom, University of Leeds, NHSA, Potter Clarkson, PHC Europe, Bouygues E&S, Marshall-DDP, AF Chempharm and many more to follow......

There are exciting Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities available, further information can be found here.

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  • Registration, Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Conference Welcome

    Richard Baker, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

  • Keynote

    Andrea Burroughs, Associate Director Commercial Enterprise, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Build it and they will come

    Chair: Michelle Duggan, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England

    Becky Crow, Health and Life Sciences Senior Lead, Invest Newcastle

    Sam Whitehouse, CEO, High Force Research 

    Vikki Rand, Interim Director National Horizons Centre, National Horizons Centre

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Developments in Diagnostics

    John Tyson, Head of Innovation Lab, Innovation Lab North East

    Dale Athey, ESP Diagnostics 

    Jonathan O'Halloran, CEO, QuantuMDx

    Sterghios Moschos, Founder & CSO, PulmoBiomed


  • Longevity & Health Ageing

    Paul Chazot, Associate Professor, Durham University 

    Iain Brownlee, Associate Professor, Northumbria University 

  • Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

  • Skills: Needed now, tomorrow and beyond

    Chair: Karen Burgess, Sector Skills Facilitator, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

    Amy Smith, CPI

    Elaine Roy, Organisational Development Manager, Fujifilm Diosynth

    Jane Klotz, HR Manager, High Force Research

  • Developments in Oncology

    Jenny Thirlway, Executive Director, Iksuda

  • Drinks Reception



Premium Member Delegate Pass

  • £80 + VAT

Member Delegate Pass

  • £90 + VAT

Non-Member Delegate Pass

  • £105 + VAT

Premium Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £350 + VAT

Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £400 + VAT

Non-Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £450 + VAT

Premium Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £300 + VAT

Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £350 + VAT

Non-Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £400 + VAT


Marriott Hotel Metrocentre, Newcastle, Gateshead 



Marconi Way, MetroCentre, Gateshead, Newcastle  NE11 9XF United Kingdom


Train station
MetroCentre Railway Station 0.2 km NE from hotel
Newcastle Central Train Station6.4 km NE from hotel



Complimentary on-site parking

Hotel has 2 car parks - one at the front (SATNAV postcode NE11 9NH)
One at the back (SATNAV postcode NE11 9XF)