Companion Diagnostics for Precision Medicine

The Nicolson Building, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Tuesday 30th September 2014 (09:00-13:30)
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Please e-mail Laura McKenzie at to book your place.

Launch of SME Proof of Concept Funding from University of Birmingham

A morning of talks, discussions and networking focussed on Precision Medicine. This will be an opportunity for academics working in this area to meet SMEs which have technology in development in this sector.                            

At the event, a competition will be launched for £30,000 of Innovation Vouchers, which will be awarded to SMEs looking to undertake proof of concept, feasibility or development work around new diagnostics or companion diagnostics.

Successful applicants will be able to use their vouchers to access the expertise of the University of Birmingham to accelerate their ideas towards commercialisation.

Speakers include:

Professor Charlie Craddock - Director of the Centre for Clinical Haematology, University of Birmingham

Professor Tim Dafforn - Professor of Biotechnology, University of Birmingham

Professor Jon Deeks - Director of the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham

Dr Penny Wilson - Innovation Platform Leader – Stratified Medicine, Technology Strategy Board

Dr Erica Conway - IVD Device Specialist, Healthcare, BSI Group

Tony Davis - Commercial Director, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network


Agenda for the morning
9am  Registration and networking
9.30am – 11am

Talks and discussion led by:
Professor Charlie Craddock, Professor Tim Dafforn, Professor Jon Deeks and Dr Penny Wilson

11am – 11.15am Networking break
11.15am – 12.45pm

Talks and discussion led by:
Dr Erica Conway and Tony Davis

12.45pm Networking lunch

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