All-Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences relaunched

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Life Sciences was relaunched recently. Chaired by Daniel Zeichner MP, the APPG will raise awareness of UK life sciences among parliamentarians, and explore the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

At its first meeting following the General Election, the APPG considered how parliamentarians, government and industry can work together to ensure that patients and the economy continue to benefit from innovation in the UK life sciences sector. Leading industry experts from SME Theolytics, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and Sysmex UK spoke at the meeting, which was attended by MPs and members of the House of Lords.

The APPG was originally formed in July 2015. The BioIndustry Association (BIA), ABPI and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) jointly provide the secretariat for the APPG for Life Sciences.

Pictured left to right: Jerome Mayhew MP, Lord Mair, Darren Stenlake (Sysmex), Chris Green MP, Charlotte Casebourne (Theolytics), Haseeb Ahmad (ABPI) and Steve McCabe MP.

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