My Question Is…Networking Lunch: New Medicines in a Brave New World

Monday 21 June 2021, 13:00 - 14:00



Online registration is closed but if you would like to attend please contact


This month’s My Question Is…Networking Lunch will be dedicated to the theme of 'New Medicines in a Brave New World' in the build up to our ON Helix conference!


As with all our My Question Is…Networking Lunches, these sessions are intended to be fun and informal, supporting our network with gaining new contacts, whilst also engaging with known contacts.  We will be selecting questions posed by our network and once selected those individuals will host a breakout room of six people to discuss that question, feeding back towards the end of the session.  


We welcome your suggestion for questions. Please submit these on email to



13.00 Arrive and welcome

13.10 Move to breakout rooms
Questions selected include:

Question 1: What are the 'new world' technologies paving a new era in medicines development? [Paul Branthwaite, Senior Partner, tranScrip]
Question 2: Do you think the concept of 'ecosystem' is more or less relevant after over a year of not travelling? [Matt Smith, Director, Biomed Realty]
Question 3: Are we likely to see faster drug development processes and approvals outlive the pandemic as it was demonstrated it works? [Vicki Hayes, Director, DLRC]
Question 4: Prevention vs. Cure: Will we see a new balance in the brave new world? [Nadia Shivji-Brown, Business Development Manager, Public Health England]
Question 5: What role [does/should] the patent system play in access to innovative medicines? [Kate Hickinson, Partner, Appleyard Lees]

13.40 Breakout rooms close and feedback session

14.00 Close


Free to attend and open to all.


June 21st, 2021 from  1:00 PM to  2:00 PM
ONLINE - webinar details will be sent to all delegates closer to the date of the event
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 896450
Phone: 01223 896456