Refresh #11 in London 🇬🇧

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London is one of the most vivid cities in terms of biotechnological and pharmaceutical research, development and production. We liked it so much last year we had to make another stop! So, you're invited to join us and the rest of the London biotech gang for a relaxed biotech meetup on on the 12th of December 2018. Get ready to meet some great people, listen to some awesome speakers, and enjoy some free beer. You will be able to find us at Central Working Victoria looking super cool in our Labiotech t-shirts.

Thanks to RebelBio and Clustermarket for being such cool partners and both NIBC and for supporting us 😉
One special thanks to OneNucleus for helping out! Make sure to check-out their event Genesis! Link down below! 😊

Who will be speaking?

1. Ryan Cawood- CEO and Founder at Oxford Genetics.

Dr Ryan Cawood is the founder of Oxford Genetics, a UK synthetic biology company working to improve the discovery, design and manufacture of complex biologics, with a particular focus on viral vectors and CRISPR genome engineering. He holds a DPhil in gene therapy and oncology from the University of Oxford. He is passionate about developing new platform technologies that push the boundaries of existing approaches to allow the promise of the genetic revolution to be realised. He has been running Oxford Genetics for 7 years as the CEO.

2. Tim Haines- Managing Partner at Abingworth.

Tim Haines is Managing Partner at Abingworth LLP, a leading global life sciences venture investment firm. Tim joined Abingworth in 2005 having been Chief Executive of the Abingworth portfolio company, Astex Therapeutics. He was instrumental in establishing it as one of the leading UK biotechnology companies. Astex was acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and recently had a breakthrough drug for breast cancer approved by FDA. Previously, Tim held Chief Executive positions at Datascope Corp. (NASDAQ) and Thackray Inc. (J&J Depuy acquired) and was General Manager Baxter UK.

The program:

5:30pm – 6pm: Warm welcoming & Introduction

6pm – 6:30pm: 1st Fireside Chat - Ryan Cawood- CEO and Founder at Oxford Genetics

6:30pm – 7pm: 2nd Fireside Chat - Tim Haines- Managing Partner at Abingworth

7pm-9pm: Enjoy beers, snacks, and networking

Hope to see you all there 😉

Laura & the Labiotech Team

P.S. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me at


About Refresh:

Here is what you can expect for our Meetups throughout Europe:

• 2 fireside chats with awesome speakers (one local, one not)

• 120 maximum sign-up

• Free entry

• A new city in Europe every six weeks

• Free beers and snacks

• The unique Refresh vibe (