Refresh #19 in London 🇬🇧

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As the third pillar of the ‘golden triangle’, London is undoubtedly one of the biggest hubs for biotech companies in Europe. In recent years, this city has seen big acquisitions of biotech companies such as Nightstar Therapeutics or Heptares. With cash flowing into this city’s life sciences scene, many companies in London are at the forefront of innovation. Following the successful event last year, we are excited to come back to London with this year’s 'last but not least' Refresh edition!

This time we are inviting 80 of our readers to join us. If you wish to attend, please fill out this form:

ps. Members of our Insider Program will get a priority spot.

A big thank you to our co-host Stanhope as well as our sponsors NIBC and JLABS for their generous support. 😉

A special thanks to One Nucleus for helping out! Make sure to check out their event Genesis that is taking place in the next day.

📍When and Where?📍

This meetup will take place on December 10th, 2019 at The Studio @ White City Place (201 Wood Ln, White City, London W12 7FQ, United Kingdom).

*The Studio is on the ground floor of The WestWorks, the building on the right hand side as you enter the campus. Below is the link with more info on how to get to White City Place and where exactly the WestWorks building is located:

📍The Program📍

Theme of the meetup: New Technologies Building the Future of Biotech

➤ 06:30pm – 07:00pm: Door open & Welcome
➤ 07:00pm – 07:10pm: Intro by Labiotech & Stanhope
➤ 07:10pm – 07:40pm: 1st Fireside chat with Mike Romanos
➤ 07:40pm – 08:10pm: 2nd Fireside chat with Paolo Paoletti
➤ 08:10pm – 08:15pm: Closing remark
➤ 08:15pm – 10:00pm: Enjoy beers, snacks, and networking

📘Who will be speaking?📘

☞ Mike Romanos, co-founder and CEO of Microbiotica

➤ Mike Romanos is co-founder and Chief Executive of Microbiotica, a biotech based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire. The company plans to transform personalized medicine by developing novel microbiome diagnostics and therapeutics. Romanos has 30 years’ experience in the biotech and pharma industry and previously co-founded Crescendo Biologics which he built and led as CEO and CSO. Prior to that he held global VP roles in GSK R&D for over 10 years. Romanos also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the life-sciences charity LifeArc, and has previously held a number of advisory roles in prominent academic and industrial organisations in the UK.

☞ Paolo Paoletti, CEO of GammaDelta Therapeutics

➤ Paolo Paoletti is CEO of GammaDelta Therapeutics, a London-based company with an innovative approach to treating cancer and autoimmune disease. He was previously the first appointed president of GSK Oncology. During his tenure there, seven new cancer treatments were approved globally. Prior to working at GSK, Paoletti was Vice President of Oncology Clinical Research at Eli Lilly, where he developed ALIMTA. Most recently he was the CEO of Kesios Therapeutics. He now serves on the Boards of companies such as Genmab, PsiOxus Therapeutics, FORMA Therapeutics and Nucana Biomed. Paoletti has a degree in Medicine from the University of Pisa where he also worked as professor in Pulmonary Diseases.

📍How Can I Join?📍

Please fill out the form ( to confirm your participation.

❗️Members who join before December 31st, 2019 will get 2 months for free. Your membership also includes access to all of the future events and many more perks!❗️

Hope to see you all there!

Helen, Alessandro & the Labiotech team

P.S. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to our Community Manager Yi Jen at [masked].