Welcome to the October edition of OBN's Monthly Newsletter.
Ground-breaking cancer diagnostics spin out joins Newcastle Helix eco-system 
The Biosphere, a specialist lab facility on Newcastle Helix, has welcomed yet another Newcastle University spin-out, AMLo Biosciences has developed and commercialised a prognostic test for early-stage skin cancer.
Formed in 2017, AMLo Biosciences’ first product (AMBLor) - a ground-breaking melanoma test will go to market in 2021. AMBLor will be launched in both the UK, USA and Australia and has the potential to save up to 2,000 lives every year as well as to reassure thousands more of others that their early stage skin cancer will not progress. This first-in class diagnostic identifies the metastatic potential of early stage melanoma. This prognostic test for early AJCC Stage I and Stage II melanoma will help better identify a patient’s true risk of disease progression. 
OBN Event News:
Following on from the announcement by the UK Prime Minister that the commencement of larger corporate events has been paused, please take a look at the updated information on the postponed dates of the next two OBN cornerstone events: 
Thursday 3 December 2020
All delegate bookings and event details remain exactly the same, and all sponsorship, panels and exhibitions will be transferred directly to the new date.
For more information visit www.bioforward.co.uk
Thursday 25 February 2021
All elements of the event will remain exactly the same, with all tickets and sponsorships transferred directly to the new date; the final judging sessions will take place as planned, with the winner details kept safe under lock and key for an extra couple of months. Please go to www.obn-awards.com for all the details.
We send our sincere thanks to all our OBN Members, Sponsors, Supporters and all our network for your continued support in these unprecedented times. If you have any questions at all about the events then please contact the Events Team, events@obn.org.uk  and they will be happy to help.
OBN's First Live Online Networking Event

This event, on 20 October, 17:00-18:00, will be powered by Remo – a digital platform that we believe provides delegates with the opportunity to meet and network in a similar way to a live and in-person networking event.

How does the event work?

  • The platform facilitates fluid, engaging and authentic interaction between attendees, on virtual tables in a conference room
  • The platform allows you to connect with one another in real-time, without the need to book, by simply clicking on the virtual table of your choice 
  • When you’ve selected a table, a live video conversation will be launched with the other table participants, allowing you to chat informally, share news and  plan follow-up communications accordingly
  • Guests will be prompted to move tables every 5 or so minutes, to ensure everyone gets the most out of this networking opportunity

For a more detailed look at the attendee experience watch this Remo tutorial.

This is a free-to-attend event for the OBN Member network. For more information email kate.hitchman@obn.or.uk, or click here to book. 
Don't miss out on our online training courses coming up of the next coupe of months - see details below. If you have any questions please email sarah.walker@obn.org.uk

12 November – Drug Discovery

7 December – Drug Discovery 

BioTrinity 2021 has been launched, with excellent early bird rates now available!

We are pleased to announce the launch of BioTrinity 2021, which will be hosted in-person at etc. venues Bishopsgate on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 April 2021. We will be delivering the conference in a hybrid format, with content available both in-person and streamed live to a virtual audience.
BioTrinity is a conference that brings together the life sciences community; early stage and emerging R&D companies across biotech, medtech and digital health, Big Pharma execs, investors, academics, TTO's and many other organisations that provide critical support to the industry.

We are pleased to be able to offer some excellent early bird rates for BioTrinity 2021 - our mission is to make the conference as accessible as possible to those that will benefit most - please see pricing below.

  • £600+VAT for OBN Members
  • £900+VAT for non-Members
  • £400+VAT for Academics
Looking for new ways to promote your organisation?

If you are looking for new marketing opportunities for your organisation, then consider advertising in CONNECT, OBN’s bi-annual membership magazine that shares industry updates & hot topic features alongside a detailed OBN Member directory. CONNECT is distributed to our member network (400+) with an expected readership of 8k, as well as to Science Parks (30,000+ people) and at all OBN and other major industry events such as BIO and BioEurope. 

Due to current COVID situation and the pause on live events, the Autumn edition of CONNECT will be available online but will not be printed. This means that we are able to offer a reduced rate to place an advert in the magazine. Please click here for the advert specs and fees.

If you have any questions at all then please contact Rebecca Wilkes, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, rebecca.wilkes@obn.org.uk
Welcome to our New Members:
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