This week, HMA attended the 3rd annual BioCap conference; the only specialist life science investment and showcase conference in the North of England aimed at highlighting the wealth of life science investment opportunities.

Hosted by Bionow, the event saw investors and companies seeking finance get together for a stimulating day of talks and discussion. Companies had 8 minute pitching slots to make their case for investment, and showcase their technologies and products – ranging from vaccines to prevent and treat bacterial infections to a new back pain relief device.

A particular highlight was Jon Moulton of Better Capital who gave a humorous and no-nonsense assessment of the state of play in the life sciences sector and investment community – “I try to avoid things that give me a lot of grief” and “Why invest up North? Talent, facilities, education, enterprise, cheaper, opportunity and less stuck up!”

As well as exhibiting at the event, HMA delivered a workshop on ‘preparing your company for a transaction – PR & communications’ with Kath Darlington, CEO at The Scott Partnership and Laurence Auffret, Managing Director at CINETIQUE Translations. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed our session and would like the workshop materials, get in touch.