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We are in an ever evolving world where the impact of the Biotech Therapeutic sector has been receiving much more attention. In the UK, the British Govt has recently passed new legislation regarding tax efficient investing into Knowledge Intensive (KI) funds, which will support these innovative science start-ups.

In this episode of o2h ChaiTime, on the back of HMRC’s approval of ‘the o2h Ventures ‘Human Health Knowledge Intensive Fund’ we discussed the importance of these government backed initiatives to support the much needed next wave of innovative businesses.

The panelists
Dr Andrew Woodland Chief Scientific Officer at In4Derm

Following his training at the University of Glasgow Dr Andrew joined the biotech BioFocus, working on a range of drug discovery targets and designed cutting edge product lines such as DGF-out kinase inhibitors, ion channel modulators and fragment libraries.

Dr Martin Hall Head of Life Sciences at Hardman & Co

Martin’s career in the City started as a healthcare analyst in 1987, working at Morgan Grenfell and then UBS. He joined HSBC in 1992, where he was Head of Global Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Equity Research.

Mark Brownridge Director General at EISA

Mark has over twenty years experience in Financial services and prior to becoming Director General of the EIS Association, he was Head of Research and Development at Mazars, a leading UK financial planning firm.

Kirsty Greenwood VP of BD at o2h ventures
(Moderator)

Kirsty is VP of Business Development at o2h venture, she has worked in the alternative finance and EIS space for last 15 years. Working with several leading alternative investment houses provided her diverse exposure to multiple investment sectors.

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