United Life Sciences

United Life Sciences

United Life Sciences (ULS) is a strategic partnership representing over 1240 life science and healthcare organisations across the UK and internationally. The partnership was formed by four Founding Partners: the BioIndustry Association (BIA), Bionow, BioPartner UK and One Nucleus (ON) in 2014 and MediWales joined in 2015.

The ULS collaboration has member and the wider UK life science sector at the heart of its purpose and is the basis for all joint activities. We strive to avoid duplication of effort and coordinate the founders' activities whilst recognising each other's areas of strength so that member companies can benefit from more effective and coherent sector support.

Since 2012 ULS partners have worked together on a range of activities - including the creation and publication of a UK Life Science Manifesto 2015 - 2020, which is aimed at all political parties, and calls for the Biomedical Catalyst scheme to be continued in the interest of the nation's health and wealth: click here to download the 2015 updated BMC report.

ULS has also hosted a number of joint events both in the UK and overseas, and will be undertaking further joint initiatives plus providing cost effective attendance at each other's events to maximise the international impact of the UK. Discounts are available to each other's members for 3 of each of our major events so please check with your membership organisation for details.

ULS will exhibit at these events, and members receive a 10% (UK) discount to attend (15% overseas):

BioEurope Spring

4th-6th Apr, Stockholm


15th June, Alderley Park
ON Helix 28th June, Cambridge
One Nucleus Summer Social 13th July, Cambridge
Biospain 28th-30th Sept, Bilbao
UK Bio Science Forum 20th Oct, London
Bionow Awards 24th Oct, Alderley Park
BioInfect 3rd Nov, Alderley Park
Bio-Europe 7th-9th Nov, Cologne
BioProcess UK 24th Nov, Newcastle
Genesis 1st Dec, London
UK HealthTech 6th Dec, Cardiff


If you would like to find out more about United Life Sciences please contact:

BIA – Steve Bates, CEO, sbates@bioindustry.org, +44 (0)207 630 2182
Bionow – Geoff Davison, CEO, geoff.davison@bionow.co.uk, +44 (0)7968 323381
BioPartner UK – Lin Bateson, Director, lin@biopartner.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7193 7815
One Nucleus – Harriet Fear, CEO, harriet@onenucleus.com +44 (0)1223 896 454
MediWales – Debbie Laubach, Operations Manager, debbie.laubach@mediwales.com +44 (0)2920 473 456


About us

The UK BioIndustry Association, the BIA, is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include start-up, emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA works to further the interests of members and the industry – nationally and internationally. Our heritage of innovation, enterprise and success dates back to our founding over 20 years ago.

Contact BIA via their website

Bionow is the life-sciences membership organisation for the North of England and supports business growth, competitiveness and innovation within the biomedical and life science sectors. Bionow’s membership offering focuses upon the specific needs of firms at their different stages of development, including dedicated business support programmes, shared procurement schemes with significant cost savings, exclusive insurance benefits, recruitment and training services, local and national events and access to a vibrant network of businesses.

Contact Bionow via their website

BioPartner UK is the independent, accredited trade organisation that promotes international partnering for trade, investment and collaborations with UK life science enterprises. BioPartner’s UK Delegations promote the UK presence at international conferences. We work with conference organisers, in-country agencies and overseas networks to provide the best business opportunities for our members and UK companies travelling with outward delegations. BioPartner also provides access to government grants and entry fee discounts for all UK-based organisations.

Contact BioPartner via their website


MediWales is the life science network and representative body for Wales. An independent, not-for-profit organisation that is owned by its members, MediWales provides advice, support, business opportunities and promotes collaborations for the life science and health technology community in Wales. MediWales delivers an extensive events programme, including the UK HealthTech conference and the MediWales Innovation Awards and produces a number of publications including UK Lifescience Industry magazine, the Annual Directory and Review, and case study magazine, LifeStories. MediWales promotes and supports its members in Wales, across the UK and internationally.

Contact Mediwales via their website

Established in May 2010, One Nucleus is the result of the merger of ERBI and London Biotechnology Network. One Nucleus is a not-for-profit membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies and the largest of its kind in Europe. The company is based in Cambridge UK and London, at the heart of Europe’s largest cluster. The 470 members include pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies and associated technical and commercial Service Providers.

Contact One Nucleus via their website