techUK has launched a Life Sciences workstream, bringing together members actively working in drug discovery, digital therapeutics, data and AI, or those interested in moving into this space. As the Life Sciences sector looks to introduce digital health technologies into its portfolio, techUK are shaping the conversation.
Briefing with Life Sciences Hub Wales
techUK welcomed Cari-Anne Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of Life Sciences Hub Wales, to present to members on the activity going on at Life Sciences Hub Wales.
Life Sciences Hub Wales work to create connections across the business community and help public sector stakeholders and clinical teams understand the types of technologies available.
Cari-Anne began by recognising that for the health and care system to improve outcomes, it must rapidly embrace new technology and new ways of working. She also spoke to the importance of understanding the link between 'health and wealth', and the need the view health as an economic driver.
Aims of Life Sciences Hub Wales include:
- Convene - bring together the health life sciences ecosystem
- Integrate - support a coherent and collaborative approach
- Accelerate - access to transformative innovation
- Advocate - influencing at a UK level
Watch the full recording below.
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