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End of year highlights from the MedCity team

    “We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of MedCity in 2021, a year that has brought challenges for many in the life sciences community, as well as many success stories, which we have been privileged to be part of over the past 12 months. To close out the year on a high note we share highlights from the team” – Neelam Patel, CEO.

    Nicki Bromwich, COO
    Chairing the selection of 20 companies for the Digital Health.London Accelerator cohort 6, which will start in 2022. Stay tuned for the announcement of successful companies!

    Ivana Poparic, Head of Cluster Development
    Launching the MedCity Lab Providers Forum, an initiative that came out of our London Life Sciences Real Estate Report. Find out more here.

    Alexandra Black, Communications & Marketing Manager
    Supporting publication of the London Life Sciences Real Estate Demand Report — made possible because so many companies and institutions generously gave their time to complete surveys and participate in workshops and conversations.

    Katarina Vargova, Events & Community Manager
    Hosting the Advances in Clinical Trials symposium, which brought together NHS Trusts and new technology innovators, and Biomarker Matchmaking, our inaugural event for MedCity Diagnostics Growth Hub. Find out more about Biomarker Matchmaking and how to get involved in the next event here.

    Sarah Bruce-White, Programmes & Partnerships Lead
    Connecting investors and early-stage healthcare companies through MedCity’s Investment Hub, which this year saw 18 founders prepped for pitching at our three virtual company showcases, with some exciting outcomes which we’ll be sharing soon. Read about one of our success stories, Charco Neurotech here.

    Rikesh Patel, Programmes & Partnerships Lead
    Mediating 28 research collaborations in Advanced Therapies, Diagnostics and Stroke therapies and treatments through our Collaborate to Innovate (C2N) programmes. Find out more about C2N here.

    Sakura Holloway, Project Lead
    Leading the joint MedCity-Spex Capital investment call, together with Nicki Bromwich. Over 100 medtech and digital health companies applied, and the selection process is now underway. Look out for updates in the new year. Find out more about the call here.

    Travis Walton, Digital Communications Officer
    Engaging our new MedCity Community with opportunities, special events, weekly briefings and more. Watch this space for more news on the Community!

    Serena Probert, Business Analyst Intern
    Capturing the strengths of our ecosystem for international exposure, assessing the diagnostic capabilities across London and mapping life science assets.

    Kim Watson, Communications Project Lead
    Launching our EDI programme and working with UCL Arts and Sciences BASc undergraduates on a Student Consultancy EDI Project uncovering gender distribution in leadership positions. Find out more here.

    Marie Creed, Business Administrator
    In another year when international movement was heavily restricted, coordinating endorsement of three UK Innovator and Start-up visas for the Home Office.

    Jane Hackney, Finance Manager
    Keeping MedCity operations running smoothly – and entertaining the team with a sharp sense of humour!

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