Who we are

At BioPhorum our mission is to create an environment where the global biopharmaceutical and device industry can collaborate and accelerate its rate of progress – for the benefit of all.

BioPhorum’s membership comprises top leaders and subject matter experts from global biopharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers. They articulate the industry’s technology roadmap, define the supply partner practices of the future, and develop and adopt best practices in drug substance, fill finish, process development and manufacturing IT.

In each of these Phorums, BioPhorum facilitators bring leaders together to create future visions, mobilize teams of experts on the opportunities, create partnerships that enable change and provide the quickest route to implementation, so that the industry shares, learns and builds the best solutions together.

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Tim Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer

Tim joined BioPhorum as Chief Executive Officer, bringing over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare, technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to BioPhorum, Tim...

Louise Bennett

Group Phorum Director

Louise joined BioPhorum in 2017 working initially in BioPhorum Development Group as part of the facilitation team before taking the position of BioPhorum Cell &...

Liv Cunningham

Head of HR

Liv joined BioPhorum in May 2022 as Head of HR, bringing 13 years of experience in senior/head HR roles within specialist-skill SME environments. With experience...

Tony Gill

Group Phorum Director

Tony Gill has 20 years of operational experience in the biopharmaceutical industry working with Novartis Vaccines and MedImmune and with BioPhorum. His management experience ranges...

Nadine Hazelwood

Business Operations Director

Nadine is an experienced senior leader with extensive operational and program management expertize across the manufacturing and healthcare sectors. As BioPhorum’s Business Operations Director, Nadine...

Clare Simpson

Client Service Director

Clare has a background in biological chemistry and over 20 years of leadership experience across a wide range of functions, including operations, commercial, product marketing,...

Tim Wood

Chief Financial Officer

Tim is an experienced CFO operating within the Private Equity and VC-backed business environment, having worked within software and technology-led businesses for the last 20...

Bob Brooks

Supply Partner

Robert (Bob) Brooks has over 25 years’ experience working both as a consultant to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry with AEA Technology (now part of...

Scott Clayton

Supply Chain to Patient

Scott Clayton joined BioPhorum in February 2023, assuming the role of Account Manager within the BioPhorum Supply Chain to Patient Phorum, before being appointed as...

Nicola Coles

Sustainability

Nicola has been with BioPhorum since 2019. Initially focusing on raw materials, she has worked cross-phorum to connect the technical, supply chain, and regulatory experts...

James Colley

Information Technology

James has been with BioPhorum since 2017, working initially as a facilitator and account manager across multiple phorums and now as BioPhorum IT Lead. With...

Trish Connolly

Development Group

A biochemist and microbiologist by training, Trish worked in the manufacture of immunological diagnostic reagents. As a senior microbiologist in sterile solutions manufacturing, most of...

Sarah Currie

Quality

Sarah Currie brings over two decades of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, most of which has been in senior project and program management roles, working...

Gillian Holmes

Fill Finish

Gillian Holmes joined BioPhorum in November 2021, in a Facilitation/Account Management role, before taking up the position of Phorum Director in November 2022. Having already...

Andrea Johnston

Technology Strategy

Andrea joined BioPhorum in April 2022 as Phorum Director for Technology Strategy. Andrea has over 10 years’ experience of senior management in the medicines manufacturing...

Alison Robinson

Regulatory CMC

Alison is Phorum Director for BioPhorum Regulatory CMC. She joined BioPhorum in February 2023 bringing over 15 years of experience in leadership, collaboration and income...

Alaster Stockwell-Jones

MediPhorum

Alaster joined MediPhorum in June 2023 as Director. With a passion for improving patient outcomes through the development, launch and scaling of cutting-edge medical technologies,...

Steven Wall

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Joining BioPhorum in 2018 as a facilitator/account manager, Steven was part of the team that launched BioPhorum Cell & Gene Therapy.  Having worked across numerous...

Catherine Wyatt

Drug Substance

Catherine joined BioPhorum in 2020 to lead the Adoption of Inline Monitoring and Realtime Release program. She brought her 30 years of leadership experience and...

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products support the quest for better and faster development of cell, gene and RNA therapies​ through connecting therapy developers, contract manufacturing, and testing organizations to gain an understanding and respond to the challenges faced by the advanced therapeutics industry.

Development Group

Development Group accelerates and improves the development process of biopharmaceutical medicines for the benefit of the patient. Replacing isolation with collaboration by providing a “safe” space where subject matter experts can work on sharing solutions and best practice on emerging industry trends, implementation of new technologies and common issues whilst ensuring their intellectual property and confidentiality is protected.

Drug Substance

Drug Substance advances excellence in drug substance manufacturing and testing, acting as an industry voice to accelerate technology adoption, implement post-approval change more rapidly and increase confidence in maintaining compliance.

Fill Finish

Fill Finish accelerates development and acceptance of sustainable world-class filling and packaging operations for drug product which meets the future needs of patients. Through innovative solutions resulting from the sharing of expertise, we can overcome common performance challenges and deliver on quality and regulatory compliance.

Information Technology

Information Technology accelerates digital maturity across the ​global pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

Quality

BioPhorum Quality provides a dedicated, safe space for quality professionals from biomanufacturers and contract organizations to coalesce and enhance effective collaboration to address shared industry challenges.

Regulatory-CMC

Regulatory CMC brings leaders together who have a common goal – to improve access to medicines through innovation in the Regulatory ecosystem. It provides a dedicated space for strategic leadership and a coordinated industry voice, to move from divergence to convergence.

Supply Chain to Patient

Supply Chain to Patient transforms the performance of global pharmaceutical clinical and commercial outbound supply chains through industry collaboration by creating transparent patient-centric, resilient and agile E2E supply chains, that consistently deliver high-quality medicines ensuring an uninterrupted supply to patients.

Supply Partner

Supply Partner is a trusted advisory group and collaboration that is the engine for driving change across the global industry for all things relevant to the inbound supply chain. Addressing the challenges of complexity, resilience, cost, sustainability, and innovation.

Sustainability

Sustainability enables the industry’s transition to a low carbon, circular future – supporting members to improve patient health while respecting the planet. We activate multi-disciplinary teams drawn from our network to deliver environmental sustainability improvements across the value chain.

Technology Strategy

Technology Strategy acts as one voice of the industry to define strategy, accelerate technology transformation and support technology translation and adoption. With a purpose of enabling the future state of flexible, resilient, sustainable end-to-end biomanufacturing.

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An industry perspective on understanding AAV capsid content variants
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An intercompany perspective on practical experiences of predicting, optimizing and analyzing high concentration biologic therapeutic formulations
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The Drug Substance 2.0 Strategic Value Framework
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BioPhorum’s holistic approach to container closure integrity
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Digital Plant Maturity Model 3.0
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Inaugural BioPhorum Quality face to face – get involved
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The next step in building regulatory as a capability to enable strategic innovation across the BioPhorum community
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Delivering a Cell and Gene Therapy Outbound Supply Chain Pathway for the Industry
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A vision for the biopharmaceutical industry’s inbound supply chain
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A major milestone – a harmonized approach to product carbon footprint data
Technology Roadmap V 2.0
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BioPhorum Technology Roadmapping roadmap vision 2.0

Publications

Documents including best practices, vision statements and peer reviewed papers to help you take value back to your business.

Webinars

Discussing all aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry, from digitization and knowledge management to raw materials, supply chain, sustainability and more. Learn from the perspectives of those at the forefront of the industry.

Podcasts

BioPhorum Connect is our podcast series that keeps you up to date with the latest news and trends in the biopharmaceutical industry. From experienced professionals to thought leaders, these podcasts bring you the insights and perspectives of experts from around the world.

Tools

A variety of resources including design tools and user requirement specifications to help you improve and streamline your business processes.

Benchmarks and Surveys

Research conducted among the BioPhorum membership providing evidence to support change and identify best practice.

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Access a variety of free tools and papers and other resources designed to provide you with up-to-date information and insights to help you make informed decisions and maximize your success. Access our resources today and start making improving and streamlining your business processes.

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Bioreactivity testing in single-use system biomanufacturing
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Bioreactivity testing in single-use system biomanufacturing
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Bioreactivity testing in single-use system biomanufacturing
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Digital Plant Maturity Model 3.0
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Bioreactivity testing in single-use system biomanufacturing