BioBeat BioBusiness 2017

Ann Kramer, CEO of The Electrospinning Company is named as one of 50 female leaders in healthcare business in the UK in a report produced by BioBeat, 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 , which emphasises how diversity of thinking is critical to the success of the sector in the UK.

The 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 report also celebrates how women are driving innovation in healthcare. It comes within weeks of the Government announcing that, by 2023, the UK should be in the top quartile of comparator countries for the speed of adoption and the overall uptake of innovative medicines, devices and digital products.

BioBeat Founder Miranda Weston-Smith comments: “Women are transforming the pace, scale and ambition of what we can do in responding to global health challenges. I am so excited to present 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 – they are outstanding innovators and leaders who are giving us all a healthier world.”

Nikki Yates, Senior Vice President, UK & Ireland Pharmaceuticals, GSK introduced the report and comments: “Diversity of talent is critical to life sciences and it is great to see the contribution these women are making. 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 celebrates leaders whose dedication is about innovation in the healthcare business. It is fantastic to see that these are female leaders, and that they are recognised for the progress they have made over the past year.”

About BioBeat

BioBeat is a collaborative innovation platform for healthcare entrepreneurs and leaders, founded by Miranda Weston-Smith. BioBeat champions collaboration by bringing together scientific and business expertise, and creating a forum for investors and entrepreneurs to partner, which ultimately brings benefits to patients in the form of innovative new treatments. The publication of the 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report and a summit event – BioBeat17 – are the focus of the platform’s annual activities.

Based in Cambridge, UK, BioBeat’s partners are Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre and the Innovation Forum. Find out more information at

About BioBeat’s 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness

The 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report has been released by BioBeat every autumn since 2014. The full report for 2017 is available to download and has been produced with the support of The Francis Crick Institute, The Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, Innovation Forum, BioStrata, Naked Ideas, Branding Specialists in Biotech


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