Chief Executive Officer, Bionow

Bionow is the leading membership organisation in the North of England and is wholly focused upon the needs of life science and healthcare businesses. Bionow supports the development of the life sciences cluster both locally and across the UK. We are particularly focused upon maintaining the significant growth of the life sciences cluster in the North.

Geoff is the Chief Executive of Bionow, having founded the business in 2011, Bionow has 20 University members and 300 industry members across the North of England and North Wales. Geoff is regularly invited to advise and comment on industry requirements and represent the Bionow membership both regionally and nationally. Previously, Geoff founded 2 biotech companies, Biorite Ltd and Advanced Biomedical Ltd, both spin-out companies from the University of Manchester focused on developing point of care diagnostic technologies. Geoff has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester where he began his career undertaking postdoctoral research in the area of enhanced payload responsive liposomal drug delivery systems.

Geoff is also a Board Member and Treasurer of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a member of the Liverpool LEP Health and Life Sciences Advisory Board, member of Northeast LEP Health and Life Sciences Advisory Board and member of the Deepbridge Capital advisory board.