MMIP Events

MMIP Virtual Conference 2021 

When: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Where: Online 

About:  The pandemic has highlighted the importance of global medicines supply chains, and generated unprecedented discussion around the manufacturing of medicines and vaccines; there has even been public discussion in the media about the challenges of manufacturing scale up and batch testing.

In addition, against the backdrop of leaving the EU, the government has recognised the potential for enhanced manufacturing capability to contribute to economic growth and future resilience of the healthcare system. The Office for Life Sciences is developing an overarching strategy for UK medicines manufacturing, and this conference will focus on promoting the ongoing dialogue around how this strategy should be framed and then implemented. 

This virtual event is open to anyone with involvement in or interest in the manufacture of medicines, vaccines or diagnostics, either during the research and development process or for commercial supply.


Previous events

Medicines Manufacturing in the UK 2020

When: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Where: Online 

About:  The 2020 MMIP conference was moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants reviewed the overall impact of the pandemic on supply and manufacture of medicines for the UK, provided updates from several of the UK centres of manufacturing innovation, reviewed progress through the MMIP workstreams and looked to the future strategy for supporting medicines manufacturing in the UK. 

Publications for MMIP online event 

Medicines Manufacturing in the UK 2017

When: Monday 20 March 2017
Where: AstraZeneca, Mill Court, Charter Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2NA

About: Britain’s vote to leave the European Union creates numerous challenges and opportunities. With the Government’s industrial strategy and the manufacture of advanced therapies on the horizon, decisions made today will have huge implications for the future UK medicines manufacturing environment.

​This conference gives you an opportunity to:

  • Feed into those decisions, by hearing from and speaking with Government about your priorities and flagship ideas for the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.
  • Hear about new initiatives in UK medicines manufacturing and give your thoughts and input into the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership’s (MMIP) programme of work.
  • Tour AstraZeneca’s manufacturing site in Macclesfield.​

Publications for MMIP Macclesfield event

Making Pharmaceuticals Exhibition & Conference

When: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Where: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

About: Making Pharmaceuticals is the only dedicated free to attend event in the UK that addresses the detailed and complex issues associated with sourcing, manufacturing, outsourcing and delivering of consistent pharmaceutical products to the market. The MMIP has an entire session at this conference in Room A from 9.30am until 12.50pm.​

09.30 - 09.40 Andy Evans, Site Lead (VP) for Macclesfield Multi Format Facility, AZ and MMIP Chair The UK's Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership 
09.40 - 10.00 Greg Anderson, Senior Device Director and MMIP Lead, GSK How to Plan a Future Proofed Technology Roadmap
10.00 - 10.20 Magda Papadaki, Head of Manufacturing Innovation and MMIP Director for the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Implementing Next Generation Manufacturing
10.20 - 11.30  Break  
11.30 - 11.50 Alex Felthouse, EML General Manager, Eisai Building and Growing a Sustained Manufacturing Talent Pool
11.50 -12.10 Greg Anderson, Senior Device Director and MMIP Lead, GSK Intelligent Design in Medicines Supply
12.10 - 12.30  Andy Share, Director, Program Delivery, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, GSK Technology Development
12.30 - 12.50 Clive Badman (OBE), Vice President, Pre-Competitive Activities,  GSK Collaborative research in Medicines Manufacturing 


​Publications for Making Pharmaceuticals conference 

Regenerative medicine in the UK Health System

When: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Where: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Kings College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS

About: This conference reports on the findings of a major three-year ESRC research project on regenerative medicine, 'REGenableMED'. It is the first of its kind in providing a social science perspective on the development, current situation and likely future of the field within the wider NHS context.

The conference will be of value to different audiences interested in a detailed, ground-breaking analysis of the area: those working in innovation policy, commissioning, and regulation in the health service, academic social scientists exploring the dynamics of emergent biomedical sciences, clinicians and biomedical scientists, patient groups, regulatory experts, and those in Parliament with responsibility for policy relating to health, science and technology. As such, the meeting provides an excellent opportunity to meet different actors in the field, and create new links for future engagement. The meeting is strongly interactive, structured around panels, open discussion and posters.

There is no conference fee. A buffet lunch and closing wine reception will be provided to all delegates.


ISPE UK Affiliate Annual Conference: 'New Dimensions in Pharmaceuticals'

When: Thursday 30 November 2017
Where: Stratford-upon-Avon

​About: ABPI's Mike Murray, Head of Quality and Environmental Standards, will be giving the keynote presentation at this year's ISPE Annual Conference. The conference looks set to be a very exciting event this year, with presentations from industry leaders and the option of 2 streams (Technology and Regulatory) in the afternoon.  


Annual bioProcessUK Conference

When: Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 November 2017
Where: Cardiff

About: This year’s Annual bioProcessUK Conference will centre on the theme “Processing priorities for the future”. The programme will be made up of keynote presentations, panel discussions, poster flashes, workshops, one-to-one speed partnering and the networking dinner.

The key aspects will be:

  • Medicines manufacturing in the UK
  • Next generation antibody molecules
  • MMIP technology and innovation update
  • Hear the latest in gene therapies
  • Future analytics
  • Technologies to deliver the future
  • Learn about the latest innovations from the early stage career researchers in a snappy poster flash session
  • Enjoy the Peter Dunnill Award Lecture from this year’s worthy recipient
  • Oodles of networking time plus 1-1 partnering
  • Conference dinner at the Discovery Museum​


Last modified: 20 September 2023

Last reviewed: 20 September 2023