The 'Two Cylinder' approach: How the UK Office for Life Sciences is creating a Policy Framework to Accelerate Innovation.




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Video title: The 'Two Cylinder' approach: How the UK Office for Life Sciences is creating a Policy Framework to Accelerate Innovation.
Released on: December 18, 2015. © PharmaVentures Ltd
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In This Episode:
    George Freeman MP, UK Minister for Life Sciences, discusses how the department for Business Innovation & Skills and the Department of Health have integrated their life sciences functions.
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George Freeman MP, UK Minister for Life Sciences, discusses how the department for Business Innovation & Skills and the Department of Health have integrated their life sciences functions. This is as part of their 10-year strategy to accelerate innovation through better interaction between patient-centred services (the NHS) and innovation from industry and academia.
George Freeman MP was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health on 15 July 2014. Political career He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010. George served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011. He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, working closely with the Department of Health and coordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was then appointed to the post of Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013. Career outside politics Before being elected to Parliament, George had a 15 year career across the life sciences sector. In particular, he worked with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups, biomedical research companies - to pioneer novel healthcare innovations.
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