Advanced Therapies Europe 2020

29TH - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020



Nicholas Medcalf

Nicholas Medcalf

Deputy Challenge Director, Medicines Manufacturing, Innovate UK

Before working for UK Research and Innovation I was Professor of Regenerative Medicine Manufacture at Loughborough University for four years following 36 years in the healthcare industry. I still retain a Visiting Professor status at Loughborough.

I started out as a chemist and chemical engineer with Glaxo, Resolution Chemicals and Smith & Nephew (S&N). I began work in regenerative medicine in 1997.

I have Industry-based experience in quality assurance, process design, regulatory affairs and economic analysis. I was privileged to lead international projects including a UK-Japan programme (with the Tissue Engineering Research Centre, Tsukuba) and a UK-Ireland project (with NUI Galway).

I was made Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011 and am active in entrepreneurship initiatives with the Academy. I am a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Chemical Engineer.

  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Jean-Philippe Combal
    GenSight Biologics
  • The conference consistently proves to be a great forum for networking with industry leaders in the development of cellular and gene therapies as well as vendors for important technologies and services.
    Michael Covington
    Juno Therapeutics, Inc
  • It was a very interesting event as all participants, including speakers were ready to exchange, even on the most challenging subjects such as reimbursement, GMP guidance
    Bertrand Alexandre
  • Phacilitate EU delivered it's promise and more, the topics discussed were highly relevant, with very good and professional speakers and panelists. You will see me next year in Berlin.
    Dr Ohad Karnieli
    Karnieli Ltd