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Europe 2014-2016
MedCity is a unique enterprise that brings together the outstanding Life Sciences sector in London and the Greater South East in order to stimulate greater economic growth. Read more at

Mar 2016 Japan and UK sign new cell therapy agreement

Feb 2016 London launches bid to lead world for digital health

Jan 2016 Look to London and the UK for life sciences fundraising

OneStart Europe Vision Film 2016

    • Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity 
    • Dan Perez, CEO & Founder, Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable 
    • Nooman Haque, Director of Life Sciences, Silicon Valley Bank
    • Richard Mason, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation London, Johnson & Johnson 
    • Jeanne Bolger, VP Venture Investing, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC
    • Matthew Foy, Partner, SR One
    • Matthias Essenpreis, CTO (Diagnostics), F-Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. 
    • Rachel Moss, Associate Principal, McKinsey and Company 
    • Claire Brown, Investment Manager, Alderley Park Ventures / BioCity 
    • Lynne Murray, Partnering and Strategy, MedImmune
    • Aric Orbach, Head of Pharmacology, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 
    • Stephen Reese, Partner, Olswang LLP 
    • Ilan Zipkin, Investment Director, Takeda Ventures Inc.

    From the OneStart London Bootcamp 2015

    Panel Discussion 

    Panel Discussion: Health Economics and Understanding Payers

      • Sarah Haywood, COO, MedCity (Chair)
      • Elangovan Gajraj, Technical Advisor, NICE
      • Sandiatu Dixon-Fyle, PhD, Senior Healthcare Expert, McKinsey & Company
        • Anna King, Commercial Director, Health Innovation, Network
          • James Ryan, Global Director of HERO, AstraZeneca
          Sarah Haywood
          CEO, MedCity + more
          I am an experienced leader, with a background in policy and in management. I am currently using my strategic thinking skills to develop London as a recognised centre of excellence for Life Sciences research and development. As a civil servant in the UK department for Business Innovation and Skills, I have specialised in UK and European employment law, rights and the labour market - I led the development of the Government's flexible working and shared parental leave policies. I have a strong interest in people management - development, coaching and supporting people to achieve their best. Over the last year I led a project within the department to refocus on the importance of people management and why it really matters. I am an experienced assessor, mentor and coach. I have a background in HR, from my time in Novartis. I am active in supporting the case for flexible working and have considerable experience in managing and developing teams where members employ a whole range of flexible working patterns.
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