LifeArc is a self-funded medical research charity.  Our mission is to advance translation of early science into health care treatments or diagnostics that can be taken through to full development and made available to patients.

We’ve been doing this for more than 25 years and our work has resulted in four licensed medicines and a diagnostic for antibiotic resistance. Our success allows us to explore new approaches to stimulate and fund translation. 

With around 200 employees, we are experts across drug discovery, diagnostics development, technology transfer and intellectual property.  Our model is built on collaboration, and we partner with a broad range of groups including medical charities, research organisations, industry and scientists.  We are motivated by patient need and scientific opportunity, helping to fulfil the potential of medical research.



There are two parts to the Festival of Biologics: four conferences covering Antibodies, Immunotherapy, Biosimilars and Clinical Trials and an exhibition featuring solutions for pharma and biotech.

There is a registration fee to attend the conferences. To visit the exhibition is free.