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Farmer to Pharma: Commercialisation of Natural Products

27.04.2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

MediWales is delighted to launch the Natural Compounds Special Interest Group (SIG) with an event on 27th April in Cardiff alongside its collaborative partners. The launch event ‘Farmer to Pharma: Commercialisation of Natural Products’ will explore the development and commercialisation of natural products for health, wellbeing and disease management.

Following on from the launch event, the group will create a forum that augments existing research-focused interest groups so that findings from research environments can be transferred into commercialised products.

The focus of the Special Interest Group will be on taking natural compounds that have already been identified and for which research data already exists, to market. The group will share advice on developing routes to market, managing regulatory requirements, achieving relevant product certifications and running clinical trials.

This event is free to attend.



  • Michael Graz – Neem Biotech

Keynote presentation

  • Dr Joerg Gruenwald – Analyze & Realize GmbH
    The need for science to establish a successful natural product

Funding opportunities

Company showcase

  • Andrew Mearns Spragg – Jellagen
    From the seabed to the sickbed
  • Prof Andy Wells – CatSci
    Biocatalysis for the modification of natural products
    Andy Wells – CatSci
  • Neil Gibbs – Curapel
    Curapel: Healing skin safely with natural compounds
  • James Hindley – Indoor Biotechnologies
    Purified natural allergens for molecular diagnostics and product standardisation
    James Hindley – Indoor Biotechnologies
  • Neil James – Croda
    Innovative ingredients from natural sources
    Neil James – Croda
  • Chris Price-Jones – BIC Innovation & NutriWales
    NutriWales: About the cluster & what we are trying to achieve
    Chris Price-Jones – NutriWales

Regulatory insight

  • Katie Beckett – National Measurement and Regulation Office
    Access and benefit sharing: implementation in the UK
  • Karolina Bate – Cyton Biosciences Ltd, a knoell company
    Natural compounds in animal health
    Karolina Bate – Cyton Biosciences
  • Alice Teague – Food Standards Agency
    The regulatory landscape for herbals and food supplements
    Alice Teague – FSA

Research showcase

  • Wendy Russell – The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
    Natural product metabolism – implications for human health
  • Jeremy Spencer – University of Reading
    The acute and chronic effects of flavanol/anthocyanin intervention on human cognitive function
    Jeremy Spencer – Reading University
  • Rose Cooper – Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Honey: A sweet success or a sticky subject?
    Rose Cooper – Cardiff Met
  • Jamie Newbold  – Aberystwyth Univerisity IBERS
    Screening natural products for biological activity
    Jamie Newbold – IBERS

With an excellent response to the meeting so far, we have had a request to add an exhibition to this event. Exhibition space is available for £575 +VAT. Please contact  Isabelle for more information.

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9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Mercure Holland House Hotel
24-26 Newport Road
Cardiff, Wales CF24 0DD United Kingdom
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02921 132801

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