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Launch of TVLSN - the Thames Valley's first dedicated life sciences business network – University of Reading

Release Date : 19 January 2004

Professor Julia Goodfellow CBE, Chief Executive of the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, will address biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other Life Sciences businesses, academics, clinicians and support professionals at the Launch of a new sector networking organisation for the region on 12 February 2004. Businesses and scientists are invited to join the Thames Valley Life Sciences Network (TVLSN), which aims to generate a supportive and innovative environment that will accelerate knowledge transfer and facilitate the commercialisation of IP from the sector. It will promote the Thames Valley as a centre of excellence for Life Sciences and aims to encourage further investment in the area. Membership of TVLSN is free and benefits include: regular networking events; free consultancy for SME's; opportunities for relationship building; a forum for the exchange of ideas; access to business support and information and a members' website. Other speakers will include Dr David Gillham (Syngenta) Network Champion, Sian Duxberry, Associate Director - Property Development of Network sponsors GreenPark (a development by the Prudential) and Dr Jennifer Moynihan (The University of Reading) Network Co-Founder. The Launch will take place in Reading on 12 February 2004. To join the Network and receive and invitation to the Launch please contact Tracey Sanderson, Network Facilitator by email: end Notes for Editors 1. Thames Valley Life Sciences Network (TVLSN) is the first dedicated networking organisation for companies and public sector scientists actively working in the Life Sciences sector in the Thames Valley area. 2. Partners in TVLSN include Boyes Turner, Consulting First, GreenPark, PricewaterhouseCoopers, R T Coopers, Reading Enterprise Hub, Syngenta, The University of Reading and Thames Valley Economic Partnership. 3. TVLSN was co-founded by Mr Mike Beer of Consulting First and Dr Jennifer Moynihan of The University of Reading. It is supported by funding from the South East England Development Agency and is sponsored by GreenPark, a development by Prudential. 4. Editors/journalists are invited to attend the Launch and join the Network. Please contact Tracey Sanderson at for further information.


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