This FDB Science Exchange event is an opportunity of Small and Medium sized businesses, spin-outs and academics to meet key FDB personnel and find out more about the company’s Innovation Strategy and Open Innovation opportunities.

Date: Thursday September 19th 2019 09:00 to 18:30
Venue: FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Lecture Theatre, Belasis Avenue, Billingham, TS23 1LH

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), are looking for innovative companies to help transform the next generation of biologic drugs manufacture, through the application of advanced digital technologies.

The KTN hosts a Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community with a role to connect and grow the and is delighted to be working with FDB on this extremely important area. (

Companies are invited to pitch their data-driven technology-driven products, services or processes to FDB. This is a great opportunity for potential business partnerships with FDB to be formed. The networking sessions are also a chance to make new contacts and discover data-driven technologies that other businesses are developing. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the KTN led Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community, the ISCF Challenge itself ( category/ageing-society/medicines-manufacturing/), and hear about forthcoming funding opportunities in this sector, via the MADE SMARTER programme (

We are particular interested in hearing from companies who have technology and expertise in the following:

  • New approaches to get value out of the vast amounts of data generated
  • Getting data from equipment into useful databases that can be integrated, including standardised data format that does not require manual transformation
  • Automation of data collection
  • Genome analysis
  • Model predictive process control
  • Mechanistic process modelling
  • Web-scraping publicly available data from databases
  • Parallel computing when terabyte size datasets are involved
  • In Silico process characterisation and validation
  • Machine Learning
  • AI space related to Biotechnology

Places are limited to register your interest ASAP. Closing date for applications is July 31st 2019.

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About FDB Science Exchange
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) provides process development and manufacturing services to the biopharmaceutical industry.
To encourage innovation targeting therapeutic biologic medicines, we have changed the way we think about how we work with others. The FDB Science Exchange is part of our Science and Innovation Strategy, designed to promote and direct change beyond FDB by sharing expertise, resources and know-how with the external scientific community.