OBN Advises

Providing focused support for the sector

OBN’s strength lies in its extensive, ever-growing networks, qualified contacts and sector knowledge. The quality of our networking and partnering events attracts hundreds of senior industry executives, deal and decision makers, and active investors. Our understanding of the industry ensures OBN is invited to participate in regional sector growth initiatives.

OBN Consulting

OBN offers a variety of services to Members and non-Members including asset discovery, data collection and analysis exercises, and bespoke projects.


We have carried out projects for a range of global pharma and medtechs, governmental organisations and for academic institutions.


More information on how we might be able to help you can be found here.


For further information about OBN Consulting, email John Harris, CEO, or Jonathan Rohll, Analyst at OBN.

Introductions and Matchmaking

OBN’s real-time introductions and matchmaking, based on intimate sector knowledge, avoid the plague of outdated commercial databases. Our team constantly networks throughout the sector, meeting senior executives and learning about each company’s technical focus, business needs and aspirations. Members are introduced to qualified contacts increasing the likelihood of a productive outcome, whether an asset, a focused investor or business angel, or new facilities.


For help making the right connections please contact John Harris, CEO at OBN.

OBN Partner 4 Pharma™ Events

OBN’s Partner 4 Pharma™ events are tailored to meet the demands of pharma organisations who wish to meet, engage and do business with innovative R&D companies, academics, and technology transfer organisations in the UK within a focussed and private setting.


More specifically, via our Partner 4 Pharma™ events we aim to facilitate the following positive outcomes and opportunities for pharma companies:


  • Acquisition
  • Investment
  • Partnering
  • In-Licensing
  • Collaboration
  • Technology Transfers



Partner 4 Pharma™ events are organised as an individual event or as a roadshow with a series of formatted events taking place in different locations.



Our in-house Industry Analyst would respond to your brief and identified therapeutic areas of interest and conduct detailed research and analysis of suitable companies and academics to invite to the event.


Further information

Please contact John Harris, CEO. tel: +44 (0)1235 420 884.


UK BioIndustry Remuneration Survey

OBN supports anonymous data collection for Biotech Personnel’s survey analysing base pay, bonuses, share option allocation and fringe benefits. The 2016 data from 41 companies covered 337 senior managers from Chief Executive or Executive Chairman through to Head of Department. At more junior levels, data covered 1899 employees from Section Heads to Technicians. The survey also included support staff, non-executive directors and consultants.


For further information, contact Rod Cook tel: +44 (0)1865 865247.

Future Property Needs Survey

OBN Supporter and Commercial Property Specialists Meeson Williams Phillips are working with OBN to collect and assess the future property requirements of emerging life sciences companies (April 2014).


For further information, contact John Harris, CEO. tel: +44 (0)1235 420 884.