Abingdon, UK; 29th July 2019 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce Thermo Fisher Scientific as OBN’s new corporate sponsor.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Their mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. They help their customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through their premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - they offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Lee Pratley, Head of Membership and Purchasing at OBN, commented "We are delighted to have Thermo Fisher Scientific on board and with their experience and expertise in the sector we believe they have a significant amount to offer OBN and our Members".

Ashley Box, Corporate Accounts Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific, said “Thermo Fisher is pleased to expand our current relationship with OBN to include corporate sponsorship. We deliver value, which is congruent with OBN’s mission, by helping its members to accelerate innovation and enhance productivity.” 





Purchasing enquiries:

Lee Pratley, Head of Purchasing and Membership, OBN


01235 420 876

For more information please visit:

www obn.org.uk/Core-Services/OBNPurchasing/Purchasing-Overview


Rebecca Wilkes, Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator, OBN


Media enquiries:

Citigate Dewe Rogerson     

Sylvie Berrebi, Director;   


Shabnam Bashir, Associate Director






About OBN

OBN is the Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. Our 400+ Member companies are located throughout the UK and benefit from our networking, partnering, purchasing, advising and advocacy activities.

OBN delivers four World-Quality flagships events per annum:


BioTrinity is the UK’s leading life sciences conference which will be held in London on 28th-29th April 2020.



BioForward is a high-quality international partnering conference providing a roadmap for R&D companies looking to achieve sustainable business growth (Birmingham, 11th October 2019).



This is the UK’s leading Life Sciences awards event, celebrating innovation and outstanding achievement across the UK Life Sciences Industry (Oxford, 7th November 2019).



BioSeed is a unique platform for early-stage life sciences companies, TTO’s, and Universities throughout Europe seeking equity investment from angels, HNW individuals, specialist crowd-funders, and PE / VC / Pharma funders genuinely interested in seed and series A funding (London, January 2020).


Further information about OBN’s tailored networking and partnering events, purchasing consortium, advice, consultancy services and advocacy activities is available on OBN’s website www.obn.org.uk