About the ABPI

The ABPI represents innovative resea​rch-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.

Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. We represent companies who supply more than 80 per cent of all branded medicines used by the NHS and who are researching and developing the majority of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome disease.

Globally our industry is researching and developing more than 7,000 new medicines.

The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.​​​​​​​

Notes to Editors

All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

The Parliamentary officers of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Life Sciences are:

  • Chair: Kit Malthouse MP, Conservative Member for North West Hampshire
  • Vice-Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Paul Drayson, Labour Member of the House of Lords
  • Vice-Chair: Liz McInnes MP, Labour Member for Heywood and Middleton
  • Vice-Chair: Daniel Zeichner MP, Labour Member for Cambridge
  • Treasurer: John Glen MP, Conservative Member for Salisbury
  • Secretary: Chris Green MP, Conservative Member for Bolton West

The launch event was attended by over 100 representatives from the life sciences community, including industry, parliamentarians, academia, the health service and the charitable sector. Background information.

Life Sciences UK (LSUK) is made up of the four leading trade associations for the life sciences sector in the UK: Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), the BioIndustry Association (BIA), and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA). The industries the LSUK represents play a key part in sustaining high-value jobs in research and development and manufacturing, as well as in the delivery of modern healthcare to patients across the UK and around the world.

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