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Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

Supporting manufacturers of medicines in order to grow the UK economy

The Knowledge Transfer Network is a partner in the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP), alongside The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the BioIndustry Association (BIA). MMIP represents the voice of medicines manufacturers in the UK. It was established jointly by the Government and the biopharmaceutical industry in 2014 to ensure that the UK is recognised by the global medicines industry as a world-class advanced centre for medicines manufacturing.

The UK’s medicine industry is one of the country’s leading manufacturing sectors, with exports worth over £20bn. The Partnership wants to ensure that the UK continues to be an attractive place for this high-value industry to secure exports, provide high skilled job opportunities and contribute to solving the country’s productivity puzzle.

MMIP has several aims, which includes increasing the relative global proportion of medicines manufacturing investment in the UK and acting as a strong coordinated voice for the medicines manufacturing sector. It also aims to identify measures to improve the global competitiveness of UK medicines manufacturing and promote the benefits of the UK as a location of choice for medicines manufacturing.


Find out more about MMIP in our video:

MMIP has several workstreams: watch videos about key stakeholders and the role each one has in MMIP here:

Community Building

Technology and Innovation

Skills and People

Advanced Therapies Manufacturing


Take a look at our Medicines Manufacturing Landscape Map, a tool created by KTN which aims to provide a visual dynamic representation of the UK Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Landscape.


Latest News:

Agenda Announced for the 2019 Biopharmaceutical Formulation Group Meeting

MMIP Conference 2019

Innovation in Medicines Manufacturing Through Collaboration Event Write-up

Going Viral: Adeno-Associated Viral Therapeutics

Launch of New Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Scotland

Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership Conference 2018 Write-up

Medicines Manufacturing can be high growth sector for UK economy


KTN’s Health team members in this area can help you or your business with funding, expertise and connecting with innovators from other sectors.

Sarah Goulding  – Specialist, Medicines and Advanced Therapies

Marcel Kuiper  – Knowledge Transfer Manager – Health


You can also get news from the sector via our LinkedIn groups:


KTN Health

KTN Bioscience and Biotechnology

KTN Synthetic Biology


Twitter: @KTNUK_Health

Latest Perspectives
Opening of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre in Stevenage
Marcel Kuiper, KTM, Health—Medicines Manufacture, shares his thoughts on the new Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre.
Downstream process development of next generation challenging proteins
The Knowledge Transfer Network, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and GE Healthcare Life Sciences (GE), organised an event on downstream processing.
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