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ABPI LINC - a new scheme for university-pharmaceutical industry collaboration

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (APBI) has created a new initiative called ‘ABPI LINC’ to increase the level of engagement between pharmaceutical companies and universities. ABPI LINC (Library of Initiatives for Novel Collaborations) allows academic researchers to search for open opportunities for collaboration with the biopharmaceutical industry.

You can search ABPI LINC by research stage (preclinical/clinical), type of collaboration or resource (e.g. sharing compounds, resources, funding, investigator led studies), disease area (e.g. infectious disease), or company. Further information can be found on their website.

Collaboration between universities, hospitals and industry is vital for delivery of new therapies for patients. And the LINC tool is a useful new resource for identifying collaborative opportunities with the biopharmaceutical industry.” Dr Karen Smith. If you are in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and need assistance in making connections with the biopharmaceutical industry, please contact Karen (Email:, Tel: 01603 593147)