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Trade association of companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. Includes information about the society and statistics.

Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into healthcare benefits for society


The Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education is an independent committee, based at the Royal Society that aims to influence Government strategy and policies with a view to improving the outcomes of mathematics teaching and learning in England.


The AHPPI is an informal cross-industry discussion group whose function is to address issues facing those involved in early phase drug development and to educate members through directed symposia at each of its two meetings per year.


The Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) is the professional and independent Society in Australia and New Zealand with expertise in the use and toxicity of medicines and chemicals.

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education is a dynamic community of teachers, technicians, and other professionals supporting science education and is the largest subject association in the UK.


ASPET is a 4,800 member scientific society whose members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research in academia, industry and the government. their members research efforts help develop new medicines and therapeutic agents to fight existing and emerging diseases.


BBSRC is the leading funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK.

Biochemical Society

The Biochemical Society promotes the advancement of the molecular biosciences, representing the interests of all those working in the sector

BioIndustry Association

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative enterprises in the UK's bioscience sector.

British Assoc. Psychopharmacology

The BAP was founded in 1974, with the general intention of bringing together those from clinical and experimental disciplines as well as members of the pharmaceutical industry involved in the study of psychopharmacology.

British Ecological Society

The vision of the British Ecological Society is to advance ecology and make it count.

As a not-for-profit organization, the British Society for Nanomedicine aims to provide a direct explanation of ongoing science and commercial developments to allow the public to understand and stay in touch with this exciting area as it impacts future global healthcare. Scientists can also present their latest advances and highlight their work to industry and other researchers. 

British Hypertension Society

Registered charity with the aim of sharing of cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment. 

The British Microcirculation Society was founded in July 1963 "to advance the study of circulation of the blood and other tissue fluids especially, though not exclusively, in the small vessels and of matters relating thereto". The membership of more than 250 is drawn largely from the medical sciences - anatomy, biophysics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and clinical medicine and surgery - but the pharmaceutical industry and the
veterinary and physical sciences and mathematics are also represented. 

British Neuroscience Association

The BNA is the largest body representing all aspects of neuroscience from ion channels to whole animal behaviour to neuroscience applications in the clinic.

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The Society meets its aims by setting standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and use, both within the UK and overseas, supporting microbiologists in their practice, and the promotion and provision of channels through which its Members can ensure their continuing professional development.

British Toxicology Society

International forum to foster research relating to chemical effects on the environment, and protecting public health.


The Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK.

Coalition of Medical Specialty Societies

The mission of the CMSS is to provide a respected and influential voice for medical specialty societies and their members by working with the societies and other medical organizations to formulate, articulate and promote adoption of policies that will improve the United States’ healthcare system and health of the public.

Daphne Jackson Trust

Returners scheme helping those with a background in science, engineering and technology to return after a career break.

The Daphne Jackson Trust is an independent charity which offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships to scientists, engineers and technologists who have taken a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons. 

Drug Discovery Pathways Group (DDPG)

In response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing world of medicines research, a number of learned societies have come together in an informal partnership termed the Drug Discovery Pathways Group (DDPG). The Group seeks to establish a networked community of skilled researchers to help revitalise the UK pharmaceutical sector, to provide exciting career opportunities for world class scientists and to translate advances in biomedical research into safe and effective therapies that deliver benefit to patients and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.


European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

European Biomedical Research Association

EBRA is an association of individuals and organisations in the scientific, medical and veterinary professions in the countries of the Council of Europe.

European Coalition for Biomedical Research

The ECBR is a coalition of academic associations and institutes in the biomedical sciences, set up to address concerns about the revision of the European.

European Laboratory and Robotics Interest Group

ELRIG is a Not For Profit special interest group focused o­n the use of automation, robotics and instrumentation in the laboratory and also on the wider applications of laboratory automation.

European Professional Women's Network

EuropeanPWN is Europe’s dynamic fast-growing online and offline networking and leadership development platform for professional women of all sectors and industries. With 3500 members and more than 90 nationalities, EuropeanPWN organizes around 600 events a year in 18 cities.

European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 62,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean.


The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

The Faculty is a professional membership organisation with approximately 1,400 members who are practising or retired pharmaceutical physicians or those with a professional interest in the speciality.

Foundation for Science and Technology

The Foundation's purpose is to provide a neutral platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, engineering or technology element. The Foundation organizes dinner/discussions and workshops on relevant issues when parliament is sitting.

GDR 3545 Network

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) represent the largest family of proteins expressed at the cell surface. GPCRs are involved in multiple physiological and pathological processes, and are targeted by 30-40% of currently prescribed drugs. Regardless of this fact, these drugs target only 10% of all GPCRs highlighting the great potential of this protein family for future drug design. GPCR research is multi-disciplinary, dealing with numerous biological and pathological processes. Accordingly, GPCR researchers often work in different fields and research organizations. To gather these different players in France, the “Groupement de Recherche” (GDR) 3545 on G protein-coupled receptors – from physiology to drugs was founded by the CNRS in 2012.


One of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Institute of Physics

Scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. The Institute of Physics is a leading communicator of physics to all audiences, from specialists to the general public.

International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics

The International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) is the premier scientific organization for researchers interested in the metabolism and disposition of xenobiotics.


International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.
The minutes from the IUPHAR General Assembly and the Clinical Division General Assembly are now available.

Medical Schools Council

The Medical Schools Council represents the interests and ambitions of UK Medical Schools as they relate to the generation of national health, wealth and knowledge through biomedical research and the profession of medicine.


The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), established by the UK Government, is an independent scientific organization, and the largest funder of 3Rs research in the UK.


National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.

The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with over 22,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Our Board of Governors and President's Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world..

The Nutritional Society

Established in 1941 'to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe. Membership is worldwide but most members live in Europe.

The Physiological Society

Founded in 1876, The Physiological Society is a learned society with over 2,900 Members drawn from over 60 countries. The majority of our Members are engaged in research, in universities or industry, into how the body works.


ResearchGate is the largest scientific network online with over 1 million members. ResearchGate was built for scientists, by scientists, with the idea that science can do more when it’s driven by collaboration.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the dedicated professional leadership body for pharmacy, providing leadership and support to the profession in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They aim to expand the frontiers of knowledge by championing the development and use of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet.

Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.

The Royal Society of Biology offers members unique opportunities to engage with the life sciences and share their passion for biology. Find out more about the benefits of joining Royal Society of Biology.

BPS is an organizational member of the Royal Society of Biology.

Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.

Science Council

The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science.

Science Engineering and Technology Student of the Year Awards (SET)

The Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year Awards are established as Europe's most important awards for science and engineering undergraduates.


Key players in the science community have become increasingly concerned about a number of long-term trends within science education, in particular the decline in numbers of young people taking A-level physics and chemistry and the unacceptable shortages of specialist teachers in these subjects. SCORE was established in 2006 to bring organizations together to tackle these long term issues.

Sense about Science

A charitable trust to promote good science and evidence for the public.

Society for Endocrinology

The Society for Endocrinology aims to promote the advancement of public education in endocrinology.

Society for General Microbiology

The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) was founded in 1945 and is now the largest microbiological society in Europe.

The Society of Chemical Industry

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. The Society offers a chance to share information between sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental science and safety.


Understanding Animal Research aims to achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust are a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Their breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.

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