Promoting and supporting excellence in
deal making across Life-Science
The IPLS supports 9 national organisations in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain,
United Kingdom, Central & Eastern Europe, Canada and the Nordics.
All dedicated to networking, education and best practice in life-science.
Is the International Partnering in Life-Science Society is the umbrella group for 8 national
organisations across Europe who engage in licensing, partnering, M&A and joint ventures
in pharmaceuticals, biotech, consumer health and medical devices.
Vision To offer the best environment for successful partnerships in Life Sciences.  The IPLS informs, educates and facilitates networking for BD&L professionals internationally.

The Story

About Us

Who we are

The IPLS is an umbrella group for 9 Business Development and Licensing (BD&L) national organisations in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Central & Eastern Europe, Canada and the Nordics. All dedicated to networking, education and best practice in life-science.

Our society was formed in 2003, to coordinate international activities and liaison between our members.

The IPLS is a not-for-profit organisation.

 

Vision

  • To offer the best environment for successful partnerships in Life Sciences. 
  • To inform, educate and facilitate networking and business for BD&L professionals in Life Sciences on an international basis.

Mission

  • To act as a representative Council for the National Pharma & Healthcare BD&L Groups.
  • To exchange ideas concerning best practices within the national groups and ways to cooperate.
  • Encourage the creation of new groups in any countries not covered by the current group network.
  • Stimulate contact with other international trade associations and other BD&L groups.

Organisation

  • IPLS operates as a steering group to provide guidance and co-ordination within national groups.
  • The IPLS consists of representatives, a maximum of 2 persons from each national group.
  • Structure: Chairman, Vice Chair and Treasurer with other members having specific projects and responsibilities.
  • Board duration is 2 years.
  • Mechanism for appointment, by proposition and election.
  • Frequency of Board meetings: every two months. For specific projects, such as the annual conference, meetings are monthly or more frequently as needed.
  • Decision making and authority: propositions to the board and votes for final decisions.

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