Our sponsors

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and supporters of The Rare Disease Showcase Series 2023.

Platinum Series Sponsor

LifeArc logo

LifeArc is a self-funded, not-for-profit medical research organisation. We take science ideas out of the lab and help turn them into medical breakthroughs that can be life-changing for patients. We have been doing this for more than 25 years and our work has contributed to five licensed medicines, including cancer drug pembrolizumab, and a diagnostic for antibiotic resistance.

Our teams are experts in drug and diagnostics discovery, technology transfer, and intellectual property. LifeArc is committed to spending £1.3 billion by 2030 in areas of high unmet medical need.

Find out more about our work on www.lifearc.org or LinkedIn or Twitter.

Gold Sponsors – London Showcase

NIHR BioResource Logo

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) BioResource is a national recallable health resource with a mission to help scientific discoveries move more quickly from the lab to the patient.

Since 2007, we have recruited more than 250,000 volunteers who have participated in more than 300 health research studies in academia, the NHS and industry. There are currently 18 local BioResource Centres across England, each connected to the corresponding local Biomedical Resource Centre, also an NIHR-supported infrastructure.

BioResource volunteers provide samples and access to health records and questionnaires to help researchers better understand how genetics and environment impact health. The Rare Disease BioResource volunteers contribute to research in more than 60 disease areas, including immunology, neuroscience, haematology, rheumatology, cardiovascular disease, and many more.

Programmes such as the RNA phenotyping project and the recently launched DNA, Children + Young People’s Health Resource (D-CYPHR) children ages 0-15 aim to better understand how and why rare diseases occur and close the knowledge gap when it comes to under-represented research areas.

Together with health researchers, we are committed to leading research that will benefit everyone. 

Pleco logo

Pleco Therapeutics BV is a private Dutch biopharmaceutical company, established in 2018 to develop a portfolio of therapies in the field of cancer medicine. Building on independent proof of the concept in humans, we are progressing a portfolio of novel first-in-class Plecoid™ therapies that remove the burden of toxic metals within the cancer

Currently in pre-clinical development our initial programs focus is on treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC).

Silver Sponsor – London Showcase

Healx logo

Healx is a mission-driven technology company pioneering the next generation of drug discovery in order to bring novel, effective treatments to rare disease patients around the world.

There are 7,000 known rare diseases that affect 400 million people across the globe, but only 5% of those conditions have an approved treatment.

By combining frontier AI technology with deep drug discovery and development expertise, Healx can accelerate the pace, increase the scale and improve the chance of success of rare disease treatment development in order to meet this huge unmet need and have unprecedented patient impact.

Bronze Series Sponsors

Bionical Emas Logo
Bionical Emas logo

Series Supporter

London Supporter

Community Fund logo
Envision Hope Foundation Logo<br />

Our sponsors and supporters have provided financial support for this event. This event has been organised by Beacon and neither our sponsors nor supporters have determined the content or organisation. All funds received by pharmaceutical companies have been used in accordance with the ABPI code.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

For companies

We are thrilled to invite you to support The London Rare Disease Showcase! 

With attendees ranging from industry experts and patient groups, to healthcare providers and public bodies, The London Rare Disease Showcase offers an unrivalled platform to amplify your brand’s impact, credibility and visibility amongst those in the field.

Our carefully curated sponsorship packages offer a multitude of benefits, including speaking engagements, exhibition spaces and the chance to associate your name with one of the most prestigious events in the rare disease calendar.

By sponsoring The London Rare Disease Showcase, you’ll solidify your company as a rare disease ally and trusted, credible source in the field. Contact our Fundraising Officer, Faith at faith@rarebeacon.org to secure your sponsorship and be at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in the rare disease arena. The time is now!

For patient groups

**Please note, exhibition stand applications have now closed. We will be getting back to all applicants in the coming weeks.**

We know the impact patient groups have on the lives of those affected by rare diseases. That’s why we are offering free exhibition opportunities exclusively for patient groups and charities.

By exhibiting at The London Rare Disease Showcase, you’ll have a dedicated space to engage with attendees, share your experiences, and foster meaningful connections. Take this chance to present your mission, services and resources to a diverse audience and connect with key stakeholders in the field.

This is your platform to shine a spotlight on the incredible work you do and inspire collaboration among like-minded individuals and organisations.

Limited opportunities are available. 

Meet our exhibitors

Alex, The Leukodystrophy Charity
The CJD Support Network
Child Growth Foundation
Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis (PAO) Patient Group UK
Hereditary Brain Aneurysm Support
Sickle Cell Society
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Medics 4 Rare Diseases
EOS Network
Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CamRARE)
Rare Revolution Magazine
Rett UK