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Europe's premier partnering event
November 4–6, 2024 | Stockholm, SwedenNovember 12–13, 2024 | Digital Partnering

Bradley Hardiman
Senior Director at Astellas Venture Management


Bradley Hardiman serves as Senior Director at Astellas Venture Management, leading on opportunities to unlock early innovation for Astellas through strategic investment.

After starting his career in drug discovery research for large pharmaceutical companies, Bradley moved into advancing research to commercialization predominantly within the university sector. Over 20 years, he gained diverse experience in establishing research collaborations, patent drafting, filing and prosecution, licensing, spin-out company creation and investment.

Notably, this included more than seven years within the Seeds Funds team at Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, helping to assess, invest in and create spin-outs founded on University research. These spanned numerous areas including therapeutics (such as small molecules, biologics and gene therapy), diagnostics and prognostics, medical devices, scientific instrumentation, reagents and digital health.

Bradley earned an undergraduate degree in Medical Biochemistry from Brunel University followed by a Master of Research in Molecular Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. He also has an Executive MBA from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School.

Agenda Sessions

  • Navigating the changing pharmaceutical dealmaking landscape