Biosimilars set to make significant UK impact

Biosimilar medicines - equivalent biological products which have no meaningful differences from the original or reference product in terms of quality, safety or efficacy - are playing an important role in providing choice for...

The hidden way to fill vacancies, train and retain

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (pathology lab based) degree apprenticeship has been developed through consultation with pathology laboratory employers and is co-delivered, meeting the requirements for a Healthcare Science Practitioner (Biomedical Scientist) apprenticeship. The programme...

Drug delivery

Dr Jason Bellia, Senior Patent Examiner at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) I will look at just two of a vast number of routes - one to deliver nucleic acids across cell membranes and another looking...

The SPC manufacturing waiver: curtailing protection or boosting competition?

Lucy O’Brien, Trainee Patent Attorney, A. A. Thornton & Co. Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) are a valuable IP asset to most major life science businesses. The ability to extend the term of a patent relating to a...

How to protect your IP rights in Europe

Intellectual property rights are territorial rights, meaning that the protection afforded by a granted patent or a registered trademark is geographically limited. Many companies that protect their inventions, brands or product designs in their home...

Diagnostic devices reimagined

Diagnostic devices are coming on in leaps and bounds but you may be surprised to learn that one device that’s remained much the same since the late 1950s is the colonoscope. One researcher working...

Life Science success

Whilst the recent past has been one of huge uncertainty with regards to the political and economic landscape across the globe, the past year saw major success in Life Sciences & Healthcare across the...

Research and Development Tax Relief– Updated HMRC Guidance for Software & IT Projects

We’ve teamed up with Annette Beresford from Jurit LLP, who have recently been awarded ‘Most Pragmatic Legal Solutions Provide 2019’ in the UK Enterprise Awards, to write this article as we share a very...

Rheumatology drugs study

Researchers at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) in Bath, part of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, are celebrating recruiting the first patient globally to an international study that...

Moving healthcare forward

Making cutting edge treatments accessible to more patients, is one of the greatest challenges facing the healthcare system and biosimilars are playing a part in making this possible. In this issue, we speak to...

More than £700m saved

The NHS has saved more than £700 million from the annual medicines bill to reinvest in new treatments as part of the Long Term Plan. An NHS-wide campaign has supported patients and doctors to maximise...

In the blink of an eye

Blinking an eye may seem a simple action, but in this issue, we learn how imperative it is for eye health. Professor James Wolffsohn, Chair of Optometry and associate pro-vice-chancellor of Aston University, casts...

Many layers to cancer research

Dr Gernot Walko, is a skin biologist and Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology at the University of Bath. In 2017, Dr Walko was awarded a British Skin Foundation small grant for his research, ‘Targeting...

A British Skin Foundation funded project into atopic eczema

Human beta-defensin in Atopic Dermatitis: dissecting the mechanism of a novel, targetable, protection against skin barrier damage. Dr Donald J. Davidson is an Inflammation Biologist and Senior Researcher at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation...

Patient recruitment: The balancing act

Well conducted patient and public engagement can have a positive impact on recruitment and retention. To really increase your chances of success you need to be engaging patients as early as possible in the...

Treading the path less travelled – A different approach to patient recruitment

In a previous issue, we spoke to Professor Miles Witham about his work to facilitate the participation of older people in clinical trials. Now we hear from Sarah Montague about a trial engaging homeless...