How intellectual property can help 3D printing support, not harm, medtech

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is frequently, and rightly, hailed as the next revolution in technology. Since its inception in 1986, 3D printing has transformed numerous sectors including aviation, manufacturing, and energy, and altered perceptions...

Everyday tablet could lead to relief for cancer sufferers

Another example of immunology at work is new research that suggests that giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment. Francis Crick Institute researchers, funded...

Three-Parent Babies a step closer after regulations grant approval

Occasionally in the world of science, a breakthrough comes along that is so startling that it turns conventional thinking on its head. That is the case with the latest research into the idea of three-person...

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...

Company announces MSA drug research projects

Drug company Evotec has entered into three novel research projects aimed at coming up with new discoveries for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Supported by research funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and...

Creating an encyclopaedia of mammalian gene function

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) is working to provide freely available information about the function of every gene in the mouse genome, based on the focused efforts of its 18 member organisations. Understanding health...

Call to address lack of patient diversity in research

By Kate Shaw, CEO of Innovative Trials. Innovative Trials, a clinical trial patient recruitment company, is calling on the medical research community and pharmaceutical sector to come together to tackle the issue of patient diversity in...

UK Supreme Court inflicts more patent pain on Warner-Lambert

Eilidh Pugh, Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney, AdamsonJones. The UK Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated decision in WarnerLambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis. The case is important because it is the...

Advances in syringe technologies open up new opportunities

Interest in the convenience and safety of pre-filled syringes is growing to the extent that some commentators are suggesting they will largely replace the traditional syringe for standard medical care. The technology has been around...

Forging advances in the treatment of respiratory diseases

In this issue of BioScience Today, we speak to Professor Martin Gosling, about the inspiration behind his work, what motivates him daily, and the advances in the treatment of respiratory diseases that he is...

New research predicts a positive future for biosimilars

The prospect of reducing treatment costs for payors supports a positive future for biosimilars Biosimilar approvals in the US market still significantly lag behind Europe despite an evolving regulatory landscape and three new...

Not gone, not forgotten..

The penny finally drops as politicians pledge support for dementia research Ironically, given that it is one of the planet’s biggest illnesses, dementia also appeared to creep up on world leaders more focused on other...

Research reveals how Tau aggregates can contribute to cell death in Alzheimer’s disease

New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists studied more than 600 human brains and fruit fly models of Alzheimer’s disease...

Exciting times in the field of asthma research

One of the areas in which truly exciting advances are being made is asthma, one of the commonest chronic diseases on the planet. Professor Stephen Holgate, CBE, Chair of the Research Committee of the British...

MRC Harwell: New opportunities for partnerships

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell has developed into a centre of excellence for thecreation, breeding, archiving and phenotyping of the laboratory mouse. It continues toadvance, harnessing new technologies, such as those in...

Bridging the gap between academic learning and on the job skills

The University of Salford’s Environment and Life Science degree apprenticeship programmes are a key area of development. The Biomedical Science degree apprenticeship programme has expanded rapidly over the past couple of years and the...