A golden generation

can the precious metal hold the key to killing cancerous cells? In the second century A.D., during the Han dynasty, a Chinese author and alchemist known as Wei Boyang is believed to have written: “Gold...

Supercharged natural killer cells may hold promise for cancer

A type of ‘supercharged’ immune cell could be mass-produced to help fight cancer. The researchers behind the early-stage finding, from Imperial College London, say the development could mark the next generation of cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments,...

EU-wide IP Expertise is essential to the life science industry post-Brexit

The UK is world-renowned for its progressive life science and healthcare sectors, which are at the forefront of technical innovation, research excellence, and pioneering treatments. Life science companies, research and development facilities, scientists and academics...

A new approach to reduce the impact of ageing

For Newcastle University Professor Thomas Zglinicki the biggest challenge that lies ahead for medical researchers is tackling age-related multimorbidity, the incidence of people living with several long-term conditions at a time. The professor, who works...

Using apprenticeships to build skills for innovation in life sciences

Dr. Gillian Burgess, Site Head of UK Research and Vice President at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Board Member of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) of employers, sets out the business case for greater use of apprenticeships across...

£7m invested in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Phico Therapeutics Ltd, a biotechnology company developing engineered phage technology as the basis of a new generation of antibiotics to overcome antibacterial resistance, has announced £7m in new investment. The financing was led by growth...

Biopharmaceutical sector on the up

The global biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, according to a new report into its performance. According to the report by market researchers IMARC Group, the key drivers are the...

Cutting costs, saving time and doing away with needles: Laser technology promises a triple...

Blood tests: They’re not only extremely common and, let’s face it, not particularly popular with patients, they are also a huge drain on health service resources. Blood samples make up a significant proportion of the...

The Open University – The higher education partner of choice for business

In April 1969, The Open University (OU) received its Royal Charter and the vision of a university that would open up education for all, was finally brought to life – largely due to the...

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...

EXPANSION OF NETPARK OFFERS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ROOM FOR GROWTH

The North-East Technology Park in County Durham – or NETPark as it is known – provides science, technology and engineering companies with the type of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space they require...

How can you prevent weak maths skills hindering student performance?

An increasing number of students are struggling to keep up with the maths content in the crucial first months of their degree, despite the measures lecturers are taking to continually adapt their teaching to...

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...

EXPERT EQUIPS ENTREPRENEURS TO SURVIVE ADVERSITY

Expert in the field of biological sample storage and logistics management, CRYONISS is also adept at evaluating business continuity plans and identifying the holes that might well prove to be their pitfall. Cheshire-based Cryoniss offers...

Nemera receives Drug Manufacturing Authorization for its Neuenburg plant, in Germany

Important achievement for Nemera, now able to handle, assemble, sterilize and store pharmaceutical drugs and medicinal products for autoinjectors. On 4th September, Nemera received from the German Government Drug Administration (Government Presidium, Tübingen) the...

With Great promise comes great responsibility

In the world of drug production, the search is relentless for treatments that can reduce the planet’s spiralling pharmaceutical bill by curing illness. However, although billions of pounds is ploughed into developing new drugs, attention...