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...

‘Snobbery’ is depriving people of a great career

Education Secretary hails an apprenticeship programme that is coming of age with top firms having woken up to the benefits apprentices are bringing to their workplaces With new, higher quality apprenticeships helping people...

Why we need to tackle resistant diseases

Crisis can be an over-used word but in the case of antimicrobial resistance it is entirely apt. According to health organisations the world over, the need to come up with new solutions to illnesses that...

Remarkable breakthroughs that herald the age of bionics

He was one of the television hits of the 1970s, the Six Million Dollar Man with his super-enhanced vision and reconstructed bionic limbs that allowed him to run at incredible speeds and jump huge...

Safe’n’Sound®, a customizable platform of add-on passive safety devices for prefilled syringes

In the parenteral industry, Needlestick injuries remain a global concern with over 3 million exposures to blood occurring every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Sharps injuries result in not only health issues...

The science behind the breakthrough

The new technique, called “early pronuclear transfer”, involves transplanting the nuclear DNA from a fertilised egg into a donated egg, which contains healthy mitochondria, on the day of fertilisation. Extensive studies conducted in a collaboration...

Conference to turn spotlight on biosimilars market

Biologics and biosimilars researchers from around the globe will gather for the 7th European Biosimilars Congress 2017 in Munich between May 15-17. The congress will bring together everyone from scientists, researchers and business development managers to...

A stay at the Stem Cell Hotel

By Davide Danovi - Director, HipSci Cell Phenotyping Programme, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London All cells in our body came from one original cell - a fertilised egg. A blood...

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...

90 years on, the time-bomb of antibiotic resistance

By Professor Colin Garner The events of 28 September 1928 could justifiably lay claim to being called the most significant breakthrough in medical history. With typical ingenuity and a quantity of genius, Sir Alexander Fleming discovered...

A historical case with modern significance

In the medical field, spectroscopy technology is being used for research into 470-year-old bones which may have relevance to modern-day sufferers of the bone condition rickets. The technology helped scientists confirm that many sailors who...

Considering a pharma and bioscience patent? The UK Intellectual Property Office maps out the...

Lawrence Cullen & Laura Starrs, Patent Examining Group Heads, IPO Managing a patent portfolio requires, among many skills, the ability to anticipate the future. This is especially true in the fields of bioscience and pharma where,...

System could tackle resistant bugs

Once resistant bugs are established in an environment, it can be difficult to eliminate them using ordinary cleaning methods but specialist companies have developed techniques for cleansing an area or individuals.  Rooms and whole departments...

A soft spot for stem cells helps cornea healing

New research led by scientists at Newcastle University, UK reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness - by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair...

Can compliance in pharmaceutical logistics by air be reached through industry collaboration?

Pharmaceuticals makeup 1.9% of all air cargo and generate revenues of $1.4 billion per year - 2.6% of total air cargo. In the next three years (2018-2020), growth in pharmaceuticals being transported by air is...

Nanomedicine – bridging the skills gap

Nanomedicine is at the forefront of modern healthcare. Nanoparticles offer a new platform for drug delivery that can extend the “patent life” of drugs, but also greatly increase the targeting and effectiveness of therapy. In...