Compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals: A solution to high drug prices?

The UK continues to grapple with its departure – or not – from the European Union, and whilst the outcome remains unclear, one thing now seems certain: before long there will be a general...

SAGES TEACH THE ART OF ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

While the conversation about climate change has been dominated by mitigation, what is equally crucial is the need to adapt to the unavoidable changes already on their way. “We have absolutely no choice but...

Heart Disease: 
A primary cause of death

Dr Catrin Rutland BSc PGCHE MSc MMedSci PhD SFHEA FAS Heart disease is one of the primary causes of death throughout the world in both humans and animals. Research at The School of Veterinary Medicine...

A transformative roadmap for neurotechnology in the UK

Innovation experts, KTN, publish roadmap calling for multi-million pound investment to develop and commercialise ground-breaking treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system. The human brain remains one of the great unknown frontiers and...

Changes in drug delivery open up commercial opportunities

After centuries of delivering drugs to patients as pills, liquids and injectables a revolution is under way which will change everything for patients - from the dose needed to the frequency of administration. Life for...

A Tale of Two Crises

Unfortunately, it appears that being slow to recognise a crisis is part of the human condition, and medical research has had its fair share. Often there needs to be a key event (or series...

Robust, ready-to-use cell-based potency assays for biosimilar development

By Jane Lamerdin, Ph.D., Abhishek Saharia, Ph. D.
DiscoveRx Corporation, Fremont, CA 94538, USA Biosimilars are defined as drugs that are “highly similar” to or “interchangeable” with an approved biologic. The lack of a clearly defined...

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,...

Nominations now open for the 2014 biomedical awards

Bionow is urging companies and individuals across the North of England to nominate their outstanding achievements for the prestigious 2014 Biomedical Awards. The Awards, now in its 2nd year will take place on Thursday 24...

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...

COVID-19 TESTING SECTOR DEMAND SET TO CONTINUE AMID VACCINE ROLLOUT

Amid the continued high demand for testing and staggered vaccine rollout, the diagnostics industry, which was valued in 2020 at $17.2bn-$19.8bn, is set to rise further in 2021 The diagnostics sector will continue to see...

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...

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...

UCL supports worldwide dissemination of free-to-access manufacturing instructions for COVID-19 breathing aids

Governments across the world, healthcare providers and device manufacturers can now request a free of charge licence to the design and manufacturing files of a breathing aid developed by UCL, UCLH and Mercedes-AMG High...

The battle against polio – still work to be done

People of a certain age in the Western World will have haunting recollections of a disease that laid waste to vast numbers of young people. A cruel disease that filled sanitoriums with rows of...

Bioscience Expertise, Training, and Equipment Access

Bioscience Technology is moving so quickly that radical approaches have to be taken to ensure researchers have sustainable access to cutting-edge expertise, equipment and training. The Bioscience Technology Facility is an exemplar which proves that...