Cell therapy manufacturing

Regenerative medicine and cellular therapies have the potential to impact many different areas of unmet medical need. There are many human diseases which have either inadequate or no treatment options. One of the main...

Funding awarded for research projects

Funding awarded for research projects Other work is under way after the BBSRC, along with the Natural Environment Research Council, and 12 industry partners agreed to fund six research projects to improve the sustainability of...

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...

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...

Biosimilars ‘making progress in the UK’

However, there still remain challenges for biosimilar companies trying to gain a foothold in the market, with reticence on the part of health trusts and clinicians taking time to break down. The UK is an...

Breaking through cardiovascular disease

Professor Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) explains the work they are doing to find the next breakthrough treatment for cardiovascular disease. Since the BHF was formed over 50 years...

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...

Tackling 
infection 
a major priority worldwide

Preventing infection is a major challenge facing healthcare workers today. To meet that challenge, an industry has developed specialising in training people at all levels, from carers in homes for the elderly to senior...

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...

Hope as research unlocks the secrets of heart disease

By Frances Griss Since the beginning of the 1960s, deaths from heart disease in the UK have halved so that today only 26% of people have a cause of death attributable to the condition, compared with...

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...

How do bioscience companies ensure a strong talent pipeline for the future?

The UK science industry is facing a national shortage of highly skilled workers, an issue linked previously to STEM subjects being a less favourable option at A Level. But the tides are changing; this year...

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...

In the picture

For many years, research into dementia has thrown up as many questions as it has answers. Now, a new project is seeking to change that and at its heart lies the rapidly-advancing science of...

Cell line technology

By Frances Griss One of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields of bioscience is the development of new cell lines with specific and controllable characteristics, either for research or industrial scale production. Companies all over...

Bionic technology that is pushing the boundaries of what is possible

The loss of a limb through illness or accident can be a truly devastating blow and, until recent years, prosthetics did not really offer much in the way of compensation for sufferers. False limbs...