Crime Scene – International efforts target improvements in food safety

Food safety has never been higher on the international agenda as understanding the impact of what we eat on our health becomes ever more important. As debates rage about the potential damage caused by the...

Overcoming the barriers 
to more effective 
drug research

The success or failure of health advancement stands and falls on the capacity of the pharmaceutical  industry to continually bring forward new drugs. It always has, it probably always will. From the herbalists of ancient...

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...

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...

The importance of Intellectual Property strategy; creating a foundation on which to build value...

Dr Emma Longland and Craig Thomson of HGF writing for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Most companies in the Biotech space appreciate the need for patent protection; after all, no company wants to bring...

Regulation that governs the biosimilar industry

One of the major hurdles for biosimilars manufacturers is meeting the rigorous demands of  regulators who are coming to terms with the challenges that the new industry provides. In the European Union, for example, a...

High purity and excellent chemical resistance for syringes

In the past decade, Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP) and Cyclo Olefin Copolymer (COC) based syringes, cartridges, and vials have attracted ever increasing attention from the pharma industry as a valid transparent plastic alternative to...

Cell therapy manufacturing industry takes big steps forward

Cell Therapy production across the world has made some significant advances in recent months, with investment in manufacture announced and exciting research suggesting new applications. The industry in the UK has taken a step forward...

Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can’t ever be considered ‘cured’, say...

Patients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers...

Life or Death – The importance of Cold Chain Supply

All over the world, drug companies are producing medicines and treatments that are saving lives but when the pharmaceuticals leave the manufacturing plant that is only half the story. Crucial to the success of the...

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...

Human factors and prefilled syringes

Human factors is now firmly established at the heart of medical device development, and that includes prefilled syringes. Regulators, and in particular the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently published guidance on...

Characterization of CRISPR/Cas9introduced Mutations using the Guide-it™ Indel Identification Kit

Streamlined method for characterizing the variety of indels introduced by genome editing technologies: Ideal foridentifying indels introduced by CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in a cell population A complete kit containing all of the components needed...

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...