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...

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...

Impact of latest innovative gastroenterology research for patient benefit

According to the British Society of Gastroenterology, the burden of gastrointestinal and liver disease is heavy for patients, the NHS, and the economy. Gastrointestinal disease is the third most common cause of death, and...

What is Life?

In 1943, the quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger stood up in Trinity College Dublin and delivered what might be described as the biggest scientific disappointment of the century. His work on quantum mechanics, which so...

Ebola – the debate between clinical need and economic reality

 The deadly outbreak of the ebola virus in West Africa in February 2014 initially went largely unnoticed by the global media even though it is one of the world’s most frightening illnesses. Cases were detected...

Simplicity is all

In this issue of BioScience Today, Ellen Rossiter speaks to Professor Kawal Rhode about his work in the realm of biomedical engineering, his inspiration, motivation and why simplicity is all. “Way back in school, we...

Market place becoming more competitive

Popular as this technology is, there are others vying for a niche in the same markets with equal claims on convenience and popularity with patients and clinicians alike. In 2011/12 Garcia-Diaz et al studied patient...

The IP journey and risk mitigation

Paul Storer Senior Policy Adviser in the Business Support Policy Team at the IPO Resolving IP disputes can be costly and the Intellectual Property Office continues to seek to reduce costs for businesses, not only in...

Former Prime Minister takes on key Dementia research role

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has become the new President of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Mr Cameron made dementia a major focus of his time in office, launching the Prime...
raw materials

Critical Factor for Industrializing Cell Therapies:

Quality Attributes and Quality Assurance of the Manufacturing Raw Materials Slowly but progressively more Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP), including Cell Therapy Products, are reaching the market and a significant number are getting closer to...

Research offers hope

There is hope in the battle against drug-resistant drugs, though. For example, a newly discovered antibiotic, produced by bacteria from a cystic fibrosis patient, could be used to treat cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB),...

Team edges closer to breakthrough

Finding a way to defeat drug-resistance is driving many research projects, including at the  University of East Anglia where scientists say they are getting closer to solving the problem of antibiotic resistance. New research has...

Pre-filled Syringe Technology and Injection Devices

The product development process for pre-filled syringes and injection devices is a little different from that of a ‘traditional’ pharmaceutical. There are essentially five steps (figure 1), and for many, the commencement of clinical...

Bridging the gap between academic learning and on the job skills

The University of Salford’s Environment and Life Science degree apprenticeship programmes are a key area of development. The Biomedical Science degree apprenticeship programme has expanded rapidly over the past couple of years and the...

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...

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...