The baby brain scans that could help predict symptoms of autism and ADHD

London researchers are embarking on a three-year study aiming to identify babies at higher than average risk of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The work at King’s College London is...

Making Pharmaceuticals person-specific

Dr Mohammed Maniruzzaman: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the University of Sussex In this issue of BioScience Today, we speak to Dr Mohammed Maniruzzaman, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the University of Sussex,...

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...

Product Characterization for Cell Therapy GMP Manufacturing

The specifications, QC and release testing of cell therapy products can make the difference between success and failure Stefanos Theoharis, Suncana Kern and Christine Guenther, apceth GmbH & Co. KG. All manufactured products require measurable parameters,...

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...

Making clinical trials right for older people

In this issue, we speak to Miles Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People at Newcastle University and consultant geriatrician, about why he’s bringing about a sea change in how clinical trials involving older...

Degree apprenticeships: a first class route to building a talent pipeline

Alex Felthouse, Managing Director of Eisai Manufacturing Ltd .and Science Industry Partnership Board Member Research1 undertaken in support of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) 2025 Skills Strategy identified that the Medicines Manufacturing Sector, a strategic UK...

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...

In the blink of an eye

Blinking an eye may seem a simple action, but in this issue, we learn how imperative it is for eye health. Professor James Wolffsohn, Chair of Optometry and associate pro-vice-chancellor of Aston University, casts...

Relentlessly searching for the cure

Martina Slapkova - Research Information Co-ordinator at the Motor Neurone Disease Association Motor neuron disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis across the globe, has been puzzling researchers and clinicians ever since it was...

Smarter Insulated Packaging

From chilled food products to temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, wool is at the heart of a revolution in the insulated packaging being used for temperature controlled logistics. Significantly, it’s not just the pressures to find...

The rise of biotechnology: How biotechnology is contributing to regional development

SMITH, D.J., ROSSITER, W. and MCDONALD-JUNOR, D., Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University How a city creates new development paths when faced with declining industries, is one of the most pressing questions of our time. We’ll...

Auto Injectors: Customer needs and future trends

Pharmaceutical industry might well be one of the most exacting industries on the market. In order to satisfy a very broad range of stakeholders, including patients, prescribers, payers, patient-care providers and other healthcare professionals,...

‘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...

Matching clinical trials with unmet clinical need

A new tool that helps target clinical trials to areas of unmet clinical need has sparked interest in both the National Health Service (NHS) and the commercial clinical research world. Stephen Lock, Head of...

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...