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,...

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...

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...

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...

Plant patentability and the European Patent Office – what is the latest update?

Plant patentability has long been a contentious issue throughout intellectual property and scientific circles. The question as to whether plants or animals created through essentially biological processes, such as genetic or selective breeding, can be...

The Open University – The higher education partner of choice for business

In April 1969, The Open University (OU) received its Royal Charter and the vision of a university that would open up education for all, was finally brought to life – largely due to the...

Artificial Neural Networks working with Image Guided Therapies to improve heart disease treatment

By Rashed Karim Research Fellow at King’s College London School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences It’s exciting to envisage that future treatments for cardiovascular disease will be supported by intelligent systems and devices. At the...

‘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...

A golden era for blood cancer treatments

It’s an exciting time in blood cancer research. As we deepen our understanding of the biology of blood cancer, researchers are developing better treatments than ever before, and we’re even beginning to talk about...

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...

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...

Adult Vaccination

“Vaccination can provide cost-effective protection against a host of diseases throughout life, but remains an underused public-health strategy in adults for the promotion of healthy ageing. Without specific vaccination programmes for the adult population...

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...

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...

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...

Striking a note of caution as the use of nanotechnology in medicine gathers pace

Nanotechnology may be advancing at a rapid rate but these are still early days and much still needs to be done as the medical world tries to keep pace with the dramtic pace of...