Making clinical trials right for older people
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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 people are designed and…

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Bringing patients and providers together one tweet at a time
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Bringing patients and providers together one tweet at a time

As an open forum for human interaction, social media have become the great equalizer of health information – providing a means for patients and health care providers to connect outside of the hospital or local clinic setting and…

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The benefits of government apprenticeship reforms to employers
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The benefits of government apprenticeship reforms to employers

Apprenticeships offer employers large and small a fantastic opportunity to get the skilled workforce they need to grow their business. There are hundreds of thousands of employers up and down the country that are already seeing the positive…

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Degree apprenticeships: a first class route to building a talent pipeline
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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 industry in which…

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The IP journey and risk mitigation
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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 relation to…

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Using apprenticeships to build skills for innovation in life sciences
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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 the life science industries.…

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Having access to finance is an essential ingredient to grow and prosper
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Having access to finance is an essential ingredient to grow and prosper

Graeme Fisher: Managing Director for Communications and Policy at British Business Bank Smaller businesses are a fundamental part of the UK economy, driving growth and employment creation. Those businesses categorised as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ around two…

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90 years since Sir Alexander Fleming’s penicillin discovery changed antibiotic treatment
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90 years since Sir Alexander Fleming’s penicillin discovery changed antibiotic treatment

“My name is Sarah Whitlow and my paternal grandfather was Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin. I have worked as a practice nurse at the Swan Surgery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, since 1990, training as a staff…

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Simplicity is all
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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 were taught science…

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Life sciences – developments  from the IPO’s perspective
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Life sciences – developments from the IPO’s perspective

Liz Coleman, Divisional Director at the Intellectual Property Office Welcome to our new regular feature on IP issues in the life sciences. Our aim is to keep you up to date on key IP issues in the sector, identifying…

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Life sciences – what’s the big deal?
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Life sciences – what’s the big deal?

People often ask me why life sciences are so important. For me, important things are those which have a clear impact on the future. Things to be addressed now rather than later. Things such as using life sciences…

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Patient capital is the key to unlocking growth in the life sciences sector
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Patient capital is the key to unlocking growth in the life sciences sector

By Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank The British Business Bank, as the UK’s national economic development bank, has a mission to make finance markets for smaller businesses operate more effectively, enabling those businesses to prosper, grow and…

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Why life science incubators are crucial
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Why life science incubators are crucial

In this issue of BioScience Today, we speak to Dr Glenn Crocker MBE, Chief Executive Officer of BioCity – the largest life science incubator business in the UK. The lowdown on life science incubators “A life science incubator…

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Urban development is attracting leading scientists and ambitious companies to the north
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Urban development is attracting leading scientists and ambitious companies to the north

Newcastle Helix is the UK’s biggest urban development of its kind outside of London and has entered its next phase of development.  The £350m flagship project, brings together a community of academics, industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.…

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Meeting contemporary medical challenges
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Meeting contemporary medical challenges

In this issue of BioScience Today, we speak to Professor Phil Blower, Chair in Imaging Chemistry at King’s College London about why a multidisciplinary approach is crucial to meeting the medical challenges of today. “I work in a…

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Can compliance in pharmaceutical logistics by air be reached through industry collaboration?
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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 expected to increase 3.7%.…

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