Pioneering Surgical Guidance System from Endomag Wins Institute of Physics’ Business Innovation Award
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Pioneering Surgical Guidance System from Endomag Wins Institute of Physics’ Business Innovation Award

Endomag, the surgical guidance company, has won a prestigious British Business Innovation Award from the Institute of Physics (IOP), presented at the Houses of Parliament in London. The…

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Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened
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Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened

A new Institute where research will look into improving healing and make a difference to patients with debilitating conditions is opening today (10 October 2018) at the University…

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Possible impact of no-deal Brexit  on EU IP rights
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Possible impact of no-deal Brexit on EU IP rights

How would a no-deal Brexit affect the protection of EU intellectual property rights in the UK? The UK government issued guidance on 24 September 2018 confirming that EU…

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Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations
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Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations

3D metal printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a healthcare revolution. Founded in the 1980s, this technology is not only driven by speed and lower cost, it…

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Economy Secretary welcomes £4m ICS Clean Room
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Economy Secretary welcomes £4m ICS Clean Room

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has welcomed Cardiff University’s new refurbished £4m Institute for Compound Semiconductors Clean Room. Local business leaders across South Wales attended the launch of the new…

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Air Cargo Safe and Cool with IATA standards
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Air Cargo Safe and Cool with IATA standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the industry’s global trade association and represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic. Its mission is to represent,…

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Gene therapy applications in medicine
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Gene therapy applications in medicine

Over the last few decades advances in genetics and more recently gene therapy have accelerated. Not only have they been used in vitro and animal models but now…

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Virtual Medicine Study provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered automatically in virtual reality (VR)
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Virtual Medicine Study provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered automatically in virtual reality (VR)

The Lancet Psychiatry has just published details of a pioneering clinical trial of automated virtual reality (VR) psychological therapy for fear of heights. Fear of heights is a…

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Activity the key to optimising stroke recovery
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Activity the key to optimising stroke recovery

Emphasising the importance of sustained rehabilitation can help health services cope with rising numbers of people surviving a stroke, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Jacqui…

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Metrion Biosciences awarded £637k funding under Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst Primer Award for ion channel drug discovery
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Metrion Biosciences awarded £637k funding under Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst Primer Award for ion channel drug discovery

Funding will support project aiming to identify novel oral therapeutics for the auto-immune disease psoriasis Adds to Innovate UK funding awarded in February 2018 for research on potassium…

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Eligible costs for R&D Tax Relief – it’s not just for those people in white coats!
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Eligible costs for R&D Tax Relief – it’s not just for those people in white coats!

For my fellow professionals who work with businesses to support them with claims for Research and Development Tax Relief, one of our common mantras when explaining to manufacturing…

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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…

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Antimicrobial  Resistance
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Antimicrobial Resistance

New database launches in a bid to develop new drugs in the fight against antimicrobial resistance  A new and first of its kind database has been launched listing…

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Ultra Scale-Down – Is this the answer to accelerated access of new medicines?
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Ultra Scale-Down – Is this the answer to accelerated access of new medicines?

Afrin Zohura, USD Bioprocess Research Engineer, University College London (UCL) How to develop new drugs, therapies and technologies in a timely manner is one of the most pressing…

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Scientists test new technology for same-day diagnostics
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Scientists test new technology for same-day diagnostics

A new lab at St Thomas’ Hospital has opened to test whether new nanopore-based DNA sequencing technology could support same day diagnosis of infections such as sepsis in…

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UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network support for the introduction of personalised medicine into the clinic to help improve patient healthcare outcomes
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UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network support for the introduction of personalised medicine into the clinic to help improve patient healthcare outcomes

The bioscience sector is playing an important role in improving the way patients are prescribed their medication. The development of new sequencing techniques, data analysis software tools, and…

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