New asthma treatment is a ‘game changer’

The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, according to a study led by the University of Leicester. The research funded by Novartis...

Brand new blending facility at Brenntag Lutterworth

Brenntag Blending Solutions has expanded with a brand new state-of-the art facility at Brenntag Lutterworth, providing additional blending capabilities across the Middle and South of the UK. The multi-purpose vessel has a 25,000L capacity and...

Research funding is agreed

A total of £112 million has been agreed to support clinical research and trials. The money is being given to 23 NHS organisations and will pay for specialist research nurses and technical staff, as well...

Memories can be decoded from brain waves during sleep, say researchers

Bursts of brain activity known as sleep spindles can play a vital role in strengthening new memories after learning, researchers have found. In a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and York published...

Ayrshire Life Science Company launch advanced scientific technology to support successful drug development

AvantiCell Science is a life science company based in Ayr, with a mission to provide leading-edge ethical tools which offer the prospect of faster, more efficient progress towards better drugs, safer chemotherapy, and improved...

Is R&D Tax Relief part of your 
budgeting process?

Whether you are a Biotech, a Pharmaceutical, a Medical Device company or a Clinical Research Organisation, you really should be budgeting for your Research and Development Tax Relief claims. There were originally two R&D Tax...

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 is transforming and enriching patients’ lives....

Silk research offers hopes of new treatments

Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The capsules, which are invisible to the naked eye, can protect sensitive molecular materials, and could prove a significant...

New hope for huntington disease sufferers

A group of researchers has identified a major new pathway thought to be involved in the development of Huntington disease. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, could eventually...

Top tips to safeguard your medtech in a competitive industry

Medical technology is one of the fastest growing, and most competitive, industries in the world.  With a thriving ecosystem of over 3,700 companies, 115,000 skilled workers, and a turnover of over £21 billon, the UK’s...

Research ‘must be allowed to thrive’

The Parkinson’s Disease Society has embarked on a new drive to ensure that research into the illness, and other conditions, continues to be supported across Europe. As part of the campaign, which is hosted by...

HIV research provides cause for optimism

Research into vaccines to prevent HIV infection are offering new hope for those vulnerable to the condition, an international conference was told. Delegates attending the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa,...

Patently Protected With PatBase

Patents are a vital weapon in the armoury of any innovative life sciences organisation. In an increasingly competitive industry, companies protect and distinguish themselves through building and maintaining their patent portfolios, while regularly reviewing and...

UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network support for the introduction of personalised medicine into...

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 companion diagnostics for novel drugs by...

Sumatra’s tigers defy expectations on genetic diversity

 A joint study led by scientists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) in collaboration with Imperial College London and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, has revealed that despite low...

Scientists drafted in to help protect trees

Two new projects have received a share of £2m for research to help combat threats to trees and plants as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI). The projects are: Global threats from...