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 concerns of our time. Recently, UK Business...

‘Rethink needed on radiotherapy’

Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes under the arm could benefit from radiotherapy treatment following mastectomy, according to UK scientists. Current NHS guidelines say that women should be offered...

BIOQUELL HELPING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES RESUME OPERATIONS POST-COVID-19

Bioquell Rapid Bio Decontamination Service (RBDS) enables businesses to quickly regain control of clean spaces and ramp up capacity As the world prepares to enter the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with the potential...

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...

Study casts new light on arthritis

Researchers from Arthritis Research UK and the Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester have helped discover a further 42 genetic markers associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The findings came in the...

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

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 businesses, engineering firms and software developers...

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...

Repairing damaged hearts

British Heart Foundation-funded research takes major step towards heart failure treatment. A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to...

London man potentially cured of HIV thanks to stem cell treatment

An unnamed British man's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, according to a report in Nature. The case is only the second of its kind. The London male patient was diagnosed with HIV in...

Actavis v ICOS: Is this the end for dosage regime patents in the UK?

The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that ICOS’s dosage regime patent for tadalafil lacked an inventive step. Tadalafil is marketed under the brand name Cialis® for the treatment of erectile...

Research offers insight into the ‘silent killer’

UK scientists have discovered where the life-threatening hidden fat surrounding our vital organs comes from. The new insight into this ‘bad’ (visceral) fat may have important implications for future understanding and treatment of obesity and...

“I really believe apprenticeships are the way forward for our career”

The University of Salford is recognised for links with industry, companies and corporations, both regionally, nationally and internationally. Being one of the first UK institutions to offer ‘sandwich’ courses, the university has forged strong...

Flu relief on the way

American company Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. has announced the presentation of preclinical data from its ZFP Therapeutic programme for the treatment and potential cure of both sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia. The data demonstrate that...

The impact of COVID-19 on innovation

The impact of COVID-19 on innovation by Nicholas Ferrar, partner and patent attorney AdamsonJones Times of crisis are sometimes accompanied by huge spikes in innovation. Much like a fight-or-flight response in individuals, a knee-jerk reaction to adverse...

Blood cancer’s Achilles’ heel

New findings about a fatal form of blood cancer could aid the development of new drugs with significantly less harmful side effects than existing chemotherapy. The discovery could lead to novel treatments that efficiently eliminate...

Alarming rise in lung cancer cases

Lung cancer rates in women have risen by 73 per cent over the past forty years according to new Cancer Research UK figures. Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “These figures provide...