Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

Powerful technology paves way for early interventions to prevent heart attacks. People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to...

New IP service helps ‘maximise’ patent commercial success

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and start-ups are getting expert advice to maximise their patent’s commercial success thanks to a new service launched by Wynne-Jones IP. The intellectual property firm, which provides advice relating to all aspects of...

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...

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 IOP is the professional and learned...

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 of Birmingham. The Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI)...

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 trade mark and design rights will continue...

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....

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 facility, which offers a range of solutions...

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, lead and serve the air transport...

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 the initial studies in humans and...

Virtual Medicine Study provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered automatically...

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 significant problem for one in five people...

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 Morris, Reader in Rehabilitation Research at the...

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

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 channel inhibitors Cambridge, UK: Metrion Biosciences...

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...

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...

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 compounds that could be used to develop...