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And the winners are … EIT picks Roche and Helmholtz groups to start new KICs
Innovation clusters in life sciences and raw materials set to start in 2015, following year-long bidding competition
Corporate R&D spending in Europe slows, Commission says
In 2013, the growth rate of private R&D investment in Europe fell to 2.9 per cent, due to falling corporate profits and a weak pharma and tech sector
Call for reform of European Medicines Agency as head is ousted
A European Court of Justice ruling invalidates Guido Rasi’s appointment as head of the EMA, opening the way for further questions on the governance of the agency
Our research saves lives – if you let us
A new EU data protection law risks killing some types of medical research, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet say. Their prescription: A law that regulates Big Data, but allows for research
How to make regenerative medicine happen
Cell therapies hold the promise of more effective treatments for a range of diseases, but they face a long and expensive route to market. The key is to reduce risk and attract investors, says Keith Thompson, head of the UK Cell Therapy Catapult
Vital life sciences research is impeded by a lack of understanding of the role of patents
The uncertainty sparked by the US ruling that the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes are not patentable is holding back the development of diagnostics and therapies, says patent lawyer Adrian Tombling
Life Sciences Archive
Professor Jonathan Weber named as Imperial College AHSC Director
A leading HIV expert at Imperial College London, Professor Weber has taken up his appointment as Director of the AHSC.
And the winners are … EIT picks Roche and Helmholtz groups to start new KICs
Innovation clusters in life sciences and raw materials set to start in 2015, following year-long bidding competition
New ETH chair of Physical Activity and Health
ETH Zurich and the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation are set to expand their research and teaching collaboration. ETH Zurich will establish a...
Corporate R&D spending in Europe slows, Commission says
In 2013, the growth rate of private R&D investment in Europe fell to 2.9 per cent, due to falling corporate profits...
Cambridge academics are winners in GSK’s Discovery Fast Track Challenge
Three University of Cambridge projects have been selected as winners in GSK’s 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge, which is designed to...
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Professor Jonathan Weber named as Imperial College AHSC Director
A leading HIV expert at Imperial College London, Professor Weber has taken up his appointment as Director of the AHSC.
New ETH chair of Physical Activity and Health
ETH Zurich and the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation are set to expand their research and teaching collaboration. ETH Zurich will establish a new chair to study how physical activity affects human physiology and long-term well-being. The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation is supporting the creation of the Chair of Physical Activity and Health with 10 million Swiss francs over a 10-year period.
Cambridge academics are winners in GSK’s Discovery Fast Track Challenge
Three University of Cambridge projects have been selected as winners in GSK’s 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge, which is designed to accelerate the translation of academic research into novel therapies.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Balancing the ‘Energy Economy’
The conference will gather leaders from the European academic, business and policy worlds to discuss what mechanisms can achieve real breakthroughs...
Brussels - 20 January 2015
Disease prevention: Meeting the challenge
A high-level roundtable as part of the Science|Business foresight series
Brussels - 24 March 2015
Horizon 2020 – New Commission, new Agenda
The 2015 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference
Brussels - 24 March 2015
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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