Policy Workshop: Life Sciences
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Harnessing biotechnology for a more sustainable economy
Taking a page out of nature’s handbook, Novozymes deploys enzymes to help (re) create a bio-based society
Tale of two biotech stars
The CEOs of Ablynx and uniQure, at a Science|Business event, tell their growth stories – and what Europe needs to do if there are to be more companies like theirs bringing new medicines to market
European Commission dismisses challenge to embryonic stem cell research
In blocking the Citizen’s Initiative calling for an end to funding, the Commission has renewed its support for embryonic stem cell funding
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
Back small companies to deliver new medicines
Pharmaceutical R&D functions at its best in small, agile and innovative SMEs. Replacing state subsidies and grant funding for research with start-up and development capital, would bring productivity improvements, says Mark Bloomfield, CEO of French biotech Polyplus Transfection
Life Sciences Archive
£1.8 million investment boosts cutting-edge molecular science at Imperial
Local MP Mark Field visits Imperial today to launch a £1.8m upgrade to the Department of Chemistry's analytical facilities.
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...
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...
Harnessing biotechnology for a more sustainable economy
Taking a page out of nature’s handbook, Novozymes deploys enzymes to help (re) create a bio-based society
Tale of two biotech stars
The CEOs of Ablynx and uniQure, at a Science|Business event, tell their growth stories – and what Europe needs to do...
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£1.8 million investment boosts cutting-edge molecular science at Imperial
Local MP Mark Field visits Imperial today to launch a £1.8m upgrade to the Department of Chemistry's analytical facilities.
Imperial's portofolio company, PsiOxus Therapeutics, initiates 'OCTAVE' study
Imperial Innovations is pleased to note that one of its portfolio of companies, PsiOxus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing innovative new treatments for cancer today announced the first dosing of a patient in the OCTAVE (Ovarian Cancer Treated with Adeno Vaccine Enadenotucirev) study.
Healthcare researcher at Chalmers receives Areas of Advance prize
The 2014 Areas of Advance prize goes to Andreas Hellström, senior lecturer and director of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement (CHI), a research and education centre that has had great impact on improvements in health care and is contributing to a sustainable society. The SEK 100,000 prize will support the work being carried out by CHI and Chalmers to further develop Swedish health care services.
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The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
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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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