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EU health directorate to retain oversight of medicines
MEPs, consumer and patient groups claim victory in broad lobbying effort
Train doctors for the big data future of healthcare, say science futurologists
To realise the potential - and prevent the misuse - of digitised healthcare information, statistics and programming need to feature in medical training. And better security must be put in place to ensure patient privacy
Row erupts over Juncker’s proposal to shift oversight of pharma
Pharma industry denies it lobbied for medicines to move from health to enterprise directorate
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
EU health directorate to retain oversight of medicines
MEPs, consumer and patient groups claim victory in broad lobbying effort
SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) Wins UK Prix Galien Award for Most Innovative Orphan Drug
The first new medicine for tuberculosis in over 40 years has received the 2014 UK Prix Galien – regarded as one...
Train doctors for the big data future of healthcare, say science futurologists
To realise the potential - and prevent the misuse - of digitised healthcare information, statistics and programming need to feature in...
Warwick: £13 million award backs world-class research supporting Midlands’ bioeconomy
Three of the Midlands’ leading universities have been awarded £13 Million for a “Doctoral Training Partnership” to provide research training to...
Row erupts over Juncker’s proposal to shift oversight of pharma
Pharma industry denies it lobbied for medicines to move from health to enterprise directorate
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SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) Wins UK Prix Galien Award for Most Innovative Orphan Drug
The first new medicine for tuberculosis in over 40 years has received the 2014 UK Prix Galien – regarded as one of the highest accolades for pharmaceutical research and development – at a ceremony held at the House of Commons.
Warwick: £13 million award backs world-class research supporting Midlands’ bioeconomy
Three of the Midlands’ leading universities have been awarded £13 Million for a “Doctoral Training Partnership” to provide research training to support the Midlands bioeconomy.
ETH: New centre for biomedical imaging
ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are pooling their expertise in biomedical imaging technologies. Their new competence centre EXCITE Zurich aims to efficiently translate new ideas from basic research into clinical practice. The centre will be inaugurated on Saturday.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Global University Venturing annual Summit (Partner Event)
Global University Venturing brings together university venturers and tech transfer offices from around the world to learn from each other and...
The Crystal, London - 21 October 2014
iMinds The Conference 2014 (Partner Event)
iMinds The Conference is Brussels' #1 annual conference on digital innovation, targeted at researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, industry and policy decision-makers....
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 23 October 2014
The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has...
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 14 November 2014
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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