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Poland making moves to lift barriers to investing in drug discovery

Shortcomings in the framework for clinical trials, little knowledge of intellectual property law and an awkward relationship between scientists and technology transfer offices are holding back science-industry collaboration, but work is in hand to change things

Reprieve for under fire EU pharma partnership after Parliament vote

Europe’s €3B Innovation Medicines Initiative faced scrutiny over pharma companies’ contributions to the programme in the European Parliament this week – and passed the test.

Success rate in Bio-Based industries Joint Technology Initiative is 25-50%

Early figures suggest the EU academic/industrial programme is popular both in Europe and the US

Patients should have more control over their health

Smartphones can help you understand and look after your health says Bruce Hellman, chief executive of health app start-up uMotif

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

Life Sciences Archive
Poland making moves to lift barriers to investing in drug discovery
Shortcomings in the framework for clinical trials, little knowledge of intellectual property law and an awkward relationship between scientists and technology...
Aalto University researcher receives ERC Consolidator Grant
The project aims to accelerate benefits of the genomic era, by finding novel proteins and enzymes with totally new and useful...
Imperial researchers win Health Foundation grant for cancer innovation study
A research team from Imperial College Business School has been chosen by the Health Foundation to be part of its...
University of Pisa unveils new bionic hand
Researchers behind a robotic hand designed by the University of Pisa’s “E. Piaggio” research centre in collaboration with the Istituto...
Politecnico di Milano researcher receives ERC grant to study laser microscopy
Dario Polli, a 38-year old researcher and lecturer at the Physics department of Politecnico di Milano, has been awarded a grant...
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Aalto University researcher receives ERC Consolidator Grant

The project aims to accelerate benefits of the genomic era, by finding novel proteins and enzymes with totally new and useful properties.

Imperial researchers win Health Foundation grant for cancer innovation study

A research team from Imperial College Business School has been chosen by the Health Foundation to be part of its £1.5 million Efficiency Research Programme. The award is for original research on system efficiency and value for money in health and social care.

University of Pisa unveils new bionic hand

Researchers behind a robotic hand designed by the University of Pisa’s “E. Piaggio” research centre in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia want to revolutionise the way we think about artificial limbs. Simple and robust in structure, and cheaper than previous technologies, the new ‘Softhand’ is capable of reproducing almost all natural hand movements

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
2015 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (Partner event)
The 5th annual Symposium, London June 2/3, 2015
London - 02 June 2015
Financing SMEs and growth (Date to be confirmed)
A Science|Business public conference
Brussels - 23 June 2015
The Trade Papers: The economic impact of TTIP (Date to be confirmed)
A special report and trans-Atlantic conference on TTIP and innovation – organised jointly by Science|Business and ITIF in Brussels and Washington...
Brussels - 20 July 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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