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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
Eastern Europe needs more cochlear implants, says technology pioneer
EU policymakers say they’re ready to listen up and help increase awareness – but better data on prevalence of hearing impairments must come first
EU hospitals report medicine shortages
The European Medicines Agency should play a greater role in monitoring shortfalls, a new study suggests
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
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...
Bologna spin-off in the final five of the Gaetano Marzotto start-up competition
Stem Sel, a University of Bologna spin-off lead by Prof. Pierluigi Reschiglian, is one of the five finalists of the most...
Eastern Europe needs more cochlear implants, says technology pioneer
EU policymakers say they’re ready to listen up and help increase awareness – but better data on prevalence of hearing impairments...
EU hospitals report medicine shortages
The European Medicines Agency should play a greater role in monitoring shortfalls, a new study suggests
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:...
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Bologna spin-off in the final five of the Gaetano Marzotto start-up competition
Stem Sel, a University of Bologna spin-off lead by Prof. Pierluigi Reschiglian, is one of the five finalists of the most important Italian start-up competition, the Gaetano Marzotto Prize.
Cambridge Epigenetix raises $5.5M in Series A funding
Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), a UK-based life sciences company, has announced the recent completion of a $5.5M Series A financing round led by New Science Ventures and the appointment of Dr Fedja Bobanovic as CEO. Joining the financing round were founding investors Syncona Partners and Cambridge Enterprise.
UCL Business: Seven new ventures selected to join the first Health Social Innovators Programme in London
Health Social Innovators, a pioneering accelerator programme for social ventures in health, launched last week with seven exciting ventures. The programme...
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
The IP Summit 2014 (Partner Event)
The IP Summit 2014 will tackle, for the first time alongside Patents and Trademarks topics, Copyright issues. This 9th edition will...
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Disease prevention: Meeting the challenge
A high-level roundtable as part of the Science|Business foresight series
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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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