We brought together industry and charity representatives for a day long workshop - read more about what we found out.
The NC3Rs is launching this year's CRACK IT challenges - opportunities for business and academia to find solutions to problems to reduce our need to use animals in research
Dr Denise Goldman, on why promising new treatments fall into a 'valley of death' and how Action on Hearing Loss initiatives - from funding translational research to engaging with industry by providing free consultancy and market intelligence reports, are working to overcome it.
The commons science and technology committee are looking at the commercialisation of research. If life sciences is going to be a growth area for the UK economy, we have to be good not just at doing the research but translating what we’ve found out into commercial applications, i.e. things we can make and sell and […]
In case you weren’t glued to your radio on Sunday evening, In Business on Radio 4 had a really interesting programme looking at Pfizer’s closure of it’s labs in Kent and the changing model for pharmaceutical business and how they invest in research… The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is closing most of its giant research facility […]
Last week, George Freeman MP became a the new Life Sciences Adviser. He will advise David Willetts, who is Minister for Universities and Science, on the economic impact of life sciences in the UK. George Freeman has a background in biomedical research so he’s a bit of a pro on the life sciences sector. He’s […]
On Wednesday the government launched some new guidance to help universities, the NHS, charities and industry work together faster and better – see the DH press release here. Key to the government’s growth strategy is making it more attractive for private investors to fund research alongside public investors in the UK, so making it simpler […]
Last week BIS published the latest R&D scoreboard. This is an annual investigation the department carries out looking at the top 1,000 UK and top 1,000 global corporate investors in research and development (R&D). It gives us a snapshot of how private investment into R&D in the UK is doing. This year one of the […]
Government has appointed a Life Sciences Business Adviser with the plan that he will work across government. Demonstrating this ministers from two departments, BIS minister for universities & science David Willetts and Department of Health minister Lord Howe, jointly announced his appointment. According to the press release, his role will be to: …support close and […]
I’m up in Scotland for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Science and the Parliament event today. And with spending decisions imminent and the Scottish elections coming up in May, AMRC is joining forces with charities and networks supporting world-class medical research in Scotland to make some noise about medical research. Together we’re launching five policy […]