George Osborne spoke at the Royal Society today of eight key science areas that will drive the UK economy and his commitment to science funding into the future.
A new inquiry into regenerative medicine has been launched by the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee.
We have just responded to the red tape challenge with our thoughts on the challenges of regulating clinical trials of new medicines
Yesterday David Willetts confirmed the UK government is exploring the impact of the new EU ban on patenting of embryo stem cells and that they will continue funding research using embryo stem cells. Background The European Court of Justice made a decision on 18 October which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem […]
Graham Stringer is planning to ask Vince Cable what he is doing to look at the impact of Europe’s decision last week to ban the patenting of embryo stem cells (check out my previous blog for background on the ban) when he comes into parliament for Business, Innovation and Skills questions on Thursday. Graham has […]
The European Court of Justice made a decision yesterday which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem cells, even if the technique itself does not directly destroy an embryo but at some stage in the process has involved the use of an embryo. This has no effect on us doing research using […]
Interesting piece in the FT yesterday UK seeks to uphold lead in stem cell research saying that the government is planning to publish their stocktake of regenerative medicine today (Monday) and giving a taster of the commitments in it including a plan to consult widely with industry and medical research charities this year to explore new […]
Last week, a French judge ruled that you should not be able to patent scientific techniques involving embryonic stem cells. Scientists hit the news voicing their concerns that this ruling will make it difficult to get funding to do their research in the UK. Patenting new techniques is how money is made from discoveries and many […]
Back in November, the UK National Stem Cell Network announced that it was planning to conduct a stock-take of regenerative medicine in the UK (see my earlier post here). Today they have kicked off this review with a questionnaire, calling for those in the know to write in with their perspectives on what is working […]