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Gates Foundation grant opens door to PhaSER project acceleration

Added: 25 Feb 2024

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted Edinburgh’s PhaSER Biomedical a US$2.3 million gran…

Anglo-Norwegian study casts light on treatment resistant bacteria

Added: 4 Feb 2024

A study comparing the UK and Norway over two decades, has concluded that antibiotic use may drive a…

EnsiliTech wins contract to develop ‘freezer-free’ global mRNA vaccine

Added: 28 Jan 2024

EnsiliTech, the University of Bath spin-out pioneering new methods of transporting medicines and fo…

Therapy ‘alters immune cells’ to fight unresponsive tumours

Added: 10 Dec 2023

Finnish researchers say they have discovered how a new cancer therapy can alter the function of imm…

Aston mourns pharmacy school pioneer Mike Brown

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Aston University Pharmacy School has announced the recent death of Professor Mike Brown, who was in…

Flower power inspires drug cell breakthrough

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Bath university scientists have borrowed from nature to develop more stable versions of proteins an…

Genomics summit speaker calls for radical thinking to aid millions of rare disease patients

Added: 16 Oct 2023

Hope is not lost for the thousands of individuals dealing with rare or undiagnosed diseases, urged …

Work begins on Manchester’s £42 million specialist lab at Citylabs cluster

Added: 23 Sep 2023

Construction has commenced on a pioneering £42 million specialist laboratory and office workspace p…

Innovate UK grants £1.6 million to boost oligonucleotide therapeutics manufacture with machine learning

Added: 4 Sep 2023

Cambridge-based software company Intellegens has secured a £1.6 million grant from Innovate UK, par…

BDD wins £2 million investment to expand early phase clinical trials

Added: 20 Aug 2023

Clinical trials company BDD has secured a further round of investment for £2 million to aid expansi…

Pharma pillls drugs medicine

Siemens supports Indivior to set new standards with automated plant in Hull

Added: 20 Aug 2023

Siemens is supporting global manufacturer of addiction and mental health treatment medicines Indivi…

Depression now in Top Five most studied diseases in clinical development

Added: 23 Jul 2023

Phesi’s mid-year global analysis of all clinical trials conducted to date in 2023 confirms a shift …

Wong appointed to Aston’s unique Regius pharmacy professorship

Added: 3 Jul 2023

The pharmacoepidemiologist Professor Ian Wong has been appointed as the new Regius Professor of Pha…

Online surveys key to safety data for novel vaccines concludes report

Added: 29 May 2023

Online surveys provide an efficient means to gather drug safety data on novel vaccines rolled out a…

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Northern Ireland deal appears to boost UK’s Horizon Europe hopes

Added: 1 Mar 2023

Prime minister Rishi Sunak’s achievement of an agreed new Northern Ireland protocol with his Europe…

UK biotech investment plunges 60% from previous year's all-time high

Added: 29 Jan 2023

UK biotech investment for 2022 dropped from the previous year’s all-time record, reveals the latest…

Treatments remain effective for Mpox says study  

Added: 15 Jan 2023

Joint research by British and German institutions suggest that current drugs used to combat the glo…

Chemical sector welcomes REACH deadline consultation results

Added: 8 Jan 2023

Chemical sector businesses and organisations have overwhelmingly backed extension of transitional r…

Data explosion threatens Catch 22 for pathogen research

Added: 20 Nov 2022

Science’s efforts to tackle the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being hampered by th…

Biopharma lags in harnessing digitalisation suggests report

Added: 20 Aug 2022

A study of leading UK and Irish firms in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors reveals wide …