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Tuesday 4th December 2018

Award for Phage Therapy: Phagomed Wins Austrian Entrepreneurship Award Phönix

Vienna, 4 December 2018: Vienna-based Biotech company PhagoMed Biopharma GmbH was yesterday awarded the Austrian Entrepreneurship Award Phönix 2018 in the category “Start-Up International”. The Phoenix award honours the development of antibiotics alternatives based on phages, a class of natural viruses that only infect bacteria, at the Vienna Biocenter. A distinguished jury selected PhagoMed ...

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Sugar Supplement Slows Tumour Growth and can Improve Cancer Treatment

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer.

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Merck Announces Winners of 2018 Life Science Awards

Twelve student finalists awarded in three fields: bioseparations, food & beverage safety and tumor biology.Grand prize winners Yu Cai, University of Colorado; Yanqi Qu, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Jun Ho Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, each awarded $10,000

Monday 19th November 2018

"Britain must not go backward on antibiotic controls to appease US trade deals" - Jim Moseley, CEO of Red Tractor

Red Tractor CEO, Jim Moseley today cautions that any new trade deal negotiations must not undermine achievements to date on the responsible use of antibiotics in farm animals in the UK, or halt further ambitious plans due to be implemented over the next few years.

Sunday 18th November 2018

Biogen Scoops Sixth Prix Galien Award with UK Win for Life-Changing Rare Disease Medicine

Spinraza® (nusinersen) yet to be made available by NHS England following NICE interim rejection

Friday 16th November 2018

Scientist Dr David Taylor of MR Solutions is a finalist in the BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards

David Taylor who has revolutionised the science of high field preclinical scanning across the globe has been shortlisted for the HealthTech Founder of the Year award in the inaugural BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards.

Thursday 15th November 2018

Elsevier launches Entellect™ Platform, unlocking value by creating AI-ready life sciences data

Entellect leverages Elsevier’s unique heritage to help enrich data and help companies overcome challenges in modern R&D

Tuesday 13th November 2018

The Current issue of “The view from here” is concerned with Informatics

The topic of this month’s newsletter from Drug Discovery Today is “Informatics”.

Monday 12th November 2018

Belgian beer landscape mapped using scientific insights

A unique scientific analysis and comparison of 250 Belgian beers in a new book aimed at beer geeks as well as novices - ‘Belgian beer, tested and tasted’

Monday 5th November 2018

Charity’s ‘Meeting of Minds’ brings world-leading cancer researchers to Edinburgh

This Thursday (8 November), Edinburgh welcomes the world’s top cancer researchers to the city, as the Scottish charity Worldwide Cancer Research hosts its annual ‘Meeting of Minds’.

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Unlocking the global antibiotics challenge

Health experts, academics and business leaders tackling the global threat of drug-resistant bacteria are gathering for the BioInfect Conference on November 8.

Friday 19th October 2018

The Pistoia Alliance Calls for Greater Collaboration to Realise Benefits of Innovation and Announces Winners of the 2018 President’s Startup Challenge

Solutions in data management and breast cancer diagnosis are awarded for innovation while attendees discuss ways to help translate startup success to patient outcomes

The Current issue of “The view from here” is concerned with Nanotherapeutic strategies

The topic of this month’s newsletter from Drug Discovery Today is “Nanotherapeutic stragegies”.

Friday 5th October 2018

Life science at the heart of Europe’s largest science and technology property partnership

Bruntwood and Legal & General Capital (Legal & General) have established a landmark 50:50 partnership to create the UK’s largest property platform dedicated to driving science and technology growth in regional cities.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Professor Stephen West Awarded Cancer Research UK's Lifetime Achievement Prize

Professor Stephen West of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement award for his pioneering work in DNA repair, today (Wednesday).

Monday 1st October 2018

Faulty immune system linked to UK's leading cause of blindness

Research findings shared for National Eye Health Week (24 - 30 September) reveal a link between over-active immune systems, stimulated by poor diets and oxidative stress, and the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - the UK's leading cause of blindness.

Thursday 27th September 2018

More Than Half of Life Science Organisations Already Using or Experimenting with Blockchain, up from Less Than a Quarter in 2017

While adoption of blockchain is on the rise, lack of skilled staff is hampering its development in the life science industry, finds survey from The Pistoia Alliance

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Companies stepping up efforts to ensure medicine supply post Brexit

Focus is now on 39 centrally authorised medicines, down from 108

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Global leaders must make bold commitments at first-ever UN tuberculosis summit

Urgent need to scale up newer tools available today to save lives; and develop a fast, safe and simple cure for TB

Monday 24th September 2018

New HER2 PET Study Uses Affibody’s ABY-025 Tracer to Individualize Breast Cancer Treatment

Solna, Sweden, September 24, 2018. Affibody AB (“Affibody”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of innovative drug projects, today announced that a major Nordic study (“Affibody-3”) will begin using Affibody’s PET imaging agent ABY-025. ABY-025 is a novel Affibody® molecule imaging tracer that with high precision can identify HER2 status in breast cancer p...

Wednesday 19th September 2018

The Current issue of “The view from here” is concerned with Drug Delivery

The topic of this month’s newsletter from Drug Discovery Today is “Drug Delivery”.

Saturday 15th September 2018

Dangers of Tattoos - Even the New ECHA Proposals are Not Enough to Guarantee Safe Inks

Tattoos have definitely become mainstream, but possible dangers from tattoo inks include bacterial contamination, allergies, toxic effects and eventually the risk of cancer. Two in three people report side-effects after getting a tattoo. Even the new proposals developed by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) are insufficient to guarantee safe inks without risk of toxicity and cancerogenicity. At t...

Friday 14th September 2018

UK set to be global leader in providing large-scale industrial access to Cryo-EM for drug discovery thanks to new collaboration

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Diamond Light Source are creating a step change for life sciences sector, a one-stop shop for structural biology and one of largest cryo-EM sites in the world.

Tuesday 11th September 2018

The Current issue of “The view from here” is concerned with Drug Delivery.

The topic of this month’s newsletter from Drug Discovery Today is “Drug Delivery”.

Sunday 2nd September 2018

MedPharm appoint Dr Jon Lenn and Dr Haydn Sinclair to Senior Scientific and Quality positions

Leading topical and transdermal delivery specialist MedPharm Ltd have announced the appointments of Dr Jon Lenn to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Dr Haydn Sinclair to the role of Vice President of Pharmaceutical Quality with Global Responsibilities.

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