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Rare Disease Community Event – meeting report

On 6 June 2024, the MRC National Mouse Genetics Network (NMGN) and the Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC) hosted a Resources and Funding Opportunities in Rare Diseases event at the Advance Training Centre aimed at sharing information on resources and funding opportunities in the specific area of preclinical and clinical research and fostering new collaborative initiatives between academia, industry and advocacy/patient groups.

Macomics and Institute of Oncology Research announce macrophage collaboration in prostate cancer

Laboratory of Prof. Andrea Alimonti at IOR (Institute of Oncology Research, Bellinzona, Switzerland) and Macomics to bring together expertise on myeloid-derived suppressor cells in prostate cancer mouse model systems

Discovery Park gears up for annual Innovation Summit with final spots remaining

Discovery Park, Kent’s thriving life science and innovation community, is preparing to welcome 300 healthcare innovators to its campus on Thursday 20th June for its second annual Innovation Summit, with only final spots remaining.

CEO Update - 17 June 2024

Last week saw the key parties launch their general election manifestoes. This week sees a set piece hosting debate with the core parties talking about their approach to science and innovation at a live hustings at the Royal Society.

Life sciences in the public eye: what can we learn from the manifestoes?  

With fewer than twenty days to go and the manifestoes of the main parties now published, the BIA policy team pick apart what each party is pledging for the life science sector.

The evolving life sciences landscape

The life sciences sector in the UK has been the subject of significant attention over recent years. Activity in the sector has been spurred on by a multitude of drivers and its potential has also been frequently highlighted by the UK government.

Coulter Partners announces a strategic leadership transition and the reorganization of its Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Coulter Partners announces a strategic leadership transition and the reorganisation of its Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Effective today, Bianca Coulter, Co-founder and current CEO, will assume the full-time role of Executive Chair. Nicholas Green will take up the reins as Chief Executive Officer.

Dengue fever research projects receive funding boost amid growing global concerns

Three new projects, aimed at improving understanding of dengue and preventing the spread of viral disease, have been launched with funding from the not-for-profit medical research organisation, LifeArc. The announcement comes amid growing concerns about the threat dengue poses to global health.  

SiSaf’s bio-courier technology enables clinical trial success for topical treatment of mild to moderate Alopecia areata

SiSaf Ltd announced that a licensee of the ProSilic® variant of its technology has reported positive topline results from a randomised, placebo-controlled, multi-dose Phase II trial evaluating its topical treatment for mild to moderate (patchy) alopecia areata.

Manchester Met opens applications for September cohort of degree apprenticeships in science and sustainability

Employers looking for new talent or to upskill their current workforce can benefit from degree apprenticeships, starting Autumn 2024.