Posted 11th May 2020 by Liv Sewell
International collaboration and travel are integral to the life of researchers and biotechnology professionals. But coronavirus has made travel impossible.
We look back over two decades of growth in international scientific collaboration to understand the extent of the effects of reduced mobility and consider what collaboration will look like in the foreseeable future.
Posted 21st May 2018 by Jane Williams
An inquiry by the House of Lords’ Science & Technology Committee has identified several issues that could hamper the delivery of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy vision1. The critical report (Life Sciences Industrial Strategy: Who’s driving the bus? 1) brings together evidence from industry, academia and the NHS. It highlights several implementation challenges which require “prompt and vigorous action by the government” to ensure that the scope of Life Sciences Industrial Strategy can be achieved.
Posted 27th April 2018 by Jane Williams
The blockchain technology market is expected to grow to 2.3 billion US dollars by 2021, from 339.5 million US dollars in 2017.  With an annual growth rate of 61.5%, it is one of the fastest growing technologies in the healthcare industry.
Posted 27th September 2017 by Jane Williams
Discovering and developing new drugs is difficult. Very difficult indeed. The cost of developing a new medicine, when you factor in the costs of all those projects which fail before getting to market, is increasing and is Very Large Indeed so what can be done to get us out of this situation?
Posted 7th August 2017 by Jane Williams
At the dawn of the last century, people who were heralded as world-changers were a different breed. Edison, Franklin (and let’s also put Tesla here, though his contributions weren’t recognized at the time), Turing, Neumann, and a lot of other great people. Things are different now. The people we idolize today are the innovators – Jobs, Musk, Page&Brin – the Great Communicators who can drive products to the market, and carve out a viable market strategy despite the strong competition, or create entirely new markets.