Browsing All posts tagged under »industry«

How can we get the most from charity-industry collaborations?

April 4, 2013 by


We brought together industry and charity representatives for a day long workshop - read more about what we found out.

CRACK IT – finding solutions to reduce animal research

July 24, 2012 by


The NC3Rs is launching this year's CRACK IT challenges - opportunities for business and academia to find solutions to problems to reduce our need to use animals in research

How can we advance the development of new cures and treatments?

May 17, 2012 by


Dr Denise Goldman, on why promising new treatments fall into a 'valley of death' and how Action on Hearing Loss initiatives - from funding translational research to engaging with industry by providing free consultancy and market intelligence reports, are working to overcome it.

Committee exploring the valley of death

January 15, 2012 by


The commons science and technology committee are looking at the commercialisation of research. If life sciences is going to be a growth area for the UK economy, we have to be good not just at doing the research but translating what we’ve found out into commercial applications, i.e. things we can make and sell and […]

Research on the radio…

August 10, 2011 by


In case you weren’t glued to your radio on Sunday evening, In Business on Radio 4 had a really interesting programme looking at Pfizer’s closure of it’s labs in Kent and the changing model for pharmaceutical business and how they invest in research… The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is closing most of its giant research facility […]

Government gets new life sciences adviser

July 26, 2011 by


Last week, George Freeman MP became a the new Life Sciences Adviser. He will advise David Willetts, who is Minister for Universities and Science, on the economic impact of life sciences in the UK. George Freeman has a background in biomedical research so he’s a bit of a pro on the life sciences sector. He’s […]

Helping us all work together

February 25, 2011 by


On Wednesday the government launched some new guidance to help universities, the NHS, charities and industry work together faster and better – see the DH press release here. Key to the government’s growth strategy is making it more attractive for private investors to fund research alongside public investors in the UK, so making it simpler […]