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Biotech and life sciences news and insights

Press Releases

State of the Discovery Nation report reveals the extent of sector's perfect storm

New report 'State of the Discovery Nation: Fostering a Dynamic, Sustainable Medicines Discovery Sector’ says the sector must work together to de-risk funding in medicines discovery and attract more investors.

BIA teams up with top UK engineering biology stakeholders to champion the UK at SynBioBeta 2024

BIA is gearing up for a prominent presence at SynBioBeta 2024, the world's leading conference for engineering biology. The BIA is leading a coalition of UK stakeholders to showcase the dynamism and innovation of the UK's engineering biology companies from 6-9 May in San Jose, California.

Post-Brexit border paperwork and inspections postponed for life sciences sector

Importers of laboratory reagents and materials used in the manufacture of medicines in the UK’s life sciences sector have been given a six-month extension to make the necessary changes to their supply chains for new post-Brexit border paperwork and border inspections.

BIA responds to Spring Budget 2024: highlights for UK life sciences

Three highlights for UK life sciences: first, the new expert advisory panel for the HMRC is a smart way to maximise the efficiency of R&D tax relief support for life science innovators; secondly, Alan Marchington’s ICG winning the LIFTs scheme shows real movement to unlock pension funds for life sciences; thirdly, AstraZeneca’s investment in next-generation manufacturing in Speke and Cambridge shows the strength of our ecosystem.

 

Member News

Somnus Scientific announces partnership with Life Science Group and Creonate

Somnus Scientific has agreed a collaborative partnership with Life Science Group (LSG) and Creonate Manufacturing for the next phase of product development.

Coulter Partners DEI: Views from leadership series - Ankit Mahadevia

In the latest instalment of its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership series, Coulter Partners spoke to Ankit Mahadevia, MD, Founder and Chair of Spero Therapeutics, and author of 'Quiet Leader, Loud Results'.

Discovery Park: Asymchem secures former Pfizer Sandwich, UK, development

Asymchem will operate the former Pfizer U.K. small molecule API pilot plant and part of the development laboratories through a new lease agreement between Asymchem and Discovery Park, establishing Asymchem’s first manufacturing footprint in Europe.

Ultra-concentrated, ultra-rapid acting insulin demonstrates superiority in Phase I clinical trial in Type 2 diabetics

AT278 demonstrates significantly accelerated PK/PD profile compared to NovoRapid® and Humulin® R U-500 in people with Type 2 Diabetes and high BMI

 

Blogs and spotlights

CEO Update - 20 May 2024

The UK continues to lead the global discussion on tackling the antibiotic emergency. Last week saw leading global figures convene at the Royal Society to pledge money and agree actions on the AMR agenda.

Spotlight on hearing therapeutics landscape: a clinical perspective

Professor Gerard O’Donoghue shares his perspective as Consultant Neurotologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust on why he believes that the development of new treatments and their subsequent clinical adoption are vital for people living with hearing loss.

Deep Biotech companies using engineering biology for good: Epoch Biodesign case study

Featured in BIA's Deep Biotech report, Epoch Biodesign aims to revolutionize plastic waste management by creating tailor-made enzymes that efficiently depolymerize a wide range of plastics into recyclable materials, offering a circular solution to tackle plastic pollution and promote sustainability.

Women in Biotech Mentoring Programme: Helen and Kathryn's experience

In this interview, consultant and best-selling author Kathryn Simpson, together with patent attorney Helen Bartlett, dive into their reasons for joining the BIA's Women in Biotech mentoring programme, and how this experience has impacted their professional and personal lives.

 

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