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This page shows the latest UK Life Sciences news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

Chancellor’s ‘coronavirus budget’ also pledges big R&D gains

Chancellor’s ‘coronavirus budget’ also pledges big R&D gains

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is also delighted with the announcement of an extra £22bn a year for R&D, which means “the £200m life sciences scale up fund now becomes a ... traditionally not been very active in investing in innovative UK

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  • Novartis plans inclisiran trial in the UK Novartis plans inclisiran trial in the UK

    Swiss pharma also officially opens new London headquarters. Novartis announced yesterday that the UK will become the global centre a new clinical trial investigating inclisiran in improving cardiovascular outcomes. ... We see the UK, with its deep

  • It’s Brexit day – now comes the really hard stuff It’s Brexit day – now comes the really hard stuff

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been adamant that no extension will be needed, a position reiterated by Dr Anusha Panjwani of the UK Office of Life Sciences (OLS) during a webinar ... making the UK the leading global hub for life sciences after

  • Health research crisis in the NHS is putting patient care at risk Health research crisis in the NHS is putting patient care at risk

    It proposes a £25m pilot scheme which would allow one in five consultants to have one day each week devoted to research in ten hospitals across the UK. ... It is also predicted that by introducing protected research time, spending will be reduced on

  • Brexit nears as Conservatives sweep to victory in election Brexit nears as Conservatives sweep to victory in election

    The Prime Minister was elected with a manifesto which included strong commitments to improve the availability of new medicines to NHS patients, the uptake of vaccines, and to place life sciences ... Achieving this will be important in prioritising

  • Johnson pledges £200m cash injection into UK’s life sciences sector Johnson pledges £200m cash injection into UK’s life sciences sector

    The announcement pointed to the scale and productivity of the life sciences industry in the UK, saying that it contributes 250, 000 of the highest value jobs across the country. ... In addition, the British Business Bank is set to launch a new dedicated

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  • Building European biotech firms to rival those of the US Building European biotech firms to rival those of the US

    Cambridge, UK is often called Europe’s leading life sciences hub, but for Richard that’s too parochial. ... UK biotech can survive Brexit. There are enormous and well-founded concerns about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the UK life sciences sector

  • Building Europe’s next breakthrough biotechs Building Europe’s next breakthrough biotechs

    That is the question being asked across UK life sciences, but getting the right blend of science, finance and culture isn't easy. ... life sciences campus in central Cambridge where AstraZeneca, Cancer Research UK and other leading research organisations

  • 25 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare 25 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare

    1. MELANIE LEE. Research leader. Melanie Lee is one of the most respected leaders in UK life sciences, having excelled in roles across the spectrum, from her early work in academic ... 8. DR SAM ROBERTS. Innovation translator. The UK life sciences sector

  • “Brexit has been a catalyst for UK clinical research... it’s turbocharged change” “Brexit has been a catalyst for UK clinical research... it’s turbocharged change”

    Yet this politically driven crisis has also illustrated some encouraging, positive factors for UK life sciences: its underlying strength and resilience, and most encouragingly, the ability of different stakeholder groups to ... The life sciences sector

  • Case study: Unleashing the ‘British Biotiger’ Case study: Unleashing the ‘British Biotiger’

    Ultimately, this strategy secured us a seat at the table for shaping the post-Brexit life sciences sector while simultaneously reassuring colleagues from across Europe and our global leadership team that ... The Brexit vote – and the uncertainty it

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Latest appointments

  • AstraZeneca taps internal candidate to become UK president AstraZeneca taps internal candidate to become UK president

    Keith-Roach joins the AZ UK team following a number of in-country, above-country and global therapy area leadership positions. ... I’m very pleased to join our team in the UK. We have a deep-rooted presence here at the heart of the UK life sciences

  • Roudie Shafie joins OVID Health’s senior team as director Roudie Shafie joins OVID Health’s senior team as director

    Shafie was also part of the early MedCity team – the UK’s first life sciences cluster agency – where she delivered strategic research infrastructure funding for London. ... She began her career as a campaigner at Oxfam, with her more recent roles

  • Ian Weatherhead joins Ipsen Ian Weatherhead joins Ipsen

    He brings 20 years of corporate communications experience within the life sciences sector, most recently at Teva UK/Ireland where he led its corporate communications and government affairs team.

  • Pegasus strengthens its Pharma and Life Sciences division Pegasus strengthens its Pharma and Life Sciences division

    Appoints three new team members to join its Northern base. Pegasus, an Ashfield company, has appointed a trio of new team members to join its pharma and life sciences division based ... Jo Spadaccino, board director and head of pharma and life sciences,

  • Dr Kunwar Shailubhai appointed CEO of Tiziana Life Sciences Dr Kunwar Shailubhai appointed CEO of Tiziana Life Sciences

    London, UK-based biotechnology group Tiziana Life Sciences has appointed its non-executive director Dr Kunwar Shailubhai as chief executive officer and chief scientific officer. ... He said: “This is a crucial time to be taking on this new role with

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  • Pegasus expands Pharma team with senior hires

    Account Director, Ed Sexton, previously led media relations for the UK BioIndustry Association, whose award-winning Brexit campaign represented more than 330 life sciences companies in the UK. ... To learn more about life at Pegasus and career

  • OUTiCO Ltd awarded Best in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing - UK, in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards 2018

    OUTiCO Ltd awarded Best in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing - UK in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards 2018.  . ... Each winner in this guide has played a big part in biology, medicine, and life sciences.

  • Random42 Partner with MedCity for BioJapan 2018

    In advance of BioJapan, Random42 will also be joining MedCity and the Northern Health Science Alliance at a UK Life Sciences Symposium in Tokyo, which they are co-hosting with ... J. Leading UK health scientists, universities and national research

  • Making a Difference - The Future of Pharma

    And this is despite the fact that pharma contributes more than £30 BN each year to the UK economy, supports almost 500, 000 jobs in the UK alone, and donated ... 1] PwC commissioned review of the UK Life Sciences sector. March 2017.

  • OUTiCO OUTiCO

    OUTiCO Ltd awarded Best in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing - UK, in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards 2018. ... The Corporate LiveWire Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards celebrate global companies and individuals who have excelled over the past 12

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