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Medicines shortages have become commonplace since Brexit: Nuffield report

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

The number of warnings that pharma suppliers have given in the UK around medicine shortages have shot up from 648 in 2020 to 1,634 in 2023, causing serious problems for the NHS, doctors, pharmacists and patients.

Medicines shortages have become commonplace since Brexit: Nuffield report

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AI - the MHRA's approach to the impending regulatory influx

Thursday, 16 May 2024

For UK Life Sciences, the MHRA shoulders the responsibility for balancing between making the UK a hub for AI innovation, and keeping products within acceptable limits. A likely rise in AI-related medical products also adds to the challenge.

AI - the MHRA's approach to the impending regulatory influx

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BenevolentAI and AstraZeneca AI pharma collaboration yields success with heart failure target

Thursday, 16 May 2024

Using BenevolentAI's AI-driven drug discovery platform, the two companies have jointly identified a novel target for heart failure, which has been added to AstraZeneca’s discovery portfolio.

BenevolentAI and AstraZeneca AI pharma collaboration yields success with heart failure target

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Patent licence drafting - top tips from recent case

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

A recent Court of Appeal case has provided important guidance for those drafting patent licences.

Patent licence drafting - top tips from recent case

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MHRA responds to report on equity in medical devices

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

The independent report on equity in medical devices and the MHRA's response were published on 11 March 2024.

MHRA responds to report on equity in medical devices

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Shadow Science Minister launches life sciences strategy in Stevenage visit

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Members of the Labour Party, including the current Shadow Minister for Science, Peter Kyle, and Shadow Health Secretary, Wes Streeting, recently visited Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst to launch their Life Sciences Sector Plan.

Shadow Science Minister Launches Life Sciences Strategy in Stevenage Visit

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Innovation and regulation - are they going to get the balance right for UK AI?

Thursday, 21 March 2024

In February this year, the UK Government published its response to a consultation on the regulation of AI. The essential question was: "How pro-innovation are we going to be here in the UK, and does that require new legislation?"

Innovation and regulation - are they going to get the balance right for UK AI?

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Contracting for University research services - £100m claim leaves both sides dissatisfied

Thursday, 21 March 2024

In a recent case, a University was handed a £1m bill to pay and a pharmaceutical company was left with a stunted development programme - and all for a £50k pre-clinical study.

Contracting for University research services - £100m opportunity claim leaves both sides dissatisfied

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More novel medicines drive faster global growth in next five years - IQVIA report

Thursday, 15 February 2024

Medicines use and global spending is going to be higher than previously thought in the five years to 2028, according to a report from IQVIA.

More novel medicines drive faster global growth in next five years - IQVIA report

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A good companion for the long journey - companion diagnostics in the UK

Thursday, 15 February 2024

In the consultation concerning the reform of UK medical device regulation and the Government's published response to it, there are suggestions that the conspicuous absence of regulation and guidance on companion diagnostics will be fixed.

A good companion for the long journey - companion diagnostics in the UK

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NHS extends Carbon Reduction Plan requirements from April 2024

Thursday, 15 February 2024

In October 2023, NHS England published important guidance on carbon reduction plans and net zero commitments in NHS procurements. NHS suppliers need to prepare for increasing attention on emissions reduction. It's not a 'nice to have'.

NHS extends Carbon Reduction Plan requirements from April 2024

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New and updated UK clinical trial agreement templates published on IRAS

Monday, 22 January 2024

There is little room to negotiate the terms of these UK standard agreements, but sponsors should consider internal risk mitigation as part of the process.

New and updated UK clinical trial agreement templates published on IRAS

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Generative AI in life sciences to create $100bn a year of opportunities - McKinsey

Monday, 22 January 2024

AI is the buzz theme right now. It can have a huge impact on the world. Pharma and life sciences fall within that. McKinsey has identified various opportunities for the sector.

Generative AI in life sciences to create $100bn a year of opportunities - McKinsey

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Hope for Pharma in UK with new VPAG pricing scheme agreed

Thursday, 14 December 2023

The UK pricing scheme for pharma has been a major source of concern, mainly over the pricing mechanism and rebate scheme. This saw a rise in the rebate pharma has had to pay to 26.5% in 2023, but a new deal has now been announced.

Hope for Pharma in UK with new VPAG pricing scheme agreed

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UK Government announces £100 Million fund for AI in life sciences and healthcare

Thursday, 14 December 2023

The UK Government has launched a new scheme to support the application of AI in life sciences and healthcare, with a £100 million fund to focus on areas where AI is hoped to make a difference in curing previously incurable diseases.

UK Government announces £100 Million fund for AI in life sciences and healthcare