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What Steps Should Pharma Suppliers Take in Light of the Carillion Collapse?

Monday, 12 February 2018

When Carillion went into liquidation recently, it left a trail of losses on big contracts and accumulated debts of over £1.5bn. Carillion's liquidation will have a significant impact on a number of stakeholders, including its suppliers.

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Huntington's Trial Yields Potential Breakthrough for Incurable Neurological Conditions

Monday, 12 February 2018

One of the biggest challenges facing the life sciences sector is what to do about degenerative neurological conditions. A clinical trial conducted by University College London now holds some encouragement.

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Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Welcomes Sally Ann Forsyth as CEO

Monday, 12 February 2018

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst - the UK's first open innovation biomedical catalyst where fast-growing biotech, pharma and medtech businesses can draw upon world-leading resources, announces their new CEO.

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Approval of Proteus's Digital Pill Gives Boost to Medicine Adherence

Monday, 12 February 2018

Medicine adherence is a major issue with some estimates that up to half of medicines are not taken as prescribed, leading to ineffective treatment, unwanted medical complications and extra costs to healthcare payers.

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Drafting for Governing Law Does Not Also Cover Jurisdiction

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Commercial contracts contain a number of clauses that are known as 'boiler plate' - clauses that are used in many contracts regardless of the content. One such clause is the governing law and jurisdiction. Do law and jurisdiction cover the same thing?

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Calls for Revolutionary Genomic Medicine to Benefit from Good Data

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

In the recent Life Sciences Industrial Strategy published by Professor Sir John Bell and the Life Sciences Sector Deal, key elements envisioned for the future of life sciences in the UK were genomics and artificial intelligence.

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Pharma Warns About Uncertainty and Costs from Brexit Process

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The cost to the UK of paying for medicines could rise by about £100m per year if pharmacy is not able to source cheaper medicines from other countries through parallel trade in the European Economic Area after Brexit.

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Putting a Price on Privacy

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

As our lives become increasingly digitalised, thousands of organisations hold and process personal information about individuals every day.

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Facebook, Data Protection and Model Clauses - Is the Safe Transfer Mechanism of Data to Countries Outside of Europe Heading for the Rocks?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to be asked to rule on the validity of standard contract clauses.

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Government Supports Booming Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The UK government has expressed its support for the development of regenerative medicine, in responding to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Regenerative Medicine.

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EMA Decides on Amsterdam for New Post-Brexit HQ

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The European Medicines Agency will be relocating from London to Amsterdam, the European Council has decided.

EMA Decides on Amsterdam for New Post-Brexit HQ

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ICO Advises Business to Revisit Contracts to Comply with GDPR

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Information Commissioner has been writing a series of blogs to explain the practical impact of the new data protection laws to replace the Data Protection Act (the DPA).

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Medicines and Pricing - How Much Is Too Much?

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The pharmaceutical industry has been in the firing line of competition law regulators ever since the European Commission's 2008 pharmaceutical sector inquiry...

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Kristen McLeod Replaces Nicole Mather as Director of Life Sciences

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kristen McLeod is taking over as Director of the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) on 13 November 2017.

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Accelerated Access - Government Unveils Plans to Improve Access to Breakthrough Technologies and Treatments

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The UK Government and NHS said in 2014 that it wanted to expedite and facilitate access for NHS patients to innovative medicines, medical technologies, diagnostics and digital products for which there is an urgent need.

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