In a £1.3 million collaborative project Symbiosis and the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Catapult reduced viral vector manufacturing times by more than 25 percent.
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Advanced therapies are a ground-breaking new class of medicines that use gene therapy, cell therapy or tissue engineering to treat disease and injury. Rachel Bell, Trainee Patent Attorney at Marks & Clerk, and Ceri Roberts, Scientific Training Manager – Cellular and Molecular Therapies at NHS Blood and Transplant, discuss some…
Collaborators on Grand Challenge 3 will utilise their combined expertise to transform the oligonucleotide supply chain.
The UK Government is supporting the development of COVID-19 vaccines, including two innovative UK vaccine candidates. In this article, we describe the history of these candidates and introduce innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and national capabilities that are working to combat the current pandemic and improve the UK’s vaccine…
To realise quality, yield and cost benefits, there is a clear need to develop expertise and capability in the flow measurement and characterisation of pharmaceutical powder and fluid flows within continuous manufacturing processes. Dr Tracy Brown from the TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory in the UK has investigated potential flow…
According to the BIA, less than four percent of eligible projects received funding from a government programme for early-stage biotech companies.
The funding is being split across three research projects that will hopefully improve the treatment of COVID-19 and inform the development of vaccines and therapeutics.
The UKRI and NIHR will fund projects worth £4.3 million to investigate the disproportionate death rate from COVID-19 among people from BAME backgrounds.
A Phase I clinical trial to test Imperial College London's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been initiated, with the first patient dosed.
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to evaluate therapeutics that could slow the progression of COVID-19 symptoms in patients most at risk of complications.
Researchers found that the combination of lopinavir-ritonavir HIV antivirals led to rapid symptom improvement in COVID-19 patients.
Researchers have found that the development and evaluation of new treatments received the most funding in the UK over the past 14 years.
Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the UK, has announced a new Global Talent visa for researchers and scientists which will fast track those in certain fields.