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Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, is creating a new Catapult for Precision Medicine and it’s looking for a home. On Friday (29 January 2015) the Catapult Set-up Team came to Cambridge to see if we could be the optimum location. Chris Ball, Team Leader, presented their vision and expectations at a meeting held at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Yes, you wouldn't think that anyone would consider beer as a potential treatment for diabetes! To be fair, we're actually looking at hops and to be even more specific, a hops-derived compound.
They've discovered that the hops found in beer can be broken down and spun out into therapeutic molecules, regulating body weight and glucose metabolism.
As ever CUSPE attracted a great audience from all walks of life, a wide age range and a variety of backgrounds. In fact the audience was a pretty good representation of the types of people needed to make up a good team in order to take a product “from Lab to Market”. Read on to learn more!
There was a good line up of speakers for this event:
Global Regulatory Services (GRS) is passionate about raising the profile of regulatory affairs professionals. “Too often they are the unsung heroes of the Life Science Industry” says Greer Deal, Director “everyone is always really impressed with the inventors, the scientists and the investors but rarely do you hear about the regulatory professionals who have been working hard in the background to ensure, for example, the successful registration of a product. This is why the annual
Yes on 30 January 2014, this well respected newspaper headlined on its front page “We’ve cracked it: scientists announce breakthrough treatment for nut allergies”. For such a small nut, this peanut therapy was certainly making some waves.
One day, I received a letter from my doctor inviting me to take part in some research. I thought “why not? I’m always dealing with the regulatory compliance side of research so let’s see what it’s like to be on the receiving end as an active participant.”
Well if you were at the network meeting on 18 November 2013 you may well know some of the answers but, if you missed it, don't worry because I was there!
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