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Could Biogen’s new drug be the key to stopping Alzheimers early?

The U.S drug company, Biogen, have stated that a trial drug has removed plaques from the brains of patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The small study of 165 people was designed to test the drug on humans and not its effects on the brain, yet the the results have shown that patients […]


Scottish export market to be boosted by sustainable salmon feed innovations

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre announced its sponsorship of two new projects designed to improve salmon feed formulas at a member event attended by industry, academia and the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity. The Centre’s target innovation field of feed quality and nutrition were identified as priorities due to the industry’s need. To […]


Omnicell Releases New Medication Automation Cabinet System

Luke Cloherty, Editor An 18-month trial in Northumbria, England has found that significant cost-savings and efficiencies can be made by installing a medication automation cabinet system provided by automated healthcare solutions provider, Omnicell Ltd. In the wake of the Lord Carter review, which highlights the urgent need for efficiencies and standardised savings across the […]


Horsham Novartis Site to be Replaced with Science Park and Homes

Luke Cloherty, Editor   West Sussex County Council has announced that a site left vacant by Swiss-based pharmaceutical giant Novartis is to become a science and business park, financed by a major housing development within the plot. Novartis closed its research plant last in 2015, causing a total loss of over 300 jobs. The council said it has […]


EU-Funded ESMERELDA Biodiversity Project in Initial Stages

Luke Cloherty, Editor   EU-funded project ESMERALDA is developing a range of tools, working mechanisms and data for the assessment of biodiversity and related societally beneficial resources in Europe including drinking water provision, food, air and recreation, according to the European Commission. The EC site says “A reduction in biodiversity could affect Europe’s economic health and its […]


Nesta Healthcare Event to Showcase the Future of People Powered Health

Luke Cloherty, Editor Nesta’s “The Future of People Powered Health” event is to explore and discuss some of the most exciting digital and social innovations set to come in healthcare. The event will, according to Nesta, “bring together senior decision-makers, top industry leaders and policy commentators, entrepreneurs and future-thinking practitioners from across the UK – and […]