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Nanyang Polytechnic Centre of Excellence Features Pall Biotech Equipment

Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has announced the opening of a $2 million Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) Centre of Excellence in biologics manufacturing featuring various Pall Biotech technologies for practical training and application. On 4 January, Pall hosted official opening ceremonies to celebrate the crucial role that the NYP Centre of [...]

CPI’s National Formulation Centre Set to Open on 15 March 2018

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, has announced that its National Formulation Centre will officially be opened on 15 March 2018. The national facility will enable SMEs and academic partners to engage easily with multinational businesses to develop, prove and commercialise innovative products and processes in formulation [...]

PatSnap Unveils Cloud Collaboration Platform for R&D Teams

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has publicly unveiled PatSnap Workspaces, a cloud platform designed to encourage and enhance collaboration within R&D teams, and between R&D and other business units. R&D teams, Intellectual Property (IP) departments and other innovation stakeholders such as senior management must have a collaborative understanding of their company's R&D strategy, the [...]

ISPE Launches New Online Guidance Document Portal

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has announced the launch of its new online Guidance Document Portal. For the first time, the entire library of Guides — including GAMP 5 — can be accessed and searched online at In addition, the Society has made access to its entire library of 24 ISPE Good Practice [...]

The Pistoia Alliance Tackles Poorly Designed Scientific Software with Launch of User Experience for Life Sciences Toolkit

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D has announced the launch of the User Experience (UX) for Life Sciences (LS) Toolkit, to help life science companies improve UX in line with other global industries. The UXLS toolkit marks the culmination of a collaborative project [...]

Synpromics Announces New Partnership with UCL to Develop Novel Gene Therapies for Blood-Based Disorders

Synpromics Ltd, the leader in gene control, announces a collaboration with UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, to develop novel gene therapies for pathologies affecting the haematopoietic system. This new partnership further expands Synpromics’ activities in the cell and gene therapy sector, as it builds on its strategy of establishing partnerships with leading [...]

Maths Can Predict How Cancer Cells Evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping to predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal [...]

Pistoia Alliance Survey Finds 44% of Life Science Professionals Already Using or Experimenting with AI and Deep Learning

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not for profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D, is calling on the pharmaceutical and technology industries to support greater collaboration around Artificial Intelligence (AI) in pharmaceutical R&D. The Pistoia Alliance surveyed the views of 374 life science professionals on AI, Machine Learning (ML) [...]

Best Practice Guide for Communicating R&D Progress to Investors and the Public

The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has launched a new guide to help bioscience companies communicate their R&D clearly and effectively to investors and the public. The guide has been launched as the UK sector prepares to attend one of the world’s largest biotech conferences: the 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. The best practice guide has [...]

Heptares Publishes Structure of Important GPCR Drug Target in Nature

Sosei Group Corporation announces that scientists at its wholly owned subsidiary, Heptares Therapeutics, have published the first high-resolution X-ray crystal structure of the complement C5a receptor (a G protein-coupled receptor, GPCR) binding a small molecule allosteric antagonist. The findings, published in Nature today, reveal the location of a new allosteric binding site outside the transmembrane helical bundle [...]