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Sunday 06 February 2011
George Freeman, the Tory MP and biotech expert, is calling on the Government to open Pfizer's site in Sandwich to venture capitalists and biotech angels in a bid to save as many of the 2,400 jobs, due to be axed when the plant closes, as it can.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Antisoma suffered a blow last night after it revealed that a key acute leukaemia drug had failed in a final-stage clinical trial.
Monday 22 November 2010
Blind patients suffering from a type of eye disease that strikes in childhood will become the second group of people in the world to receive stem cells derived from spare IVF embryos left over from fertility treatment.
Monday 08 November 2010
The global biotechnology business model is "breaking down" as investors tighten purse strings and the industry's research base shifts to emerging economies, a report suggests.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Friday 04 June 2010
Medicines to treat MS, developed in the 1990s, were an early example of the new biotechnology drugs, synthesised in the laboratory. Hundreds are now coming on to the market at prices that make those charged for the MS drugs look pretty small beer. Instead of £10,000 a patient a year we are looking at £25,000 up to £60,000 or more.
Monday 22 March 2010
Seaweed bread could be the answer to the obesity epidemic, say scientists.
Friday 26 February 2010
The fact that it's based on Geeta Anand's book, The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million – and Bucked the Medical Establishment – in a Quest to Save His Children, should warn you what to expect, as well as telling you the plot.
Thursday 21 January 2010
Friday 20 November 2009
It is easy to get confused over stem cells. It doesn't help that there are several different types of stem cell but the one involved in this proposed clinical trial happens to be the most powerful and the most controversial – embryonic stem cells.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Friday 06 November 2009
Thursday 15 October 2009
The biotechnology minnow Phytopharm received a huge share price boost yesterday after announcing that early trials of its potential Parkinson's disease treatment had produced impressive results.
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Johnson & Johnson is trying to knock down the price of an 18.4 per cent stake in Irish biotech group Elan Corp after a US judge said the terms of the deal breeched an earlier agreement.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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