22.05.13 Healthcare UK Chairman appointed
Sir Ian Carruthers has been appointed as chair of the Healthcare UK Governance Board.
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Scientific centre is looking for a UK supplier of computing cluster for highly exacting quantum-chemical calculations by using Gaussian programme.
Crack the fast growing Portuguese speaking markets of Brazil, Angola and Mozambique by using Portugal, and Portuguese companies, as your springboard – this UKTI Lisbon event shows you how.
Forward-thinking UK companies are adapting their business models, products and processes to gain traction in overseas markets
13.03.13 Healthcare UK
The UK is a world leader in healthcare, with unrivalled experience and expertise in meeting the complex health demands of diverse populations.
14.02.13 Life Science sector in Ireland
Ireland has secured a global leadership position in the Life Sciences Industry. Four decades of continuous investment has made Ireland one of the chosen investment locations for multinational life sciences companies, as well as ensuring the development of a strong indigenous Life Sciences sector.
30.01.13 Life Sciences sector in Portugal
While the Portuguese National Healthcare System (SNS) faces major restructuring, opportunities arise for suppliers of cost saving solutions, with local players very open to international partnerships.
Healthcare UK, the new organisation set up to promote Britain’s world leading healthcare sector to international customers, launched at Arab Health today.
The UK has one of the strongest and most productive life sciences industries in the world, contributing to patient well-being as well as supporting growth.
The Emerging Europe region, comprising 10 markets and 110 million consumers, offers extensive opportunities across the life sciences sector. The markets are low-risk, close to home with considerable long-term growth potential for UK businesses.
A Chinese investment firm’s subsidiary has announced that its pioneering UK research centre will be in Manchester.
Healthcare UK, the new organisation set up to promote Britain’s world leading healthcare sector to international customers, will be launched in the Middle East at a major international trade show this month.
Howard is a highly-qualified healthcare management professional with over 30 years’ experience of public and private sector healthcare throughout the UK and in more than 65 countries worldwide, advising on health services management and strategic health sector reform.
The UK has one of the strongest and most productive life sciences industries in the world, contributing to patient well-being as well as supporting growth.
The UK Government is committed to ensuring there is a step change in the research activities and adoption of new products into the NHS.
UK science is informed by real world data and information, from bioresources to anonymised patient records, clinical practice, and outcomes data.
The UK is committed to making clinical study start-up more efficient, introducing the Health Research Authority to streamline approvals for clinical research and new performance metrics for patient recruitment.
By basing your business in the UK, you gain access to the largest national healthcare system in the world.
With the increasing cost, risk and complexity of research and development, it has become increasingly challenging for life sciences companies to commercialise medical innovation.
In the UK, partners work together to support a research and innovation culture that spans sectors and geographies, and supports the creation of a fully integrated life science and healthcare ecosystem that places the patient at the heart of the system.
The UK has a heritage of life science discovery that has transformed scientific knowledge and continues to unlock clinical and commercial opportunities.
07.12.12 Life Sciences
UK healthcare industries include innovators and manufacturers of revolutionary medical devices and healthcare consultants who are exporting
A Texas Medical Research University’s Technology Transfer Department is offering the opportunity for interested companies to licence medical technology for a C. difficile diagnostic worldwide exclusively or non-exclusively.
TX Med Research University’s Technology Transfer Department: opportunity to licence medical technology for Electrical-Anatomical Imaging Catheter, Combines Noncontact Mapping & Intracardiac Echocardiography exclusively or non-exclusively.
A revolutionary new cancer-diagnosing device is being developed by researchers in the UK.
The 6th Annual Advamed Med Tech conference took place in Boston from October 1-3rd 2012, hosted by the Advanced Medical Technology Group (Advamed).
27.09.12 Life Sciences Sector in South Africa
The South African life sciences market is an open door for UK suppliers due to South Africa’s strong political and trading links with most of the rest Africa, South Africa is a natural hub and springboard into other African markets.
18.09.12 Cyclofluidic opens new laboratory
Cyclofluidic has announced the opening of a new laboratory that will be used to make and screen potential drug molecules.
09.08.12 Flexible Medical Packaging Ltd
In late 2009, Lancashire-based Flexible Medical Packaging (FMP) decided to actively pursue overseas markets for a new range of sterile medical products that it was producing under the brand name Medicross Healthcare®
India is fast emerging as an important player in the biotechnology sector in the Asia–Pacific Region.
06.08.12 Life Sciences Sector - Canada
Canada has a predominantly publicly financed, privately delivered healthcare system, managed by ten provincial and three territorial health departments..
Ministers will announce substantial new funding awards to boost the UK life sciences industry, as UK and international delegates meet in London for the British Business Embassy Life Sciences summit.
Russia will host the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympics Winter Games in February - March 2014 in Sochi. The potential opportunities for UK companies are enormous.
Life Sciences International Trade Advisers
Russia's FIFA World Cup
Healthcare is one of India’s largest sectors, in terms of revenue and employment, and the sector is expanding rapidly.
29.06.12 Omega Diagnostics
Established in Scotland in 1987, Omega Diagnostics Ltd initially specialised in developing screening and confirmation tests for infectious diseases. The company’s products have been used in the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and dengue fever in the developing world.
29.05.12 Life Sciences sector in Brazil
Brazil has the largest healthcare and medical devices market in Latin America.
02.05.12 The Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.
02.05.12 Robotic catheter
Researchers at the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre pioneered the use of a flexible robot inside arteries to repair aneurysms.
UK scientists have played a key role in the development of MRI, a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualise detailed internal structures.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF), a process by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the body, was developed in the UK in the 1970s.
02.05.12 Sir Robert Edwards
Sir Robert Edwards – known affectionately as the father of IVF – is best known for his pioneering work in reproductive medicine.
02.05.12 Bourn Hall Clinic
Bourn Hall Clinic is the world’s first IVF clinic and a leading centre for the treatment of infertility.
The Institute of Cancer Research’s Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre includes more than 150 scientists working across 12 teams to defeat breast cancer.
02.05.12 Cancer imaging
The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden are world leaders in cancer imaging research.
Abiraterone is a drug for advanced prostate cancer. It was discovered at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, by a team working in the Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit.
London’s The Royal Marsden hospital is leading the way in the use of the CyberKnife, a cutting-edge radiotherapy technology.
02.05.12 Robot with a biological brain
In 2008, a multidisciplinary team at the University of Reading, led by Professor Kevin Warwick, developed a robot that is controlled by a biological brain formed from cultured neurons.
24.04.12 Neuro-surgical implantation
British professor Kevin Warwick instigated a series of pioneering experiments involving the neuro-surgical implantation of a device into the median nerves of his left arm in order to link his nervous system directly to a computer to assess the latest technology for use with the disabled.
24.04.12 Scottish Stem Cell Network
Launched in 2003, the Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN) aims to bring together scientists and clinicians in order to improve the rate at which laboratory research translates into therapeutic benefits for patients.
DuoFertility is an advanced fertility monitor that helps people maximise their chances of conception by predicting their most-fertile days up to a week in advance.
23.04.12 UK Stem Cell Foundation
The UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKSCF) aims to speed up the process of research into stem cell treatments and therapies for patients.
23.04.12 James D Watson
James D Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick at the University of Cambridge.
23.04.12 Professor Alan Ashworth
Professor Alan Ashworth, CEO of the Institute of Cancer Research, is noted for his work on genes involved in cancer susceptibility.
BBC TV natural history series Earthflight captured some of the world’s greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds.
20.04.12 Max Perutz
British molecular biologist Max Perutz shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and globular proteins.
20.04.12 Maurice Wilkins
Maurice Wilkins was an English physicist and molecular biologist, best known for his work at King’s College London on the structure of DNA.
20.04.12 John Kendrew
John Kendrew was an English biochemist and crystallographer who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for chemistry with Max Perutz for determining the first atomic structures of proteins using X-ray crystallography.
Headquartered in the UK, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a global healthcare organisation with offices in over 100 countries and major research centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
20.04.12 Dolly the Sheep
Unlike many cloned animals, who often have neonatal problems at birth, Dolly was born a normal vigorous lamb, standing and sucking unaided within minutes.
20.04.12 DNA profiling
DNA profiling, also known as genetic fingerprinting, is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist in the identification of individuals by their respective DNA profiles.
20.04.12 Human Genome Project
UK-based geneticists have played a leading role in the Human Genome Project (HGP).
20.04.12 Eden Biodesign
Eden Biodesign, part of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is a British integrated biopharmaceutical development organisation which delivers process and product development; current good manufacturing processes (cGMP) of biologics and quality/regulatory expertise from a custom-designed facility located in Liverpool.
20.04.12 Sir Alexander Fleming
Scottish biologist and pharmacologist Sir Alexander Fleming is best known for the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945.
19.04.12 Baroness Greenfield
Susan Greenfield is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords.
19.04.12 Robert Winston
Robert Winston is an English professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician.
19.04.12 Francis Crick
Francis Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 together with James D Watson.
19.04.12 Sanger Institute Malaria Programme
The Cambridge-based Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a key centre for research into the debilitating and sometimes fatal illness of malaria.
19.04.12 DNA sequencing
British biochemist Frederick Sanger was a pioneer in the development of rapid DNA sequencing methods in the 1970s.
Cutting-edge medical animations produced by UK company Random42 have proved a major success with the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies and won over 70 industry awards.
19.04.12 Frederick Sanger
British biochemist Frederick Sanger was a pioneer in the development of rapid DNA sequencing methods in the 1970s. Chief among these was the "dideoxy" chain-termination method for sequencing DNA molecules, also known as the "Sanger method". This has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery, including the sequencing of the human genome in the Human Genome Project.
19.04.12 Delcam software
CADCAM software developed and supplied by UK firm Delcam is used to produce bespoke footwear for athletes. Having the right kind of shoe can have a real impact on an athlete’s performance and their chances of success.
19.04.12 Diagnostic ultrasound
The world’s first successful diagnostic ultrasound machine, able to display a clear image of the fetus in the uterus, was pioneered by British physician Ian Donald in 1958. From the early equipment, a new science of fetal diagnostics has emerged, with machines that today show the unborn fetus in increasingly sharp detail.
19.04.12 Joint Medical Visualisation Project
The Joint Medical Visualisation Project is conducted by the Digital Learning Foundation in partnership with the University of Aberdeen.
19.04.12 Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme.
Setting up in Tomsk SEZ, one of the leading centres of science and education in Russia, will offer market access benefits to UK companies.
10.01.12 Matt Newman
Main UKTI Life Sciences Contact
Life science – and the UK’s role in it – is at a crossroads. Behind us lies a great history of discovery, from the unravelling of DNA to MRI scanning and genetic sequencing.
15.12.11 Strategy for UK Life Sciences
The UK has long been a world-leader for innovation in life sciences. That is why many of the most talented scientists from other countries come here to research and develop innovative drugs and technologies.
09.12.11 Strength and opportunity 2011
The UK is home to a world-leading high-tech Life Sciences industry which is crucial to driving social prosperity and economic growth.
2011 is the first year of China’s 12th Five Year Plan and also the closing year of the Phase I Chinese healthcare reform.
The Chinese medical device market in China is highly fragmented, with huge differences between regions.
The biopharmaceutical industry in China has experienced impressive growth in recent years. Driven top down by state prioritization as a key high growth sector, it has benefited from a significant amount of government investment and policy support.
20.11.11 Life Sciences Sector in Malaysia
Malaysia is one of the Asian countries with plans to become the region’s biotech hub. It will leverage on the strength of the country’s diverse natural resources.
UK Business Ambassador Lord Darzi is today attending Arab Health 2011 to promote the UK’s excellence in healthcare manufacturing, services, technology and innovation.
The Despite the current global downturn, UK assistive technologies and rehabilitation companies are flourishing and will this year be out in force on the UK Pavilion at REHACARE 2010.
In 2009, UK imports from Slovenia totalled £245m while UK exports goods and services to Slovenia were worth £171.5m
UK Companies responsible for ingenious surgical, screening and operating theatre equipment were among those on show at a major trade fair in Brazil this week.