Seeking Young Scientists for Research in Space
Sounds of Science Podcasts
Tackling the Inevitability of Resistance One Genome at a Time
Long Noncoding RNAs: Clarity or Confusion?
Because They Are Such Elusive Prey, lncRNAs Have Yet to Emerge as Therapeutic Targets
Markets Expand for Single-Use Bioreactors
Biobags Offer Advantages Over Fixed-Tank Systems
U.K. Biotech Strategy
Intent on shepherding more biopharma companies to market and keeping them growing, Prime Minister David Cameron recently unveiled a “Strategy for UK Life Sciences”. The strategy calls for the U.K. to launch a £180 million ($278.6 million) fund to push startup companies past the “valley of death,” a £130 million ($201.2 million) personalized medicine research fund, and a £50 million ($77.4 million) cell therapy technology center, among other components. The strategy also promises a new initiative to speed up approvals of new drugs. “We must ensure that the U.K. stays ahead,” Cameron said. Do you think the Strategy will help the U.K. reach its goals for biotechnology?