BMI View: We retain our broadly pessimistic outlook for the UK's pharmaceutical market over the five years to 2016, although the emphasis on cost containment will serve to boost the performance of the generic drug sector. A difficult economic situation will also prioritise economically priced items in the over-the-counter (OTC) arena, thus boosting the sale of 'private label' painkillers and similar medicines available for sale through non-pharmacy channels.
The global biopharmaceutical Industry has come a long way since its first drug - Humulin was approved in 1982. Today more than three hundred biopharmaceuticals have already been approved and many more are in late stages of clinical development. These drugs have not only advanced the prevention and treatment of a number of life threatening diseases, but have also provided the thrust for the continued success of the pharmaceutical industry.
“Everytime you see a child with a helium balloon, imagine somebody not being able to have an MRI scan that they desperately needed,” says Tom Welton,
Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College.
The ability to sell yourself, develop new skills and offer relevant experience are just some of the ways you can stand out in today’s jobs market, according to recruiting experts Hays.
Kathy Lou, Marketing Manager of Hays in China.
There’s nothing like a tough market to force companies to take stock of their core business and reassess the best use of internal resources. Martin Magazzolo, global practice director of CSC Life Sciences’ Software Solutions Group, charts the move toward content as a service amid changing market dynamics.
The issue of gender balance within UK boards has moved quickly up the business agenda following last year’s Davies Report. Lord Davies’ Women on Boards report outlined the benefits that a mixed board brings in terms of skills and different perspectives and recommended that a minimum of 25% of FTSE 100 board members should be female by 2015.
Becoming an employer of choice is vital to attract and retain staff especially given the current climate of increased competition for talent and employees, according to recruiting experts Hays in China.
Kathy Lou, Marketing Manager of Hays in China
Digital marketing in the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry is reaching boiling point. After six or seven years of interest, it’s going mainstream – and instead of “should we go digital?”, pharma & healthcare companies are now asking “how do we do it successfully?”. We think the next seven years, leading up to 2020, will be crucial in this endeavour.
This case is part of a series of UK and European decisions on the issue of holiday and sickness absence and how domestic law (in the form of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)) interacts with EU case and legislative law.
What if a diabetes patient’s own cells—taken from his or her own adult tissue—could be made to create insulin, secreting the compound whenever needed? This specific type of cell therapy is a form of what has been called “autologous cell replacement.”
Aberdeen scientists have demonstrated for the first time a clear link between sunlight, vitamin D and an impact on regulatory cells in the immune system in findings that might provide new insights into diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Effective regulatory information management (Reg IM) is about so much more than compliance – or it could be, if only pharma organisations were tuned in to the wider commercial advantages. Yet, according to a recent survey, only 20% of life sciences companies have so far fully implemented a formal Reg IM strategy. Adam Sherlock, director at CSC Life Sciences, expresses his surprise
Adam Sherlock - Director, CSC Life Sciences
No, not the title of a new murder-mystery novel, but the facts of a case involving J Sainsbury PLC concerning the issue of “Vicarious Liability”. “Vicarious Liability” is the phrase used to describe the situation where a third party is responsible for acts committed, not by itself, but by another under its control.
A biologist’s job description may range widely depending on the area of specialty. A biologist is a scientist who studies life in one of its many forms, and a work settings can also range from a classical laboratory to field work in various environments and climates.
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