Gene therapy

Merger brings gene therapy aid for infants closer to production

FDA approves ‘breakthrough therapy’ designation for novel treatment NOVARTIS has announced a multi-billion dollar agreement and plan of merger with AveXis to acquire the US-based...
DNA gene

Sweet gene victory around the corner? Therapeutic advances come rolling in

As the UK Government opens its new ‘Catapult’ centre devoted to gene therapy manufacturing, could 2018 be the year of its mainstream commercialisation? BV’s...
Brain waves

If you want to get ahead, freeze your brain — for a few centuries

Cryogenics takes a giant step sideways with glassy grey matter and voluntary, um, suicide By HAL WILLIAMS NOW here’s a variation on control+alt+delete: get dead and...
Artificial Intelligence

Masayoshi Son: Great Business Visionary, or Deluded Dreamer?

He’s won, lost, then won a fortune again. Now he has amassed the gigantic ‘Vision Fund’ from which to spread investment around the world’s...
Farmer with cattle in Cambodia

More investments and surveillance needed to curb misuse of antimicrobials in public health and...

Addressing the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) challenge requires a stronger collaborative effort across sectors New York, 21 September 2017 - A stronger global effort, including larger investments...
Climate Change

4 ways business is stepping up to meet global climate goals

Non-state actors like businesses are essential to meeting the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. A panel discussion at the recent ECOCITY World...
Emma Walmsley - CEO of GSK

Emma’s marvellous medicine

GlaxoSmithKline’s mighty empire faces a new chapter with the retirement of Sir Andrew Witty A MOTHER-of-four from the gritty industrial town of Barrow-in-Furness will create...

Tata Steel: Perseverance & Excellence

Blame it on Ayn Rand. She – of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead fame – provided Sajid Savid with an ideological backbone. Secretary for...

Jacob Dewitte (CEO Oklo): Taking things nuclear

JACOB Dewitte is a man unafraid of urging more and more nations to embrace nuclear technology. And as economies the world over begin to...

Daniel Hashim (Founder, Carbon Sponge Solutions): Small is beautiful

BOFFIN-turned-businessman Daniel Hashim is carving out a name for himself by getting nanotechnology out of the research laboratory and into the industrial marketplace. Dr Hashim’s...