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Infographic on the drug discovery process

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:47

Compoundchem.com is an interesting website full of infographics relating to the role of chemistry in daily life. For example, last week, graphics were posted on chemistry in films and the composition of the Oscar statuettes. If this isn't your thing, you might be interested in an infographic on the drug discovery process with some accompanying text.

Top 20 pharma companies based on R&D investment 2015-16

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:01

IgeaHub published an infographic showing the top 20 pharma companies based on their R&D investment in 2015-16. The infographic was based on data extracted from the 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. The Scoreboard comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world (€21m or more in each case) and an additional number of companies to cover the top 1000 R&D investing companies based in the EU (R&D of €6m or more). In total, there are 2909 parent companies incorporated in the 2016 Scoreboard. The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is published annually by the European Commission (JRC-IPTS/DG RTD) as part of its Industrial Research and Innovation Monitoring and Analysis activity (IRIMA). In this 11.6 Mb report, the term EU company refers to companies whose ultimate parent has its registered office in a Member State of the EU. Likewise, non-EU company applies when the ultimate parent company is located outside the EU.

Shaping the future of research

Monday, 27 February 2017 10:57

NIHR Medical Director Nick Lemoine forwarded a letter from Chief Scientific Advisor Chris Whitty and Director of Science, Evidence and Research, Louise Wood. He said they "wish to see more clinical and public health research conducted in the areas of the country and communities with the highest need. They also highlight the importance of research in primary care, public health and social care and urge more to be done in these domains. There are also observations about the interface with the life sciences industry in this country, and the need to ensure that researcher training is fit for future purpose." Please read their letter for full details.

Rare Disease Day 28 February 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017 10:16

National Rare Disease Day is being 'celebrated' on Tuesday with a feature page on the NIHR website. Look out for the weblink and updates on Twitter and Facebook via #RareDiseaseDay.

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