Coffee capsules: greener grounds

Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts
06 Nov 2019

Large consumer companies are increasingly focusing on reworking their consumable products to be more environmentally friendly. Until recently,.

Printing the unprintable – new technique expands graphene printing to previously unsuitable substrates

Richard Howe

Richard Howe
30 Oct 2019

Printing with graphene is a large and growing field, representing a highly promising range of techniques for translating the unique properties of .

Plastics recycling: polymers unzipped

Alexander Cavell

Alexander Cavell
30 Oct 2019

As society becomes more aware of the adverse effects of single-use plastics on the environment, demand for “greener” alternatives is rising.

Consumable consumables: the edible water bottle

Niles Beadman

Niles Beadman
09 Oct 2019

Throughout the 20th century, plastic has become increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives.  To date, it’s estimated that over 8 billion tons of.

AMR - a global threat

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith
27 Sep 2019

A hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment is Climate Change and its predicted impact on our way of life.  We are warned that rising global.

Budding opportunities for pharma

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
26 Sep 2019

With shifting attitudes surrounding cannabis-based drugs, it is essential to explore the array of benefits this may have for patients and the.

From data to drugs - a brief introduction to AI in drug discovery

Joseph Newcombe

Joseph Newcombe
25 Sep 2019

The road to an approved drug is well known to be an arduous journey. Recent estimates put the cost of bringing a new drug to market at a figure of.

Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
24 Sep 2019

Innovators in advanced materials can face an uphill struggle to get suitable patent protection at the European Patent Office. Matthew Smith explains.

Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

Eleanor Maciver

Eleanor Maciver
18 Sep 2019

In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high performance battery technologies to meet current and future energy storage needs. .

Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential for mass-market applications

Richard Howe

Richard Howe
30 Aug 2019

Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research and development of new materials, with potential applications in electronics,.

Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey
27 Jun 2019

Battery technology is an area of constant innovation.  For years we have been trying to squeeze a little bit more performance from our electronic.

Medicinal cannabis: recent changes and future innovations

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
18 Jun 2019

Government policy on the prescription of cannabis-derived medicines has undergone some interesting and important changes over the past few months, both.

Protecting the ‘Trojan horse’ drug key to keeping a struggling field viable

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith
20 May 2019

An Expert View column originally published in The Pharma Letter. Read the original article here

The discovery and development of antibiotics.

Hydrogen: the storage question

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
04 Apr 2019

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen.  It’s light; it’s abundant (at least atomically - water and hydrocarbons contain plenty of hydrogen atoms); it’s.

Advanced materials: game-changing graphene

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
28 Mar 2019

In the 15 years since Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov isolated and discovered graphene at the University of Manchester, the material has.

Dosage regimen patents: bruised but not beaten

Julie Carlisle

Julie Carlisle
28 Mar 2019

Ruling on the big pharma Actavis v ICOS case, the UK Supreme Court has found ICOS’s Cialis patent to be invalid for obviousness.

Playing for time: strategies that can help extend a drug's patent life

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
25 Mar 2019

In our new magazine Forward, we interview C Hunter Baker of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC.  Hunter explores a typical drug development timeline and.