An Improved Model for IBD Drug Discovery

    Animal models have been used for years to provide proof of concept for new therapies, however there are major flaws which need to be addressed. Studies using mouse models cannot accurately predict patient response to a new compound. Translatability requires a suitable model which will reduce attrition rates in phase II and III clinical trials which are proving to be of detriment to R&D productivity[1].

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    On the right path to a cure for IBD

    Advances in diagnostics, treatments, and frontiers of research

    In light of World Digestive Disease Day, which is celebrated every year on the 29th of May[1], we will explore the different facets of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and highlight recent advances on the diagnostics, treatments, and the frontiers of research that will one day hopefully provide a cure.

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    Will The Microbiome Become The Next Hot Topic For Cancer Research?

    From obesity and Crohn’s disease to cancer, investigations into the microbiota and microbiome are opening up numerous avenues of research. The human microbiota, composed of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, eukaryotic microbes and many different species which occupy the human body[1], and the study of the associated microbial genomes, are generating increasing numbers of publications.

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    Improving patient outcomes through collaboration

    The return on R&D investments in the UK is at its lowest rate in nine years, despite Britain’s global presence in science, technology and health. Pharmaceutical attrition rates continue to rise, and the UK biotech landscape remains fragmented. Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) aims to connect the UK R&D community more effectively by putting the patient at the heart of the drug discovery process. As part of our collaboration with the MDC, REPROCELL have pledged to provide custom drug discovery assays using live human tissues.

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    The importance of internships for life science students

    If you are a science student nearing the end of your university program, developing your professional network in order to land a good job is a daunting task.  In this video, Zara Puckrin and Karen Bingham talk about Zara's experience interning at REPROCELL's Glasgow research lab and the benefits of internships for university students.

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    The Benefits of Paid Internships

    How can industry inspire the next generation of life science professionals?  In this post, summer intern Zara Puckrin describes the challenges faced by today’s graduates and explains how REPROCELL have helped her to bridge the gap between university and work.

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