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Having saved millions of lives across the planet, antibiotics are beginning to fail us: indiscriminate use in humans and animals has led to a crisis of drug resistant infections. Antibiotic resistance is reducing the effectiveness of our treatment options and the speed of pharmaceutical innovation can’t keep up with bacterial evolution, making it arguably the […]

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Small companies are better than big businesses at maintaining a culture of innovation. David Lawrence from the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund explores the secrets to their success and discusses how venture capitalists identify start-ups with potential.  Big business tends to struggle with innovation. That’s the view of Dr David Lawrence, an independent member […]

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After a busy year so far, the summer lull is the time for a much-needed holiday, as well as offering the chance to get on top of the growing pile of admin on my desk. It also provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the progress of our diverse portfolio of companies outside the day-to-day […]

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