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New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies

In combination with the current prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, the new test could help men avoid unnecessary and invasive biopsies, over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Western men, with 1.3 million new cases being diagnosed each year worldwide. It is currently detected using a blood test that measures PSA levels. Although it provides early diagnosis, the PSA blood test has a low specificity (high false positives) with about 75 per cent of all PSA positive results ending up with negative biopsies that do not find cancer.  

How NOT to get a Bioinformatics Patent

Multidisciplinary inventions have become more commonplace in recent years, particularly as artificial intelligence (AI) is being used as a tool in a wide range of biotech applications, such as medical image analysis and drug discovery. However, whereas biotech inventions may generally be considered to relate to inherently patentable subject matter, biotech inventions that are implemented using a computer or AI may have an additional hurdle to pass.

Economic Intelligence Wales’ first annual report highlights confidence in Welsh business sector despite UK uncertainty

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in Wales have higher levels of confidence than their UK counterparts, despite challenging business conditions and increasing uncertainty of UK and global economic prospects, according to the first annual report published by Economic Intelligence Wales (EIW) today.

The new research unit is a collaboration between Cardiff Business School, the Office for National Statistics and the Development Bank of Wales, created to monitor the activity of Welsh SMEs, factors affecting their development and the progress of the regional economy.

Birmingham City University to tackle employability issues with two-day event

Birmingham City University will tackle the issue of employability across the region with a DataJam West Midlands event this September.

The two-day event, which runs from 11-12 September, brings together experts, professionals and practitioners from a number of sectors to discuss and identify solutions to the West Midlands’ employability concerns.

 

New member welcome: Summer 2019

Five Eleven Innovation offers consultancy & Interim manager services to SMEs, University KE & TT offices and the College sector.  Working in partnership with our clients, our value proposition is "Innovation; Managed" - leveraging knowledge of the Innovation process, procedures, policies and the funding landscape to develop relationships that grow your business. 

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  Our vision is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty, caring for people and communities around the world.  Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

 

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