Policy Analysis: Life Sciences, Policy
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
The 2015 Science|Business Annual Summit
The Science|Business Annual Summit brings together leaders from research, industry and policy to debate current and future trends needed to unleash Europe’s technological potential.
- 17 November 2015
The future of manufacturing: Industry 4.0
A Science|Business public conference
Brussels - 01 October 2015
The Bioeconomy Challenge: Producing more from less
A Science|Business high-level roundtable
Brussels - 02 July 2015
The new European Commission: Bad news for research and innovation?
Advocates for cross-sectoral R&D support fear a downgrade in the new Commission – but in individual areas such as energy, digital technologies, and pharmaceuticals, a stronger emphasis on growth and investment is good news for many
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Patients take control of innovation

Despite industry’s endless lip service to driving innovation for the benefit of patients, many diseases go untreated. Now, sick of being passive recipients, patients are taking control and shaping innovation to their real needs


Michel Goldman, Director of IMI

The paternalistic model for delivering healthcare innovation, in which patients are passive subjects for testing news drugs or procedures - and grateful recipients of any resulting products - is coming to an end.

The Michael J Fox Foundation provides the most recent example of patient power in action. Rather than wait any longer for the old-fashioned model to deliver a reliable diagnostic, the research charity sealed an agreement last week with the drug discovery services specialist BioFocus,...



Related subjects: European Medicines Agency

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