Policy Analysis: Life Sciences, Policy
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Horizon 2020 – New Commission, new Agenda
The 2015 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference
Brussels - 24 March 2015
Aalto University Academic Summit (Partner Event)
The summit will focus on how universities contribute in creating knowledge societies thereby facilitating economic development, job creation and well-being.
Espoo, Finland - 18 November 2014
The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has been achieved, the pace of change is too slow.
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 14 November 2014
Helping Europe Innovate
The Annual Report 2013-2014 is a summary of the activites of the Science|Business Innovation Board over the past year. The Science|Business...
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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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