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Manufacturing sectors disproportionally affected by Brexit, says report


A new report published by economists at the University of Sussex suggests that of the five proposed Brexit scenarios laid out by the government, none would result in a positive outcome for manufacturing in the UK.

Bright SCIdea Challenge – all videos available now!

Bright SCIdea Challenge

All six Bright SCIdea Challenge training videos are now available!

Innovation in Design and Acquisition of Compound Screening Libraries - event preview


This one-day symposium on Tuesday 15 May 2018 seeks to inform and create a dynamic environment for discussion. In this ever-evolving area, it is critical to understand the current design and selection methods of compound screening libraries, along with the range of available business models for library acquisition and enhancement.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, William Marks, reports from Warsaw, Poland

William Marks

William Marks was awarded a 2017 Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 9th conference of the European Paediatric Formulation Initiative in Warsaw, Poland, in September 2017. William is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Here he describes how his attendance was a great opportunity to discuss his work, meet major academics and up-and-coming researchers in the field of paediatric formulations.

Our Membership Survey is here!

People networking

SCI's newly-formed Membership Committee are launching a survey to help us further understand the interests and concerns of our members.

New therapy for psoriatic arthritis approved


A new drug developed by Eli Lilly to combat the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis – including severe joint pain and swelling – has been approved for market by the European Commission.

Applications now open for SCI Scholarships 2018

SCI Scholars 2016

Are you a PhD student approaching your second year of study and looking for financial support to assist with your study costs? Did you know that every year SCI awards Scholarships worth £5000?

Vaccine myths unravelled

Vaccines and drugs

Vaccines are an essential element of modern medicine, offering an important defence against a variety of infections and diseases. But how do they work, and why do some people think they're unsafe?

Innovation Prize 2018 – Call for applications!

innovation prize

The Universal Biotech Innovation Prize is an international competition open for young pharmaceutical start-ups – 8 years old or less – and academic research groups developing innovative projects in the life sciences area.

Fructose improves renewable plastic process


Scientists have developed a new process to manufacture ‘green’ plastic that could significantly reduce costs and provide a cleaner alternative to current materials.