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CASMI Launches GP Adoption & Innovation Project with NESTA

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NESTA has commissioned CASMI to investigate the role that GPs play in the uptake and diffusion of innovation in the NHS. “SuperAdopter” practices are those that adopt a range of innovations quickly into their organisation. Do such practices exist and how do we define them as truly innovative? Do the [...]

March 28, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

CASMI Officially Launched!

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The Wellcome Trust hosted CASMI’s Official Launch this week. The multidisciplinary and holistic nature of CASMI was reflected in the guests who came together at the event, representing a wide range of the key stakeholder groups needed to tackle the big healthcare issues. Speeches given by Sir Bill Castell (Chairman [...]

March 21, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 2

High-profile Advisory Board to Shape the Future of CASMI

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CASMI’s newly appointed Advisory Board will help to shape the future of our agenda and concentrate our efforts on the key issues on the healthcare horizon.   Chaired by Sir David Cooksey, the first CASMI Board members are: Sir William Castell (Chairman, The Wellcome Trust) Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer) [...]

March 1, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

CASMI on Open Innovation @ The Economist’s Pharma Summit


Inventing and making drugs has always been the lifeblood of the pharma industry. But the current way of doing this is no longer feasible. Should pharma cut its losses and get out of R&D, or does it still have a role to play in medical research? There are some serious challenges out [...]

February 25, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

Earl Howe to speak at CASMI Launch

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Freddie Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, will be speaking at CASMI’s Official Launch Event in March.* He will be joined by Professor Malcolm Grant (Chair of NHS Commissioning Board, UCL President and Provost), Sir John Bell (CASMI Co-Chair, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford [...]

February 25, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

Professor Malcolm Grant to speak at CASMI’s Official Launch

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Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost and Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board, will be announcing his support for the CASMI initiative at our official launch. Hosted by CASMI’s Director, Dr Richard Barker, there will also be short announcements from Co-Chairs Sir John Bell and Sir John Tooke, followed by [...]

February 19, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

CASMI Director on the ‘Future of Clinical Trials’ at European Parliament


Richard Barker spoke at the European Parliamentary meeting on the revised Clinical Trial Regulation on Monday: I welcome the goal of the Commission, to introduce a regulation that restores Europe’s competitiveness in global clinical trials, which has been eroded in recent times. There are clearly serious problems with the existing [...]

January 30, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

The debate about dwindling innovation


The notion that innovation may be dwindling and no longer driving growth was discussed in a recent article in The Economist. The response from CASMI’s Director was published in the letters section this week: We might dispute the general proposition of waning innovation, as we Tweet and Skype in our [...]

January 28, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

Prime Minister Announces CASMI’s Lead in UK Adaptive Licensing Bid


CASMI is part of the expert group working on the UK Adaptive Licensing bid. In the recent ‘Strategy for UK Life Sciences: One Year On’ report, the Prime Minister announced that CASMI will be co-ordinating the exploration of candidate products for AL: As agreed in the Strategy for UK Life Sciences, [...]

December 19, 2012 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

CASMI Supports Empowered Campaign in House of Lords

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The issue of slow drug development and lack of approvals for new medicines, particularly in neurology, was recently raised in parliament. CASMI’s support for The Empower: Access to Medicine campaign was announced and we will continue to strive towards creating a more productive environment for new treatments for neglected diseases. [...]

December 19, 2012 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0