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Clinical research now and in the future: Can the UK lead the way?

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Dr Richard Barker (CASMI Director) will be speaking about the future of clinical trials and how the landscape will adapt to changing medical needs at the Royal Society of Medicine on 26th April. Whether led by industry or academia, the UK has long been at the forefront of clinical research. [...]

April 19, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

CASMI Chairs Adaptive Licensing Consortium at BIO 2013


CASMI’s Sarah Garner will be hosting a session on Adaptive Licensing at this year’s BIO International Convention in Chicago. How to Adapt: International Consortium Lays Groundwork for Adaptive Licensing Adaptive approaches to licensing represent an important evolutionary path for drug development, regulation, and learning that can benefit all parties – [...]

April 9, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

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