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VIDEO: Malcolm Grant on CASMI & the NHS

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May 10, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI Views 0

VIDEO: Richard Barker on the ‘Evolution of CASMI’

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March 28, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI Views 0

FDA Announces New Approach to Benefit/Risk Assessment

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The FDA has recently announced a new and refined approach to assessing benefit/risk.   The latest report calls for ‘a new drug regulatory decision-making paradigm for risk-benefit assessments, rejecting calls for a quantitative-only approach to regulation as counterproductive to its goals to make the decision-making process as clear and predictable [...]

March 27, 2013 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI Views 0

What is a ‘Sustainable Medical Innovation’?


CASMI is an organisation with a mission – a key aspect of which is to support the translation of pioneering medical innovations. This goes beyond conventional technologies and means facilitating the development of radical new approaches, and changing the healthcare landscape in the process. Our remit covers any idea that [...]

January 30, 2013 natasha CASMI Views 0

Tackling Translation: And doing so head on…


Translation is a woefully abused term. To use an epicurean analogy, all too often translation is promise akin to a perfectly poached egg, its unctuous yolk yielding to the slightest quiver of the knife. However, ‘translatory initiatives’ in the life sciences frequently deliver a disappointingly overcooked, sturdy and granular yolk. [...]

January 7, 2013 david CASMI Views 0

‘Writing is on the wall’ for FDA’s increasing drug approvals


The FDA’s 35 drug approvals in 2012 continues a recent positive trend. Does this mean we have licked the problem of pharmaceutical innovation? Not exactly, but there are some interesting pointers in this crop of approvals. There are nine medicines for rare diseases – the system is receptive to treatments [...]

December 17, 2012 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI Views 0

Welcome to CASMI


As Director of CASMI, I'd like to welcome you to our blog... [...]

October 28, 2012 richard CASMI Views 0

CASMI has a unique approach to the present medical innovation challenge

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We will tackle the issues that have lead to failures in the translation of basic bioscience into affordable and widely adopted medical innovations [...]

January 12, 2012 freely CASMI Views 0

CASMI provides independent thought leadership to catalyse change

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Using a rigorous, evidence-based approach, we will develop solutions across disciplines and sectors [...]

January 11, 2012 freely CASMI Views 0

CASMI will champion change, working collaboratively with all stakeholders


We combine expertise from academia, industry and the third sector to design new solutions [...]

January 11, 2012 freely CASMI Views 0