There is up to £15 million for new healthcare technologies, products and processes that support the most innovative opportunities in the life sciences sectors.We are looking for ideas to: prevent and proactively manage chronic health conditions better detect and diagnose disease earlier, to create improved outcomes for patients develop new, tailored treatments for disease that offer potential cures Competition information The funding is available through the Biomedical Catalyst, which is a partnership between Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council.There are 2 competitions in this funding round, one for primer awards and another for late-stage projects.Support for many health projectsThe Biomedical Catalyst supports projects from any sector or discipline including: Late-stage awardsTesting a well-developed conceptUp to £10 million is available for late-stage projects. These are projects that test a well-developed concept in an environment that is relevant to its use.These could include: the competition opens on 6 August 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 3 October 2018 projects must be led by an SME, working alone or with other SMEs or research organisations we expect projects to range in size from £200,000 to £4 million and to last between 1 and 3 years applicants that meet the quality threshold will be invited to interview in January 2019 to present their ideas you can register for a briefing event on 7 August 2018, where you can find out more about the competition and making a quality application the competition opens on 6 August 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 3 October 2018 projects must be led by a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), working alone or with other SMEs or research organisations we expect projects to range in size from £200,000 to £1.5 million and to last between 1 and 2 years you can register for a briefing event on 7 August 2018, where you can find out more about the competition and making a quality application Competition information initial human proof-of-concept studies demonstration of clinical utility and effectiveness demonstration of safety and efficacy, which may include phase I and phase II clinical trials developing production mechanisms prototyping market testing intellectual property protection experimental evaluation at laboratory scale initial demonstration using in vitro and in vivo models. This should not include human clinical trials exploring potential production mechanisms early-stage prototyping product development planning intellectual property protection precision medicine advanced therapies, such as gene and cell therapies diagnostics digital health medical technologies and devices Find out more about the competition for primer awards and apply. Organisations that have received funding in previous rounds include Entia, which has received more than £1 million from Innovate UK, much of it through the Biomedical Catalyst.This has allowed it to work with The Royal Marsden Hospital to develop a hand-held blood testing kit that can be used at home by chemotherapy patients to help them better manage their treatment and limit the number of unnecessary visits they need to make to the hospital.The system – which has won an AXA PPP Health Tech & You Challenge award – is also likely to have other applications outside cancer care because blood counts are so widely used in hospitals and GP practices.Entia & Royal Marsden Hospital: developing blood testing kit for chemotherapy patientsPrimer awardsTechnical evaluation through to proof of conceptUp to £5 million is available for ‘primer’ projects, which cover a technical evaluation of an idea through to proof of concept.They could include: Find out more about the competition for late-stage awards and apply.
Great brands are built by people. In working with our clients, we use a customized brand triangle approach which says “management leads the brand, employees live the brand and consumers love your brand.”Barry Sliverstein, in his book Breakaway Brands, says “More and more, management plays a crucial role in the success of a brand that breaks away from the pack.”But what specifically can an executive at a bank or credit union do to actually lead their brand? Here are four ways you can lead your financial institution’s brand.Set the tone—It all starts at the top. As a leader in your organization, people are going to follow your example. If your brand is built on service, then how are you serving your employees? They will model what they see from you. For example, if your brand culture is fun then you should ensure the workplace is fun. If your brand culture is putting consumers first then you should put your employees first. You set the tone.Identify the gaps—Every credit union and bank has brand gaps. There can be gaps between your brand and your strategy, gaps between your brand and your employees and gaps between your brand and your operations. As a leader you must know exactly where those gaps exists. If you are unsure where those gaps are a great step to take is a marketing audit. You acknowledge (and fix) the gaps. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Feb 26, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Deaths from H5N1 avian influenza were reported today in two women, one from southern China and the other from Vietnam, as officials in Egypt announced that a 4-year-old girl has been hospitalized with an H5N1 infection.China’s health ministry reported that a 44-year-old woman from the city of Shanwei in Guangdong province died of an H5N1 infection yesterday, according to a statement today from the World Health Organization (WHO). Her death raises China’s H5N1 count to 30 and its number of fatalities to 20.The woman got sick on Feb 16 and was hospitalized 6 days later. China’s national laboratory confirmed her infection yesterday, the WHO reported. An investigation into the source of her infection found that she had contact with sick and dead poultry before she became ill.Chinese officials said the woman was a migrant worker from Sichuan province, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported today. Personal contacts of the woman are under medical supervision, and so far all remain healthy, the WHO reported.The woman’s death is China’s second fatality in less than a week. On Feb 22 the WHO reported that a 41-year-old man from Guangxi province died of an infection on Feb 20.Meanwhile, health ministry officials in Vietnam today reported that a 23-year-old woman from Phu Tho province in the northern part of the country died yesterday of an H5N1 infection, the WHO reported today. Her illness pushed Vietnam’s number of H5N1 cases to 105, and her death raises the fatality count to 51, according to the WHO.The woman got sick on Feb 14 and was hospitalized 5 days later. Investigators found that she had contact with sick and dead poultry before she got sick, the WHO reported.The woman worked as a teacher, according to a report today from Reuters.Elsewhere, the health ministry in Egypt today confirmed that a 4-year-old girl from Menia governorate, about 100 miles south of Cairo, is sick with an H5N1 infection and is being treated in a Cairo hospital, the Associated Press reported. If her illness is confirmed by the WHO, the girl will become Egypt’s 44th case-patient and the country’s first H5N1 case this year.Media reports on the girl’s illness gave no details on the possible source of her H5N1 infection; however, women and children are known as the primary caretakers of backyard poultry in Egypt.The two newly confirmed H5N1 infections raise the WHO’s global count to 368 cases and 234 deaths.See also:Feb 26 WHO statement on Chinese deathhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2008_02_26/en/index.htmlFeb 26 WHO statement on Vietnamese deathhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2008_02_26b/en/index.html
“This unbeaten record has not only been achieved this season, but also last year under (former coach) Luis Enrique,” said Barca coach Valverde.“It’s a shared record, because it crossed over between seasons. It has been quite difficult, because of the fact it’s an old record that hasn’t been broken for a long time.”Valverde named a strong side despite having a Champions League quarter-final, second leg on Tuesday at Roma, with Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho all starting.Suarez passed up two good early chances to put Barca ahead, prodding wide and then seeing visiting goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar deny him with an excellent save. But the hosts moved in front in the 27th minute through a trademark Messi free-kick.The Argentinian stepped up and curled the ball over the ball and into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to score his 27th league goal of the season.It didn’t take the 30-year-old long to double his tally for the day, latching onto Coutinho’s through ball and firing low into the corner. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona equalled the record longest unbeaten run in La Liga history as a Lionel Messi hat-trick inspired the runaway leaders to a 3-1 win over Leganes on Saturday to make it 38 league games unbeaten.The Catalan giants will look to break the record that Real Sociedad set in 1979-80 when they host Valencia next weekend, with Ernesto Valverde’s side now just seven matches from becoming the first La Liga side to go through a campaign without tasting defeat.Messi was the star of the show at the Camp Nou with a magnificent treble, as Barca stretched their lead at the top to 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid’s derby against Real Madrid on Sunday. Barcelona eased off in the second half, perhaps with the midweek clash at the Stadio Olimpico on their minds, and Leganes hit back midway through the second half.Former Liverpool winger Nabil El Zhar cut inside and fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box despite slipping as he shot.But the home side finished off the match as a contest late on with Messi completing his third hat-trick of the season in style.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2