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Transforming clinical trials: Episode 1

14 February 2024

About this episode

The UK has long been a world leader for clinical trials and life sciences research. But after losing ground post-COVID and post-Brexit, the country has begun to rethink the landscape for clinical trials. In this free New Scientist podcast, we meet the chair of the UK review into commercial clinical trials, James O'Shaughnessy, and ask how the independent review has influenced the reinvention of the clinical trials infrastructure for a new age of medicine.

More from this series:

In Episode 2 we hear from Professor Andrea Manfrin whose team is responsible for driving this change at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

In Episode 3 we meet Dr Melanie Ivarsson, from the global biotechnology company Moderna, to find out why she chose the UK for a billion-pound research and development program

Read more here and watch a video summarising the series.

Sponsored by the UK Department for Business and Trade and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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