Playing video games on mobile devices could help researchers solve riddles in mountains of genetic tumor data. And Cancer Research UK has enlisted programming talent from Amazon Web Services, Facebook and Google to help craft a mobile game to make video game players into "citizen scientists."
Over the past few days I've met with dozens of people in the U.K.'s biotech industry, getting a crash course on the state of affairs here while getting a chance to offer a few opinions of my own on global drug development trends at a One Nucleus gathering at Canada House. More >>
A fledgling crowdfunding effort in France has claimed success in completing a rare "virtuous circle" in launching a biotech startup.
The British biotech industry has been making strides over the last two years in gaining the support of new government initiatives that support the business of drug development. But now the BioIndustry Association says the country's biotechs can make a leap forward if the government agrees to adopt a tax-advantaged crowdsourcing plan it believes can generate up to $375 million a year to back a whole new generation of companies.
The Guardian today highlights a number of initiatives underway that have been bringing biotechs, pharma companies, academic researchers and even the general public into new "open innovation" therapeutic projects.