May 2021

The threat of AMR has long been hailed as the greatest threat that the medical industry will face over the coming years. In the next issue of Pharma Technology Focus, we take a look at notable research projects that are trialling potential alternatives to traditional antibiotics.

Plus, we highlight the best and brightest players in regenerative medicine – including the likes of Humacyte, Frequency and Sigilon Therapeutics – and investigates the extent to which these innovations are ready for the pharma mainstream.

Elsewhere, we talk to hVIVO about concerns surrounding human challenge studies and ask whether their use in the pandemic could support further use of this novel trial approach, and examine the benefits and challenges of digitalising drug dispensing.

Plus, we speak to Novartis biomedical research president Jay Bradner about the development of a potentially groundbreaking treatment for sickle cell disease, and find out the unorthodox business model of Centessa Pharmaceuticals.


Editor | Eloise McLennan

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Writers | Allie Nawrat, Chris Lo, Abi Millar, Chloe Kent, Alf Goebel 
Magazine Designer | Marzia Del Gaone

Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Ashley McPherson, Tyrrell Lowe, Noemi Balint, Petra Konyi-Kiss, Maria Gimenez, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova
Lead Designer | John Hammond 

Publisher | Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


Sales Manager | Nimai Amin

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