December 2020

It’s been 40 years since HIV rocked the pharma industry, but while treatments have been identified to help patient­­­s manage the virus, a HIV vaccine has remained elusive. To find out why, we explore the current state of HIV research and the challenges that stand in the way of vaccine development. Elsewhere in vaccines, we take a look at the AI software Opyl, which could help researchers predict the success of Covid-19 vaccine candidates.

Also in this issue, we investigate cancer treatment disparity in Europe, examine the potential of a drug tracking app that gives patients a platform to openly review their medications, and speak to Novo Ventures about investing in niche drug development in the middle of a pandemic.

Plus, after Covid-19 vaccine developers vowed not to file for approval without first demonstrating positive Phase III trial results, we find out what makes Phase III clinical trials so important, learn about plant-based medicine production and explore ways that air freight hubs worldwide are preparing for an influx of in-demand Covid-19 treatments and vaccines.


Editor | Eloise McLennan

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Writers | Allie Nawrat, Natalie Healey, Abi Millar, Chloe Kent
Magazine Designer | Marzia Del Gaone

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Publisher | Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


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