Welcome to the latest issue of Pharmaceutical Technology Focus magazine

A recent report commissioned by the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry has indicated that UK pharma companies are prioritising filling the data and digital skills gap in the workforce. In this month’s cover story, we dive into recent employment and inflation numbers in the UK and investigate the trend of increased interest in digital jobs in the life sciences industry.

Additionally, we continue to cover the growing global oncology drug shortages, with a focus on how European agencies are dealing with this. Also in this issue, an engrossing interview gets into how the biosciences space may better incorporate ethical consent following the recent judgment with the descendants of Henrietta Lacks. 

Don’t miss the special thematic supplement on how the latest developments in robotics are influencing the cell and gene therapy manufacturing industry in particular, and the overall pharma and healthcare sector.

Manasi Vaidya, editor