Our latest articles on innovation

The microbiome as the next chapter in precision medicine

There has been an explosion in our understanding of the human microbiome in recent years as advances in genome sequencing technologies and metagenomic analysis have enabled scientists to study these communities of microorganisms

Jan 02 2020

An analysis of private investment received by SMEs after working with CPI

After working with CPI, SME’s were twice as likely to receive private investment at almost double the value. These SMEs used their private investment to construct facilities, scale-up production, launch products and create high-value jobs.

Dec 18 2019

Top Moments of 2019

2019 marks CPI’s 15th anniversary and what a great year it’s been. We continued to work closely with SMEs, universities, large corporates and our partners in local and national Government to translate ideas into robust manufacturing processes.

Dec 17 2019

Viral vectors for gene therapy: Revolutionising medicine

The first commercial gene therapy products are appearing commercially with over 350 clinical trials taking place in 2019 alone. So why is this area attracting so much attention?

Dec 11 2019

Life on Mars — science fiction or the future?

As concerns around our future on earth grow the interest in colonising other planets is gaining momentum. Opinion is divided on whether settlement of Mars is a science fiction dream or a necessity, however, a number of organisations (including NASA, ESA, Boeing and SpaceX) are researching the viability of colonisation and taking steps toward a permanent human presence on the red planet.

Dec 11 2019

Celebrating 15 years of exceptional people

At CPI our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our success comes from offering our customers and stakeholders access to the very best people in order to help them develop, prove, scale-up and commercialise new products and processes.

Dec 10 2019

Meet the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre Team

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is a collaboration between CPI, University of Strathclyde, UKRI, Scottish Enterprise and founding industry partners, AstraZeneca and GSK. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, and due to open in 2021, this unique, state-of-the-art facility will offer transformative solutions in small molecule and fine chemical manufacturing.

Nov 14 2019

Using viruses to fight disease

Since the dawn of time, viruses have been very detrimental to humans due to the nature of the diseases they cause. However, now, thanks to the advances in science, modified viruses can help in preventing and curing dangerous illness. Here one of our experts, Sam Stephen, takes us through his insights on how viruses are a key part of the fight against disease.

Nov 13 2019

The Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

The NHS is world-renowned for its cradle-to-grave provision of healthcare that’s free at the point of use. As the fifth largest employer in the world, most Britons know someone who works within the healthcare system, and it holds a special place in many hearts around the UK. Since its founding in 1948, it has grappled with major public health scourges and embraced novel treatments with gusto.

Nov 12 2019
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