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Katie Dale - 26 February 2024

Top marks for Iovance as FDA approves first-in-class cell therapy Amtagvi for solid tumours

On February 16, 2024, a real milestone was reached in the cell..

Isobel Fisher - 22 February 2024

Colony picking robot expands our knowledge of human gut microbiome

The human microbiome is very diverse. A typical gut microbiome can..

Foteini Tzakoniati - 22 February 2024

Antibody inventions: Updates in the EPO Guidelines for Examination

The EPO Guidelines for Examination are set to undergo updates..

Christoph Moeller - 21 February 2024

Meet the team: Christoph Moeller, Partner, Patent Attorney

As part of our 'meet the team' series, we talk to Christoph Moeller,..

Eliot Ward - 21 February 2024

Biological Deposits under the Budapest Treaty (1977): important considerations for filing strategies and public accessibility

Biological material, which the EPO understands to be any material..

Natascha Newbold - 19 February 2024

Meet the Team: Natascha Newbold, IP Support, Trade Mark Paralegal

As part of our 'meet the team' series, we talk to trade mark..

Tom Furnival - 14 February 2024

The major players in the SEP landscape in Europe

Next in our series of blogs, we have investigated the major players..

Yoni Health: the medical secrets of menstrual blood

Menstrual effluent contains a wealth of scientific info, including biomarkers for endometriosis, diabetes, certain cancers and polycystic ovary syndrome. Yoni Health is the first start-up in this field.

Frances Salisbury - 6 February 2024

Meet our Women’s Champion: Fran Salisbury

Even the most progressive firm can improve working life for women.


Simon Kiddle - 2 January 2024

The wonderful potential of waxworm saliva

Enzymes are able to break up plastic, opening the way for rapid..

Joseph Newcombe - 19 December 2023

The Royal Institution's new mission

With 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, the organisation is finding..

Eleanor Maciver - 18 December 2023

Saved by the cell: taking the animals out of meat

Entrepreneur Joshua Errett is aiming to remove animals from the food..

Adam Gregory - 13 December 2023

‘It’s a 50% reduction in ageing’

Singapore startup VVB Bio promises a dramatic reduction in ageing via..

Eleanor Maciver - 17 November 2023

The polymathic Professor Michael Shaver

The maverick scientist leads the SMI Hub in Manchester. He’s bringing..

Nathan Zhang - 24 October 2023

After the road: how to recycle old tyres

With a billion tyres going to the scrapheap each year, the industry..

Andrew Fearnside - 21 August 2023

The world beyond quantum computing

Infleqtion is developing the next generation of quantum tools,..

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Mewburn Ellis


Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.