Lu Rahman

Based in the North West of England it’s very hard for the EPM team not to be excited about industry news that this region of the UK is becoming a hotspot for UK life sciences more

16 Feb 2016 08:54 Opinion

Over recent years the UK, in particular the North West, has been leading the life sciences charge. Lu Rahman highlights how the region is looking to become a global leader for the sector more

31 Dec 2015 11:00 Opinion


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The poor old pumpkin gets a rough ride. Every year millions of us take to it with a carving knife, hacking gruesome grimaces into this much maligned veg and then pop a red-hot hot light inside it. Who’d be a pumpkin eh? more

29 Oct 2015 10:11 Opinion

In a few years you may be forgiven for thinking that the face of healthcare – of which the pharma sector plays an increasingly significant role – has mutated into an episode of Doctor Who. more

26 Oct 2015 10:54 Opinion

Lu Rahman discusses digital revolution and the life sciences sector more

29 Sep 2015 15:59 Opinion

Clean & clear: Noxilizer says it’s high time to rethink an innovate in sterilisation and explains why its nitrogen dioxide technology supports bio-pharma changes more

31 Jul 2014 14:44 Technology

Olivier Mazille, product manager, Merck Millipore, chats to EPM about the company’s sterility testing expertise more

31 Jul 2014 14:35 Technology

Clean sweep: Karen Rossington, Contec, looks at the significance of wipes in the cleanroom environment and tells us why it is that they need to arrive clean and leave dirty more

31 Jul 2014 14:04 Technology

Talking point

Write stuff: Dave Taylor, Prisym looks at how label lifecycle management systems can improve local language labeling more

31 Jul 2014 13:52 Guest Blogs

Circle of life: The University of Pennsylvania says a kind of molecule with concentric layers of membranes offers new possibilities for drug release more

31 Jul 2014 13:42 News

Talking head: According to Sandra Peterson, group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson said: “One of the great exciting things that is happening is the understanding of biology and genomics." more

31 Jul 2014 13:31 News

Talking head: According to Sandra Peterson, group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson said: “One of the great exciting things that is happening is the understanding of biology and genomics." more

31 Jul 2014 13:30 News

Attacking side: The University of Sheffield is leading international work to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics. more

31 Jul 2014 13:28 News

Back to the dark ages?

Lu Rahman, EPM group editor, discusses issues surrounding antibiotic resistance more

31 Jul 2014 13:26 Editor's Blog

Two's company: Two former AstraZeneca serialisation specialists have launched training to guide pharma companies more

29 Jul 2014 14:06 News

On air: The Jun-Air range of oil-less air compressors combines low noise levels, reliability, long life and low maintenance. more

29 Jul 2014 13:52 Technology

Patch work: Rhenovia Pharma’s, SMARTT e-Patch project recently won an award at the World Innovation Challenge more

7 Jul 2014 19:18 News

As we waited to see whether or not Pfizer would be successful in its takeover of AstraZeneca, the approach has raised several issues for the pharmaceutical sector, says Lu Rahman. more

7 Jul 2014 19:05 Opinion

Attack attack attack: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designs nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at once. more

7 Jul 2014 19:05 News

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)  in California have developed a vaccine that blocks the ‘high’ of heroin. more

30 Aug 2017 13:21 Opinion

Thanks to ongoing research and development in pharmaceuticals, the sector is benefitting from ongoing innovation which is helping break new boundaries in healthcare. Lu Rahman explains. more

26 May 2017 16:02 Opinion

Following the Labour Party manifesto launch, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has published a response to today's Liberal Democrats manifesto. more

18 May 2017 09:09 News

The Labour Party 2017 General Election Manifesto has been launched today [Tuesday 16 May] in Bradford. 'For The Many, Not The Few' outlines the party’s vision for a Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn. more

16 May 2017 15:16 News

Fewer than two in 10 medicines exceed the average pharmaceutical R&D cost required to bring a drug to market when the risks of failure to reach market approval are factored in, according to GBI Research. more

16 May 2017 12:31 News

A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows. more

15 May 2017 16:05 News

It will come as no surprise that the new chief of the FDA faces a raft of issues as he takes on his new role. more

12 May 2017 12:59 News

Catalent Pharma Solutions has revealed its agenda for the upcoming CPhI North America Conference and Exhibition more

12 May 2017 08:12 News

Follow the excitement with #NovartisCPD2017 and #proudmoments2017 via the Novartis Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn channels more

11 May 2017 12:04 News

Pfizer has launched a website and app to help fight antimicrobial resistance. more

9 May 2017 14:44 News

Four innovations were selected in the Exhibitor Innovation category at the Pharmapack Awards, and two winners received awards in the Health Product category. more

2 Feb 2017 11:00 News

2017 marks Pharmapack’s 20th year, and in that time the event has it has grown in size, profile and popularity more

1 Feb 2017 11:16 News

With €134M ($140M) backing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Intarcia Therapeutics is to develop its Medici drug delivery system that will reduce dosing frequency for HIV prevention medication. more

3 Jan 2017 11:07 News

Medicine and breast implants in the UK are to be printed with barcodes to help improve patient safety. more

3 Jan 2017 08:32 News

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cure Act which could have significant implications for the regulation of both medicine and medical devices more

9 Dec 2016 10:33 News


Sanger Institute, Genome Research

UK prime minister Theresa May, joined leading figures from across the life sciences sector to open the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s new Bridget Ogilvie Building and the Biodata Innovation Centre at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge. more

22 Nov 2016 13:56 News

Clariant, has teamed up with SICPA, security solutions provider to develop Plastiward – integrated protection for plastic pharmaceutical packaging or medical devices. more

22 Nov 2016 10:11 News

Pharmaceutical companies set to benefit from intelligence on asthma as Aerobit teams with artificial intelligence experts to unlock the potential of big data. more

21 Nov 2016 12:16 News

Expert in environmental monitoring abd cleanroom bio-decontamination, Cherwell Laboratories is celebrating 45 years in business more

10 Nov 2016 11:17 News

The pharmaceutical sector holds a prestige position in its contribution to the European economy. Lu Rahman looks at some of the global hotspots and conditions that offer significant opportunity to the market. more

12 Oct 2016 15:35 News