State of the discovery nation survey closing soon – still time to get your views heard!

State of the discovery nation survey closing soon – still time to get your views heard!
Medicines Discovery Catapult is preparing our annual report for next year, which is based on the experience of companies in the sector – like you. We want to ensure your views are reflected.

What we‘ve heard so far from survey responses
• Range of views on the sector overall
Based on our experience, and the survey results in so far, we are hearing that SMEs in the sector are split pretty equally between those who feel more positive, the same, and less positive, compared to last year.

• Optimism in key areas and calls for help in others
In our key areas of complex cell models and Artificial Intelligence in drug discovery, we are hearing lots of optimism, combined with the need for third party or standardised validation of complex cell models and the importance of commercially feasible data access for building AI models. We’ve heard that Medicines Discovery Catapult can help by promoting the sector, and the government can help by increasing very early stage funding.

How you can help
We would like to get more input to ensure that we are reflecting the views of the whole sector, so if you haven’t already done this, please do take 15 minutes to complete the survey at https://md.catapult.org.uk/resources/survey-state-of-the-discovery-natio... before it closes on 1st December, or get in touch with us directly (james.peach@md.catapult.org.uk) if you would like to set up a longer conversation. Your help and input is appreciated.

Media Contact Information: 

For more information please contact our Communications Manager, Lisa Bedwell, on 01625 708395 or 07741 857132, or email media@md.catapult.org.uk