Open Innovation News

microscope-316556_640Two fascinating stories about open innovation caught our attention this week.

The first concerns two global drugs companies sharing their chemical compound libraries to speed up drug discovery, while the second is the launch of a European open data platform.
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beatlesAbbey Road is one of the most famous music recording studios in the world, instantly recognizable to fans of the Beatles because it’s where they recorded most of their music.  It was also the name of the final album that the Fab Four recorded together (issued in 1969).

For more than 80 years the studio has been at the forefront of music technology and it hopes to keep it that way with the founding of an open innovation department.
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antibioticresistanceAntibiotic resistance continues to be a global threat to healthcare.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the planet is heading toward a post-antibiotic era where common infections are killers, unless urgent, coordinated action is taken.  These are infections that have been treatable for decades.

A new citizen’s science platform hopes to be doing its bit to help with the battle against the bugs by developing a small home lab that anyone can use.
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