We’re providing updates on the COVID-19 situation for the UK drug discovery community. Our aim is to help the community during this challenging time and also highlight important work and resources.
- Read the latest updates from the UK government on COVID-19
- Read the latest guidance available for employers and businesses from the UK government to support preparations and handling of COVID-19
- Read the Coronavirus Business Support Blog written by experts at BEIS
- Find out more about coronavirus on the Coronavirus: the science explained website from UKRI
- Read the BIA‘s action and guidance on COVID-19
- Watch recordings of the BIA‘s COVID-19 webinars
- Read the MHRA‘s guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Read the news and updates from Bionow related to COVID-19
- Updated information from the IPO regarding patents
- The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.
The new Business Support Checker Tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Future Fund will provide government loans to UK-based companies
This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Support for the COVID-19 response – testing kits and services
The government is asking businesses to support the manufacture and supply of:
- testing consumables and equipment
- personal protective equipment (PPE) for laboratories
- new or existing types of coronavirus tests for antigens or antibodies
Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification to organisations to share information
Notification to healthcare organisations, GPs, local authorities and arm’s length bodies that they should share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19).
STFC Diamond Light Source Beamtime
Free access to Diamond Light Source instruments at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, UK, to enable scientists to use accelerated electrons for research in many fields of study, including biology, medicine and engineering for COVID19.