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Today: Medical "catapults" with science editor Tom Fielden

December 16th, 2014

Episode 62 of 1337 episodes

"Catapults" are a series of agencies set up by George Osborne to provide financial support and commercial expertise to turn good medical ideas into workable treatments. One of those catapults has decided to start making experimental drugs independently. Tom Feilden looks at one of the "good ideas" the Cell Therapy Catapult is helping to develop, a revolutionary new approach to treating cancer. Keith Thompson is chief executive of The Cell Therapy Catapult.

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