The European Mediscience Awards
is a truly European affair. It is the
largest annual gathering of private and publicly
quoted healthcare, biotech and
life science companies in Europe
and is the absolute "must attend"
networking event for anybody
working in these sectors.
Sponsored by Kempen & Co, the event recognises
the importance of the capital markets to fund
growth and innovation. The awards celebrate,
amongst others, the breakthrough of the
year, the best technology and the most
significant contribution to the industry.
Guillain-Barré develops as an autoimmune reaction following an acute infection. This is a highly dangerous and little known problem so any funding and publicity helps immensely. The Support Group relies entirely on voluntary contributions.
GBS is a severe and potentially fatal condition in which the body's immune system attacks the myelin sheath surrounding peripheral nerves. This may result in weakness and even complete paralysis including of the muscles for breathing and swallowing. There is a need for research to help us to understand the causes of GBS and the mechanisms of damage, to find therapies to speed up recovery and to support those left with long-term disability. www.gbs.org.uk