Aisleen Peterson

Cystic Fibrosis – A Challenging Disease Scientists Fight Against

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare disease that causes damage to the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Its incidence varies across the globe. In the USA, CF affects one in every 3500 newborns, and in Europe it’s one in every 2000–3000. Does the low number of patients with CF worldwide discourage scientists from finding a

Rare But Not Forgotten – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common type of muscular dystrophy, which is characterised by muscle weakening and breakdown. It is a devastating disease that we still don’t fully understand, and currently there is no cure. Patients have a very limited number of therapy options. Scientists are working hard to develop new treatment therapies,

Depression – it’s time to take care of yourself

During mental health awareness month, many organisations around the world report on mental health, so that those who suffer from mental illnesses are not forgotten. According to the World Health Organization, depression is “a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite,

HIV Vaccines – Insights into a Scientist’s Mind

There is currently no vaccine available that can prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Why do scientists believe that an effective and safe HIV vaccine can teach the immune system how to fight HIV? I had a closer look at their latest research of HIV vaccines. THE IMMUNE SYSTEMHIV VACCINES & THE IMMUNE SYSTEMTHE DEVELOPMENT

Manchester Great 10K Run, 12 days to go

Just 12 days to go now until 20 of our Prime Global colleagues take part in the Manchester Great 10K Run. We’re running for two charities close to our hearts. The first, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, funds research to help advance treatment and therapy, as well as supporting the families and patients of those who

Lost, but not Alone – Dare to be Different

During my first week of living in Manchester, I ran into a woman who would be considered “special”. It was one of those grey, cold and simply miserable winter days. As it was rush hour the Oxford Road was full of cars and pedestrians; everyone was busy. She was only dressed in her night gown.

Keep in mind, mental health

The World Health Organisation estimates 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem during their lifetime. Charities like Heads Together, Mind and Mental Health America are starting crucial conversations so we can all educate ourselves and others to understand the difficulties and complexities of mental health disorders. Read this article by Prime Global’s Susanne

Day 2 of #ISMPP is under way!

We’re especially looking forward to the Publishers Panel: Simplifying and Streamlining – Working Together to Improve the Quality of Medical Publications for some critical insights and new perspectives. ISMPP (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Day 1 Highlights

Meeting new people, catching up with old faces and discussing the brilliant array of posters submitted this year. – Our very own Neil Venn presenting Prime Global’s poster on ‘Sharing Enhanced Poster Content’ – a fascinating discussion chaired by Neil! ISMPP Day 1 Key Learning: Deborah A. Zarin (Director of gave an excellent talk on

Youth HIV Day: Scientists Fight Against HIV

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It can spread through certain bodily fluids (blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk). HIV attacks the immune system, especially T cells (CD4 cells), which help fight off infections.

Grand opening of our Macclesfield office!

We had a great launch party yesterday at our Macclesfield office and our new local, RedWillow. It was a brilliant celebration of the new premises at Ropewalk and of our recent business successes. Thanks to everyone who came to join in the fun!

Happy Red Nose Day!

Happy Red Nose Day from everyone at Prime Global! It’s been a brilliant day in the office fundraising for this great cause, with a charity bake sale and a highly competitive table tennis tournament.

Business Update

All agencies continue to be busy as we head into spring. We’ve had lots of exciting projects, including global product launches, continual team growth, new opportunities and worldwide collaborations within the US, EU and Asia Pacific.

Reflecting on Heart Month

This month we’ve been supporting #HeartMonth. Small changes to your lifestyle and diet can make a huge difference to your heart’s health – 10 minutes could save your life! Get involved in the #10MinuteChallenge. Put down the phone, switch off the TV and let’s get moving!