New director takes the helm

Teesside University’s £22m National Horizons Centre opened last September with two objectives, to drive research into bioprocessing and to plug the yawning skills gap. Co-author of the UK’s National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030, Dr...

Priority response plan (prp) for bio-decontamination of a biopharmaceutical production facility

Multinational Biopharmaceutical Company, Singapore - case study EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A multinational biopharmaceutical company in Asia, was looking to introduce a rigorous plan to ensure high-level bio-decontamination of their manufacturing facility in the event of contamination. The customer...

Is your IP Strategy fit for purpose? – Five Questions to Ask Yourself

As a result of the lockdown due to the global pandemic there is a greater need and renewed focus on using innovation to kick-start the economic recovery. The result is significant investment in R&D...

Stronger surveillance of joint implant failures called for

With the major failings of several joint implants already a matter of international record and the details of another starting to emerge, a more comprehensive system of surveillance is long overdue, says one expert. David...

World class research fuels war on cancer

A Women in Science event held in Newcastle upon Tyne earlier this year demonstrated that women are certainly coming into their own in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. In this, the second...

How different funding models are driving research towards commercialisation

Taking innovation forward can be a complex process, and university commercialisation offices help academics with specialist support to bring their research to market. UCL Business (UCLB) is a leading commercialisation office and a part of...

Bioscience companies find The North East Technology Park in County Durham the perfect place...

The North-East Technology Park, or NETPark, provides science, technology and engineering companies with the type of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space that can take businesses from a small start-up to a global AIM listed...

Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater

Scientists will develop a standardised UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large populations. The majority of people...

Fishing for answers to the covid conundrum

The eyes of the scientific world have been on a Covid-stricken fishing vessel that seems to have provided the first real evidence outside of a lab that antibodies do indeed protect against reinfection. By...

Striving to improve rates of reproducibility

Experts in biological sample storage and logistics management, CRYONISS offers a comprehensive storage service at ambient, +4°C, -20°C and -80°C, as well as vapour phase liquid nitrogen. The Cheshire-based Cryoniss team has a wealth of...

Study sheds light on killer fungus

Published courtesy of University of Exeter Scientists have identified an “Achilles heel” that could help in the fight against a killer fungus. Candida auris, which first surfaced in 2009 and kills 30-60% of people who become...

Driving innovation

As one of the leading technology transfer companies, UCLB’s mission is to benefit both the economy and society as a whole by commercialising the discoveries and developments that come out of UCL. The ‘B’...

UK STRIDES INTO INTERNATIONAL ARENA OF VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

As Oxford University and Imperial College London move into poll position in the race to develop an anti-Covid vaccine, the UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is preparing to turn their results into...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

A Women in Science event that took place in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Biosphere business incubator earlier this year certainly demonstrated that women are finally coming into their own in the fields of science, technology,...

The UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre

The world class centre that will give the UK sovereign resilience and a global platform in the fight against Covid and many other diseases besides. The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre, a not-for-profit organisation established...

CUSTOMER SERVICE IS AT THE HEART OF THIS BIO BUSINESS

An experienced research scientist herself, Sonia Houghton knew just what was needed from a biological sample storage and logistical management service when she set up Cryoniss. Having already established a first class internal service for...