WEAPONISING THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Could faecal transplants be an effective weapon in the fight back against antibiotic resistance? A research team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust intends to find out, once and for all. By HELEN...

HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT

Dr Susan Kohlhaas Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK People with dementia have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to the ONS, a quarter of people who have died from COVID-19...

THE NETPARK NETWORK THAT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

The North-East Technology Park - or NETPark as it is known - in County Durham provides science, technology and engineering companies with the type of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space they require on the...

EXPERT EQUIPS ENTREPRENEURS TO SURVIVE ADVERSITY

Expert in the field of biological sample storage and logistics management, CRYONISS is also adept at evaluating business continuity plans and identifying the holes that might well prove to be their pitfall. Cheshire-based Cryoniss offers...

Thriving commercial ecosystems will help universities to keep making an impact beyond Covid-19

Throughout 2020, the life sciences sector has been in the limelight. In the effort to overcome COVID-19, the sector has put into action an unprecedented global application of expertise. The deployment of great minds,...

PROFESSOR HONOURED FOR HER WORK ON PANDEMIC CONTROL

A Women in Science event held earlier this year demonstrated that women are certainly coming into their own in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. In this, the final feature in a three-part...

Creating a Corona Vaccine

Varuni Paranavitane, IP Solicitor,  AA Thornton. As the world faces unprecedented challenges caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus, we look at the science behind vaccine technology being investigated and how intellectual property rights may play a part...

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...