Arctoris and Syntekabio Form Research Partnership

Arctoris, the creator of the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with listed Korean company Syntekabio, Inc. to collaborate on drug discovery efforts. The first project under...

Opening new pathways for bioprocessing

A pivotal link between industry and academia, Teesside University’s £22m National Horizons Centre (NHC) opened last September with two very clear objectives. One is to drive research into bioprocessing, an often-overlooked subject through which life...

€8m European research project

A new European research project which aims to heal epilepsy by regenerating brain tissue and ‘training’ neurons is getting underway. The five-year, €8m Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems project - HERMES, brings together 12 partners...

Newcastle based company addresses key challenge to the success of lab-grown meat

With a predicted world population reaching just short of 10 billion by 2050 (3 billion more than there were in 2010), developing efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable food production technologies becomes a real challenge....

Don’t underestimate the logistics challenge as Pfizer vaccine rolls out across the UK

The logistics operation in the UK will be bigger than the largest ever global humanitarian effort Demand for delivery of ultra-low freezers will grow 5-7 fold in the UK High potential...

Zotefoams’ ZOTEK® F foam chosen by InsulFab for safe and effective delivery of COVID-19...

High-performance closed cell, crosslinked fluoropolymer foam helps ensure safe and secure transportation of ultra-cold chain vaccine As part of the USA’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas, USA-based InsulFab...

Brain signals translated into speech

NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could improve quality of life for paralyzed patients. Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day...

Wild geese take climate action

Migratory animals are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, new research has found. An international team of researchers from the University of St Andrews, with Norwegian, Dutch and British colleagues, found that barnacle geese...

Findings offer hope of a cure

American company Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. has announced the presentation of preclinical data from its ZFP Therapeutic programme for the treatment and potential cure of both sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia. The data demonstrate that...

Air Cargo Safe and Cool with IATA standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the industry’s global trade association and represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic. Its mission is to represent, lead and serve the air transport...

Does loud music cause hearing loss?

The Medical Research Council in the UK, working with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), have launched a mass participation study to see if listening to loud music is contributing to the increase...

New Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult CEO brings continuity and ambition

Matthew Durdy appointed to CEO role as the CGT Catapult prepares to accelerate innovation, growth and productivity, where needed in the UK. The Board of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult), a global...

£4 million immune system grant means 50 years of research for Sir Philip Cohen

Professor Sir Philip Cohen, one of the UK’s most respected scientists, has been awarded new research grants that will mean his work at the University of Dundee has been funded continuously for 50 years. Sir...

‘Rethink needed on radiotherapy’

Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes under the arm could benefit from radiotherapy treatment following mastectomy, according to UK scientists. Current NHS guidelines say that women should be offered...

RCSI researchers discover new way to halt excessive inflammation

RCSI researchers have discovered a new way to ‘put the brakes’ on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for our immune system. The discovery has the potential to...

The challenges inherent in Excipients

Have you ever wondered how a cough lozenge dissolves just at the right speed or how some medicines smell and taste so good? We have ‘excipients’ to thank for these useful properties in our...