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...

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...

€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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Blood oxygen levels could explain why memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s

The findings demonstrate how the brain’s memory centre operates at a ‘watershed’ making it especially vulnerable to damage Study suggests increasing blood flow in the hippocampus might be really effective at preventing...

£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...

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...

Nasal sprays – Key insights for a successful device development to achieve bioequivalence requirements

An observation of generics in the nasal spray market will reveal to the keen observer an opportunity. Whilst the overall nasal spray market is currently experiencing limited growth, the market share of generics is...

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...

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...

New asthma treatment is a ‘game changer’

The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, according to a study led by the University of Leicester. The research funded by Novartis...