Sizzling breakthrough for 3D meat

A 4oz steak has been ‘lab-grown’ using a digital design file. Israeli firm MeaTech 3D Ltd. cultivated the bio-printed steak using real fat and muscle cells. The cells were produced using an advanced process that...

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...

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...

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...

AI used to improve cardiovascular risk prediction

AI startup Owkin and Amgen have announced the results of a three-year project using artificial intelligence to more accurately predict cardiovascular risk. This study demonstrates the ability of AI to improve the way that...

€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....

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...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Actavis v ICOS: Is this the end for dosage regime patents in the UK?

The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that ICOS’s dosage regime patent for tadalafil lacked an inventive step. Tadalafil is marketed under the brand name Cialis® for the treatment of erectile...

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...