Alternative to invasive prostate cancer biopsies on the horizon

Pioneering research conducted by University of Virginia in collaboration with Manchester UK based APIS Assay Technologies Ltd has discovered Hormone-Upregulated lncRNA within the lymphocyte-specific protein tyrosine kinase (HULLK) is detectable in non-invasive prostate cancer patient samples. The breakthrough...

UK’s unique national pancreas tissue bank opens for business

The UK’s national tissue bank for pancreatic diseases is open for applications from any UK-based researchers needing samples of blood, urine and saliva to aid their research. The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank (PCRF...

Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels

An international team comprising researchers from the University of Bristol, and Hunan and Central South Universities in China, have prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel...

University of Exeter and Medicines Discovery Catapult combine

The University of Exeter and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) have announced their strategic partnership to accelerate medicines Research & Development (R&D), creating value for the sector and enhancing translational skills. MDC is the national centre...

Company Launches to Develop New Innovative Technologies and Products

Headquartered in West Lothian, Scotland, Bluestream Research & Development specialise in health sciences, engineering and technology sector projects and innovations. Founded by Kenneth Redmond, Bluestream Research & Development was launched to offer innovation project support...

Roylance Pharma and Biocair partner to provide end-to-end outsourced storage solution for the life...

Roylance Pharma, a licensed outsourced controlled storage company dedicated to the life sciences, has partnered with Biocair to provide an end to end fully integrated outsourced storage solution for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and biological materials. Biocair...

Nemera to acquire Copernicus to boost parenteral product portfolio and small series capabilities

This acquisition strengthens Nemera’s proprietary product offering and establishes operations footprint in Eastern Europe. Nemera today announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Copernicus. Copernicus, based in Szczecin Poland, specializes in the...

Safe’n’Spray: Winner at CPhI Festival of Pharma

Nemera’s  concept device Safe'n'SprayTM was rewarded under the category 'Excellence in Pharma - Drug Delivery Devices'. This recognition was announced during the awards ceremony on 13 October 2020 on the digital platform of CPhI Festival of Pharma. Safe’n’Spray is...

Odin Vision receives NIHR funding to accelerate its AI technology for patient benefit

NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) has recognised Odin Vision as one of the companies to benefit from its new funding stream which accelerates the testing of cutting-edge AI technologies in the NHS. The AI...

UCLB spinout Freeline Closes $120 Million Series C Financing Round

Freeline, a biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, today announced the closing of a $120 million extended Series C financing. The financing augments Syncona’s previously announced Series C investment in Freeline of $40 million (£30.6 million) with an additional...

New online tool pinpoints HIV health inequalities in England

The rate of late HIV diagnosis, which is associated with a tenfold increase in mortality, varies from 25% to 69% across England with black African heterosexual men being disproportionately likely to be diagnosed late*. A...

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...

Rare tick-borne infections diagnosed

Public Health England has confirmed the diagnosis of a case of babesiosis and a probable case of tick-borne encephalitis in England. This is the first record of a UK-acquired case of babesiosis and the second...

New service tackles pulmonary disease

The introduction of a new service that could help thousands of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease manage their condition has been supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Digital Health Technology Catalysts. COPD affects approximately...

Goats get the point of human gestures

Goats can interpret human cues, such as the pointing gesture, to gather information about their environment, according to a new study Goats can interpret human cues, such as the pointing gesture, to gather information about...

Mycoplasma, the Trojan Horse of cell culture!

Sonia Houghton, CEO Cryoniss Mycoplasma are the smallest free-living organisms and considered to be the simplest form of bacteria, from the class Mollicutes. The presence of Mycoplasma in cell culture has been well established, ever since...