Creating a repeatable environment for micro moulding

For injection moulders, upgrading plastics manufacturing with a cleanroom to gain access to medical markets is a common move and a natural progression pathway. Over the years, Connect 2 Cleanrooms (C2C) has provided modular...

The scientific, political and economic implications of COVID-19: an insider’s perspective

It is widely assumed that the life science industry performed well off the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the demand for assays and molecular tools driving unprecedented sales to support global research. This...

AGMA extends production with large softwall cleanroom

AGMA is a trusted global leader in bespoke chemical manufacturing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for its products has been high and it has been AGMA’s objective to keep a continuous supply of its...

FREE WEBINAR ANNOUNCED IN ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate resilience experts, Climate Sense, and water industry training provider, Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), have announced a free webinar on adaptation to climate change following the launch of their new qualifications. The first step...

New Jurassic flying reptile has the oldest opposed thumb

A new 160-million-year-old arboreal pterosaur species, dubbed ‘Monkeydactyl’, has the oldest true opposed thumb - a novel structure previously not known in pterosaurs. An international team of researchers from China, Brazil, UK, Denmark and Japan...

THE FORCE OF LIVING CELLS EXERTED AT WARP SPEED MEASURED

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have learned to measure the tiniest forces living cells exert at sheer WARP speed. As first published in Nature Communications, the team of researchers, led by the School...

TWO NEW FORMS OF THERAPY GIVE HOPE WHEN BLOOD CANCER RETURNS AND BOWEL CANCER...

Scientists trial new way to boost CAR T-cell therapy Cancer Research UK is collaborating with Aleta Biotherapeutics to trial a new therapy that reboots a treatment for some people whose blood cancer starts to come back. The new...

A transformative roadmap for neurotechnology in the UK

Innovation experts, KTN, publish roadmap calling for multi-million pound investment to develop and commercialise ground-breaking treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system. The human brain remains one of the great unknown frontiers and...

£7m invested in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Phico Therapeutics Ltd, a biotechnology company developing engineered phage technology as the basis of a new generation of antibiotics to overcome antibacterial resistance, has announced £7m in new investment. The financing was led by growth...

New fund energises search for motor neurone disease treatments

Teams working on research that could translate into treatments for Motor Neurone Disease have been bidding for support from a new £1m joint fund. Medical research charity LifeArc and the MND Association have established the...

Online ‘library of properties’ helps to create safer nanomaterials

Researchers have developed a ‘library of properties’ to help identify the environmental impact of nanomaterials faster and more cost effectively. Whilst nanomaterials have benefited a wide range of industries and revolutionised everyday life, there are...

Vortex Biosciences appoints new CEO

Vortex Biosciences, the cancer diagnosis biotechnology business, has announced the appointment of Dr Adrian Kinkaid as its new chief executive officer.  Vortex Biosciences has developed the VTX-1, a best-in-class instrument that isolates and purifies Circulating...

New platform enhances delivery of gene therapies

Scientists have developed polypeptide-based materials that act as effective vectors for delivering gene therapies. The first-of-its-kind platform enables the vectors to be adapted to suit the specific gene therapy cargo. The work, led by researchers from...

New material to treat wounds can protect against resistant bacteria

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds – a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new...

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...

HELP AT HAND FOR ORGANISATIONS SEEKING TO BUILD CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE

An international authority on mitigating the effects of climate change, Climate Sense has joined forces with Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), a leading training provider to the UK water sector, to roll out the...