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30th September 2019

Launch of the World BioProtection Forum signals new era of industry and academic co-operation in agri-biocontrol

The industry body will foster innovation and commercialisation of environmentally friendly super-sector A new non-profit organisation launches today with the goal of furthering innovation and collaboration within the bioprotection market, and to speed the path to commercialisation. Biological solutions for the control ofpests and diseases is a fast-growing segment of AgriTech and offers a sustainable…

30th September 2019

Jellyfish collagen set to revolutionise in vitro cell culture and tissue engineering

Jellagen® launches their first purified jellyfish collagen hydrogel: JellaGelTM Jellyfish’s unique physiology means its collagen has distinct advantages over mammal-derived and synthetic materials Batch-to-batch consistency of jellyfish collagen can greatly improve lab management JellaGelTM, jellyfish collagen hydrogel, suitable for 3D cell culture and tissue engineering launches today to offer a solution to different challenges facing…

03rd September 2019

Indoor Biotechnologies Update

Summer is winding down, but Indoor Biotechnologies is moving into fall with several exciting announcements.Indoor Biotechnologies is delighted to announce that it has recently signed a patent license agreement with Biomay AG (Vienna, Austria) to cover sales of monoclonal antibody-based immunoassays for mite allergen Der p 23 on its ELISA 2.0 and MARIA® platforms.This strategic partnership gives…

05th August 2019

Expert Advice: The Expanding Molecular Diagnostic Approach in Cancer Treatment

Over the past decade, genetic testing has become an essential component of the management of solid and hematologic cancers. It is estimated that 50-90% of tumours bear one or more ‘actionable’ mutations, which could be targeted with either EMA-approved or experimental drugs. As new technologies allow for more and more genes to be tested simultaneously…

22nd July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £60,000 funding to aid biomaterial research

A researcher at Swansea University working with AgorIP is the third person in the institution’s history to win funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Jonathan Widdowson, 26, who is also the CEO of company ProColl, won the funding of £60,000 that will aid their mission to supply biomaterials to help researchers create innovations…

21st June 2019

Cardiff University secures £3.6 million EU funds for new scientific research facility

Cardiff University has secured £3.6 million in EU funds to create a new research facility that will help Welsh industry develop cleaner, greener and lower-cost products.
29th April 2019

Solar investment improves environmental performance and brings energy savings to Sharp Clinical UK

Sharp Clinical UK are delighted to have completed the installation of a 250kWp roof-mounted solar panel project at its Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Rhymney, UK. The solar panel system will generate approximately 20% of the sites total annual electricity requirements, further reducing the company’s carbon footprint and increasing environmental performance. Using the latest…

15th April 2019

Welsh Biosciences Firm Wins Major Cleaning Innovation Award

Welsh biosciences company Genesis Biosciences has won a major UK cleaning award for its innovative and eco-friendly range of cleaning products. Genesis won the ‘Contract Innovation’ category at the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) Awards 2019 for its ground-breaking ‘Evogen Professional’ range which uses beneficial bacteria and eco-benign® chemistry instead of traditional harsh chemicals….

26th February 2019

Maggots make their primetime TV debut thanks to Swansea University experts

Swansea University experts have been helping to secure a small-screen starring role for the humble medicinal maggot. Saturday night’s episode of BBC primetime hospital drama Casualty saw the introduction of a collection of tiny new cast members. The plot has been developed with assistance from Professor Yamni Nigam who heads the research team behind the…

05th February 2019

University team to play vital role in two global research projects

Swansea University’s reputation for top-level research has been given another major boost after it helped secure two major new grants from the European Commission. The In Vitro Toxicology Group at the University’s Medical School is a partner in a pair of international projects which have been awarded grants totalling 11 million euros from the Horizon…