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Biopharma lags in harnessing digitalisation suggests report

Added: 20 Aug 2022

A study of leading UK and Irish firms in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors reveals wide …

Polymers

Synthetic polymers offer means to bypass gene editing for biocatalysis

Added: 20 Aug 2022

Scientists believe they have found a way to improve the efficiency of biocatalysis by avoiding the …

Warning that 1 in 3 adults will lack higher Covid antibody levels by next vaccination round

Added: 13 Aug 2022

A continued fall in the number of UK adults with higher level Covid antibody levels makes it likely…

Oxford spin-out MiroBio bought by biopharma leader for £0.3 billion

Added: 5 Aug 2022

US biopharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has sealed an agreement to purchase the Oxford Universit…

Protein

Life sciences leap forward as AlphaFold shares the ‘protein universe’

Added: 29 Jul 2022

AlphaFold, the artificial intelligence programme created by AI group Deep Mind has released its pre…

BHF awards team £30 million to develop injectable heart cure

Added: 29 Jul 2022

Research team CureHeart has won the £30 million Big Beat Challenge to develop its injectable cure f…

Cambridge’s ninth fund underlines place as UK uni spin-outs investment leader

Added: 26 Jun 2022

Cambridge University has cemented its standing as the UK leader for university spin-outs with the f…

Pistoia Alliance announces first female president

Added: 25 Jun 2022

Pistoia Alliance, the global body which promotes non-competitive R&D collaboration among leading li…

REF results hammer home the importance of UK university-business collaboration

Added: 1 Jun 2022

The results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) identify ‘world-leading’ and ‘interna…

DOE support for scientists impacted by the war in Ukraine

Added: 6 Apr 2022

The ongoing war in Ukraine presents incredible, heartbreaking challenges to both the country and it…

UK Space Agency SPRINT funding to support business collaborations with devolved nations universities

Added: 5 Apr 2022

The national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support program…

UN debate on how to make science and technology more sustainable and inclusive

Added: 24 Mar 2022

A debate to discuss how science and technology can boost Covid-19 recovery is to be held in the UN.…

Rising costs and material shortages pile pressure on UK’s over-stretched laboratories

Added: 2 Mar 2022

A stark warning has been issued about the challenges facing under-pressure laboratories in the UK a…

Incorporating valuable microbiome data into drug development pipeline

Added: 16 Feb 2022

A three-phase project will build a ‘Microbiome Atlas’ to power an algorithm for predicting the micr…

Leadership pilot encourages progression for women in STEM

Added: 11 Feb 2022

To celebrate the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science the Pistoia Alliance has anno…

World's first confocal light microscope to study chiral molecules

Added: 11 Feb 2022

Scientists from Durham University’s Chemistry Department have developed the world’s first laser sca…

BioTrinity 2022: Catalysing growth in the life sciences industry

Added: 10 Feb 2022

Life Science professionals are invited to attend BioTrinity 2022. A face-to-face event, taking plac…

BIA response to conclusion of NICE methods and processes review

Added: 31 Jan 2022

BioIndustry Association expert expresses disappointment in the scope of the conclusions draw by NIC…

Can virtual academic conferences make STEM fields more inclusive?

Added: 10 Jan 2022

While the global shift towards virtual events has clearly reduced the carbon footprint, it also rai…

2022 predictions on the advances in life sciences innovation

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Innovation experts recently hired specifically to study emerging tech and drive collaboration predi…