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Gates Foundation grant opens door to PhaSER project acceleration

Added: 25 Feb 2024

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted Edinburgh’s PhaSER Biomedical a US$2.3 million gran…

Aston-Warwick initiative wins key UKRI funds

Added: 11 Feb 2024

A joint team from Aston and Warwick universities and the University of Warwick have won nearly £2 m…

Anglo-Norwegian study casts light on treatment resistant bacteria

Added: 4 Feb 2024

A study comparing the UK and Norway over two decades, has concluded that antibiotic use may drive a…

Therapy ‘alters immune cells’ to fight unresponsive tumours

Added: 10 Dec 2023

Finnish researchers say they have discovered how a new cancer therapy can alter the function of imm…

Aston mourns pharmacy school pioneer Mike Brown

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Aston University Pharmacy School has announced the recent death of Professor Mike Brown, who was in…

Flower power inspires drug cell breakthrough

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Bath university scientists have borrowed from nature to develop more stable versions of proteins an…

Genomics summit speaker calls for radical thinking to aid millions of rare disease patients

Added: 16 Oct 2023

Hope is not lost for the thousands of individuals dealing with rare or undiagnosed diseases, urged …

Innovate UK grants £1.6 million to boost oligonucleotide therapeutics manufacture with machine learning

Added: 4 Sep 2023

Cambridge-based software company Intellegens has secured a £1.6 million grant from Innovate UK, par…

BDD wins £2 million investment to expand early phase clinical trials

Added: 20 Aug 2023

Clinical trials company BDD has secured a further round of investment for £2 million to aid expansi…

Pharma pillls drugs medicine

Siemens supports Indivior to set new standards with automated plant in Hull

Added: 20 Aug 2023

Siemens is supporting global manufacturer of addiction and mental health treatment medicines Indivi…

Plastic recycling

Scottish researchers seek to turn plastic waste into pharmaceuticals

Added: 30 Jul 2023

A new project led by Scottish researchers is aiming to revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry by…

Depression now in Top Five most studied diseases in clinical development

Added: 23 Jul 2023

Phesi’s mid-year global analysis of all clinical trials conducted to date in 2023 confirms a shift …

Pines and paper alleviate science's sustainable pain killer headache

Added: 9 Jul 2023

Bath University's Department of Chemistry and Institute for Sustainability has revealed a sustainab…

Wong appointed to Aston’s unique Regius pharmacy professorship

Added: 3 Jul 2023

The pharmacoepidemiologist Professor Ian Wong has been appointed as the new Regius Professor of Pha…

Mass spectrometry offers means to assess protein ‘glues’

Added: 18 Jun 2023

Mass spectrometry can provide medical research with the means to harness protein interactions for r…

Online surveys key to safety data for novel vaccines concludes report

Added: 29 May 2023

Online surveys provide an efficient means to gather drug safety data on novel vaccines rolled out a…

Bids process to share in £3 million Cystic Fibrosis funds opens

Added: 20 Mar 2023

Applications are invited for a share of £3 million investment to accelerate the development of new …

UK research teams share £2.5 million kidney funding boost

Added: 3 Feb 2023

Fourteen projects focused on kidney disease treatment are to share one of the most sizeable funding…

UK biotech investment plunges 60% from previous year's all-time high

Added: 29 Jan 2023

UK biotech investment for 2022 dropped from the previous year’s all-time record, reveals the latest…

Medicines Discovery Catapult and SMi gain funding for ‘one second’ biomarker technology

Added: 29 Jan 2023

A project that aims to detect several cancer-associated biomarkers from a single blood sample in un…