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BIA publishes new report on UK biotech financing

The Bioindustry Association (BIA), working in partnership with Evaluate and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has published a new report -  Money, momentum and maturity: UK biotech financing and deals in 2015/16  - looking at trends in follow-on funding, venture capital activity, the strength of the R&D pipeline and rate of regulatory approvals. 2015 saw an...
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One-step fermentative production of PLGA from non-food renewable resources by engineered bacteria

Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) has attracted considerable interest as a  base material for biomedical applications due to its: (i) biocompatibility; (ii) tailored  biodegradation rate (depending on the molecular weight and copolymer ratio);  (iii) approval for clinical use in humans by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA);  (iv) potential to modify...
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Grow your bricks: Biocement the green alternative to traditional masonry.

The manufacture of concrete, one of the most energy intensive materials, uses limestone shale converted into Portland cement through high-heat processes. Both concrete and clay manufacturing include energy intensive processes for raw material extraction, transportation, and fuel sources for heating kilns. 40% of global CO 2 emissions are linked to the construction industry. An innovative...
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New Patent for a Low-Cost Biofuel

Scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee) patented a new technique for low-cost biofuel from weed, Kans grass ( Saccharium spontaneum ). Kans grass was chosen as ideal feedstock because it's high yielding, grows in marginal lands, doesn't need water supply, it's available through the year and it's cheap. The technology used to process this feedstock is...
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Five top European biotech SMEs to be rewarded by Commissioner Carlos Moedas and EuropaBio

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has today announced the finalists for the 6th edition of its Most Innovative European Biotech SME Awards, a unique annual initiative recognising innovative biotech SMEs and the crucial role they play in answering some of society’s greatest challenges. While some of today’s most successful business giants may have started from...
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Get up to date on molecular modelling of carbohydrates, 6th July 2015, Manchester

The IBCarb Network is holding a  one day meeting to present state-of-the-art research on using computational chemistry techniques to better understand the structure and interactions of carbohydrates. The day should appeal to academics and industrialists working in the area of glycoscience, both those with a molecular modelling background and those who might wish to use these...
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The Biotechnology YES competition is open for applications until 29th May 2015.

Biotechnology YES , now in its 20th year, is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of ideas among early career researchers. The competition is funded by sponsorship and aims to encourage an entrepreneurial culture in the UK postgraduate and postdoctoral base for the benefit of the UK bioeconomy. BBRSC is organising 6 workshops across the UK...
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Funding available for industry-led collaborative research projects using biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC )  has recently opened its latest Exemplar Project Competition and is inviting applications from industrially-led projects  with a total value of up to £250,000 that demonstrate a defined market need and commercial opportunity. Deadline for applications: 26th March 2015   Who can apply? ...
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UK Life Sciences website launches new company mapping tool

UK Life Sciences have recently launched a beta version of their new website , linking you to the UK Life Sciences landscape. The website allows you to access information based on a database of 5,000 UK life science companies and sites that are developing, producing and marketing products and services in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and medical biotechnology markets. ...
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Register now for Natural Product Biotechnology, 18-20 November, Inverness

There is still time to register for Natural Product Biotechnology, which will take place in Inverness on 18-20 November 2014. Seaweed is a key feedstock in the development of Industrial Biotechnology, so this conference will be covering many aspects of its use as a source of high-value compounds for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. But an important part of developing the...
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Find out what's on the agenda at Natural Product Biotechnology 2014

Natural Product Biotechnology 2014, 18-20 November, Inverness Natural Product Biotechnology is a significant new conference for people with interests in high value natural products, their application in drug discovery, foods and nutraceuticals, personal care products and cosmeceuticals, and other biotech applications. This is a the conference for people interested in the...
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Survey to identify the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for companies in the biotech and bioeconomy sectors

Adapt, who are working on the BIOINNO project  would like to ask for your cooperation in completing a survey to identify the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for companies in the biotech and bioeconomy sectors. This survey is aimed at  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises  (SMEs) and larger companies that operate in the biotech and bioeconomy sectors, who rely...
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Industrial biotech centre offers funding for innovative projects

The Exemplar Programme, run by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), is opening for its second round of applications on Tuesday 1 July. The centre is seeking bids for industrially led projects that will show a commercial benefit within 12 months. The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre hosted at the University of Strathclyde is offering funding of up to...
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Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy SPARK call closes tomorrow

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB SIG), through the Knowledge Transfer Network, is pleased to announce that  6 Algal SPARK Awards  are now live and able to accept applications.  The SPARK...
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Are you interested in exploring biobased collaboration opportunities with Norway?

Developing the biobased industry in Norway – lines to the future 19th June 2014, Oslo This year IB Network's Annual Seminar zooms in on the importance of International Cooperation, Public Private Partnerships, and (biorefinery) competence building for the development of Norway's biobased industry, as well as on synthetic biology as an enabling technology for the industry. ...
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Call for papers: Natural Product Biotetchnology Conference, 18-20 Nov 2014, Inverness

Sustainably exploiting biodiversity to make life better. Natural Product Biotechnology is a significant new conference for people with interests in high value natural products, their application in drug discovery, foods and nutraceuticals, personal care products and cosmeceuticals, and other biotech applications. The conference will feature presentations from national...
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Are you interested in exploring commercially-orientated collaborations with New Zealand businesses?

The British High Commission in New Zealand is hosting a UK-to-NZ mission in Biotechnology and Agricultural Technology in April 2014. The mission will coincide with the NZBIO conference ( www.nzbio.org.nz ) in Auckland, New Zealand, April 28-30, 2014. The High Commission is cooperating with the conference organisers on this mission.  The NZBIO conference is the industry’s...
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Innovative biotechnologies for cleaning up oil spills

The impact of oil spills on the environment can be devastating to the environment, wildlife, and the livelihood of nearby human populations, as demonstrated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Prompt and effective clean-up of spills is essential and technologies in this area continue to advance.  The KillSpill project combines the expertise of 14...
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Cows 'could be renewable fuel key'

Researchers are investigating how enzymes found in the stomachs of cattle and other ruminants, animals which "chew cud", could be used on an industrial scale to break down the tough structures of plant and tree matter.   Full article in The Independent featuring Ingenza and ARK...
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£12m expansion of CPI’s National Industrial Biotechnology Facility is instrumental in boosting manufacturing growth for the UK

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) officially launched the expansion of its state of the art National Industrial Biotechnology Facility (NIBF) on May 9th at its Wilton Centre, Redcar, home. Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, was in attendance on a day which also provided an opportunity for unique insight into the work of CPI and the potential of its latest...
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