ClinSpec Diagnostics cancer lab test

Early cancer-detection tech secures £2.4m funding boost

TECH to improve the early detection of cancer has received a significant boost with a funding deal to support further development. Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited...
PET plastic waste

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in a...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...
Diamond Light Source Macromolecular Crystallography

AI to the rescue? Oxford-based drug firm enters into partnership to crack COVID-19 virus...

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

Welcome to a crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and some Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
Woman using microscope

Women in science and the vital role diversity plays in technology sector

Women’s Day 2020: March 8 CEO of Econic Technologies ROWENA SELLENS takes a look at the enduring importance of International Women’s Day, STEM, and diversity...
Huawei phones

The IP man cometh: China bows to international will

East is east and West is west, and our man in the middle, businessman LEO AUSTIN — UK-based but with decades of experience in...
Oxycontin tablets

Court proceedings mount against pharma firms behind OxyContin

JOHNSON & Johnson, Purdue Pharma and Israel-based firm Teva Pharmaceuticals are under increased legal pressure over their roles in the US’s opiate crisis. (Click here...
Femtech - mobile apps

Femtech finding a place in venture capitalists’ hearts

Women comprise half the population, but account for less than five percent of CEOs running Fortune 500 companies. An indignant HEATHER LEAH SMITH reports. IS...
Gene therapy

Merger brings gene therapy aid for infants closer to production

FDA approves ‘breakthrough therapy’ designation for novel treatment NOVARTIS has announced a multi-billion dollar agreement and plan of merger with AveXis to acquire the US-based...
DNA gene

Sweet gene victory around the corner? Therapeutic advances come rolling in

As the UK Government opens its new ‘Catapult’ centre devoted to gene therapy manufacturing, could 2018 be the year of its mainstream commercialisation? BV’s...