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Cambridge Company develops Smart Medical Packaging Concept


Instruction leaflets are confusing at the best of times. But they could be a matter of life and death if you’ve just been diagnosed with a chronic disease and suddenly need to learn fast how to inject yourself with vital medication.

Boost for life sciences as next phase of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus secures planning approval


Over 3,500 new jobs will be created and 75,000 sq m of research and development and clinical space will be delivered at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus after proposals from joint developers Liberty Property Trust and Countryside were approved by Cambridge City Council.

Infrared Could Absorb Shocking Pothole Repair Bills


With the price of patching up potholes warned to reach tipping point this year, researchers have found using infrared heating to repair roads could save millions.

Road repair bills in England and Wales could reach £14bn in two years, dwarfing councils’ highway £4.4bn budgets, the Local Government Association says.

The government said councils will get £10m a year from a new pothole repair fund, but the Local Government Association warns this won’t pay for a big backlog.

Cell Division Study Opens New Leads Against Cancer


A protein that controls cell division also has a key role switching genes on and off, scientists have found, in a discovery which could reinvent cancer treatment.

The protein phosphatase, Repo-Man is one of a clutch of key proteins in cell division, an essential process that goes into overdrive in cancer.

Now researchers at Brunel University London have found Repo-Man is also crucial in controlling mechanisms that switch genes on or off after cells divide.

UK Solar Car Racing Team Signs Cfms As Sponsor, Gets Access To Cray Supercomputer For Car Design Modelling


The UK based solar racing team, Solar Team Great Britain, that is aiming to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has today announced it has signed the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, as a strategic sponsor.

Nottingham Post EMBA scholarship awarded to BioCity based scientist


A BioCity Nottingham based scientist hopes to create jobs and retain top talent in Nottingham by making the city a major centre for a sustainable new form of farming – after winning a scholarship awarded by the Nottingham Post.

Dhaval Patel, of BioCity-based firm Azotic Technologies, hopes that studying an executive master of business administration (EMBA) course at Nottingham Business School will enable him to transfer scientific research that creates biofertlizer into profitable products for agriculture.

Sygnature Discovery and Pelago Bioscience collaborate to provide CETSA based Target Engagement Assays


Sygnature Discovery (Sygnature), the UK’s largest independent provider of integrated drug discovery resource and expertise, today announced that it will collaborate with Swedish biotech company, Pelago Bioscience, to provide target engagement assays with Pelago’s patented Cellular Thermal Shift Assay (CETSA®method

Begbroke Science Park's Professor Alex Halliday receives 2016 Harry H. Hess Medal


Professor Alex Halliday from the Department of Earth Sciences was recently awarded the 2016 Harry H. Hess Medal, a significant honour of the American Geophysical Union.

This leading medal is awarded to recognise “outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of the Earth and other planets.”

O.C.E. Technology’s Debug Tool Approved for European Space Agency’s Next Generation Navigation Technology


O.C.E. Technology (www.ocetechnology.com), an Irish software company, today announced that its debug tool (DMON) has been approved by the European Space Agency (ESA) to support its latest navigation processor, the AGGA-4.

Birmingham duo recognised as leading women in tech


Two female entrepreneurs based at Innovation Birmingham Campus have been recognised at the latest Silicon Canal and West Midlands Women of the Year awards as industry leaders in the technology sector.

Pauline Roche, Managing Director at RnR Organisation, was awarded the West Midlands Women of the Year award for Outstanding Contribution to Technology with Faye Pressly, Chief Operating Officer at Vanti picking up the Silicon Canal award for Most Influential Female in Technology.