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14 Nov 2019
Calling on the next generation of SA medical researchers for the NGS Program

The Novartis and the University of Basel Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program is now preparing to receive its 2020 intake…

Calling on the next generation of SA medical researchers for the NGS Program

The Novartis and the University of Basel Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program is now preparing to receive its 2020 intake of researchers. The program is aimed at driving the scientific and professional development of talented young research scientists from different countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Since its inception…

11 Nov 2019
The next generation in biotech and cell and gene manufacturing

Werum is launching a new version of its market-leading PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES): PAS-X 3.2. It will be globally…

The next generation in biotech and cell and gene manufacturing

Werum is launching a new version of its market-leading PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES): PAS-X 3.2. It will be globally available in January 2020 and can be ordered from today. It covers, in particular, biopharmaceutical and cell and gene therapy manufacturing as these fast-growing industries rely heavily on efficient digital…

06 Nov 2019
How to speed up your 384 well pipetting

If you need to speed up your 384 well pipetting look no further than Integra Biosciences. The company is dedicated…

How to speed up your 384 well pipetting

If you need to speed up your 384 well pipetting look no further than Integra Biosciences. The company is dedicated to developing innovative solutions to everyday pipetting challenges, and offers an array of options to simplify and enhance 384 well pipetting, from multichannel manual pipettes to pipetting robots Reduce the…

29 Oct 2019
EIB loan will finance Mabion’s R&D into treatment for blood cancer

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will lend Polish biotech company, Mabion EUR 30 million to finance its growth plans. Mabion…

EIB loan will finance Mabion’s R&D into treatment for blood cancer

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will lend Polish biotech company, Mabion EUR 30 million to finance its growth plans. Mabion will use the financing for a wide-ranging research and development programme, conducting clinical trials, as well as expending its manufacturing capacities with state-of-the-art equipment. The company expects to employ 96…

19 Aug 2019
Get the most out of supplements with fulvisomes

Lack of absorption has long been a valid criticism against the supplement industry with many doctors saying vitamins do nothing…

Get the most out of supplements with fulvisomes

Lack of absorption has long been a valid criticism against the supplement industry with many doctors saying vitamins do nothing but create expensive urine. Liposomal technology has since entered the arena, however, and caused a quiet revolution with its promise of superior absorption. Liposomal technology has been used in the…

12 Aug 2019
DuPont and BioMe partner to develop smart capsule to sample gut microbiota

The DuPont Microbiome Venture has announced a strategic investment and partnership with BioMe Oxford. BioMe Oxford is an early stage…

DuPont and BioMe partner to develop smart capsule to sample gut microbiota

The DuPont Microbiome Venture has announced a strategic investment and partnership with BioMe Oxford. BioMe Oxford is an early stage startup located in Oxford, United Kingdom, which is developing BioCapture, a smart, orally delivered capsule that can sample gut microbiota in both humans and animals. BioCapture DuPont will partner with…

10 Jul 2019
Cannabis Research Institute launches in South Africa

The first cannabis related research foundation has been established in South Africa. The Cannabis Research Institute (CRI) is Africa’s foremost…

Cannabis Research Institute launches in South Africa

The first cannabis related research foundation has been established in South Africa. The Cannabis Research Institute (CRI) is Africa’s foremost centre of excellence in the field of cannabis and cannabinoid therapy management and research. The CRI incorporates the use of multidisciplinary approaches to advance cannabis medicinal, veterinary and complementary drug…

24 Jun 2019
Givaudan says ‘skin microbiome claims resonate with consumers’

Givaudan Active Beauty takes skin microbiome research to the next level by publishing new exclusive clinical data for Vetivyne, the…

Givaudan says ‘skin microbiome claims resonate with consumers’

Givaudan Active Beauty takes skin microbiome research to the next level by publishing new exclusive clinical data for Vetivyne, the vetiver inspired skin youth booster, and Yogurtene Balance, a unique yogurt powder and prebiotic combination, with both contributing to the beauty and well-being of consumers. A recent Givaudan Active Beauty’s…

16 May 2019
R4.5 million injection for Rooibos research

The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) is ramping up research efforts to better understand exactly how indigenous Rooibos tea could help…

R4.5 million injection for Rooibos research

The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) is ramping up research efforts to better understand exactly how indigenous Rooibos tea could help tackle some of the most prevalent diseases of our time.

05 Mar 2019
RCSI researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment

Led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), a team of researchers has developed a new treatment…

RCSI researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment

Led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), a team of researchers has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis (TB). This work could offer a practical treatment that has the potential to be scaled-up and mass-produced for clinical testing.

28 Jan 2019
Making liposomal formulations for the delivery of RNA vaccines

A Dolomite Microfluidics’ set-up for high throughput single cell encapsulation is helping researchers at the Department of Medicine at Imperial…

Making liposomal formulations for the delivery of RNA vaccines

A Dolomite Microfluidics’ set-up for high throughput single cell encapsulation is helping researchers at the Department of Medicine at Imperial College, London, to develop novel liposomal formulations for RNA vaccines targeting diseases such as HIV, influenza, rabies and chlamydia. Anna Blakney, post-doctoral research fellow, explains: ‘Our focus is on vaccine…

15 Nov 2018
Colab seeks to validate a non-animal test for regulatory submission

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), which has an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal…

Colab seeks to validate a non-animal test for regulatory submission

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), which has an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, teamed up with BASF and Givaudan. The collaboration focused on validating an improved skin sensitisation reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators.