Businesses cautiously optimistic after Brexit vote

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook in the midst of significant post-Brexit concerns. That was the conclusion from The Chemical Industries Association second quarter member company business survey which found that...

Research ‘could reduce need for animals in testing’

University of Leicester researchers, including chemists, have developed a new approach for analysing toxic chemicals in complex samples that mimics the way mammals smell and taste. The team says that the technique could reduce the...

Tomorrow’s chemists benefit from collaboration

Chemistry graduates are among those reaping the rewards of University-Industry collaborations backed by GlaxoSmithKline. Third year undergraduates and fourth year MSci Chemistry students in the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham are taking...

Chemical supply programme continues to grow

Industry body NEPIC has announced that its programme to support smaller businesses working within the chemical industry supply chain is to continue. Following a successful European Development fund bid via the North East LEP, NEPIC...

Scientific Professionals Launches the Scientific Academy

Scientific Professionals, part of the Clinical Professionals Group, are proud to announce the launch of the Scientific Academy in collaboration with Barts Health Pharmaceuticals. Scientific Professionals will be assessing and fully funding some of the...

Cautious optimism for sector

The latest survey of UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies reported a strong start to 2016 and an optimistic feeling about the future. The Chemical Industries Association quarterly business survey of member companies showed 95% saying...

New research units are opened

UK Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson opened two specialist hi-tech facilties when he visited Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire. The units at the Abingdon centre are being developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority...

Silver could solve touch-screen challenges

Physicists at the University of Sussex are developing a new material for touch-screen devices that has already proved to be more flexible and to have higher conductivity than current technologies. Working in collaboration with M-SOLV Ltd,...

Research breakthrough made at the University of Warwick

University of Warwick spin-out Interface Polymers Ltd is pioneering a new way of making plastic alloys and composite materials. The work uses the company’s patented range of polymer additives named Polarfins, which modify the surface...

Reviews call for better education for young scientists

Two eminent British academics have published recommendations to improve the job prospects of graduates in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) degrees. A stronger focus on employment outcomes and more real-life work experience were among...