Plan seeks new ways of working

Leeds University’s plans for advancing engineering and physical sciences have been approved by the city council’s planning panel. The £96m investment aims to provide an environment for students and researchers from across engineering and physical...

Confidence high among North East firms

Business confidence amongst the North East’s chemical-processing sector remains high, according to a new survey Industry body NEPIC surveyed its 300-plus member companies, comprising of major North East manufacturers, downstream producers and supply chain...

Cambridge Research Biochemicals to licence novel fluorescent dyes

Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), which is based in the North East of England and supplies peptides and antibodies for life science research and development, has signed a licence agreement with Edinburgh Innovations, the Innovation...

New technique unveiled

Scientists have developed a new way to genetically engineer bacteria called Clostridia. While certain Clostridia are the causative agents of diseases such as antibiotic-associated diarrhoea or food-borne botulism, the vast majority are harmless and can...

Strong EU ‘crucial to UK chemical industry’

Chemical businesses across the UK have voiced their need for a strong European Union economy to their manufacturing operations. The latest Chemical Industries Association (CIA) survey of member companies, showed that total sales volumes and...

Cable development

A team of scientists has developed a new approach for the preparation of a coaxial cable 50,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair. The miniscule wire – comprising a carbon nanotube located...

Energy project success

UK technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, the Centre for Process Innovation, has announced that the SeaGas collaboration has successfully harvested a 20 tonne batch of seaweed, the largest harvest of farmed seaweed in...

Collaboration on track

Arecor, the Centre for Process Innovation and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies have announced that their collaboration project ‘Improving Downstream Operation through Formulation Innovation’ has successfully completed its initial rounds of downstream performance testing. The aim of...

Award for Megan

A high-flying chemistry student has received a national award for her scientific work after impressing judges for two years in a row. Megan Todd, 22, was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Industry Technician...

Team uses light to drill holes in membranes

Motorised molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells and, according to the team behind the work, show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the...