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Glasgow-based Deepmatter signs up three academics to advise on its digital chemistry technology.
DeepMatter, the Glasgow-based scientific software firm which last week struck a deal with drugs giant AstraZeneca , has recruited three industry heavyweights as advisors as it looks to commercialise its technology.
CEO Mark Warne tells why Glasgow-based DeepMatter’s software is biggest change in 200 years.
Chemistry has a reputation as a Cinderella subject, that for most of us begins and ends with the white flame of magnesium above a Bunsen burner and swotting up on the periodic table. But behind the stereotype of slightly eccentric white-coated professors lies a tragic secret…Read more
Glasgow-based scientific software firm DeepMatter has today announced a tie-up with drugs giant AstraZeneca.
Under the collaboration, AstraZeneca will use DeepMatter’s DigitalGlassware platform to help accelerate its drug development work. It is the second commercial partnership to be secured by DeepMatter for the platform since it was launched earlier this year. Shares in DeepMatter rose by more than 58% after the news.Read more
SCOTBIO, a fast-growing Scottish biotech business making a natural blue colourant, has officially opened a new production facility in Lockerbie in the south of Scotland and confirmed ambitious plans to expand further.
The new facility, which complements its existing R&D and head office facility at BioCity outside Glasgow and which plays a key role in the business’s scaling up programme, was officially opened by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands on the 12th November.Read more
Employees from across the INEOS network of offices and manufacturing sites ‘saddled up’ for charity and have raised £104,000 for local good causes.
By combining cycling for pleasure and daily commutes, teams of employees from across the world, including those in the UK were challenged to match kilometre for kilometre the distance ridden by the professional cyclists during each of the stages of the Tour de France race.Read more
A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) involving the James Hutton Institute and Davidsons Animal Feeds is exploring the possibilities of protein-rich UK seaweeds to replace some currently used ingredients in the production of ruminant animal feeds, with associated benefits in terms of meat quality and a reduced carbon footprint.Read more
CuanTec, the blue biotech company based at BioCity, Glasgow and Oban, have completed an investment round with Sky Ocean Ventures and Scottish Enterprise that will enable them to process at pilot production scale and finalise their formulations. The investment will also create new jobs at the CuanTec lab at the European Marine Sciences Centre at Dunstaffange outside of Oban.Read more
Affordable technologies for tuberculosis testing could help millions of patients in poverty or remote settings.
Researchers will develop diagnostic tests that require low implementation and running costs and minimal training and expertise.
The technology will be used by doctors to interpret test results, log location details of patients and transmit data for reporting cases.Read more
AskBio, the world’s foremost clinical stage and gene therapy platform company, has acquired Synpromics, the leader in gene control synthetic promoter technology, bioinformatics and intelligent data-driven design that enables more precise cell targeting and gene expression. Synpromics will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and remain headquartered in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.Read more
S’wheat are on a Mission to Reduce Plastic Pollution One S’wheat Bottle at a Time.
To date the biggest polluter of our oceans is plastic bottles, no matter where you are in the world the damage that plastics have on the environment can always be seen. 16 million plastic bottles end up in landfill every day in the UK alone.Read more
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