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Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub at the University of Manchester

In February 2019, EPSRC announced a £30 million investment in three new Manufacturing Research Hubs, including the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH). The FBRH will be led by Professor Nigel Scrutton and based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), with ‘spokes’ at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, the UK Catalysis Hub, IBioIC and CPI. Read more

Seventy five Centres for Doctoral Training announced

On 4 February, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) revealed the successful university proposals for Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The CDTs will be funded through EPSRC, which has allocated £444 million, with a further £2.2 million from The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Industry partners are contributing a further £386 million in cash or in-kind. Read more

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (Fujifilm), a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with experience in the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals and gene therapies, has announced the inception of the “FDB Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0” (CEB) in the United Kingdom. This initiative is an extension of Fujifilm’s global innovation initiatives. Read more

BioProNET to continue until August 2019

BBSRC have granted a no-cost extension to BioProNET to enable the network to continue its activities until August 2019. A main aim of the extension is to investigate how to make the network sustainable in the long-term. BioProNET have been in discussion with key stakeholders in industry and academia but you are encouraged to get in touch if you would like to be involved: biopronet@biopronetuk.org

Meetings are planned for later in the year; make sure you keep up to date with them via their website or twitter or sign up for their newsletters.


Read the full news story from BioProNET here

Second Life Sciences Sector Deal Published

In August 2017, a coalition of industry and charity partners, led by Professor Sir John Bell, published a report into the life sciences industry – Life Sciences: Industrial Strategy – setting out recommendations for the UK life sciences industry. The report outlined the significant competitive advantages the UK possesses, as well as areas where key developments could fix issues which have slowed down growth. In response to this report, the government published the first Life Sciences Sector Deal, a key component of the Industrial Strategy. Read more

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