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oxford

£115m biomedical research centre opens at Oxford University

Added: 18 May 2017

A £115 million research centre designed to help scientists understand diseases and develop new trea…

Antibiotics

Reduced profit margins hampering antibiotics production

Added: 15 May 2017

Antibiotics used to treat common infections are becoming more difficult to access because they are …

John McGagh

‘This is not a time for fear’, says new IChemE president John McGagh

Added: 10 May 2017

John McGagh, who is currently chief digital officer at Australian power company Snowy Hydro, has be…

Pills drugs medicine

New device could improve biopharma manufacturing, research shows

Added: 10 May 2017

Researchers have developed a new device to more accurately predict which proteins could be used to …

Universities UK chief is new Royal Society of Biology president

Added: 10 May 2017

Universities UK head Julia Goodfellow has been appointed the new president of the Royal Society of …

lisa

New ABPI chief Anson names organisation's priorities for sector

Added: 8 May 2017

Lisa Anson, the newly appointed president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry…

run

Training isn’t only way to increase endurance, new research shows

Added: 3 May 2017

New research published in the journal Cell Metabolism reveals training is just one way athletes cou…

fdf manifesto

FDF manifesto outlines five key policies next government should implement

Added: 3 May 2017

The Food and Drink Federation has launched its 2017 manifesto, which outlines five key policies it …

Honeywell expands chemicals footprint

European chemical sector records mixed fortunes in first quarter

Added: 25 Apr 2017

The European chemical sector has seen production output increase in certain subsectors, yet fall in…

Polymers

Materials regulation could bring £4bn benefit to UK, says study

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Modernising composite materials regulations could bring more than £4 billion worth of benefit to th…

Theresa May

General election: ABPI urges new government to be ‘decisive’

Added: 18 Apr 2017

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a general election for 8 June, the Associat…

Food manufacturer Moy Park fined £200k for engineer laceration

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Food manufacturer Moy Park has been fined £200,000 following an incident in which an engineer suffe…

Fracking shale gas

Fracking ‘not compatible’ with 'preference' for renewable energy, study finds

Added: 11 Apr 2017

Research conducted by Cardiff University suggests fracking is ‘not compatible’ with public preferen…

Duke of York opens manufacturing research centre at Sheffield University

Added: 10 Apr 2017

The Duke of York has today (10 April) opened a collaborative manufacturing research facility at the…

Manchester breakthrough turns seawater into drinking water

Added: 3 Apr 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have created a graphene-oxide membrane designed to turn…

EU/UK flags

Article 50: Chemical bodies call for ‘certainty’ as Brexit negotiations begin

Added: 29 Mar 2017

Cefic and the Chemical Industry Association have called for pragmatism ahead of Brexit negotiations…

Apprentices

Think tank warns Apprenticeship Levy benefits may be overestimated

Added: 27 Mar 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April will have less impact in regions of high unemployme…

Robot

Automata and Russell Finex among robotics programme winners

Added: 24 Mar 2017

Four British companies are among 25 winners set to receive free robotics consultancy via a scheme s…

Houses of Parliament

Chemical engineers grill Commons committee in Westminster

Added: 20 Mar 2017

Last week chemical engineers took to Westminster to grill the House of Commons Science & Technology…

concrete

EPSRC invests £4.7m in self-healing materials

Added: 20 Mar 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.7 million in the dev…