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Scuoler and Stannah brothers receive lift from honours list

Added: 19 Jun 2017

Stannah stairlift pioneers Brian and Alan Stannah and EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler were among …


Bath University scientists to develop biodegradable microbeads

Added: 18 Jun 2017

Researchers supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) at the Univ…


IET young engineers competition to inspire next generation

Added: 13 Jun 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is hosting a competition designed to inspire th…


Moderate drinking risks brain damage, study finds

Added: 12 Jun 2017

Heavy and moderate drinking is associated with a form of brain damage that affects memory and spati…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …


Researchers take steps to make pain relief drugs ‘more effective’

Added: 4 Jun 2017

Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed a new drug delivery "strategy" designe…


Former Labour MP Iain Wright replaces Stan Higgins as NEPIC chief

Added: 1 Jun 2017

Former Labour MP Iain Wright has been named as the new chief executive officer of the North East Pr…


UK food and drink exports grow to £4.9bn in Q1

Added: 31 May 2017

Global exports of UK food and drink products grew to £4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2017 – re…

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MIT engineers develop shape-shifting food ‘to democratise design of noodles’

Added: 29 May 2017

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed edible films that sprou…


£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…


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 …

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‘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…

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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 …


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…


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…

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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 …

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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…


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…

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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…