All Synthesis systems

The 3-D bio-printing equipment can prepare all kind of scaffolds for tissue defect repair.

Engineers create artificial blood vessels

Added: 4 Feb 2015

Engineers at Shanghai University’s Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center (RMEC) have created synth…

Bacteria programmed to churn out valuable chemicals

Scientists speed synthetic chemicals creation

Added: 24 Dec 2014

A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medica…

UWE postgraduate Laura Holding

Fighting Ebola first-hand

Added: 4 Dec 2014

Armed with clinical diagnostics expertise and vital information on the treatment of exotic pathogen…

Light-activated diabetes drug

Light-activated diabetes treatment possible

Added: 14 Oct 2014

Researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) have created a light-activated drug that could reduce …

Sample testing at Exova

Food, glorious food

Added: 24 Sep 2014

There are a number of different strategies the food analysis sector can employ to ensure it success…

Artificial biospleen

Scientists develop artificial 'biospleen'

Added: 14 Sep 2014

Novel blood-cleansing device inspired by the human spleen is designed to filter bacteria, fungi and…

Neural stem cells

Stem cell therapy improves stroke recovery

Added: 8 Aug 2014

Early treatment using stem cells extracted from a patient’s bone marrow is effective in aiding reco…

Cancerous cells

Genome study targets cancer categories

Added: 7 Aug 2014

New research suggests that 10% of cancers should be reclassified, allowing patients to receive more…

Organ-on-a-chip technology

Harvard to commercialise 'organs-on-chips' technology

Added: 29 Jul 2014

A newly formed private company is to accelerate the development of pharmaceutical, chemical and per…

Blood cells cartoon

Bioreactor used to generate blood cells

Added: 21 Jul 2014

Bioreactor-on-a-chip system could be used to meet the global need for blood transfusions, new resea…

New blood cells

Scientists turn stem cells to blood

Added: 17 Jul 2014

The ability to reliably and safely make all of the different types of cells in human blood is one s…

Cannabis leaf

Cannabis 'could' combat cancer

Added: 14 Jul 2014

UK scientists suggest a cannabis compound could be used to reverse tumour growth.


Drug resistance mechanism uncovered

Added: 20 Feb 2014

Researchers in the US have discovered a drug resistance mechanism that could have significant impli…

Cells growing on the carbon nanotube support

"Scaffold" technique used in stem cell growth

Added: 6 Feb 2014

A team led by scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a method for growing human em…

Self healing battery

US scientists create "self-healing" battery

Added: 17 Nov 2013

Researchers in the US say they have developed a battery electrode with a stretchy polymer coating c…

Waste crop biofuel enzymes

Waste crop biofuel could combat fossil fuel dependency

Added: 14 Nov 2013

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering …

Amsbio synthetic mRNA

Synthetic biology start-ups to benefit from £10m investment

Added: 7 Nov 2013

The investment fund is designed to help companies in the early stages of synthetic biology that hav…

By-product could feed chickens

Biofuel by-product could feed chickens

Added: 1 Nov 2013

Experts researching biofuels believe that yeasty by-products being produced could be converted into…

Hydrogen generating enzymes

Experts synthesise bio-based hydrogen

Added: 13 Aug 2013

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have discovered an efficient process for hydrogen …

Cultured beef

Scientists unveil first lab-grown burger

Added: 5 Aug 2013

The burger, which is made from the muscle cells of a cow, represents the possibility to make Cultur…