South Carolina-based US molecular diagnostics company Vikor Scientific has announced a strategic investment in California-based Quantgene to accelerate commercialisation of Quantgene’s Serenity platform for precision genomics and AI-enabled personalised preventative care. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Science briefs for Issue 3 2021 of C&I Magazine.
Scientists in the US have produced a composite bionic material made by introducing bacteria into a printed polymer lattice. They say it could be suitable for use in buildings, cars or aircraft, as it is both strong and durable. Read more in C&I Magazine.
The UK Government has to incentivise UK scientists and business entrepreneurs by giving them a variety of tax breaks if it is meet its green agenda. The Government’s 10-point green plan is a positive step in addressing the challenges of climate change but in order to make the UK the centre of the green economy further scientific and business incentivisation is needed right now. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Australian researchers have developed a way to protect buildings with deep foundations from earthquakes. Using inexpensive polymers in a composite foundation can significantly improve the safety of infrastructure and substantially decrease fatality and damage due to large ground deformations, they say. Read more in C&I Magazine.
In his budget speech in March 2021, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £5m investment in Darlington-based technology company CPI to support development of a mRNA ‘vaccine library’. Read more in C&I Magazine.
AAAS President Claire Fraser kicked off the 2021 virtual meeting with a quote from Winston Churchill: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste. 'History has shown that disaster can often be the time of biggest change,’ Fraser noted. While praising the efforts of scientists in response to the Covid-19 crisis, she highlighted the damage of growing population density on Nature’s dynamic ecosystems and warned of the threats to human health and well-being. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Can sufficient green hydrogen be produced soon enough to solve the energy-climate change conundrum? Anthony King reports
Advances in technology are paving the way to reduce and potentially replace toxicity and drug safety testing in animals, Katrina Megget reports. Read the feature in C&I Magazine.
A new composite made of organic polymers and carbon nanotubes is tougher and lighter than similar forms of aluminium alloys. The 3D printed material could allow the development of safer, lighter and more durable structures for use in aerospace, automotive, renewable and marine industries, say engineers at the University of Glasgow, UK. Read more in C&I Magazine.