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CEO Update - 20 May 2024

The UK continues to lead the global discussion on tackling the antibiotic emergency. Last week saw leading global figures convene at the Royal Society to pledge money and agree actions on the AMR agenda.

Spotlight on hearing therapeutics landscape: a clinical perspective

Professor Gerard O’Donoghue shares his perspective as Consultant Neurotologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust on why he believes that the development of new treatments and their subsequent clinical adoption are vital for people living with hearing loss.

Deep Biotech companies using engineering biology for good: Epoch Biodesign case study

Featured in BIA's Deep Biotech report, Epoch Biodesign aims to revolutionize plastic waste management by creating tailor-made enzymes that efficiently depolymerize a wide range of plastics into recyclable materials, offering a circular solution to tackle plastic pollution and promote sustainability.

Women in Biotech Mentoring Programme: Helen and Kathryn's experience

In this interview, consultant and best-selling author Kathryn Simpson, together with patent attorney Helen Bartlett, dive into their reasons for joining the BIA's Women in Biotech mentoring programme, and how this experience has impacted their professional and personal lives.

Deep Biotech companies using engineering biology for good: Solena Materials case study

Solena Materials is a pioneering biotech company spun out from Imperial College London, specialising in the development of computationally designed synthetic protein materials, originally featured in BIA's Deep Biotech report on disruptive innovation for global sustainability.

CEO Update - 13 May 2024

It was wonderful to celebrate with RNID, our charity partner of the year, the news that pioneering gene therapy has restored a UK girl's hearing. Read on for updates on MHRA AI-Airlock, AMR action plan and more...

Accelerating biotech innovations and predicting genetic codes: Spotlight on Ingenza

Meet Ian Fotheringham, the Managing Director of Ingenza, a global CRDMO that aims to accelerate clients' journeys from discovery to clinical trials while minimising costs and risks. Their innovative codABLE® algorithm brings predictability to DNA sequence configuration, revolutionizing recombinant production of pharmaceutical and industrial molecules. Join us as we explore Ian's insights and Ingenza's ambitious goals for the future.

Deep Biotech companies using engineering biology for good: Moa Technology case study

A spin-out from Oxford University, Moa Technology is developing next-generation herbicides to tackle a growing crisis in agriculture. Read more in BIA's Deep Biotech report on disruptive innovation for global sustainability.

A critical time for AI, dementia and better brain health

Ahead of BioBeat24, Iraida Soria-Espinosa, Senior Innovation & Business Manager at UK DRI, and Miranda Weston-Smith, Founder of BioBeat, caught up with keynote speaker Zoe Kourtzi, Professor of Computational Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.

CEO Update - 7 May 2024

It’s SynBioBeta week and the UK engineering biology community is out in force in San Jose, California. The BIA is leading a coalition of UK stakeholders to showcase the dynamism and innovation of the UK's companies. Read on for updates on local election results, Innovation Map and Deaf Awareness Week...