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Monday 12th May 2014

Scientists take the grind out of producing one of the world's hardest materials known to mankind

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A cheaper and more efficient way of processing one of the hardest materials on the planet could lead to the production of lighter, stronger and more hard-wearing machinery.Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by the University's commercialisation arm, Alta Innovations, to commercialise the technology.
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Monday 12th May 2014
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
Friday 25th April 2014

NCUB publish report on collaboration between universities and business

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The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) has recently published a 'State of the Relationship' report which, drawing on case study examples, considers the importance of collaboration between universities and business.
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Friday 25th April 2014
Monday 7th April 2014

University of Birmingham Licensee Circassia raises £200m

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Allergy treatment-maker Circassia has raised £200 million valuing the business at £581million, in the UK's largest biotech stock market listing in more than a decade. Circassia acquired the proprietary technology to ToleroTrans, an organ transplant anti-rejection technology from The University of Birmingham in 2007.
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Monday 7th April 2014
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Medical and Dental Sciences
Thursday 27th February 2014

Smart Antenna Technologies Secures Extra Funding

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University of Birmingham spinout, Smart Antenna Technologies secures extra funding
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Thursday 27th February 2014
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Engineering and Physical Sciences
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