Latest news from University of Birmingham Enterprise

Research identifies new treatment target for CNS injury and neurological disease

Computer generated illustration of the nervous system network in the brain and head
Description:
Potential target could treat long-term neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease and foster nerve regeneration in central nervous system injuries.
Date:
20 September 2022

University of Birmingham signs licensing deal with world’s largest COVID-19 test provider

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The licence is for a new testing method that is just as sensitive as PCR, but faster than a lateral flow test
Date:
04 August 2022

New method to promote biofilm formation and increase efficiency of biocatalysis

E Coli in petri dish
Description:
The researchers identified synthetic polymers that induce biofilm formation in E. coli, a bacterium commonly used in biocatalysis.
Date:
01 August 2022

Research shows investigational drug fosters nerve repair after injury

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Description:
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown that a brain-penetrating candidate drug can foster regeneration of damaged nerves after spinal trauma
Date:
12 July 2022

OakNorth, S-Cube and Intercalation founders back university battery spinout About:Energy

About:Energy founders Kieran O'Regan and Gavin White
Description:
Spinout About:Energy has closed a funding round thanks to investments from three notable technology experts.
Date:
05 July 2022

Novel polymers could lead to greater crop yields for farmers

A farmer's hand holding grains of wheat
Description:
The new polymers are designed to quicken the formation of beneficial biofilms, and are expected to result in stronger plants, and higher crop yields.
Date:
21 June 2022

New technology for water quality monitoring receives prestigious award

River showing visible pollution
Description:
Birmingham researchers collaborated with industry to develop the device, which measures the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
Date:
14 June 2022

‘Beam-steering’ technology takes mobile communications beyond 5G

Fixed antenna, of the type used for mobile communications
Description:
A new beam-steering antenna increases transmission efficiency and opens frequencies for mobile communications that are inaccessible to current technologies.
Date:
03 June 2022

Research paves the way for stronger alloys

molten metal, being poured into moulds
Description:
Research shows how microscopic crystals grow in molten metals, and paves the way for improving the tensile strength of alloys used in casting and welding
Date:
01 June 2022

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

Illustration of human body with the spinal cord, nervous system and brain highlighted
Description:
Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.
Date:
20 May 2022

Former students raise £800k for edtech platform that automates grading

The team standing in front of the University's Physics building
Description:
Three former students who developed software that cuts the time to mark maths and science papers have raised £800,000 to commercialise the system.
Date:
19 May 2022

New tool to assess Long COVID symptoms

A pensive woman wearing face mask and resting her head on her hands
Description:
A comprehensive tool that can assess the symptoms of Long COVID has been developed at the University of Birmingham for use in research and clinical care.
Date:
27 April 2022
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