The latest news, tips and insights from science and marketing

BioStrata receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Posted by Kat Steer on 23-Apr-2019 13:14:24

PRESS RELEASE: BioStrata is proud to confirm that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister's recommendation that the company should receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise achievements by businesses based in the UK with strong corporate social responsibility. BioStrata’s managing directors, Paul Avery PhD and Clare Russell PhD, will join the other 2019 winners at a Reception hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace later this year.

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Topics: Life science marketing

So much science, so little time (Spring 2019 edition).

Posted by Kate Tointon on 18-Apr-2019 12:52:43

How can it be April already? With time springing on so swiftly, it’s hard to stay totally tuned into all the latest science news and stories. But have no fear, below we’ve rounded up some recent discoveries that are sure to get your brain cells bouncing around like the Easter Bunny!

So why not put a (scientific) spring back in your step, and read on to find out about the likes of singing mice, nanoparticles that enable night vision and a genetic predictor of marital happiness?!

 

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Topics: Science, Geekery

BioStrata launches targeted news distribution service for life science and healthcare companies

Posted by Kat Steer on 11-Apr-2019 11:24:16

PRESS RELEASE: BioStrata has announced the launch of Life Science Newswire,  a targeted press release distribution service, to help companies reach industry journalists and editors worldwide with life science and healthcare news they’ll find interesting.

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BioStrata announces new hires to drive continued growth across its specialist marketing communications offering

Posted by Kat Steer on 30-Jan-2019 13:57:14

PRESS RELEASE: Life science marketing communications agency BioStrata has announced a series of new appointments this quarter, as part of its ongoing strategy to further develop its specialist services across public relations and inbound marketing. All five new hires will be based out of BioStrata’s UK headquarters in Cambridge, although its team also spans North America and mainland Europe.

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Topics: life science marketing agency, careers

So much science, so little time (December 2018 edition)

Posted by Paul Avery on 21-Dec-2018 09:16:06

In the spirit of winter cheer, here’s a present to unwrap from BioStrata: seven of the most interesting, quirky or instrumental life scientific advances we read about during the month of December. That’s two more stories than we usually include in our monthly ‘so much science' blog!

As always, our selection was chosen to help you keep up with breakthroughs in the life sciences at one of the busiest times of the year. From new nanotweezers to fresh hopes for heart transplants, there’s plenty to be thankful for this holiday season.

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Topics: Science, Geekery

Insights from BioBeat18: constructing sustainable business models with biodata

Posted by Caroline Chambers on 11-Dec-2018 15:00:51

BioBeat is a collaborative innovation platform fostering partnerships between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors. On 15 November we attended BioBeat’s annual summit in the inspiring surroundings of the Wellcome Genome Campus (WGC). Exploring the theme of ‘disrupting biodata healthcare’, the summit brought together thought leaders from across the life science industry to discuss how the convergence of data and biology generates new business opportunities in the life science and healthcare industries. The summit proved to be a popular and successful event—so we’ve put together our highlights for you to enjoy.

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Topics: BioBeat

So much science, so little time (November 2018 edition)

Posted by Alexandra Ashcroft on 30-Nov-2018 11:47:00

As November rolled in, the nights got shorter, the days colder and the rise of the winter cold began. It’s perhaps reassuring then that the month saw so many breakthroughs in infectious disease research. Since we understand how hard it can be to keep up with science’s ever-accelerating cutting edge, we’ve compiled our favourite stories from November, including the most exciting ones from the world of infectious diseases!

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Topics: Science, Geekery

The 2018 Ig Nobel prizes: celebrating the eccentric side of science

Posted by Caroline Chambers on 22-Nov-2018 16:54:17

Nobel prize season is just behind us, which means the incredible work of the very best and brightest scientific minds has been duly celebrated. This year’s notable winners include Donna Strickland, who earned widespread media attention for becoming the first female winner of the Physics prize for 55 years. She shared half of the prize with Gérard Mourou for their ground-breaking work on pulse lasers back in the 80s, which paved the way for modern laser eye surgery techniques. These awards got us thinking about some other remarkable science that has been celebrated this year—remarkable for other reasons, perhaps…

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Topics: Science, Geekery

So much science, so little time (October 2018 edition)

Posted by Alexandra Ashcroft on 07-Nov-2018 12:09:02

With gerbils that can actually ‘hear’ light, and mice reared from same-sex parents, October really was a month where science fiction became science fact! As former scientists ourselves, we know how hard it can be to keep up to date with science's many breakthroughs whilst still creating your own. To help, we’ve broken down October’s highlights. Read on to answer that question we know you’ve always had about elephants…

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Topics: Science

BioBeat summit: inspiring innovation for sustainable life science business

Posted by Caroline Chambers on 25-Oct-2018 11:50:51

BioBeat is a collaborative innovation platform encouraging partnerships between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors, with the aim of driving forward discovery and development. Successful innovation in biotechnology is increasingly achieved through collaborations in which different groups are brought together to kindle new ideas and inspire novel approaches. Fostering such partnerships will ultimately result in a greater benefit to health, stronger business growth and faster scientific advancement.

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Topics: Science